Painters Beware

With the cooler weather often comes opportunities for exterior painting projects.  Knowing that many people are probably considering some sort of exterior home improvement painting project, you may notice unfamiliar painters in your area looking for work.  Often they claim to have “excess” paint from another job in the area and are offering to use it up on your property along with deeply discounted labor.  We painters at Gateway FS Construction Services call these painters “fly by night painters” and would like our customers to be wary when considering hiring one of them.


There are many things to take into consideration before hiring a “fly by night painter.”  First of all, these painters carry minimal to no insurance, meaning you would likely be liable if they are injured on your property.  This fact alone should be weighed seriously before entering into any type of contract.

Secondly, most of the time “fly by night painters” simply spray paint directly on the surface to be painted with little or no surface preparation.  The paint will not last long under these conditions.  Although the painters may add an aluminum coating to make the paint shine initially, this will only last until it rains.  By the time you notice that you have a problem with your paint job, the painters will be long gone.  In the long run, you will end up spending more money having your property prepped properly and repainted correctly.

The Paint Department at Gateway FS Construction Services, fully bonded and insured, will give you an honest proposal.  We will wash your building thoroughly to prepare it for the paint and will prime your building with rust inhibitor to protect it from any further corrosion.  Our topcoat products are superior and warrantied.  If you need a paint job done right, we at Gateway FS Construction Services are the people to call.

Whatever your construction or painting needs, you can count on our painting crew at Gateway FS Construction Services.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists work with you to meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best building and painting experience.