Michael Carlin Painting, Inc. - 24921 104th Ave. S.E. Kent, Wa. 253-872-2570
We offer professional exterior and interior house painting in the greater Seattle area including Seattle, Kent, Renton, Bellevue, Maple Valley, Auburn, Tacoma and surrounding areas. Our services include top quality exterior and interior painting, faux and accent finishes, garage floors, decks, and specialty coatings for new or existing residential and commercial projects.
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(These are excerpts form MSN House & Home) When interviewing prospective contractors, pay attention to how they answer your questions. A good contractor will listen carefully and not rush you into decisions.


Do you work full time or part time as a contractor?

    Michael Carlin Painting is a full time painting contractor.


How long have you worked as a contractor?
A minimum of five years of experience is preferable. Most contractors who go out of business do so in the first five years.

A>    Michael Carlin Painting has been in business for 15 years.
Q> Is your contractor's license in good standing?
           Also get license numbers for any subcontractors on your project. Check with the state licensing board or the Better Business Bureau if you are not certain of a contractor's certification. Avoid working with a contractor whose license is defective, or one who has numerous complaints on record.
A>    Michael Carlin Painting is licensed with the State of Washington License #: MICHACP016M3.    In addition, we are Bonded.
Q> How many projects like this one have you completed?
Gauge a contractor's expertise in the kind of work you want performed.
A>    We have painted over 2,000 homes in the Pacific Northwest over the past 15 years. Homes ranging in size from 1,000 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft.
Q> May I have the names and phone numbers of your last five clients?
A reputable contractor will give you this information; if a contractor won't refer you to previous customers, cancel the rest of the interview. If possible, visit one or two clients to inspect the quality of the work (and verify that these are legitimate jobs).
A>    We will be more than happy to supply you with a list of our customers, and we invite you to call them.    Customer Testimonials,,
Q> What kind of insurance do you carry?
Your contractor should have personal and property liability coverage and workers' compensation, all of which are required by law. Ask for copies of the policies for your files and verify that the documents are up to date.
A>    We carry all the insurance necessary to make sure you and we are protected for any liabilities. In addition, laws are very strict in regards to safety regulations  and hazardous waste disposal.  We pride ourselves on being leaders in this area.  Many contractors are not in compliance and can place your project in jeopardy.
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