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Top 3 Must-Haves For Hiring A Painter

Set Expectations If paint contractors are clear in what they are providing and customers are clear in what they are getting then everybody will be happy, yes? So why are happy customer/contractor …

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Top 5 Uninsured Contractor Questions

What happens if you hire an uninsured contractor? A few pointed questions to your agent and you'll soon see who pays if you hire an uninsured contractor - you do. Almost always. A Farm Bureau …

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The BBB - Maybe Not AAA

Here's an inside look at the old-time consumer "watchdog" agency, the Better Business Bureau. We're pleased to belong to the BBB and happy to have an A+ rating, but some have had a …

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What's A Warranty Worth?

Peeling paint is a possible warranty situation. What kind of company will stand behind their work? Believe it or not, some homeowners have hired crummy contractors - the kind you have no confidence …

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Price, Service & Sketchy Dudes

Some painters are best qualified for someone else's project. Several factors should be considered when hiring a contractor. The type and quality of painter that will work on your project is right at …

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Paint Estimates - Drop In or Drop Off?

People sometimes assume a painter can stop by, check out their house and leave an estimate in the mail box. Here's what can go wrong with that approach. Most exterior paint projects will cost several …

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Employees or Sub-Contractors?

Who is working on your project? And exactly how are they being paid - as an employee or sub-contractor? It really does make a difference and it really can cost you money. Here's why: Risk to …

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How Much Does Exterior Painting Cost?

This Hyde Park treasure cost about $8000 to paint. After making the decision to paint the exterior of their home, Kansas City homeowners want to know about cost. The short answer is always "it …

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Top 4 Questions Before a Painting Estimate

The first question most homeowners ask a contractor is “Can I get an estimate?” But there really are four questions you should ask before that one. The first three questions are for your contractor, …

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Why Do Painters Wear White?

why painters wear whites There is no single answer. Grizzled old union painters as well as younger pros all agree that professional painters in Kansas City wear "painters whites" - but there …