Interior & Exterior Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should I choose Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc. as my painting contractor?  What are your qualifications?

A. Classic Renovations of Buffalo Inc. painting company is a family owned and operated company that has over 20 years experience.  We take pride in the level of service we provide and the relationships we've developed with our customers, vendors, and employees.  You can read more on our About page.

Q. Does Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc. painting company use painting subcontractors?

A. No, we only use painters employed by Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc. painting company to ensure that the most highly skilled painters are working on each job.  All of our employees are drug tested and background checked prior to being hired and then they receive OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards) training.  

Q. Can I get references?

A. Yes, we'd be happy to supply you with a list of references!  We have over 20 years experience and have built a very strong reputation in our industry.  You can also view references by navigating to our Home page and in the "WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING", section, select Houzz and Angie's List buttons.  You can also Google our Company to see all Google reviews.

Q. What is Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc.'s service area?

A. We provide painting wallpapering, epoxy flooring, deck staining, deck refinishing, drywall repair, plaster repair, and color consultation services in Erie and Niagara counties in Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas.  You can read more on our Services page.

Q. Is Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc. licensed and insured?

A. Yes we have liability and workers' compensation policies, are licensed and our EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting certification.  This coverage protects our customers from getting sued, Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc., and members of our painting crews.

Q.  I received several estimates from different painting contractors and there is a wide variance in price.  Why is that?

A. There are many factors to consider when reviewing a painting estimate.  Unlike Classic Renovations of Buffalo, Inc., many companies may not be licensed or insured.  In addition, they often subcontract work out to inexperienced lower rate painters that may not be trained in safety measures or proper techniques for surface preparation.  Some painters may be using one coat coverage of paint along with cheap paint materials.  Low quality paints are lower in cost but will fade out over a shorter period of time.  It is important to consider all of these issues when hiring your painting contractor.

When you're pricing out contractors, in addition to asking them to provide references, ask them to provide you with a copy of their current Workers' Compensation and liability insurance Certificate of Insurance, license to work in the city of Buffalo, and certificate from the EPA.

Q.  Does the customer need to be home while you are working on the interior?

A.  No, in fact, most people are not home during the day while the work is taking place.

Q. Is powerwashing required before exterior painting?

A. Prior to house painting, your home will be powerwashed to remove pollutants such as milldew, dirt, and mold.  This will ensure that your home's surface is clean and ready for staining or painting.  You can read more on our Powerwashing page. 

Q. Do you have an online portfolio?

A.  Yes, please see the Portfolio page for our transformations!

Q. What paint brands do you use?

A. We only use the best products in your home.  That's why we choose Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paints & stains.  Request A Quote today to learn more.