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Here’s How To Spot A Painting Scam

Painting is the final step for any home improvement or construction project. It signals that you are now very close to the end and can finally start enjoying your new home! But with so many different painters out there, how do you avoid painting frauds?

Unfortunately, painting scams are all too common and can leave you out of pocket with a poor paint job. But don’t worry, Noble Painting brings you the following guide on avoiding painting scams.

1. Check the Credentials Thoroughly

Credibility is the most important thing for any business. If you hear about the company for the first time, do some research. They should have a physical address, a website, and most importantly, see if they are part of any professional organization like the Better Business Bureau.

To check the business’s credibility, you can ask them to show you their license and insurance policy.

2. Get a Written Estimate

A verbal agreement may not be as significant as a paper. So, once you have decided which company to go with, get the estimate in writing. The written agreement should include all the information about the project, including a start and finish date, a list of materials to be used, the cost of labor and materials, and any other important information.

3. Check the Company’s Online Presence

Given the time people spend online, every business should have some online presence. You can check the company’s website and social media presence. However, fraudulent firms can set up fake websites, so you should be more focused on seeing what their previous customers have to say.

Check online reviews through Google maps or other sites like Yelp, and read through the reviews carefully. Look for negative comments or anything of concern in the reviews.

4. Check Equipment and Material Quality

Do not hesitate to ask for the quality of material and equipment. Inquire them about the paint brand they use and whether they offer any warranty. Also, check to see if the workers are using top-of-the-line equipment or lower-quality tools. The quality of the equipment will play a role in the overall outcome of the job.

5. Ask Them to Show Samples

A professional painting contractor will always have a portfolio of previous projects. Ask to see some examples of their work so you can get an idea of their skill level. It can be a huge red flag if they do not have samples.


Now that you know what to do, make sure you avoid painting scammers out there.

Noble Painting, serving Windsor, is a highly reputable painting contractor. We are a licensed and insured company with a combined 50 years of painting industry experience. We provide our customers with top-quality residential and commercial painting services using the best possible equipment.

To get the most out of your painting experience, contact our expert and get a free estimate.