How to Spot Quality in a Painting Contractor: Questions to Ask Before Hiring

When it comes to maintaining the aesthetics and longevity of your residential or commercial property, hiring a reliable and quality painting contractor is essential. Located in Mundelein, IL, Drake Painting & Wallpapering Co. has been serving customers throughout Lake, McHenry, Cook, Dupage, and Kane counties for over 40 years. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction sets us apart from many others in the Chicagoland area.

When selecting a painting contractor, here are key questions you should ask to ensure you choose a trustworthy professional like Drake Painting.

1. How many years of experience do you have in the industry?

Experience matters. With over 40 years in the painting industry, Drake Painting has honed its skills and developed expertise in various painting services, from interior and exterior to commercial painting. We also offer deck staining, wallpaper removal, plaster and drywall repair, decorative trims, and window reglazing.

2. Are you licensed and insured?

This is a non-negotiable. We’re fully insured at Drake Painting, including general liability, workmen’s comp, and automobile. This gives our customers peace of mind knowing they’re protected.

3. What kind of preparation work do you do before painting?

Preparation is key to a flawless paint job. At Drake Painting, we ensure thorough preparation, which includes power washing the exterior, sealing gaps, and ensuring surfaces are clean and ready for paint.

4. How do you handle cleanup?

A quality contractor respects your space. Drake Painting prides itself on leaving clean work areas 100% of the time. No mess left behind.

5. Do you provide a detailed, upfront estimate?

Transparency is crucial. Drake Painting provides 100% upfront pricing, so there are no surprise fees after the work is completed.

6. What do past customers say about your work?

Check reviews. Our customers consistently give us 5-star ratings, praising our professionalism, fair pricing, prompt response, and exceptional work.

From Mundelein to Waukegan, from Crystal Lake to Elgin, from Schaumburg to Oak Park, and all the way down to Naperville and beyond, Drake Painting & Wallpapering Co. is the trusted painting contractor in the Chicagoland area. We proudly serve a broad range of cities within Lake, McHenry, Cook, Dupage, and Kane counties, delivering quality painting services to our customers.

Choosing the right painting contractor is crucial for achieving the desired look and feel of your property. By asking the right questions, you can ensure you’re hiring a contractor committed to delivering quality, just like Drake Painting & Wallpapering Co. Call us today at (847) 818-8004 for a free quote on your next painting project.


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Amber Miklovic
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"We were looking for someone to do light repairs, paint and drywall work for a customer of ours and from the beginning Dan was the best. He kept me in the loop the entire time, provided a fair estimated and when the scope of work had changed he updated me as well."
Matthew Joseph
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"Communication was excellent and they are very responsive. The crew was friendly, clean and did a wonderful job explaining the work that they were going to accomplish. I highly recommend Drake Painting to anyone interested and will use their services for future projects!"
Heather Beitzel
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"I have had Drake Painting come out two separate times and they have pretty much repainted every room in my house. Their painters do excellent work and were a pleasure to have in my home. I would highly recommend them!"