You may think that house painting is pretty straightforward, but there are several things that many people believe about house painters that simply aren’t true. In this article, we debunk three myths about San Diego house painters.

Myth #1: All San Diego House Painters Are Basically the Same

There are many San Diego house painters to choose from, which is to be expected in a big city like San Diego. However, you would be wrong to assume that all of them are basically the same. When it comes to house painting, experience matters. You want to hire San Diego house painters who are skilled in proper painting techniques. In addition, you also want to look for a painting company that uses high-quality paint, and perhaps most importantly, one that will do the proper prep work prior to painting. Reputable, professional house painters will always do things like scrape off any peeling paint, repair small cracks, and patch holes. If it’s the exterior of the house that’s getting painted, they should also pressure wash the walls prior to painting.

Myth #2: San Diego House Painters Can’t Help You with Color Selection

Many people wrongly assume that they’re on their own when it comes to selecting paint colors for their home. They think they need to have all of their colors picked out before they even have San Diego house painters come out to their home to give them an estimate. The truth is, there are painting companies that can help you with color selection.

Jon Ray, the owner of PaintGreen, a San Diego painting company, says, “If you are having trouble selecting the right color for the interior or exterior of your home, look for a painting company that offers color consultations. A professional color consultant can help you select colors that will give you the look and feel you’re going for in your home. It can be difficult to select a color just based on a small paint chip. An experienced painter can give you a good idea of what a color will look like once it’s on the walls.”

Myth #3: House Painters in San Diego Don’t Need a License

In the state of California, house painters absolutely need a license from the Contractors State License Board in order to run a legitimate painting business. Of course, you can always find unlicensed individuals who are willing to paint your house, but you do so at your own risk. When you hire an unlicensed painter, you have no recourse if the job isn’t completed properly.

In addition to a license, San Diego house painters should also have general liability insurance that covers any property damage that may occur while your house is being painted, as well as workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If a painter doesn’t have these, you could be on the hook for any damage the painter does to your house, or have to pay for the medical expenses of a worker who is injured on your property.