Why Hire A Licensed & Insured Painter
Most of us growing up in Glastonbury or surrounding neighborhoods in Connecticut were taught early on that painting is fun and easy. However, painting your home interior is more complex than splashing your favorite color on the wall. The temperature, humidity, and surface will depend on which type of paint will be best for your interior or exterior surface.
Also, remember that when someone knocks on your door or you get an online quote with a very low price, they’re probably not a licensed or professional painter by trade. So, if you want your walls, ceilings, doors, and other areas of your home to have a professional, clean finish that you will enjoy for years, it is best to hire a licensed and insured painter.
Do Painters Need to Be Licensed in Connecticut?
Connecticut doesn’t have a specific ‘painting license,’ per se. To paint someone’s home for hire, a painter must register as a Home Improvement Contractor with the Department of Consumer Protection, per the Connecticut Home Improvement Act. Also, effective July 2022, a painter must now carry a minimum of $20,000 in general liability insurance before they can register.
An Insured Painter Limits Homeowner Liability
House painting can be dangerous for even the most experienced professional painter. An accident that causes someone to fall down the stairs or off the ladder can result in serious injuries. Simply tripping over a doorstep can land someone in the emergency room with a fractured ankle injury that puts them out of work for weeks as they recover. As a homeowner, you are liable for any damages on your property, regardless of fault, unless the professional you hire has general liability insurance. Otherwise, you may be personally responsible for deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for any claims made against your homeowner’s insurance policy.
Professional Tools & Supplies
When you hire a licensed, professional painter that arrives in a commercially marked vehicle, you have peace of mind knowing they have the right tools, supplies, and equipment to paint your bathroom, cabinet, exterior walls, or any other area of the house. In addition, they will have drop cloths, rollers, and brushes and understand how to work with specialty painting products containing solvents, chemicals, and other contaminants to keep your home, family, and furry friends safe.
Save Time & Money with a Better Paint Selection
You don’t have to waste time and fuel driving to a big box retailer and going down the aisle with a limited selection of colors on display, trying to find that perfect trendy or contemporary shade you want for your interior or outdoor project.
At Franklin Painting, we have access to a broad palette of paint and specialty products with a vast array of custom and pre-mixed shades and finishes from the most popular paint manufacturers, including Benjamin Moore, Behr®, Glidden, Sherwin Williams, Valspar, and more. So when you consult our home improvement specialist, you will feel relief knowing that your exterior home painting project will match your desired appearance.
Hiring a Licensed & Insured Painter in Connecticut
Whether you want to refresh a bathroom or paint the entire house, you will love the results. Franklin Painting is a licensed and insured painter serving Simsbury, East of River, and Greater Hartford, CT. Call 877.646.7774 or contact us online to schedule an appointment for a free estimate today!