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What’s Better, DIY House Painting Or Hiring A Contractor?

Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Regardless of how well a house has been painted, eventually it will have to be painted again. A combination of the elements will, over time, cause the paint to fade and peel, the house becomes quite unsightly as a result. When it comes to DIY house repairs house painting falls into the “not technically demanding” category, but it certainly can be messy and take its toll on the homeowner and his time. Hiring a painting contractor in San Antonio is a viable alternative but like all professionals, their services do not come for free and the best ones are often hard to find during that time of the year when it’s the best time to paint.

When a homeowner is trying to decide will I or won’t I paint my own home, the first thing to consider is the magnitude of the job. It is not just a matter of painting the surfaces, they have to be scraped and prepped and these tasks are not pleasant. A homeowner that is accustomed to labor intensive work might be able to cope with the physical demands but those who are not will find it very stressful. Anything larger than a small bungalow might need the services of a professional painting contractor in San Antonio.

There are hidden costs to painting a house that homeowners often overlook. The cost of the paint is a given and it is not difficult to establish but the necessary tools, brushes, scrapers, ladders, etc are not as easy. By the homeowner has bought all the tools and equipment that is needed to do the job properly and safely the cost may actually exceed that of what a contractor will charge for the whole job.

There is certainly the cost of equipment to be considered, there is also the expertise that professionals offer that homeowners rarely possess. A professional crew of painters will prepare the house; they will mask off the windows, doors and cover the surrounding gardens so that overspray will not be a problem. Professional, with their unique talents will be able to move in and complete the job much faster than the homeowner who has to work during the day and only has weekends available. It is usually a better idea to get the job done, done right and done quickly than to have the house remain in limbo for weeks on end.

If your house needs painting you will be further ahead if you hire a professional painting contractor in San Antonio. Call Shaw Company Remodeling and request a site visit and an estimate of the cost to do the job right.

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We hired Shaw Co to redo our shower. We had previously received quotes from two other shower companies but we felt they were being less than honest with us and were pricier than they needed to be. Shout out to Patrick and Fernando, Jr!

These guys at Shaw are great: they'll do what they say they're going to do, and they do it on time. For the next project, they're at the top of the list.

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by Jason DeSouza on Google

We had a wonderful master bath renovation experience. They completed the job within the time frame they quoted. Anthony was a great project manager and communicated with me every day so I would know what to expect and at what time the workers would arrive. I found him to be an excellent representative for the company. Christopher was always pleasant and listened to and addressed any concerns I might have had. He is also a wonderful company representative. Nancy was pleasant and always kept me informed. Shaw Company Remodeling is lucky to have these 3 people working for them. This was NOT one of those nightmare renovations you hear about with others who say they can do it cheaper. I would highly recommend this company and do business with them again.

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by Lamar Pruit on Facebook

Shaw Co. Remodeling. We just did a bath/shower remodel with Shaw and are not only pleased with the results but with the degree of communication with Shaw reps and the subcontractors. You could tell they are all very experienced, not anyone’s first rodeo. Recommended.

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by Bill G. on BBB

Shaw remodeling did an excellent job on our master bathroom. Clay was always concerned that we were satisfied with their work. When they tell you they are not finished until you are 100% happy THEY MEAN IT! I want to thank Clay for all his hard work on the new door it was a bit difficult to install. Everyone mentions the beautiful door. Special thanks to Jordan for suggesting the accent wall behind the vanity also a favorite of all. Brittany made is so easy helping us with the design. Thank you to Nancy and the Shaw family who sent me flowers while I was very ill during the remodel.

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by Sharon Mercer on Facebook

hey took down all popcorn ceiling in entire house. Did a master bathroom and a master bedroom remodel. Turned out way better than I anticipated!!! Beautiful!!! Very pleased. Thanks John, Brittany, Alain and Alain Jr.

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by Lisa V. on Facebook

Due to broken leg/fall I am in a wheel chair for the next 4 months and required our bathroom to be remodeled in a hurry. Eric committed to complete the job at a reasonable price and a short time frame. The work was completed ahead of schedule and on budget. All employees were great and very professional. I will use Shaw again for future work on my home and have no problem recommenting the company to others.

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by Roger M. on ReviewBuzz

I have used this remodeling company fir years!.. Top notch service..Eric and Carolyn are top acts!

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by Thom J. on Facebook

This is my SECOND contracted job with Shaw's. They did a complete kitchen last year and I chose them based on a recommendation I received as well as my own evaluation. They did a terrific job, Salvador and his crew. Brittany was extremely helpful in the planning and setup of the decisions we had to make. So, one last project to complete to update our home, the Master Bathroom. Again, I chose Shaw's and did not consider other companies this time as I wanted the excellence and quality that comes with Salvador and his team. I think he has the best tile guy-Antonio, best dry wall-Rafael, and electrician /plumber in Marcos, in the business. I cannot go without recognizing Robert that starts the demo, everyone is just absolutely terrific to work with. When I made the call to Brittany, she ask who I wanted to do the job, of course, I responded in saying Salvador and his team. Salvador built my cabinets in both jobs as I knew the quality would be second to none. Shaw's is not the cheapest, nor have I found them the most expensive, but whoever is thinking about a major investment in their home, they should consider the quality and service before anything else. Please feel free to contact me if anyone has any further questions. Regards, Mike and Teresa Willis.

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by Mike W. on ReviewBuzz

A job well done. Clean up was great. All of your team was great and knew their jobs well. Thank you.

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by H.E.

Shaw Remodeling was extremely professional in their execution of our master bathroom remodel this year. They made great suggestions in the showroom and carried our choices into the design and completion of the project. The workmanship was very good and the project was completed in the timeframe as promised. I will be using them again!

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by Rusty Winters on Facebook

One word my wife uses to describe our new shower "Fantastic". Rusty our project manager/technician was meticulous with an attention to detail. We are very well pleased with the results. Thank you.

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by David L. on ReviewBuzz

I am very grateful for Gerrilynn getting us onto the schedule and always with good cheer The Shaw Company has a real jewel in her. We are already back with more work. In large part because of your expert facilitating and dependability. We're looking forward to working with Juan and his team again.

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by Janis W. on Happy Call

We had a great experience with Shaw. Patrick gave us great ideas and pricing for our kitchen remodel and bathroom update. Brittany guided me in making the best choices for the remodel.Nancy held my hand and Anthony and Christopher brought my ideas to fruition, they showed up daily worked hard respected our home and always left with a smile! 5 Star Company with 5 Star people!

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by Laura P. on Google

February 2018 To the Shaw Company: Let me start out by saying the GARZA project has turned out to be a smashing success!!!!! Our kitchen, floors, and wall removal was a huge project and we lived to tell about it (hard to do with two toddlers and two dogs in the house!). But it would be remise of us not to mention what a positive and professional experience we had from start to finish with your company. Mr. Paul Colavecchia helped answer the millions of questions we had and gave us HONEST estimates about the work ahead. He showed up to help us in closing on our loan and kept the lines of communication opened at all times. Ms. Brittany Shaw and Gerrilynn Mohler helped us design everything and made, what felt like an overwhelming experience, into a positive and fun process. But it is with grateful hearts that we commend the team of incredibly hard working guys that made everything possible for us: • Jorge – the amount of effort he put into cutting and laying the floors in such a large space so they came out “just perfect” was a wonder to watch! Thank you! • Marcus – from our lighting, plumbing and appliance installation -he really puts in a hard day’s work – and all with a sense of humor!!! We appreciate the long hours! Thank you! • Roy – He took ideas for my “dream cabinets” and made them a reality! They are beautiful and efficient. Whether it is conversations or quality of work – when dealing with Roy the professionalism is of the highest caliber. Thank you! Lastly, what can you say about Rusty that hasn’t been mentioned already! He treated our home like his own home and that is hard to find. It may sound cliché, but my husband and I have waited a long time to take this house and make it our home, so it truly is a dream finally realized and Rusty was the man who made it happen for us. We are truly indebted to him. In closing, we feel very blessed that we found your company, but of course, you made it easy for us to choose Shaw. Since you gave us your respect and quality workmanship, we will be sure to give you the only thing we have to offer (and the most important) our future recommendations (and possibly more work!!). Take care.

Very Respectfully, The Garza Family – James, Melissa, Dominic, & Amelia

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by Jaime G. on ReviewBuzz

I am thrilled with the complete master bath remodel that Alain & his incredible crew from Shaw recently completed in my home. It was a great experience from start to finish. This company truly works as a team, communication channels are all open. Even when a hiccup occurred…they addressed it immediately & moved forward. The crew was professional & positive…really a pleasure to have them in my home. Alain went above & beyond in every aspect including making sure I was not simply satisfied with the work but truly happy. I also want to thank his crew member Sammy. He did an exceptional job & really kept the work site clean every day. I will absolutely use Shaw again for future projects.

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by karen barrett on Google

We live with the work done by your team. Everyday we can enjoy the results. Through hail and high water, tile delays, it is an accomplishment all around. I appreciate the generosity of explaining why this and that is done. Our letters are intended to show our thanks. Any bonus was well deserved/earned by the team. Be proud of the work done, as we are in showing it off.

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by Kathryn and Pedro G. on ReviewBuzz

Shaw Company completely renovated and installed a new kitchen, floors and staircase at my house. Throughout the project everyone was very professional and helpful, keeping us updated on project development, not an easy task during Covid. Nancy and Anthony were always on hand to answer any questions and offer advise.
They provide quality workmanship, at a reasonable price, I would definitely recommend working with them for your next project.

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by Jane Cipriano on Google

I had a wonderful experience with my recent renovation, timely help, many choices in the showroom, professional workers in my house, reasonable cost. This was the second time I used this company. Granite countertop, tile flooring, lighting, paint, tile backsplash, sink. I feel like I have a whole new house! And I didn't have to take off work, GREAT JOB, Shaw!

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by Wendy R. on Yelp

I will always use Shaw Company! It's so nice to work with local San Antonio, family owned company! They have always been super professional and helpful!

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by Caitlin D. on Facebook

Jordan, Brittany and Clay were all great during the remodeling process. Clay was very thorough and detail oriented and addressed any concerns we had very quickly. We will definitely be using Shaw for future remodeling needs.

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by Danielle S. on Facebook

We wanted to express our absolute satisfaction with the repair and remodeling work that was performed by your company at our home. I have never been happier with construction contractors.

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by Hans & Christina

Please accept our appreciation for a job well done. The project exceeded our expectations, and was executed with a staff performing customer service and client interaction of the highest order.

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by William

Great company to do business with. They did everything I requested and a few extras. Juan and his team did great on getting our remodel completed. We are so pleased.

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by Rosemary G. on Facebook

Thank you each and everyone for all the excellent work on our bathroom makeover. We are so pleased!

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by Roberta & Glen