Frequently Asked Questions
Can I match my current paint color?
Yes, in most instances we can match your current paint color.
Do I need to remain home while the painting is being done?
No, in fact most people are not home during the day. We will accommodate your schedule and make arrangements prior to start.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, we carry Commercial General Liability and Workers Compensation for all our employees.
Does the paint you use have a UV protection in it?
How do I get an estimate?
You may call, email or use our get an estimate link.
How is my furniture protected during painting?
We carefully protect all areas not receiving finish products with masking and/or drop cloths.
How often should my home be repainted?
Paint on exterior stucco typically lasts 8-12 years. Wood siding exposed to sun lasts about 5 years.
I have oil based paint on my trim, can I switch to an acrylic latex enamel?
Yes, we are experienced in the steps necessary to switch.
If I decide to choose your company, what do I do next?
Contact us via phone or email and we will schedule your project.
We have drywall damage… Do we need to have that repaired before the painters come?
We can include minor repairs in our preparation process.
What if I don’t like the color I picked?
It is recommended that you get a few samples of the colors prior to painting. It is much cheaper than repainting.
What kind of paint is used?
We prefer Dunn Edwards High Grade Products.
What kind of surface preparation is done?
Each project is different but surface preparation is paramount to proper paint adhesion. We hand scrape, sand and clean all surfaces receiving paint.
10 Mistakes You Should Avoid
Mistake #1 – Hiring an uninsured contractor
If an accident occurs, are you responsible? Jost Painting has full General Liability to $1,000,000, Commercial Auto and Worker’s Compensation insurance – we’ve got you covered!
Mistake #2 – Hiring unknown or unidentified painters
Do you want non-uniform, anonymous “workmen” wandering around your home? All of Jost Painting’s crewmembers arrive in uniform driving official company vans for easy identification – enhancing building and tenant security.
Mistake #3 – Lack of communication
Have you ever had a paint crew show up at a building unannounced? Jost Painting works to communicate all aspects of a job beforehand. This proper planning saves time and aggravation, helping to resolve building access and parking issues.
Mistake #4 – Using a “one-man” painting company
Did your “bargain basement” painting contractor send too few workers? Did his helper not show up, leaving you in the dark and your home in a shambles? Jost Painting has a permanent staff of painters ready to complete your project – FAST! Our assigned crew will work straight through to completion, respecting your time and your convenience.
Mistake #5 – Using an inexperienced painting company
Have you ever been disappointed by an unprofessional or inadequate painting job with messy splatters or poor attention to detail? An inferior painting job can make your home appear unattractive and unappealing. Don’t take chances with your valuable property assets!
Mistake #6 – Are they a safety conscious company?
Have you ever seen painters working in an unsafe manner? At Jost Painting we are committed to weekly training on how to keep our workers safe.
Mistake #7 – Have you had your new paint peel too soon?
Have you ever wondered why the paint would be peeling so soon? At Jost Painting we keep up with the latest in product knowledge. Using the wrong product or application can be costly.
Mistake #8 – Using an unlicensed company
Have you ever been disappointed by the job someone did and wanted to go after them? Using a licensed contractor insures that you have someone who will step in and help if anything goes wrong. Make sure that the contractor is licensed for the type of work you are asking for. We are licensed with the State of California Contractors License Board.
Mistake #9 – Not using written contracts
Have you ever experienced the “he said, she said” dispute when getting work done? At Jost Painting we use written contracts. Having it in writing solves most problems before they happen. Be sure that you understand the contract terms before signing.
Mistake #10 – Making final payments before job completion
Have you ever paid before the job was completed and the contractor skipped out? How frustrating! We only ask for final payment after the job is totally finished.
Want to join the Jost Painting Team?
Jost Painting offers full time year round employment for motivated, hardworking craftsman. Our employees enjoy great wages in a safe workplace, utilizing top of the line equipment and technology. Jost Painting is a place where your hard work and ideas are warmly received.
A stable, positive and personal growth oriented workplace
Ongoing technical, safety and customer service training
Tremendous opportunities for professional growth and development
Excellent communication skills.
5 years painting experience
Valid Drivers’ License and reliable transportation
Must be DRUG FREE
Have a legal right to work in the United States
If you are interested in a rewarding career with Jost Painting email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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