Painting New Jersey homes seems like an easy business, that's why it attracts so many fly-by-nighters.
Unscrupulous New Jersey painting contractors harm everyone - they cast a shadow of doubt on the integrity of all contractors, even reputable ones.
But more importantly, they do even more harm to homeowners - damaged property, lost money, a lot of stress - and that is just for starters!
The reality is, in this trade there are high chances of running into a "con artist" house painter. NJ homeowners should watch this short video from MSNBC to get a better idea of who they might really be dealing with.
But fortunately, all those problems can be avoided if you simply do your due diligence before hiring a NJ house painter.
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs is a good place to start. They really screen all NJ painting contractors (and that includes checking their business registration, liability insurance, criminal background, etc.) before issuing a license for house painting. New Jersey law requires all contractors who do residential house painting in NJ to have such a license.
Better Business Bureau - here you can check for any complaints filed against the NJ painting contractor in question within the past 36 months, and see how they were resolved.
Google - if you do a search for a business name (in quotes), sometimes you will be amazed at the results that come back!
References - pick up the phone and call the people who have already seen the contractor in action - his past customers. Ask about things that are important to you in a contractor, be it reliability, tidiness or anything else.
And finally, there are public records websites that offer to do a complete background check for a fee - you can find criminal/sex offender/arrest/parolees/court records and much more.
The steps listed above will help you see what kind of painting contractor is in front of you and whether you can trust him with your home.
So do your homework and choose your New Jersey painting contractor carefully!
Read stories of dealing with bad painting contractors submitted by homeowners who visited this site.
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