Contractor Checklist

Are you hiring a contractor?

Our checklist will help you narrow down your search.

Hiring a Contractor can be overwhelming. With our checklist, you can feel comfortable choosing a contractor that best suits your needs.

 

  • License- Make sure that the contractor you’re considering is a licensed professional. Look them up on the Contractors State License Board. Licensed and Insured contractors will have General Liability Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, and a State Issued License.
  • Experience- When hiring a contractor, you want to hire a reputable professional. An experienced contractor can help you with choosing quality materials and keep up with the latest trends in the industry. Ask for references when hiring a contractor.

  • Preparation- Contractors with experience know the correct way to prepare your surface for the work that will be performed. They will not take shortcuts in the preparation and this will ensure quality.

  • Written estimate- A professional painting contractor provides their clients with written contracts and specifications. They include the cost of materials, labor, and any other charges. The cost needs to be discussed upfront so there aren’t any surprises for either party.

  • Warranty- Is the contractor you’re interviewing offer a warranty on their work? Manufacturers offer a warranty on their products and contractors should specify the details of their written warranty.

  • Cost- Hiring on cost alone isn’t always the best bet. Low priced bids may not always be the best quality. Being comfortable with the price is always good but one also needs to factor in the quality of the job.

  • Multiple Estimates- It is smart to shop around with at least 3 different contractors. You can see which one offers the best quality, warranty, and style of work that you are looking for.

  • Ask Questions- Asking questions can help you be comfortable with the contractor and they can help find solutions that fit for your project.

 

Learn about Sunwest Painting

Sunwest Painting was founded by Alonso Ponce back in 2001. After working for several years as a painter for a very successful company, he decided to start his own company in hopes of becoming a successful business owner and have more time to spend with his family. Alongside with his wife they started working together to build what is now Sunwest Painting. He would get the leads, buy material, do the jobs and she would take care of the finances and all admin work from their home office. Within a short time, he hired his first employee and several contractors throughout the years. Most of the residential growth was through referrals and word of mouth; his past employer hired him as a subcontractor and gave him a lot of commercial business. By 2013 his son Luis joined the company and with his help they expanded tremendously in both residential and commercial. By 2014 they moved into a shop, had purchased several company vehicles and hired more painters and office staff.

Today, Sunwest Painting is well known in the south bay and surrounding areas. Thanks to their hard work and great painting crew they been awarded the 2015 and 2016 Super Service Award by Angie’s List, they are listed as the top painting contractor in Google search, and their online reviews keep growing making their online presence stronger in all social media including Yelp, Google, Facebook, and Angie’s List to name a few.

What has distinguished Sunwest Painting from other painting companies besides their outstanding work is their honesty and client relations, a lot of the growth has been because of repeat business and referrals. Their clients become their friends and they treat each project with the attention and care that they would treat theirs. Success has not come easy. It has been a lot of years of hard work, sacrifice and commitment. All the years working together in this industry has given them the experience needed to become experts in completing each project meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations. Hiring Sunwest means hiring someone that knows what it takes to leave your home or building looking its best.

 

This is why Sunwest Painting has become The Best from The West!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drywall Wall & Plaster Repair

Walls are not indestructible which is why at some point you’ll end up having to repair one. Water damage, moisture, cracks, leaks, and home renovations are just a few reasons why drywall or plaster repair is needed. This type of work requires the knowledge of a professional – we carry the proper tools and are well educated on what safety precautions to take to fix any repair you need.

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Paint-It-Forward 2017

What is Paint-It-Forward?

Paint-It-Forward is a charity program that was founded ten years ago by Joshua Ambrason in Los Angeles California. It helps families and nonprofits in need of a paint job that for some unfortunate reason cannot afford it. Since completing the first painting job ten years ago many painting contractors across the US and Canada have taken Paint-It-Forward to their communities and have reached a goal of over $1,000,000 worth of free painting services and materials. Sunwest Painting has joined the movement; we know that there are hundreds of families and non-profits in desperate need of a paint job and we want to help! We are giving away a $3,500 paint job to a deserving family or nonprofit org in our community. We are excited to transform, beautify, and give back to our community by giving away this paint job.
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New Year! New Cabinets!

Thinking of new kitchen cabinets for this coming new year? Now you are.. and if you’re like most of us then most likely that’s something that is not in your budget during this holiday season. If your kitchen cabinets are old and outdated and you can’t afford to replace them painting them is the best solution, not only will it give your kitchen a complete new look but it can save you a lot more money than buying new ones. At Sunwest Painting we take great pride in our cabinet work.
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What To Expect During Your Painting Estimate

What can you expect and what should you ask when the estimator arrives? Below are the guidelines we follow to offer our potential customers a detail quote and excellent customer service.
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Painter For A Day

Painter for a Day

Home Improvements Made Easy

$550

Does a complete home renovation sound like a big project?

Well, it certainly is. Many home remodels take months of planning, budgeting, and hiring contractors. It takes time to choose colors and the design of what you want. Many people put off their projects because it is a lot of work. If this sounds like you, we can help.

Benefits

Our Painter for a Day Program is ideal for smaller home improvement projects you’d like to have completed. Many of our clients that hire a painter for a day choose to have a standard sized room painted or an accent front door. Touching up high traffic areas makes all the difference. You choose what you’d like to have painted. 

You don’t have to remodel your entire home at once. Taking smaller steps can help with your sanity and your budget.

It is as easy as just giving us your address and one of our technicians will go and do the work.

Hire a Painter for a Day to have your home improvement projects made easy. 

Note:

We have handymen on staff and we not only paint, but we can install shelves (For your dream closet), install a barn door or just about anything you’d like. These are just examples, we’ve even installed pet gates with custom steps for them.

 

*Painter for a day includes up to (7.5) hours of labor of painting services. The painter must take 2 breaks of 15 minutes or combined 30 minutes. Painter for a day cost includes labor and basic materials. Clients will supply paint. Painter for a Day does not guarantee a finished job. Up to two hours of additional labor may be purchased at $90.00/hour. Full cash payment to be made upon completion of the painting. If the painter finishes before the 7.5 labor hours are completed there will not be a discount associated. Commercial Buildings are not eligible for Painter for a Day Promotion.

 

To Sheen or Not to Sheen…

 By definition sheen means, “shine, or cause to shine softly” with that in mind, the higher the sheen the higher the shine; more sheen also means more durability, makes color appear brighter, and can be stain and moisture resistance. It’s important to understand their characteristics in order to give your project the perfect look. Flat or Matte have no shine and Hi-Gloss is all shine, in between you have eggshell, satins, and Semi Gloss. Below are the qualities each offers.

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Choosing the Right Painting Contractor

Deciding who to hire to paint your home can be as complicated as choosing what color to paint it, or at times it can be even more challenging than that. There are many factors to consider before making the first call and a few others after you’ve met with the estimator. Here’s a short list of what to expect and how to choose the right painting contractor for your painting needs.

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