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Why It's Important to Hire a Licensed Painting Contractor

Hiring a painting contractor for a painting project can be daunting. Searching for painting contractors on Google and Yelp. Making tons of phone calls. Dealing with no-shows and wildly different pricing proposals. When you finally get down to a couple of good options, keep one important (and often overlooked) factor in mind: Make sure the painting contractor you hire is licensed and in good standing with the state of Arizona. Hiring a licensed painting contractor protects you, your property, and the workers on the project. Here are two main reasons why it's important to have a licensed painting contractor on your job:


Legal Protection

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Avoid legal battles by hiring a licensed painting contractor

In Arizona, hiring an unlicensed contractor can expose you to a variety of legal issues if a dispute arises. Licensed painting contractors are required to adhere to state laws and regulations, which include having a bond and insurance. This provides a safety net for homeowners, offering protection against potential damages or unfinished work. Additionally, licensed painting contractors are required to carry proper insurance and bonding, which can protects you from liability in case of accidents or injuries that occur on your property during your painting project. Without this protection, you could be held responsible for medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost wages.

You can review a contractor's license record and status via the Arizona Registrar of Contractors website here:


Quality Assurance

Licensed painting contractors in Arizona have had to prove their knowledge, experience and skills in the painting trade. They've had to meet specific standards set by the state. By hiring a licensed contractor, you're more likely to receive quality work that meets or exceeds industry standards, which can save you time and money on future repairs and touch-ups.

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Make sure to check your contractor's license with AROC

Additionally, licensed painting contractors are typically more professional and reliable than unlicensed individuals as they have their reputation and legal standing to uphold. This often translates into better customer service and work product. Many licensed contractors offer warranties on their work, providing you with peace of mind. Unlicensed painting contractors know that unhappy customers have little-to-no recourse if their work is subpar or even unfinished. The Arizona Registrar of Contractors won't go after an unlicensed painting contractor.


While it might be tempting to save a few dollars by hiring an unlicensed contractor, the risks outweigh the benefits. Hiring a licensed painting contractor in Arizona ensures that you are working with a professional who is qualified, insured, and legally compliant. You can sleep easier at night knowing that you are legally covered and that the job will likely be done to a higher standard. Your home or business one of the biggest investments you'll make. Hiring a licensed contractor is the best way to take care of that investment.

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