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What homeowners should know about PDCA painting standards

A high-quality exterior paint job can increase the beauty, value, and curb appeal of your home. When you’re selecting a contractor for this important project, choose a business with membership in the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). Here in the Phoenix metro area, that’s Crash of Rhinos Painting.

What is the PDCA?

Founded in 1884, this is the only American trade organization for painting contractors. The PDCA has a mission to promote education, ethics, and excellence in this industry.

Member organizations must adhere to PDCA painting standards, which require work that is free of defects and establishes guidelines that protect the consumer from unsatisfactory work.

What is covered by the PDCA standards?

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that you can trust the contractors you hire to do the best-possible work. PDCA makes this possible with standards that set out:

  • What a properly painted surface looks like
  • When touch-up and/or repair is required
  • Cost guidelines that depend on the range of colors and types of finishes used
  • The scope and work and responsibilities of a painting contractor
  • The methodology by which estimates are created
  • The way specific surfaces should be prepared for painting

These examples only scratch the surface of what is covered by this comprehensive document, designed to increase industry transparency by creating expectations for ethical, high-quality work.

Why should I choose Crash of Rhinos Painting?

As a PDCA member, we live by these industry standards and rely on them to ensure that your home’s exterior paint job will be uniform and free of defects. In fact, all our jobs are covered by a complete seven-year warranty.

Every job begins when our experienced, professional team examines the surface and provides a detailed, written quote. Next, work with our color consultation team to find the ideal hue for your home, even if you need to receive approval from your homeowners‘ association.

Before we get started, you’ll view digital renderings of what your home will look like when the job is complete. We use high-quality Dunn-Edwards paint because it’s specially formulated to stay vibrant and fresh—even in the blistering summer sun and fierce monsoon rain here in Phoenix.

If you live in the Phoenix area, contact us today to request your quote for a fresh coat. We’re proud of our PDCA membership and stellar customer reviews, including an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.