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Why Talk To Bruno?
Times are changing and we are busier than ever. When you Talk To Bruno, not only you can book the services you need but you can also see what local pros are charging upfront. No estimators, no surprises or hidden fees.
Do i have to pre-pay for the services?
No, we don't place any charges or holds on your card until the job is completed. All payments are processed electronically trough Stripe, which is a certified PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most strong level of certification available in the payment processing industry.
How do I pick the right painting contractor for myself?
Make sure you read other customer's reviews and check contractor's previous projects pictures, get a detailed report about how they plan to prep your house for the painting, as holes, bad spots, etc., must be covered, all surfaces scraped and sanded. Get to know how many workers will be involved in the process and for how long. Also, get the entire process of preparation in writing, be certain about the grade of paint that will be used and you should always opt for premium quality paint as it will start bleeding through after a short time.
All paints look the same. Why should I go for “high-quality paints”?
Is crucial to use high-grade paint rather than save a few dollars and go for inferior quality, potential savings on material cost severely compromises the quality and longevity of your project. Although all paints look the same from the outside, a high-quality paint uses better ingredients and fewer fillers, which will help you get a long-lasting finish, better and longer protection with a better manufacturer’s warranty. On the other hand, low-quality paint will experience chalking, fading, peeling, and cracking not very long after completing the project. They will also not wash well and scruff easily.
How do I choose the right colors for my home?
Picking the right colors for your project could be a daunting task, however, it varies on the homeowner's likes and interests, and there’s no absolute formula to adhere to. Go through paint brochures that come up with new ideas on different color schemes. You can consult with major paint stores on what are the most popular colors. Go through house painting apps, which will give you a broad spectrum. Take suggestions from your painting contractor as he might be able to give you the safest options.
What kind of preparations do you perform before the actual paint job?
Preparations include washing outside, scraping, caulking, filling, sanding, priming, etc. Most professional painters also remove draperies, switch-plates, hardware, outside shutters, hose reels, or any temporary attachments before painting and then replace them afterward. Before the paint coat is applied, some even do wood trims and siding replacements. Indoor preparations may include covering, moving, caulking, sanding, priming, before applying finish coats, etc. Both inside and outside, precautions such as covering with plastic sheathing, using canvas drop cloths are mandatory.
What should I expect at the time of consultation?
A typical consultation will take about 30 minutes from start to finish. The estimator will visit your proposed project, when he comes to meet with you and do a tour around the entire area before preparing and presenting to you his final proposal, you can lay down your requirements and concerns before him, who will offer suggestions based on his experience to help you come up with the perfect plan for your painting project. Once these initial clarifications are taken care of, the estimator will prepare your proposal and mention details about all the services that need to be performed along with prices.
How much does a painting service ideally cost?
Professional painting services costs depend on the type of project, the scope of the project, if it is a big project, the number of coats required, the kind of paints being used, latex paints and enamel paints can be expensive, the painting pattern you choose matters. Specialty painting patterns such as textured painting or stencil painting are pricey compared to the other conventional painting patterns. The standard cost of hiring a painter ranges from $2 to $6 for each sq. ft. or $8 to $50 per hour. However, we recommend visiting our website and comparing the best rates offered by our service partners. As mentioned, the cost depends on a lot of factors.
Can I receive services when I’m out and about?
At Talk To Bruno, we strive to protect your most precious resource; time. As long as your location has the resources needed to complete the job, we will get the job done by bringing the professional to you.
Can I choose the service provider?
Yes! You can choose the Pro based on their bio, reviews, availability and prices.
Need to talk to someone?
Call us 888-315-9184
What's included in the admin fee?
The service fee helps us cover the costs of running our platform and providing services related to your request. The fee amount may vary based on location and type of service selected.
Talk To Bruno stands by our Partners. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with the quality of the work provided, one of our project coordinators will work directly with you to resolve the issue to your satisfaction. Just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us form located on the website.