The Best Painting Companies in Pinellas County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Painting contractors in Pinellas County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the painters proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency, reliability and value, have liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who have agreed to hire only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as commercial painters or house painters in Pinellas County FL, including interior painters and exterior painters.
Updated February 18, 2017
|Caravan Contractors Painting|
2526 22nd St N
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Areas Served: St Petersburg FL,Largo,Clearwater,Palm Harbor,Boca Ciega,East Lake,Pinellas Park FL
Services: custom painting, residential painters, decorative finish, house repainting
1749 Montana Ave NE
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Areas Served: Seminole FL,St Petersburg,Lealman,Pinellas County,Tarpon Springs,East Lake FL
Services: painting & repainting, commercial painters, residential painters, home painting
1175 Gould St
Clearwater, FL 33756
Areas Served: East Lake FL,St Petersburg,Pinellas County,Largo FL,Palm Harbor,Clearwater,Gulfport
Services: house painting, decorative painting, commercial painters, residential painters
556 Anclote Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Areas Served: Pinellas Park,Clearwater,Largo FL,Pinellas County,St Petersburg,Boca Ciega,Seminole
Services: good painting company & house painters for interior painting, exterior painting
|Dynamic Duo Painting Co|
9143 109th Ave
Largo, FL 33777
Areas Served: Tarpon Springs,Pinellas County,Largo FL,St Petersburg,Palm Harbor,Clearwater FL
Services: local painters for residential painting, commercial painting, house painters
The state of Florida doesn't require painting contractors in Pinellas County FL to have any state license, so there is no state standard for competancy among painting companies.
So there is no guarantee that any particular commercial or house painter in Pinellas County FL is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all commercial painters and house painters in Pinellas County FL who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as research phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, proof of liability insurance and workers comp insurance for your protection, good complaint record, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.
Things To Look For with Painters in Pinellas County FL
Preparation Work Should Be Done By The Painter
Preparing the surface that's to be painted (prep work) is critical because a poorly prepared surface won't hold paint properly no matter how good the paint is or how well it's applied. The best painting companies in Pinellas County will do thorough prep work. Preparing the surface can include pressure washing, possibly with a product that kills fungus and mildew, hand scraping surfaces, sanding, filling holes with caulk or epoxy filler, treating rusty nails, and removing wood rot. And prep work is labor time so the cheap painters in Pinellas County often promote cut-rate pricing because unknown to you, they're not preparing the surface like they should, and this can mean the paint begins to flake and chip within months, or comes off the next time your home or building is power washed.
Price quotes from painting companies in Pinellas County can differ and one reason might be the paint they're planning to use because paint costs can vary widely from $12 to $45 per gallon. And it's not just about the brand. Every brand, even the best ones, have starter grades that aren't meant to last as long. In fact, the starter grade of a high quality brand will not perform as well as a higher grade paint within a less expensive brand. These cheap paints can fade noticably in as little as a few months.
The best painting companies in Pinellas County will specify in writing the
3) Product number
Getting that information allows you to see why price quotes might differ. Also, some painting contractors water down the paint in order to use less of it. It's another way that cheap painters in Pinellas County can appear like a bargain when they really aren't. So make sure the written bid includes the number of gallons to be used, and if it seems low compared to someone else, be sure to ask why.
The type of paint to be used also influences price quotes. Flat finish paints may be water based, where semi-gloss can be oil-based or latex-based paints. Oil-based is considered more durable so the job will last longer but latex will hold its sheen better. If you have a preference, make sure the painting company has experience with it, since some new painters have never worked with oil-based paints. Many painting companies in Pinellas County CA have experience working with organic paints, no-VOC and low-VOC paints (Volatile Organic Compounds). These options can cost a little more but some consumers prefer these paints as more environmentally friendly, or better for interior painting since they can have less of a smell with less off-gassing of chemical components. Other options include elastomeric paint, which boasts increased durability and flexibility, and water repellent finishes, which last longer in outdoor environments.
Many painting companies in Pinellas County use only brushes and rollers, insisting that this traditional method means a longer lasting paint job because the paint adheres to the surface more completely, and allows for better detail work. Other painting companies use airless sprayers, a modern method that can cut the time it takes to paint. Some painting contractors might use a combination, starting with airless sprayers and then going over it with brushes and rollers.
The best painters in Pinellas County will have seen different designs and color combinations over hundreds of previous painting jobs that they can share with you. They may also know what color combinations are among the latest trends in painting. Some painting companies in Pinellas County provide virtual computer color consultation so you can really see the potential result of your choices. These devices have virtually eliminated the guesswork involved in optimizing your new color scheme.
If you have custom colors done, ask the painting contractors to provide you with a custom color card with actual samples of the paint that was used as a record for the future, including what brand and the exact mix formula. Then if you need touch ups in the future, you'll know the exact match for your existing paint.
The owner of the painting company is a state-licensed painting contractor and may have years of industry experience, but what about the crew who will actually be doing the painting? The best painting companies use experienced, long-term employees and journeyman painters who know how to apply paint in a way that lasts for many years. Cheap painting companies often hire day laborers off the street with dubious levels of experience and whom the painting contractor doesn't even really know.
Faux Painting in Pinellas County (Including Faux Finishing / Decorative Painting in Pinellas County)
Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used for a wide variety of decorative painting techniques. Sometimes the intent is for the painted surface to look like some other material such as marble (faux marble) or wood grain (faux wood). Decorative painters in Pinellas County are also who to call if you're looking for muralists (mural painters). These faux painters in Pinellas County can paint scenic murals, or ones that create an optical illusion (trompe l'oeil) such as painting the illusion of three-dimensional depth on that flat wall or ceiling.
Some painting contractors do offer faux painting services or decorative painting services in addition to their house painting. A company that is decorative painting or faux finish painting only, need not be a licensed painting contractor. However, all decorative painters in Pinellas County FL recommended by The Prime Buyer's Report still needed to show our research staff proof of general liability insurance, and if they have employees, proof of worker's comp insurance as protection for you.
Faux painting is more than just faux finishes and decorative finishes. Decorative painters in Pinellas County can create texturing effects too. Sponge painting (or ‘sponging') is one commonly used method of adding texture to fresh paint.
The cost of faux finishing & decorative painters in Pinellas County varies greatly depending on the skill and experience of the faux painters, the type of faux finish desired and on the complexity of decorative painting effects. Many good decorative painters in Pinellas County will want to see the space to get decorative painting treatment, in order to give you a detailed estimate for the faux finishing or decorative painting you desire.
Some Painters in Pinellas County FL Are A Much Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these painters in Pinellas County FL: Northeast Painting, Caravan Contractors Painting, Munyan Painting, Dynamic Duo Painting Co, Olympus Painting, Tom White Painting Inc, Sourini Painting Inc, A Plus Burke Painting LLC, Stitt Painting Inc. Other painting contractors in Pinellas County FL who might still be in business include: .
Before you hire painters, ask the following questions about their process, experience and qualifications:
• How long have the painting contractors been house painters or commercial painters in Pinellas County? (This is key because different places have varied rainfall, sunlight exposure, salt water spray, which can all affect choices in types of paint, amounts, or methods and substantial experience in your geographical area specifically means a greater chance they will be familiar with these aspects.)
• How many clients have the painting companies serviced in Pinellas County?
• Can the painting companies give you names and numbers you can call as references? (All painting contractors in Pinellas County FL bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)
• How much experience do they have in the same kind of project as yours, such as same size of job, interiors versus exterior painting, residential versus commercial painting?
• How do they determine pricing?
• What application method will they be using, sprayers or brushes and rollers, and why?
• Can the painters vouch that all their employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All painting companies bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)
• Do the commercial or residential painting contractors in Pinellas County have active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All painting companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to our research staff.)
• Will the painting contractors provide written estimates and if so, will it detail the exact brand of paint, grade of paint within that brand, number of gallons to be applied, and number of coats to be applied, allowing you to make accurate comparisons among bids? For the same purpose, will it specify how many hours of prep work will be done, what tasks are included in that prep work, i.e. sanding, filling small holes, removing rot, etc.?
• Do they give a written guarantee on their work, (aside from any manufacturer guarantees) and if so, what does it cover and for how long and can you see a copy?
• If the existing paint contains lead as is typical with paint applied many years ago, is the painting contractor EPA Lead Safe Certified for safe removal of the old paint and will they be following the required protocols to ensure your safety and avoid causing you legal liabilities from improper removal of lead paint?
• Do they do all of the work with their employees or do they hire subcontractors or anything? If so, what are the names of those subcontractors so you can research them?
• How long should it take to finish the painting once they begin?
• Are there any measures you should take before the painters show up (moving furniture, covering valuables, patching nail holes, etc.), or will the painting contractors provide such services?
• Does the owner personally hire and train their painting crew and how long have they worked for the company?
• How and when do the painting contractors clean up the job site?
• Will you have access to your home while the painters are working?
• Is the individual you're speaking to prior to signing a contract (and who might be making promises) the same one doing or managing the project, or will it be handed off to someone else and if so, who?
• Will they provide a written contract and will it detail the amount of paint to be used, the brand, the grade, the product number, the number of coats, and the number of hours to be spent preparing the surface?
When you've chosen the best painters in Pinellas County FL for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed in good standing by the state of Florida or by Pinellas County. (All painting companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their county or state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
Trade Organizations Related to Painting in Pinellas County FL
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com)
FCA Finishing Contractors Association (www.finishingcontractors.org)
MPDA Master Painters and Decorators Association (www.mpda.net)
MPI Master Painters Institute (http://www.mpi.net/)
NAPP National Alliance of Professional Painters (www.thenapp.com)
NPCA National Paint and Coatings Association (www.paint.org)
PDCA Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (http://www.pdca.org/)
Florida PDCA www.floridapdca.com
IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League) www.decorativeartisans.org
Painting and Decorating Media & Web Resources
The Faux Finisher Magazine
Painting and Wallcovering Magazine
Faux Effects World Magazine
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Painting Contractors in Pinellas County FL within the following zip codes:
33758, 33786, 33780, 33776, 33714, 33762, 33715, 33708, 33778, 33785, 34697, 33703, 33743, 33709, 33773, 33759, 33702, 33761, 34681, 33767, 33734, 33732, 33736, 33707, 34698, 33755, 33710, 34695, 33782, 33784, 33775, 33706, 33772, 34689, 33760, 34683, 33774, 33705, 33766, 34677, 34682, 33716, 34690, 33779, 33742, 33765, 34685, 33771, 33777, 33712, 34688, 33763, 33738, 33756, 34691, 34684, 33711, 33764, 33741, 33701, 33731, 34660, 33733, 33757, 33744, 33781, 33704, 33713 and 33770
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Painting Companies in Pinellas County FL within the following cities:
Pinellas Park, Lealman, Clearwater, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, East Lake, Bardmoor, Palm Harbor, Treasure Island, Seminole, South Highpoint, Tarpon Springs, West Lealman, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Boca Ciega, St Petersburg, Gulfport, St Pete Beach, Dunedin, Kenneth City and Madeira Beach
Painting Companies Belleair FL
Stitt Painting Belleair FL 33756-1662
Painting Companies Belleair Bluffs FL
Armor Guard Painting & Coating Belleair Bluffs FL 33770-1978
Painting Companies Clearwater FL
Al Leach Painting Company Clearwater FL 33756-6161
Avalotis Painting Company Clearwater FL 33767-1401
Bay Way Painting Company Clearwater FL 33762-4222
Bayside Sandblasting Painting Company Clearwater FL 33762-4413
Bob Schwartz Painting Contractor Clearwater FL 33756-3507
CCI Painting Service Clearwater FL 33755-4547
Delicentro Corp Painting Company Clearwater FL 33763-2165
Integrity Finishes Painters Clearwater FL 33759-1912
Ja Sterner Painting Company Clearwater FL 33765-2707
Jeff Schneider Painting Contractor Clearwater FL 33764-3750
John C Vidalis Painting Contractor Clearwater FL 33765-1420
Lawson Contracting Painters Clearwater FL 33761-1511
Liquid Wallpaper Clearwater FL 33761-3226
Mr G's Painting Clearwater FL 33765-1201
Munyan Painting Clearwater FL 33756-5720
Roache & Loos Custom Painting Clearwater FL 33755-1425
Sourini Painting Clearwater FL 33762-4726
Wolverine Painting Clearwater FL 33755-2335
Painting Companies Dunedin FL
Shore Painting Dunedin FL 34698-7309
Painting Companies Indian Shores FL
Sims Signature Painting Indian Shores FL 33785-2162
Painting Companies Kenneth City FL
Tommy Lee Painting Contractor Kenneth City FL 33709-4807
Painting Companies Largo FL
Dynamic Duo Painting Contractors Largo FL 33777-1118
House Whole Painting Company Largo FL 33770-3118
Nall Painting Largo FL 33776-1122
Randy Davis Painting Contractors Largo FL 33770-3161
Richard Lashley Painting Contractor Largo FL 33777-2139
Spectrum Painting Company Largo FL 33771-0067
Surls Painting Company Largo FL 33777-2720
Painting Companies Madeira Beach FL
Ahi Painting Company Madeira Beach FL 33708-2447
Painting Companies Oldsmar FL
Larin Ezra Painting Company Oldsmar FL 34677-2742
Straightline Commercial Painters Oldsmar FL 34677-2954
Painting Companies Palm Harbor FL
Berset Painting & Wallpaper Palm Harbor FL 34683-5711
Bill's Painting Palm Harbor FL 34684-1720
Certa Pro Painters Palm Harbor FL 34685-2427
Countryside Painting Palm Harbor FL 34684-4901
Dennis White Painting Contractor Palm Harbor FL 34683-6605
Edmond Archambault Painting Palm Harbor FL 34684-4119
Gemini Painting Company Palm Harbor FL 34683-1102
KB Woodbury Painting Palm Harbor FL 34684-1101
KT Wilson Painting Company Palm Harbor FL 34683-6657
Specialized Coatings Painting Contractors Palm Harbor FL 34684-3704
Painting Companies Pinellas Park FL
A Plus Burke Painting Pinellas Park FL 33781-3251
Bayshore Painting Pinellas Park FL 33781-6210
Gulf Coast Painting Pinellas Park FL 33781-5978
John C Harris Painting Contractor Pinellas Park FL 33781-5938
Kellys Painting Pinellas Park FL 33782-4906
Lowe's Commercial Painting Pinellas Park FL 33781-5016
Paradise Painting Pinellas Park FL 33781-4204
Pro Tech Coating Service Pinellas Park FL 33782-4556
Ross Custom Painting Company Pinellas Park FL 33781-2039
Painting Companies Safety Harbor FL
Daily Group Painters Safety Harbor FL 34695-3942
Paint Service Safety Harbor FL 34695-3507
Painting Companies Seminole FL
Brennan's Painting Seminole FL 33772-6638
Dutchboy Painting Company Seminole FL 33772-2502
Jim McNeil Painting Contractor Seminole FL 33777-3743
Landon Painting Service Seminole FL 33772-3910
Ryan & Jackson Quality Painting Seminole FL 33772-3139
Spectrum Painting Seminole FL 33776-1612
Tribbs Painting Contractors Seminole FL 33776-1646
Painting Companies South Pasadena FL
Nu-Trend Painting Contractors South Pasadena FL 33707-2855
Painting Companies St Pete Beach FL
Hassen Painting St Pete Beach FL 33706-4043
Painting Companies St Petersburg FL
AR Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33702-3503
A-1 Painting By John St Petersburg FL 33713-1835
Abner Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33703-5919
Ar Painting Contractor St Petersburg FL 33702-3503
Arneys Painting Contracdtors St Petersburg FL 33703-4720
Around The Clock Painting St Petersburg FL 33710-1326
Bill Riley Painting Contractor St Petersburg FL 33707-2730
Bill's Quality Painting St Petersburg FL 33705-5723
Blosser Painting Company St Petersburg FL 33714-3331
Boyd Painting Company St Petersburg FL 33714-3426
Caravan Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33713-4010
Chad Smallwood Painting Contractor St Petersburg FL 33704-2423
Chris Gibb Painting Contractor St Petersburg FL 33710-2452
Floyd's Rx Painting St Petersburg FL 33703-2620
Ganster & Co Painters St Petersburg FL 33709-1406
Gulf Coast Painting St Petersburg FL 33709-1769
Jameson Painting St Petersburg FL 33704-1269
Jay Chamberlain Painting Contractor St Petersburg FL 33710-7204
Jrs Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33714-3625
KMS Painters St Petersburg FL 33702-4813
Landmark Commercial Painting St Petersburg FL 33710-2405
Lavoie Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33710-6812
Local Painters St Petersburg FL 33710-8114
Masters Painting St Petersburg FL 33710-2802
Miller Painting Company St Petersburg FL 33713-8319
Northeast Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33703-3335
Nu-Trend Painting St Petersburg FL 33711-4614
Oyster Bay Painting St Petersburg FL 33702-7656
Sadler Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33710-7704
SNR Paint & Wallcovering St Petersburg FL 33702-7260
Subelt Painting Contractors St Petersburg FL 33703-6056
Suncoast Spray Roof Coaters St Petersburg FL 33709-5670
Sunshine Custom Painting St Petersburg FL 33714-1846
Tom White Painting Contractor St Petersburg FL 33702-3264
Painting Companies Tarpon Springs FL
Avery Painting Company Tarpon Springs FL 34688-7806
Glendale Painting Company Tarpon Springs FL 34688-9042
Golden Brush Painters Tarpon Springs FL 34689-2825
Gulf Coast Painting Contractors Tarpon Springs FL 34688-2178
Julian Painting Tarpon Springs FL 34689-7119
Olympic Painting Contractors Tarpon Springs FL 34689-1978
Olympus Painting Tarpon Springs FL 34689-6701
Schuyler Painting Company Tarpon Springs FL 34688-9036