Frequently Asked Questions - RitePainting

Frequently Asked Questions

How will Rite Painting prep the exterior of my house to be painted?

We take great pride in the quality of or craftsmanship and ensure that all homes we paint receive the preparation they need to guarantee a quality paint job we are confident to place our name and warranty on. While all homes are different and require varying amounts of prep they all receive the following pre-paint process:
• Complete Pressure washing
• Application of a Mildicide as needed to kill mildew or algae
• Scape and Sand compromised areas
• Caulk as needed
• Spot prime where raw wood is exposed

Does Rite Painting require a deposit?

We require a 10% deposit for any projects over $1000.00 to reserve a spot on our schedule.

Is Rite Painting licensed, bonded and insured?

Yes, we invite you to verify our licensing by visiting the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries website. Attached is our current insurance certificate and further information can be provided upon request.

Who will be painting my home?

We only use employees for painting projects. This is in sharp contrast to many of our competitors who use day laborers or sub-contractors.

Why should you only use licensed and bonded contactors?

While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest painting bid you receive there are often risks associated with it in addition to the quality of work you may receive. Licensed and bonded contactors who only use their own employees are protecting you and their employees through Labor and Industries insurance. If in the event there is an injury at your property you will not be held liable. If a contractor is not covered by L&I insurances or uses day labor or sub-contractors who are not currently covered, you as the property owner can become liable.

Will I receive a written contact?

Written contracts are required in Washington State and reputable contractors will encourage their use. This contract should clearly explain the scope of the work to be performed. It should also cover such items as surfaces to be painted, methods and extent of surface preparation, time schedules for the project, and payment procedures. Knowing the total scope of the work enables you to carefully evaluate different bids you may receive with the proper information and keep them on a level playing field. By providing a written contact with clear expectations misunderstandings can be avoided which protects both you and the contractor.