Painting Services FAQ

Here are some general painting questions we get asked quite a bit by our customers and others as well. If you have any additions you’d like to make, feel free to let us know by filling out the contact form on the right.



Can’t I just paint my home or business myself?

Painting is something that many people decide to take on by themselves. While it is possible to paint without specialty skills, professional painters offer many benefits. Painters have the right tools, know expert techniques and have extensive experience in painting, so they can provide a high-quality job with attention to detail. Their knowledge includes matching the paint to the job, so they will choose the right indoor paint finish for the needs of each space and the exterior paint that will withstand weather conditions and protect your building. In addition, hiring a company will save you the time and effort of doing the job yourself, so you can focus on your other responsibilities. However, if budget is an issue, you can paint your home yourself. Just make sure you consider how many hours it’s going to take and the cost of tools/paint. We don’t recommend painting a commercial building yourself due to possible safety issues (multiple stories) as well as how big a commercial project usually is. If you do undertake a project of this magnitude, please be very, very careful.


How do I choose the finish and color of paint?

A professional painter can help you determine the finish for the needs of each space in your home or business. For example, flat finishes are good for ceilings and low-traffic areas whereas gloss and eggshell finishes are good for high-traffic areas since they are easier to clean. As for the color, you can look at paint samples or your painter can give you some recommendations for the colors and guide you through the process of choosing colors.


Do I need to buy the paint for the project?

No, you normally do not need to buy the paint in advance. The painter should use high-quality paint from manufacturers like Sherwin-Williams and Porter Paints and should come with the paint themselves.


Do I need to prep before the painters come?

While most painters should professionally prep your home, you can help by putting away clutter and items on top of furniture and especially any objects you have a deep affection toward. While you would hope most painters are careful, you never can be too careful with precious and sentimental objects.


How long does it take to paint the building/home?

The length of time will depend on your particular project. Various factors can include the size of your building, whether you need interior and/or exterior painting, and how many specialty areas you have, such as steps and protruding structures. Nonetheless, your painter should work to finish each project as quickly as possible while maintaining their quality standards. In addition, after assessing your project, they should be able to give you a better idea of how long it will take.


How do I choose a reputable Nashville painting company?

You want to choose a company that is licensed, bonded and insured. Also, a reputable company should offer warranties on its work, have positive feedback from previous customers and have a lot of experience. You can also supplement this by viewing online reviews, checking the BBB, etc.


Does Value Painting offer warranties on your Nashville paint jobs?

Yes, we offer a 2-year guarantee on our painting work.


Does Value Painting have painting experience?

Yes, Value Painting hires licensed and skilled professional painters. We are not amateur painters — instead, we have been in business for 25 years. We have served many customers in the local Nashville area and we would be happy to share their testimonials with you. In fact, you can see some on our website.


What can you paint?

We can paint any type and size of home or business. We do interior and exterior painting, as well as wood staining and sealing. We can handle walls, ceilings, siding and any type of structure, such as chimneys, shutters and steps.


How much will my paint job cost?

The cost of the job will depend on numerous factors. It can depend on whether it is commercial or house painting, the size of your building, the type of paint being used and other factors. We offer a free estimate so you know the price for your specific project.


Do you only paint homes and businesses in Nashville?

We provide our painting services to the whole greater Middle Tennessee area. So that includes Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Lebanon, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro and other nearby locations. If your area isn’t included in this list, contact us and we’ll let you know if you’re located within our service radius.


Contact us with additional questions.

If you have additional questions we did not answer, let us know. Contact us through the contact form on our website or by calling (615) 829-9334.