Serving Boston, Massachusetts
We at Cameron's Painting are a highly skilled residential painting team who delivers on customer expectations. With over 10 years of experience on all types of interior and exterior painting projects, we can meet all your painting needs. Using the utmost care in our meticulous prep work combined with the highest quality products, we guarantee the most beautiful, long lasting finishes at a quality price. Let Cameron's Painting help you turn your house into your dream home.
Licenses / Credentials:
• Fully Licenced and Insured
• EPA Lead Certified (This means that we are certified through the State of Massachusetts and the Environmental Protection Agency to restore homes with lead paint. These homes were typically built before 1978.)
As a homeowner, you may be an avid do-it-yourselfer, but when it comes to painting the inside or outside of your home, the job could get a little overwhelming especially if you don’t have all the appropriate equipment. Hiring a professional painter to take on the project is probably an easier solution particularly when dealing with ladders and high places. If you hire a qualified Boston painter you can be certain he’ll have all the proper equipment to complete the job quickly and safely.
The purpose of painting your home is to improve its appearance and protect your investment but if the work is unprofessional or the products inferior your job won’t be successful. Anyone can claim to be a painter, but painting takes a certain amount of detailed skill so when you decide to hire someone for the job you need to become an informed consumer. Whether you’re looking for someone to paint a single room or the entire exterior of your home you want to make certain you’re hiring a qualified painter for the job.
If you decide to have a professional Boston painter do the job there are several places you can start your search. Check with your local paint store or home building center. Many of these stores will have bulletin boards where painters and other contractors can post their business cards. Do a search online for a directory of qualified local Boston painters. Usually only professionals will take the time involved for the certification process.
Ask friends, family and co-workers if they’ve ever hired a painter. If they’ve had work done on their homes possibly they can show you first hand and tell you if they were happy with the completed project or if there were problems. If you feel the Boston painter provided professional work, you can ask for his contact information.
Hiring a Boston painter based solely on his estimate is not usually a good idea. When asking for an estimate take some time to actually conduct interviews to help you find the right painter for the work you want done. Choose a few painters to come to your home and look over the project. Start by asking each one some questions concerning their past experience and knowledge in the field. Ask if they have done any work with other established local contractors. This is usually a good indication that they provide quality work.
Request proof of current state license and insurance policies from each Boston painter. A Boston painter should carry liability insurance that protects the homeowner in the event of damage. Also verify that they carry workers compensation insurance for any employees. If an employee gets hurt while working on your property, you don’t want to be held liable for any potential medical bills. Make certain the painter is also bonded. If he should leave you with some unfinished work you then have recourse for getting the job completed.
Ask for references from each Boston painter and follow up on them, but don’t rely on references alone. While references might be a good indicator of a reputable painter, the truth is if there are any unsatisfied customers out there, you probably won’t be given their contact information. Check with the local Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints on file. Ask what they were and if they were resolved. Complaints can happen to the best of businesses but how they are handled is what’s important.
Once you have a few painters in mind, it’s time to get some estimates. If you don’t plan ahead, this could be confusing since every Boston painter has his own method of handling a job, from the paint he prefers to use to the final cleanup. There might also be different methods used in preparation work. One painter may only use a pressure washer for exterior preparation while another might painstakingly scrape and sand the entire surface. These differences can greatly impact the figures on the bids you receive. You need to give each Boston painter a list of everything you would like to see in their bid. This way when you look at the bids they should all be uniform in the scope and details of the project which will make them much easier to compare.
Once you’ve found the Boston painter you feel is right for your project it’s time to get a contract in place. There are a number of things that should be included in a contract, including a summery of the job and how it will be accomplished. It’s also important to include the type of paint and the exact cost for materials and labor. Any contract should also contain all necessary contact information for the painter along with his state license number and copies of insurance policies. You’ll also want a date for completion of the job.
Ask about a guarantee if there should be a problem with the paint such as chipping peeling, chalking or excessive fading within the first couple of years. Get it in writing that the painter agrees to fix the problem at little or no expense to you. While the paint itself may come with an extensive warranty, it will not include the labor cost of having the job redone.
Remember that you want to hire a painter you can trust. He may be working when you’re not around and it’s difficult to keep an eye on what he’s doing. Once the final coat is on you wont be able to determine if the surface was properly prepared or primed or how many coats of paint were actually applied. Hiring a reliable Boston painter is just as important as hiring any other contractor to come into your home and you want the best one for the job.
"Justin was not only able fix ceilings and walls that had been neglected for years, His painting and trim work came out beautifully. I would highly recommend his services for a job done right and one that fits your budget."
"We hired Cameron's Painting to paint our living room and dining room. It came out so beautifully, over the past two years we've had them come back to do almost every other room. We will only use Cameron's Painting for all of our projects in the future. "
Laura, Newton, MA