We recently bought a house (built in 1945), the kind of property where the seller splashed on a quick coat of gray and white tones that were chipping away. As first-time homebuyers, my husband and I decided to paint our home to set a new beginning. We had a limited budget, but we strived to get the best value out there. We always wanted to have a nice red front door among other things. To better understand the going rate for single-story dwellings, we sought 5 quotes from around the Pittsburgh area, and The Pittsburgh Painting Co. provided the best balance of timing, value and cost.
When considering a painter, there are several factors to consider. Obviously, price is one of those factors that initially come to mind. I often would like to get the cheapest deal, but experience has shown me you get what you pay for. For our home's exterior painting, we wanted something that would last beyond its first year. We also wanted our home to stand out from the rest of the houses on our street.
The Pittsburgh Painting Co. stood out from the rest of the other companies because of its great customer service and products. My husband and I met the owner Bill Kraft, in person on a Saturday morning to look at our house together. He was easy to talk to and was open to our ideas about having 3 colors (in addition to white window frames). He went over the details of the house and described how he'd remove the rusty air vents and scrape off problem areas before applying the paint and so forth. To seal the deal, no pun intended, The Pittsburgh Painting Co. would provide a 3-year warranty on product and labor.
When we signed the contract and set a time to begin work, it began to rain for about a week. However, what can you do about Nature? Bill kept us posted as to when they could paint our home and made arrangements accordingly. Once the weather cleared up, The Pittsburgh Painting Co. didn't waste time and started working on our home. We are extremely satisfied with our home's new look!