Are you licensed as a home improvement contractor with the State of NJ?
Yes. Our license number is # 13VH00682100. Contractors that are not licensed should be avoided as they are likely to expose you to unnecessary insurance risks and provide inferior service.
What do I need to know about the New EPA Law on Lead Effective April 22, 2010?
The New EPA Law Effective April 22, 2010 designed to prevent lead poisoning. This is a very important step to protect adults and children from the harmful effects of lead paint.
The company must provide you 2 certifications:
1. One for the company
2. One member of the crew must be a certified lead renovator
Copies of the certificates must be maintained on the job and be available for inspection throughout your project. Click here to learn more so you can protect yourself, your family and your children.
Can I get an estimate over the phone or via email?
Painters who will give you a quote over the phone or via email without meeting you or visiting your property should be avoided. This is very unprofessional.
We do not give estimates over the phone. There are too many variables to simply give an accurate quote. We will meet you in person, ask you specific questions to gain a full understanding of your painting and wall covering needs and then provide you with a written detailed estimate including our detailed preparation and painting procedure for a typical home.
We provide each homeowner we meet with our written processes and this allows them to easily understand the cost of painting or installing new wallpaper or wall coverings for their home and to compare our proposal with another proposal.
Will your insurance agent provide me with a copy of your Certificate of Insurance?
Yes. Getting the Certificate of Insurance directly from the contractor’s insurance agent will provide you with assurance that the coverage is current. In addition to registering with the New Jersey – painting contractors are required to adhere to the following guidelines:
- The painting contractor is required to maintain statutory Worker’s Compensation insurance.
- The painting contractor must carry at least $500,000 Liability insurance per incident in order to be registered with New Jersey.
- If the painting contractor utilizes sub-contractors – they all must also meet the same insurance requirements.
If a painting contractor is unable to produce the appropriate insurance documents, do not hire them as you may be responsible for any injuries or other accidents that occur.
Is it really necessary to check references?
Yes. Quality painting contractors have multiple references from past clients. We believe that a painting contractor should provide you with a list of at least 20 references – this prevents the contractor from giving you 3 or 4 “references” that are actually not real customers but friends or associates. We provide a list of more than 100 references you can call. If a contractor is unable or unwilling to provide at least 25 references that should be a warning sign.
What area do you service?
If you are a home owner in Northern or Central New Jersey and looking for professional painting contractors near you, Picone Painting is proudly provide interior and exterior painting, wallpaper and wall covering removal and installation services for homeowners in New Jersey including: Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chatham, Far Hills, Harding Township, Madison, New Vernon, Short Hills, Summit and other surrounding towns.
Is it necessary to check business references?
Painting contractors should have longstanding relationships with their local bank and local suppliers. All of their relationships should be in good standing. Businesses in good standing with the bank and local suppliers get preferential treatment and pricing which helps them stay competitive. Andrew Picone Painting & Paperhanging is pleased to provide you with our bank and vendor references.
Do you provide a discount for multiple properties?
Yes. We will offer you a discount if you hire us to paint multiple properties at the same time. The amount of the discount will be dependent on how close together the projects are and how similar the projects are to each other.
How do I get an estimate?
Simply call us at (908) 464-6952 and if we are not available – we will call you back by 1pm for morning calls and 6pm for afternoon calls. (Try us!)
How long does it take to get an estimate?
Once we meet with you – 1 to 3 days.
Do I need to be home when you’re working?
Not all the time but we do ask that you be available each day so we can provide you with our daily update of progress and answer any questions you have.
How long does it take?
Each project is different. We give you approximate start and finish dates in our proposal as required by the State of New Jersey. Once we start your project, we stay on it each day until we are finished unless there are circumstances beyond our control like weather that don’t permit us to work.
When you start a job, do you stay until it’s done?
Yes. We are motivated to complete your project as that is the only way we get paid. . Once we start your project, we stay on it each day until we are finished unless there are circumstances beyond our control like weather that don’t permit us to work.
What about bathrooms?
We do ask for access to a bathroom as a courtesy. We will respect your privacy and your property in using the bathroom.
Where will you clean up?
We do ask for access to a sink that we can use for cleanup but will make other arrangements if that isn’t possible.
Do you work with Home Owner’s Associations?
Yes. We will provide the appropriate information to your HOA.
Do you offer Green Products?
Yes. We offer multiple products that meet or exceed VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) regulations for low VOC and odor.