A Quality Interior Painting Project

I hired a pro to paint my 450-square-foot living room with cathedral ceiling and trim.

Submitted by Stan J.


Quality paint job even with a cathedral ceiling

Our house was looking a little dingy, so my wife and I got to work and painted most of the rooms. But the 450-square-foot living room was quite a challenge, with its cathedral ceiling and trim. Since I'm 67 years old and don't have special equipment like scaffolding or a huge ladder to reach the top of that high ceiling, I needed to hire a house painting professional.

I looked for pros with good reviews. I also took price into account, asking 5 different contractors for estimates (even though everyone else says to get 3 quotes). The company I ended up hiring was not the cheapest, and not the most expensive, but kind of in the middle. I checked with the Better Business Bureau to make sure that there were no complaints or liens against them and they were pretty clear.

Freshly painted living room

The contractor brought in a crew of 3 or 4 guys and they knocked it off in a day. Problem was that at the time of day they were finishing, there was bright sun coming right in the windows, so they missed a few spots. They came back the next morning, though, to touch it up.

These folks fixed everything perfect and did a great job of cleanup, too. Now I'm going to get them to come back and paint the outside of my house.

If you're planning to get a pro to do house painting for you, my advice is just to do your homework. Check them out before you hire them.

 Another view of the professionally painted room

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