Al & Brian's Painting

Al & Brian's Painting

5.0 (5)
Best of 2021
6 employees
13 years in business

About this pro

If You Need Painting and You Want a Quality Job with a 5 Year Warranty, 
You've Come to the Right Place. 

There are many reasons why our clients continually refer us to family, friends and business associates. 

Since 2008 Al & Brian's Painting has been setting a whole new standard for home painting companies in the Cook, Kane and Dupage County areas. Here are just some of the reasons: 

Rock Solid – No Fine Print 5 YEAR warranty on ALL MATERIALS and LABOR on every house painting job. 1250 Successful Painting Projects and Counting – There's not much out there that we haven't seen before. Over 60% of our business last year was referrals. 

Firm Fixed Price Guarantee for the Painting Work Specified. No sticker shock or "surprises" at the end of the job – or worse - in the middle of it! 

We won't do business that way. We take great pride in work, our people and our reputation in the community. 

We have successfully completed over 1,250 painting projects since 2008. 
We have accomplished this through our written "Interior house painting process" and other documents like our written "Daily Clean-Up Check-List" 

For us these procedures are not just marketing materials, they are the 
instructions that we do every day, for every customer. These steps and 
procedures are just the beginning of a job done the right way, for a reasonable 
price. 

Most of our clients are surprised to see the number of steps required to complete 
a quality interior painting project. 

We believe our procedures will ensure that your painting project will be 
completed on time, for the price quoted and your expectations will be met. 

We want to assure you that it is possible to hire a professional painting contractor that will complete your project without the headaches and hassles that are commonly associated with other painters and so called painting services. 

If you are interested in painting a room, painting the entire interior of your home, painting the exterior of your home, or applying a special paint finish to your walls or ceilings my team has the experience you would expect from a painting contractor with over 40 years of experience. 

Thanks for your time and we look forward to answering your questions about your painting project.

Services Provided
Exterior Painting, Pressure Washing, Interior Painting, Wall Paper Stripping, Staining & Finishing of Woodwork, Drywall Repairs, Spray Finishes, Stripping & Refinishing, Cabinet Painting, Door Window & Trim Painting, Paneling & Wainscot Painting, Stucco Painting, Wood Composite & Vinyl Siding Painting, Deck Cleaning & Staining, Decorative Epoxy Floor Finishes

Areas Served
Addison, Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Itasca, Lombard, Medinah, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Sleepy Hollow, South Barrington, South Elgin, Streamwood, Villa Park, Wayne, West Chicago, West Dundee, Wood Dale

Certifications and Awards
The United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship for Painting. 
OSHA 30-hour Occupational Saftey and Health Training Course.

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Credentials

Streamwood, IL 60107
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Matt W.

    We used Al & Brian's to paint 3 bedrooms as well as the living room. They where very professional and great to work with. Communication before , during and after the actual day was great! The paint job was great! they cleaned up after themselves and the rooms looked great overall, such a great experience for such a very small price!

  • Norm Sallman

    Brian helped us get our house ready before we put it on the market. He came out to the house and spoke with my wife and me. He gave us a written estimate of all work and then went through all the estimate and explained any questions we had. The job consisted of installing a kitchen light fixture, drywall repair in kitchen, removing wallpaper, painting several rooms, repairing a railing on our deck, painting the front portion of our house and touching up some staining on some cabinets. It took them less than a week to complete the job. We were very impressed with the quality of the work and they were very prompt and thorough in all areas. Even 3 months after he had completed the work, we needed something else repaired to help us complete the inspection list on our pending sale of our house. Brian came out and took care of it free of charge which really made us quite happy. If I didn't move, I would hire Brian again for sure.

  • Laura W.

    We had them hang, tape and paint drywall in our addition. They answered all our questions, gave us a firm price for the work to be done and completed our project without any problems. About a week after they finished we found a couple of small defects in the drywall, we told some friends and they said good luck they will never come back to fix it. I called Brian and told him about the things I found. Two days later he showed up and fixed the areas at no cost to me. He even repainted the whole room for free, I didn't even have to pay for the paint. That's customer service at it's best. I will recommend them to every person I know. Not many companies will stand behind their work like he did.

  • Norm Sallman

    Brian helped us get our house ready before we put it on the market. He came out to the house and spoke with my wife and me. He gave us a written estimate of all work and then went through all the estimate and explained any questions we had. The job consisted of installing a kitchen light fixture, drywall repair in kitchen, removing wallpaper, painting several rooms, repairing a railing on our deck, painting the front portion of our house and touching up some staining on some cabinets. It took them less than a week to complete the job. We were very impressed with the quality of the work and they were very prompt and thorough in all areas. Even 3 months after he had completed the work, we needed something else repaired to help us complete the inspection list on our pending sale of our house. Brian came out and took care of it free of charge which really made us quite happy. If I didn't move, I would hire Brian again for sure.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Interior House Painting Process and Payment Schedule

Dear Valued Customer,

Many times homeowners have questions about the process of painting their house. Below is a detailed preparation and

painting procedure for a typical home. My partner and I have over 40 years of experience and have successfully

completed over 1050 painting projects since 2008. Based on that experience, we believe our process will ensure that your

home will be painted on time, for the price quoted and your expectations will be met. As the homeowner, you will be

responsible for the underlined steps.

1. The homeowner provides the initial deposit per the signed proposal.

2. Many times additional rooms are added to the project after the initial proposal and we are happy to accommodate.

We do require a signed change order to add the additional work.

3. Homeowner selects all colors before work begins. We recommend flat for ceilings, walls and closets that are not in

high traffic areas. Eggshell or washable matte is a better solution for high traffic areas. Samples can be applied if

requested. We recommend applying color samples in different areas of each room – to take into account different

lighting. Primer coat will be tinted to approximate color of finish coat color. This will allow homeowner a chance to

see the colors in each room. Our 40 years of experience recommends that you view the colors in the morning, at

noon and during the evening. Believe it or not, from that tiny little swatch to your wall, the color may look different! 

4. Homeowner to make sure all windows can be opened. If you are unable to do this due to physical or other reasons

we will make arrangements with you to get this step done.

5. We wear shoe covers to protect your floors where needed. All furniture will be lifted (not dragged) or slid using

protective furniture pads and then covered with drop clothes and/or plastic.

6. Upon the start of your project, your first payment is due per the signed proposal.

7. We bring our own lighting to insure sufficient coverage and preparation.

8. When necessary, all hardware, fixtures, doorknobs will be removed and replaced. We number and label all

hardware, fixtures and doorknobs to make sure they go back in the same place. Wall plates will be put back straight

with all screws aligned in the same direction. We actually remove the plates and replace the screws immediately, so

as not to lose them. Although this takes longer, it ensures that they go back where they belong.

9. Scrape and sand areas to be painted (always done prior to painting). We then dust and tack cloth to remove dust.

10. Spackle, caulk or fill all minor wall imperfections, cracks, nail pops and voids with premium grade materials.

11. Make minor carpentry repairs like nailing in loose moldings. These minor repairs are included in the contract price.

12. Evaluate interior and report to homeowner any areas that need other than minor repairs. If required, we will make

necessary repairs. This would be at a time and material rate or a firm price as agreed upon by homeowner.

13. All trim work is caulked with a product with a 30+ year life.

14. Primer/sealer is applied to all unprimed trim, spackled or repaired areas, new drywall or deep base colors.

15. Re-evaluate surface condition of areas to be painted and, if necessary, sand, caulk and putty.

16. Spot prime any re-sanded surfaces.

17. At this point, a second progress payment is due per the signed proposal.

18. Apply 2 finish coats of interior paint unless specified. In some circumstances additional coats may be required to

insure a quality job. This would be at a time and material rate or a firm price as agreed upon by homeowner.

19. Any doors that need painting must be left open or ajar for approximately 4 hours to dry.

20. Give a final inspection of the home’s surface condition and make any necessary final touch-ups.

21. Conduct a walk through with homeowner to insure satisfaction.

22. At this point final payment is due to Al & Brian’s Painting.

We hope this has helps you understand the house painting process and answers any questions you may have had. We

understand your home is of great value to you; therefore, we will make every effort to keep it clean and safe. All garbage

and debris will be removed daily. We will also leave all leftover paint clearly labeled as to where it was applied.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

If You Need Painting and You Want a Quality Job with a 5 Year 
                Warranty, You've Come to the Right Website

There are many reasons why our clients continually refer us to family, friends and business associates.

Since 2008 Al & Brian's Painting has been setting a whole new standard for home painting companies in the Algonquin IL area. Here are just some of the reasons:

 

Rock Solid – No Fine Print 5 YEAR warranty on ALL MATERIALS and LABOR on every house ​painting job. 1080 Successful Painting Projects and Counting – There's not much out there that we haven't seen before. Over 60% of our business last year was referrals.

 

My mobile phone is on 14 hours every day 

(yes even Sundays). When you call me you speak to the decision maker and you will get action. Easy to say, tougher to do so try me, if I can't pick up the phone I will call you back in 2 hours or less.

 

We only use Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint. Many of our competitors use the 'big box store" paint – we won't because saving $5 a can doesn't make sense if the job won't look good in a couple of years.


All of our employees are eligible to work in the US: Our clients like this since we do a lot of interior work.


Firm Fixed Price Guarantee for the Painting Work Specified. No sticker shock or "surprises" at the end of the job – or worse - in the middle of it!

Since I started my painting company in 2008, the economy has killed a lot of guys that thought they use cheap labor and materials and give you a low bid. If you have ever had that experience with a painting contractor, it will be totally different with Al & Brian's Painting.

We won't do business that way. We take great pride in work, our people and our reputation in the community.

We are a proud member of the PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America). The PDCA provides the latest training for its members. We are members because we believe the PDCA helps us to maintain high standards and quality service.

All of our employees adhere to the PDCA Code of Ethics.

Our clients think of us as interior decorators simply because our painting makes your rooms or your entire home come alive. We can help you choose just the right paint colors to match your decorating ideas. Of course we will be pleased to work with your interior decorator.

Hiring a member of the PDCA insures that your painting contractor knows the correct safety procedures; the value of proper and complete prep work; which paints to use and how to apply them; the correct cleanup procedures; is properly insured and will faithfully fulfill every aspect of every contract.

I encourage you to carefully review our site and see for yourself.

Then get 3 bids for your project.

All I ask is that we're one of the companies you get a bid from.

Don't be bashful. Ask a lot of questions before you hire anyone to paint your home. You don't want to hire someone that will be getting on-the-job training at your expense. You can learn some great questions to ask by visiting our learn more page.

If you are interested in painting a room, painting the entire interior of your home, painting the exterior of your home, or applying a special paint finish to your walls or ceilings my team has the experience you would expect from a painting contractor with over 18 years of experience.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to answering your questions about your painting project.

Sincerely,

Brian Petrancosta, Owner

Al & Brian's  Painting has been in Business since 2008.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Fine Interior Painting Services for Homeowners and Property Owners

 

If you are a homeowner or a property owner and you are interested in interior painting services including: painting one room, painting the entire interior of your home or applying a special paint finish to your walls we are ready to demonstrate all that we can offer you.

 

Brian and Gene have successfully completed over 1,050 painting projects since 2008.

 

We have accomplished this through our written "Interior house painting process" and other documents like 

our written "Daily Clean-Up Check-List" 

 

  • ​​​​​​For us these procedures are not just marketing materials, they are the​

instructions that we do every day, for every customer. These steps and

procedures are just the beginning of a job done the right way, for a reasonable

price.

  • Most of our clients are surprised to see the number of steps required to complete

​a quality interior painting project.

  • We believe our procedures will ensure that your painting project will be

​​completed on time, for the price quoted and your expectations will be met.

We understand that you may have been disappointed with the quality provided on other painting projects.

​We want to assure you that it is possible to hire a professional painting contractor that will complete your project without the headaches and hassles that are commonly associated with other painters and so called painting services.

Below is a list of our most common services for homeowners. There are other services that we can provide. If you don't see what you need on our list - please contact us and we will give you our experience with your requested service and any other helpful information we have so you can make the best decision.

Interior Painting Services


• Complete interior repair and painting
• Wallpaper installation and removal 
• Carpentry services 
• Staining and finishing of new and existing woodwork 
• Stripping and refinishing 
• Decorative finishes, faux finishes, and murals 
• Painting related repair and replacement services
• And much more...

​If you are going to get multiple proposals bid on your painting project, all that we ask is that we are one of the companies you meet with.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to answering your questions about your painting needs.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Contact Al and Brian's Painting to

Get the Best Combination of Price and Value on

Your Painting Project your Area

Picking the lowest price for a painting project can seem like a smart ides but that rarely 

works out.

Simple Steps to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Painter

  1. Use the questions on our Learn More page to weed out the folks that are just looking to make some extra cash. Professionals will welcome these questions - the fly by night folks will squirm.
  2. ​Require the painter to visit your home to review your project. A thorough review of your project is the only way to know what needs to be done to give you a quality painting job.
  3. If you only ask "How much is this going to be?" you are very likely to be surprised with the quality of the finished job.  About a year from the end of the job you may see peeling or blistering paint (just when the warranty runs out).
  4. Ask for a detailed estimate - a number on the back of a business card is worthless. If that is all you get you won't know anything but the price. Our step-by-step painting process has a minimum of 20 steps - that is how you get a great paint job not just a great price.

If you are a homeowner or a property owner and you are interested in interior painting services including: Painting one Room, painting the entire interior of your home or applying a special finish to your walls ​we are ready to demonstrate all that we can offer you.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

How To Hire a Professional Painting Contractor

​Homeowners and Property Owners in  Your Area

Aren't Sure What Questions Will Help Them

Hire a Painting Contractor that Will Exceed their Expectations


​  Starting a painting business doesn't take a lot of money. Lots of folks started a painting 

  business during the recession after being laid off or to make ends meet.

 

  • ​​The questions below will help you avoid hiring a painting contractor that will be learning how to paint at your expense.
  • Professional painting contractors will be glad to answer the questions and back them up in writing.
  • ​We will provide you with a complete copy of our consumer checklist and a step-by-step painting process prior to our first meeting.


  These questions will provide you with a lot of information about the painting contractors reputation, procedures and experience.


  The easiest thing to do is ask the questions and ask the contractor to provide written evidence to support their answers.


  If this seems like a bit of a pain in the neck, consider the frustration of realizing you have hired the wrong painter after they have spilled paint on your floors   or damaged your walls or trim.


  Business Reputation of the Painting Contractor


  • Is painting your full-time business?
  • How many local customer references do you normally provide?
  • What other business references can you offer?
  • What professional organization for the painting industry do you belong to?
  • How much liability, vehicle and workers compensation insurance do you maintain?
  • ​ Have you ever filed for bankruptcy for a painting company you owned?​


  Painting Experience, Procedures, Service and Warranty


  • How long is your warranty and what does it cover?
  • How many years of painting experience do the owners have?
  • How many painting projects have you completed in the past 5 years?
  • How many years of painting experience do your crew leaders have?
  • Do you offer a price guarantee?
  • Do you require a deposit?
  • ​Do you hire part-time employees or subcontractors?
  • Are all members of your painting crews expected to wear a uniform?
  • What percentage of your sales is referral and repeat business?
  • How will you keep me informed on the progress of my job?
  • ​How many hours a day are you available by phone if I have questions or concerns?


  ​If you are a homeowner or a property owner and you are interested in ​painting a room, painting the entire interior of your home, painting the      exterior of your home, or applying a special paint finish to your walls ​we are ready to demonstrate all that we can offer you.


  ​If you are going to get multiple proposals bids on your painting project, all that we ask is that we are one of the companies you meet with.

  Thanks for your time and we look forward to answering your questions about your interior or exterior painting needs.