The short answer is that Hollywood is struggling quite a bit due to its state laws that have really punished businesses and driven them out of state. The smaller companies have been left behind to pick up the pieces, and as a result, they are fighting over clients and customers. Where commercial painting in Hollywood used to have waiting lists, we are now seeing painting companies falling over themselves to offer discounts and cheap services to businesses. If you are lucky enough to have a business that has survived local state laws and the drop in sales during the 2020-2022 pandemic lockdowns, then finding a cheap and affordable painting company should be easy.
Is Commercial Painting That Inexpensive?
If you scratch the surface a little, you will see how far prices have dropped. Check out a few websites, and you will see the regular standard prices, but get in touch and get a quote, and you start seeing how prices have fallen.
Do your best to get quotes from other painting companies to show to the people you are talking to right now. In short, play the painting companies off against each other to negotiate a lower quote. Just beware of getting a quote from poor-quality companies because their quotes are pretty meaningless. For example, a quote from “Paint House Inc” looks far better than a quote from “Jessie’s Tin Can Paint Service.”
Aren’t Materials More Expensive?
Brand new materials like paints and varnishes are a little more expensive due to the USA’s high fuel costs. However, companies have warehouses full of paints and varnishes that they purchased before lockdowns and Russian wars and such. The cost of decorating and painting supplies has hardly gone up at all, especially for tradespeople, it is only the delivery costs that consumers are seeing a rise.
Minimum wage hikes do mean that painting companies have to charge more for your house painting, but that is why you should stick with the smaller companies that pay their workers per job rather than per hour. They are able to keep costs fairly low without breaking the law. Plus, the most professional painters are able to get the job done fairly quickly so that they don’t need to charge massive amounts for labor when they are painting your business and/or house.
Time to Prioritize Higher Quality Services
It sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but now that painting services are cheaper, you should start paying a little more. Think of it this way, back in the old days, getting your place painted could cost you thousands for a high-quality service. Nowadays, it costs just a few hundred. A high-quality job may still cost a lot of money, but it is only a fraction of what it used to cost. As a result, you may as well hire a premium high-quality company like Just Right Painting to undertake your commercial painting in Hollywood. You are still getting a good deal, and you still come out ahead in terms of public image and in the cost-benefit department.