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This section is available to answer some of the most often asked questions. However, please feel free to contact us with any further questions. Call our head office at (888) 450-9675. We will direct you to the Division Head in the state from which you are calling.

Q. How do your prices compare to other contractors?

Our prices are very competitive in comparison to other painting contractors. College Works Painting uses only 100% Acrylic Paints from the top manufacturers like Kelly-Moore, Glidden, ICI, Sherwin Williams and Parker Paints. We focus on only top notch preparation in order to make your job last and we carry full workers compensation coverage as well as $1,000,000 in liability insurance. When you combine this with a standard 1-year guarantee and compare us to other contractors we're the best value around.

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Q. How does your guarantee work?

The Quality Guarantee is backed by the company, which means that if anything goes wrong with your job as a result of work we performed the company offers a 1-5 year guarantee on materials and on labor. Most companies offer a "paint only" guarantee, whereas College Works Painting makes sure the painting job on your home will last for years.

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Q. Are they really students?

All of the College Works Interns are college students. The program is designed to allow college students to have a real life business experience and to earn money for the high cost of tuition. The painters on each crew may or may not be college students. All of our painters are trained by us and our paint providers, and many have years of experience.

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Q. Will they be practicing on my home? Are they just learning to paint?

Each Intern is put through an extensive training program during the spring months so they are completely prepared to take care of your home. The experience of the painters varies, however we will not allow or permit inexperienced people to paint your home. We guarantee that you, like thousands of others, will be happy with our work.

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Q. Do we paint interiors? Do you mow lawns, handyman work, etc.?

We offer interior work, solar power programs, wood replacement, and other services in certain states. Check with your Intern to identify what is offered in your home town.

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Q. Why should I not hire a "professional" painter or someone who has been painting longer?

Once you take a thorough look at the College Works Painting Program, which has been around since 1993, we believe you'll agree that no other painting company is as thorough or has the training or does the screening that College Works Painting does with its employees. Professionalism by definition has little to do with how long someone has been doing a particular job but more to do with how serious, committed and well trained they are. By this definition and the fact that College Works Painting is one of the largest residential painting companies in the nation, painting 20,000 homes in the last 2 years, College Works Painting is the company by which others judge themselves.

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Q. What kind of safety precautions do you have?

Safety is the most important part of any job. College Works Painting's Safety Program includes on-site manuals and weekly safety briefings of which are the most advanced in the industry. Feel free to ask the Crew Chief to see the on-site safety program. We are very proud of it. It is a good practice to make sure any contractor you have doing work on your home has an on-sight written safety program as it is the law and lowers the risk of any possible problems.

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Q. Maybe I should paint it myself. What do I need to do that?

If you would rather paint your home yourself, there are a few things to keep in mind: the retail paint cost (even with the discount we will give you) for an average 3 bedroom house will be between $500-600; the equipment necessary, brushes, rollers, drop clothes, ladders will have to be purchased and a paint sprayer rents at $60 a day. The time it will take if you're experienced and trained is roughly 50-60 hours of labor and that's our people following a system we've used and refined over the years.

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