Volume Painting Contractor vs Quality Painting Contractor

Painting contractors in Orange County can be subdivided into two categories, volume painting contractors, and quality painting contractors.

Volume Painting Contractors

Volume painting contractors are often the less expensive option because they’re focus is on quantity, not quality. Therefore, most volume painting contractors operate on the premise that if they provide low prices they’ll get more work, and the more work they perform the more money they’ll make.

The pros about volume painting contractors is price. If you’re planning to reside in your home for two years or less, or need to slap on a quick coat of paint prior to listing your home for sale, this might be a good option to consider.

Volume painting contractors are often the less expensive option because they’re focus is on quantity, not quality.

The cons of volume painting contractors are quality, therefore, this option is discouraged for anyone who plans to live in their home for more than two years. The reason being that most volume contractors are often under the gun to complete the exterior painting work on your home in a short amount of time before they start losing money on the project.

This often results in the volume contractor being forced to use low grade materials on your home to save on cost. In addition, due to tight financial constraints volume contractors often skip or expedite parts of the preparation work resulting in premature paint failure soon after the work has been completed such as chipping, flaking, cracking, and bubbling.

Quality Painting Contractors

On the other side of the spectrum quality painting contractors are often the more expensive option as can be expected due to the higher quality in materials used, better preparation work performed, and focus on customer service.

Providing the homeowner with the best long term value for their money by ensuring the longevity of the paint work and therefore reducing time-frames between paint jobs.

For this reason, you can expect most quality painting contractors to provide extended warranties between 2-5 years in length which cover paint failure such as chipping, flaking, peeling, and bubbling. The pros of using a quality painting contractors is the extended length of time your exterior painting job will last, usually ten plus years.

You can also expect top tier products to be used to obtain best results. In addition, most quality painting contractors have developed systems and procedures in place to ensure quality results. The cons of quality painting contractors are the additional length of time each project may take due to the preparation work required to achieve a higher standard of quality.

How Much Does a Paint Job Cost in Orange County?

When thinking about investments, many people first think of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But what about your home? When you purchased your home, you made an investment that you would like to protect and improve. Painting is one of the most cost-effective ways that accomplishes both, protecting your investment and increasing its value.

With so many options available in quality of materials, brand of paints, and preparation work performed, price ranges can vary drastically.

You’re going to see the exterior of your home everyday for as long as you live in it. Unfortunately, many people only focus on the initial price of the exterior painting job with the goal of finding the cheapest contractor, therefore sacrificing low-grade materials, quality preparation, warranty, and most importantly, a pleasant customer experience, which inevitably leads to regret—especially considering that unlike an Amazon purchase, an exterior painting job cannot be returned if one is dissatisfied.

Some of the most common “add-ons” found in the purchase of an exterior painting job include:

  • Stucco repair
  • Wood replacement due to termites
  • Wood replacement due to dry rot
  • Metal lath repair due to unusual cracking in stucco
  • Installation of new stucco due to stucco rot
  • Weep screed repair
  • Vapor barrier application
  • Decorative stucco foam molding around windows or doors
  • Decorative wood frame around front door or windows
  • Roof cleaning
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Door installation

As you can see, there are many options available when someone receives an estimate from our company. We thoroughly examine each option as to educate the homeowner on the option benefits based on a needs analysis performed on the home. We want to identify each area of your homes exterior in need of repair, and connect it with one of our service solutions.

How Much Does an Exterior Paint Job Cost in Orange County?

  • The typical one story home in Orange County cost approximately $4,000 – $8,000
  • The typical two story home in Orange County cost approximately $6,000 – $10,000

Variables affecting price include:

  • Exterior square footage which is different from interior square footage,
  • Condition of home
  • Quality of materials used
  • Add-ons (listed above)
  • Contractor you select.