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If you look around our website, you may have noticed that at PaintGreen, we refer to ourselves as professional house painters. You might be wondering why we use the word “professional.” After all, isn’t it implied that people who paint houses for a living would be professionals?

We use the term professional very strategically here. It’s not just for marketing purposes either. We are trying to give people an indication of what they can expect if they choose to work with PaintGreen for interior or exterior house painting in San Diego. So, what do we mean when we say we are professional house painters?

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured

Not everyone who paints houses in San Diego is licensed by the State of California to do so. Some individuals will just decide one day to start charging people for their services. They may be decent painters, but they have not gone through the process to be licensed by the state. Why does this matter? Well, as a homeowner, if you hire an unlicensed house painter, and he or she does damage to your home, does a poor job, or walks off with your deposit, you have no recourse. You are basically on your own to try to recoup your losses. On the other hand, when you hire a licensed painting contractor in San Diego and anything goes wrong, you can contact the California State License Board (CSLB) for help. If you experience a monetary loss, you can go after the contractor’s bond, which all licensed contractors are required to have at all times. A licensed contractor with employees will also carry workers compensation insurance, so if anyone gets injured on your property, their medical bills are covered.

As a professional house painting company, we also believe it’s our responsibility to have liability insurance, which covers accidental damage done to a customer’s property. Licensed contractors in California are not required to carry liability insurance, so if this is important to you, make sure you ask any painting company providing you with a bid if they have it or not.

Detailed Contracts

Another aspect that we believe qualifies us as a professional company is our contracts. We present every customer with a detailed agreement that we both sign. It includes the scope of work, the cost of the job, the timeline, and many other important details. Basically, our contracts tell our customers what they can expect from us. They also provide our team with accountability.

To some people, the level of detail in our contracts may seem like overkill. However, we are of the opinion that all expectations should be spelled out, so there’s no confusion. Our customers don’t have to make assumptions. They know exactly what our team will be doing, when they’ll be doing it, and how much it will cost.

Trained Painters

When you hear the word “professional,” you may associate it with words like “competent,” “experienced,” or “skilled.” At PaintGreen, we do too!

You can be certain that anyone from PaintGreen who works on your home has been trained in their specific area—whether it’s painting or prep work. We spend the time to make sure everyone on our team does great work for our customers. Our standards are high, and we don’t compromise them, even when we get busy. Our team also uses professional equipment—and is trained in how to use it—to ensure that every paint job comes out amazing!


Another tell-tale sign of a professional company is whether or not they offer a guarantee. A guarantee says, “We are so confident in our work, that we stand behind it.” At PaintGreen, we offer our customers a 9-year warranty. We talked in detail about our warranty in a previous blog post, which you can read here.

A company in any industry that provides their customers with a warranty—and truly honors it—is the type of company you want to work with.

If you’re ready to get started on a painting project in your San Diego home, and you want to work with professionals, contact us at PaintGreen. We will set up an in-home consultation to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a quote.