Hiring A Painting Contractor in Calgary

Earl’s Paintworks is Here to Help You Identify the Factors You Need to See in a Painting Contract.

Painting Contracts

Contracts are the most important document when entering into any legal deals and professional agreements. Contracts ensure safety and the legality of the agreement you signed. This also ensures the protection of the contractor from any fraud, and hiring professional painting contractors is no different. Before entering into a deal with any contractor, you need to know the details of what makes a good contract and how to point out the red flags.

Earl’s Paintworks is here to help you identify the factors you need to see in a Painting Modern Homes contract.

Factors in a Painting Contract

Giving your home a Modern Painting ambiance can be quite costly and arduous. Different factors affect the painting rates. However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot achieve the most cost-effective professional painting service out there. Earls’ Paintworks listed the factors you need to consider when entering a painting contract.

Personal Information: The client’s and the contractor’s names should be listed in the contractor together with the details on how the client or the contractor could contact each other.

Scope of Work: The contract should include the scope of the work and the total area to be painted. The contract should also include all the types of services that will be done to the structure. The contract should stipulate the preparations needed such as scraping mildews, power washing the dirty surface, sanding rough edges, and coating applied. This will determine the expectations you will have and ensure whether there are damages done in the structure during the duration of their service.

Cost: The total cost of the whole painting service is a must. These should cover a detailed breakdown of the expenses for the labour and the materials to be used in the duration of the service. You should also ensure the payment method of the total amount. Details of payments and due dates should be clearly itemised.

Indemnity: Damages can happen because painting can be messy. It is also important to get an indemnity clause that will protect the client’s interest and property. This assures that the responsibility for any damage your contractor might have caused falls on them.

Deadlines and Changes: This includes the section where the client and contractor can accept the scope, the terms, and the expenses with their signature indicating they understood all the aforementioned conditions and considerations.

PROTIP: When drafting a contract make sure to write in a language comprehensible to your clients and would not create any misunderstanding or conflict. Avoid using highfalutin and ambiguous words that can create confusion and dispute. Be clear and concise but smart.

People are too lazy reading legal documents such as contracts and tend to easily sign contracts without properly reading its provision and content. Reading and comprehending contracts can save you from any future troubles and expenses. If there are clauses you do not understand or do not agree on, ask questions and clarify. If you want a fair and professional painting service, Earls’s Paintworks offers the best Modern House Painting Services Contract in Calgary and nearby areas.

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.