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Anyone have experience w/using this company? I'd be interested in hearing from you! We just made an offer on a house, which was accepted over the weekend, and now we have to get our existing house ready to sell. There will be (internal) painting involved, but w/DH's travel schedule being up in the air, and the fact that I'm not allowed to paint due to pregnancy, we thought we might check this company out.
Any input would be appreciated!
07-14-2003, 09:52 AM
I don't have any experience with the company, but I was thinking about it and wondered if it is a national chain? If so, it is most likely a franchise, which means that your experiences can vary widely from soneone's experiences with a different franchisee. It just depends how well the franchise is run.
I think your best bet is the usual: get references, ask neighbors/friends who they've used, check with the Better Business Bureau and/or Chamber of Commerce. Also, I'd get a couple of estimates, just so you know that you're not paying premium prices. And make certain you ask what kind/brand of paint they'll be using (although since you're moving out, it's probably not as important to you, but it will be to the next owners.)
07-14-2003, 10:13 AM
My DH did this in college, as well as some friends. They really did do good jobs. I know my friends had 5-6 people on a crew, so they really moved getting stuff done. DH is a great painter now b/c of doing this for the summer. I would say give it a shot. These kids are highly motivated.
07-14-2003, 05:43 PM
i guess it depends on the company.
here we have college pros which sounds the same as tuition painters. the work i have seen is horrible. in fact, just last week college pros came in and painted the house a few doors down bright yellow. there were about 6 kids up on this house painting the outside. it took a few days for them to finish, and then i honestly didnt think they WERE finished. it looks so bad, you can still see the wood underneath in spots & it is very obvious. every day i walk the dog by this house wondering if it is ever going to get fixed.
so really research this company & talk to their clients first! i dont mean to sound negative, but i want you to be happy w/your house!
07-14-2003, 05:48 PM
Like with anything, it depends on who is doing the job.
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