The seduction of a cheap paint job?
Updated: Jan 23, 2021
You've probably heard the saying, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is." Yet for many homeowner that doesn't seem to resonate when it comes to painting the exterior of their home. New homeowners going through the process of hiring a painting or home repair contractor can easily be fooled by ads offering the "best prices" or "affordable painting" or even "cheap painting." Even some experienced homeowners get seduced into focusing on the lowest price thinking an up front cheap price with a short warranty is the best way to go, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Over time painting companies come and go. Which ones stay? The painting contractors who survive in this business are the ones that understand they must charge enough to operate, pay good wages to keep good workers around, and most importantly, service customers who are in most cases, making one of their largest home improvement investments. They understand that they are not just painting a house, they are building a long term relationship, and so they must price their work accordingly.
Let's consider a $4,000 exterior paint job with a 2 year warranty vs a $6,000 exterior paint job with a 5 year warranty. Which one will cost you the least over time? On the $4,000 paint job you are in essence paying $2,000 per year and after that all bets are off. The $6,000 paint job will cost you $1,200 per year and you have the peace of-mind for 5 years. So unless you enjoy going though the process every 2 years you are better off investing a little more money for an extra 3 years of protection.
Home Pros Painting and Home Repairs doesn't tout itself as the lowest price provider nor do we want to compete in that spectrum. We do see ourselves as one of the best painting companies in the San Antonio area as supported by our 5/5 Google online ratings. You don't get these kinds of results by offering cheap work.
So you owe it to yourself to get out of the mentality of being lured by cheap painting pricing and really dig into the background of the companies you are considering for your next paint project. You want to deal with someone that's going to be around for you in the future.
If you want to get an idea of what an exterior painting project will cost you let us provide you a free estimate. There's no high pressure or strong arm tactics. We can also provide you information on what the average exterior painting project costs by zip code through a 3rd party website that's actually the most accurate that we have seen.