Show Me Painting

High Ridge, MO

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About Show Me Painting

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We offer residential and commercial painting,stains,varnishes and lacquer , metal restorations , drywall services , wall repairs , preventative maintenance and make ready's . I am also E.P.A lead certified .

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5009 Gem Dr
High Ridge, MO 63049

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  • 5/5 stars July 29, 2014

    Well contrary to the previous customers review my experience with Dan was a Good one . He completed the front, exterior dormer on my home and did a very good job . He even went above and beyond to paint the window trim which was not in our agreement just so that it wouldn't stand out .
    Thank you Dan for doing a good job .

  • 2/5 stars July 28, 2014

    Unfortunately our experience with Dan was not successful. Our very small job started extending well beyond the time it should have taken to complete because he began working on another job after committing to ours. He asked for final payment before job was complete and then left a major mess to clean and a job that still needs to be finished. Be sure you get every tiny detail in the contract because he will cut corners when the project takes longer than he anticipated. He is a very nice guy and means well but needs to work on efficiency, follow-through and commitment to quality work.

    Dan B. from Show Me Painting replied to this review on July 29, 2014:

    You should have been more specific as to what you needed done . I completed everything stated in the contract . And I told you from the start that I didn't guarantee anything that was just a touch up . I'm sure your upset that you may have got in trouble by your boss about the closets but like I said that's what we agreed too and you should have been more specific . I do not do extra work for free .
    And the place was broom swept clean
    And there was no paint on anything as I have pictures showing that everything was covered . Also , if all this to be the case as you say
    Why didn't Jan , your boss say anything ? I would have cleaned anything that she thought wasn't clean enough . She signed off on the job and paid in full . It's A little late to complain ...
    Sorry for your experience and maybe you have learned something . When dealing with a contractor you have to be very specific as to what you need done because we don't have a clue what you want until you tell us .

  • 5/5 stars July 6, 2014

    My experience with Dan was great ! He showed up on time , completed the job in a timely , professional and respectful manner . He also worked around our schedule which made it so easy to deal with . His prices or very reasonable and the quality of work was great .

  • 5/5 stars January 19, 2014

    Dan did an awesome job !! On time , reliable and very professional for such a young man . We will be using Dan again and I would recommend him to anyone .
    Danielle E. Fenton Mo

  • 5/5 stars September 18, 2013

    Show Me Painting, Dan Barnes, did an exceptional job. We are going to use Dan again and would encourage others to use Dan. On time, fairly priced, excellent quality, polite, clean and trustworthy . . . what else could you ask for!
    Charlie foxman

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Repaints , wall repairs .

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure they are local and be very specific as to what you need done .Contractors do not know what you need unless you specify .

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. It's all in the tools . I will not sacrifice quality to save a buck . Using the best tools you can really makes a difference in the quality of work . I have brushes that cost upwards of $50 a brush , but they work excellent.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. How many jobs have they completed and do they have refrencese's

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. To be absolutely positive as to what they need or want completed . I do not mind helping my clients figure it out but I do not read minds .

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I take pride in everything I do , no job is too small and I treat every job the same . I give 110% attention to every aspect to the job I am performing .
Not only am I the owner I will be the one doing the work . I work in close cooperation with every customer to assure 100% satisfaction .

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love everything about what I do .

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. I am most asked if I will be the one performing the work .
My answer is always yes . I am there from start to finish .

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Be more specific . We are not mind readers .

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. It's all I've ever done and I love my trade .

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am EPA lead certified .

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I recently completed a job for Duke Homes . I unforntantly got sick and was admitted to the hospital . I offered to show proof what had happened even though I was inclined to do so. The client declined and seemed fine about it at the time . Well just like anyone else I got behind on my work and it took a few extra days to complete . So they, after finalizing the job and paying in full decided to write a bad review . They also complained about a specific part of the job that was to touch up all closets instead of doing a full paint because that's what was in the agreement . The reason to this agreement was becuase it was a little extra as far as price to do a full paint on all the closets and understandably they wanted to save as much money as possible . But they was then unhappy with the results .
My point here is, they sacrificed the quality to save a buck and naturally where unhappy with the results .
Which is a common problem not only for myself but many other contractors I know .
Please do not sacrifice the quality of work for a buck . In the end no one is happy and will not only cost you more money but can even create a tense and stressful cituation not only for you but everyone involved .

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Never start any project before getting the full details in writing and signed by the client .
Be sure to always go over every agreement with the client so that you are both positive of details .

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. I am Always trying to make improvements on anything Only a fool thinks he knows everything .

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