Contractor Buying House Painting Materials vs. Client

A question often asked while meeting with potential clients is whether they should purchase their materials or allow the contractor to buy products. 

We have your answer here!

Paint Sales & Purchase Prices

Most local painting contractors make less than a dollar on each gallon of product. Since paint prices have drastically increased in the past few years, homeowners can purchase paint from wholesalers for the same price as contractors. 

There are quarterly sales that are exclusive to homeowners that bring paint prices down significantly. If you are planning and budgeting for a project several months in advance, buying the material on sale may not be a bad idea, but there are many things to consider if you are not planning to do the painting yourself

Advantages of A Painting Service

Despite sales, it is still better in most cases to hire a house painting contractor to do all the work for you. 

If you buy the paint in advance, it must be adequately stored and re-shaken before being applied. Most would instead allow contractors to buy paint unless there is a tremendous amount to be purchased and you are saving more than a few dollars each gallon. 

Most of the year, your painting contractor can purchase paint cheaper. If the contractor passes the savings to their customers, why buy it yourself? 

Franchised businesses are less likely to pass the savings along to potential customers. With the overhead that franchises carry, every penny counts!

Shop locally and choose a contractor that will give you a deal on products. Merely taking the leg work and time out of purchasing materials yourself and on your own time is a value within itself!

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