The Internet is full of horror stories about house painting mistakes made by both amateur an professional San Diego house painters. They range from a glaringly wrong color choice to painting the wrong house. Of course, an error that grotesque is very rare, but there are a few other mistakes that happen all too often, in both DIY and professional house painting.
The honest truth is that the vast majority of painting companies in San Diego don’t make egregious errors — they’re professionals, after all. But accidents to happen. Here are some of the most commonly-reported errors professional painters hear:
You damaged my property!
The most troubling of the report that a painter can get is that they left the property less valuable than it was when they arrived. Exterior damage to shutters and gutters is relatively common; interior painters are more often told they’ve damaged the carpets or the furniture. Regardless of the precise nature of the damage, a professional painter will be bonded — which means they have insurance that will correct the damage they’ve dealt. Accidents may happen, but professionals are ready for that circumstance.
This paint looks awful!
Your assumption when you hire a professional painter is that they will know how to paint your house so that it looks visually appealing from all angles — and that they’ll actually do that. This isn’t any accident, however — if a San Diego house painter doesn’t take the time to check their work from all angles, they’re just not doing a very good job.
You left XYZ all out of whack!
Painting a home — interior or exterior — isn’t a simple job. There are always things that need to be moved and painted under or taped over and painted around. For a professional crew, this kind of thing is part and parcel of the job, and making sure everything is just as it was when they arrived is a point of pride.
These kinds of complaints are the reason why you hire a professional to paint your home instead of going to the Home Despot and picking a few gallons of Meditative Magenta for your living room and/or balcony. Don’t let them happen to your home!