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Look for Experienced ProfessionalsCommonwealth Painting Company, Inc., has been a licensed contractor for more than 20 years, and during that time, we have established ourselves as experts in the industry. Our painters are all experienced craftsmen who are supervised by seasoned professionals.

There’s a Reason to Call a “Professional” - A professional painter knows how to prepare the surface before any paint is applied. Power washing the surface is the first step in most cases, and may be followed by scraping loose paint and possibly sanding. We are experts at Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., and know what treatment your job requires to insure that work is done properly. We also will use proper procedures when handling and disposing materials. Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., is proud of its reputation in the community, and we’ll be happy to explain our exact procedures, should you have concerns about any aspect of your project.

First Impressions Count --Who Answers the Phone? – Don’t be discouraged if you get an answering machine on your first call!  Many small contractors are working on the job and don’t hire personnel to answer the phones. This low overhead approach saves you money. Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., promises to return your call as soon as possible. If you’re interested in getting an instant quote, use our on-line ‘free estimate form’ on the web site. By providing this simple information, Commonwealth can begin formulating your quote immediately!

Check References – A recommendation from previous customers establishes a reputation.  Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., provides a list of customer testimonial letters on our web site. We will be happy to assist you in contacting these individuals if you wish to speak to them personally.

View Samples of Their Work – A picture is worth a thousand words! Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., provides many photos of completed jobs on our web site. If you’d like to visit one of our completed projects, we will be happy to make the arrangements.

Ask About Trade Association Memberships – A professional trade association will hold its members accountable for high standards of quality and service. It’s just one way you can be assured your project will be completed to your satisfaction! Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc. is a member of the PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America), and participates in training programs sponsored by the PDCA to keep crews up-to-date on the latest techniques and materials.

Make Sure the Contractor has the Proper Insurance – General Liability and Workman’s Comp should both be up-to-date, or you could be responsible if there’s an accident! Workman’s comp is especially important; if a worker becomes injured on the job, and the contractor does not have coverage, that worker may then be able to demand that you reimburse him for lost wages! Always have a copy of current contracts mailed to you. All documentation of insurance for Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., is available upon request. Our crews are continually supervised by experienced personnel.

Get a Written Estimate – Having a written quote protects you from surprises.

When you work with Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., the entire scope of your project will be clearly defined and all materials will be listed. We’ll itemize the following:

  1. Details of repairs to be completed before painting

  2. Area to be painted

  3. Number of coats to be applied

  4. Special surface preparations

  5. The colors and brands of paint to be used

  6. How long the job will take to complete

  7. The total cost

  8. Length of warranty

If you have questions or would like one of our representatives to visit your home for an estimate, please call Commonwealth Painting Company, Inc., (804) 233-9500. To learn basic facts we’ll need to know about your project before we call, please use our on-line form, and we’ll contact you within the next few days with an estimate!

Commonwealth Painting of Richmond, Virginia (VA) is a residential painting contractor servicing the greater Richmond metro area. Commonwealth specializes in interior/exterior house painting, restoration painting, historic home preservation, molding repair and replacement, and drywall repair. Our professional, experienced crews focus on that unique look for your home