Serving Clermont, Florida
My name is John McDonald, I am the owner of John McDonald Painting, LLC. We are a full service, 3rd generation, family owned and operated, painting company serving Clermont, Golden Triangle, and all of central Florida. My family and I moved to central Florida over 25 years ago from the Northeast. I am happily married to my better half Frances, for 22 years. (The best thing I ever did.) We have three wonderful children, Peggy, John Jr. and Bridget. We hope to have the opportunity to offer you, our customer, our experience, knowledge and general know how learned from a lifetime of painting, staining, power-washing and safe roof cleaning. Please call us for any advice we may offer on painting or staining. We are more than happy to come to your home or business at your convenience and explain to you what sets us a part from our competitors.
All I'll ask of you is the opportunity to earn your trust and business. Please give me a chance and I will do everything I can to earn a lifelong customer and maybe a friend. We use only ultra premium paint and stains from all major manufacturers; Sherwin Williams, Glidden, Benjamin Moore, Color Wheel, Porter, Kilz and more.
Our mission statement is uncompromising quality and service. Let us prove it.
Thanks for reading, John.
Licenses / Credentials :
• Licensed Painter
• Fully Insured
As a homeowner, you may be an avid do-it-yourselfer, but when it comes to painting the inside or outside of your home, the job could get a little overwhelming especially if you don’t have all the appropriate equipment. Finding a professional painter to handle the job might be the better and safer option when dealing with ladders and high places. A Clermont painter will have all the right equipment and can get the job done quickly.
The purpose of painting your home is to improve its appearance and protect your investment but if the work is unprofessional or the products inferior your job won’t be successful. Anyone can claim to be a painter, but painting takes a certain amount of detailed skill so when you decide to hire someone for the job you need to become an informed consumer. Whether you’re looking for someone to paint a single room or the entire exterior of your home you want to make certain you’re hiring a qualified painter for the job.
When you make the decision to hire a Clermont painter there are a number of places you can start. Check with your local paint store or home building center. Many of these stores will have bulletin boards where painters and other contractors can post their business cards. Do a search online for a directory of qualified local Clermont painters. Usually only professionals will take the time involved for the certification process.
Ask friends, family and co-workers if they’ve ever hired a painter. If they’ve had work done on their homes possibly they can show you first hand and tell you if they were happy with the completed project or if there were problems. If the Clermont painter did a good job, it could be an excellent way to get a recommendation.
Hiring a Clermont painter based solely on his estimate is not usually a good idea. Spend some time talking about your project with each painter you consider hiring before you ask for an estimate. Choose a few painters to come to your home and look over the project. Start by asking each one some questions concerning their past experience and knowledge in the field. Find out if they have subcontracted with any homebuilders or other local contractors or companies. This is usually a good indication that they provide quality work.
Ask each Clermont painter for proof of current license and insurance. A Clermont painter should carry liability insurance that protects the homeowner in the event of damage. Also verify that they carry workers compensation insurance for any employees. If someone gets hurt while on the job, you don’t want to be held responsible for some hefty medical bills. Be sure any painter you want to hire is bonded. If he fails to fulfill the terms of the contract the bond will provide protection in helping you get your project completed.
Ask for references from each Clermont painter and follow up on them, but don’t rely on references alone. While references might be a good indicator of a reputable painter, the truth is if there are any unsatisfied customers out there, you probably won’t be given their contact information. Call your local Better Business Bureau to check for any past complaints. If you do find any you need to know what they are and if they were ever taken care of. Complaints can happen to the best of businesses but how they are handled is what’s important.
Once you have a few painters in mind, it’s time to get some estimates. If you don’t plan ahead, this could be confusing since every Clermont painter has his own method of handling a job, from the paint he prefers to use to the final cleanup. There could be differences in the prep work such as on exterior work where one painter may scrape and sand and another may use a pressure washer. The varying amounts of work can make a big difference in the numbers you see on your bids. You should supply each Clermont painter with a list of what you would like included in their bid. This way when you look at the bids they should all be uniform in the scope and details of the project which will make them much easier to compare.
After you’ve located the Clermont painter that you believe is the one you want for your project it’s time to talk about a contract. A contract should include a detailed outline of the job stating exactly what work is to be done, how it will be done and the paint that will be used along with the cost of materials and labor and an agreed upon payment schedule. It should also include all the painter’s contact information as well as his contractor’s license number. He should also attach copies of any necessary insurance policies. You’ll also want a date for completion of the job.
Find out if the painter includes a guarantee for his work if there is a problem with fading, chipping or peeling within a specific amount of time. Get it in writing that the painter agrees to fix the problem at little or no expense to you. While the paint itself may come with an extensive warranty, it will not include the labor cost of having the job redone.
Remember that you want to hire a painter you can trust. He may be working when you’re not around and it’s difficult to keep an eye on what he’s doing. And once the job is done you really have no way of knowing if the surface was actually primed or how many coats of paint were used. Hiring a reliable Clermont painter is just as important as hiring any other contractor to come into your home and you want the best one for the job.
"Kudos to John!"
Dr. Janis - Orlando, FL
"Great job guys! "
Winnie W. - Kissimmee, FL