Most frequent questions/concerns are…
- No Sub Contractors. Sharpton Painting has ONLY Hourly paid painters. Never once hired subcontractors, never once worked as one, never will.
- Not a Franchise or Corporate out of state company. Sharpton Painting is Private Owned, founded HERE in Middle TN, by Kevin Sharpton – Established year 2000. Remember, If a company has a “headquarter” or “main office”, in another state. It is NOT truly a local business.
- No undocumented workers. Sharpton Painting only employs Legal American workers. All our hourly team members are good ole fashioned born and raised, right here in the U.S.A.
Want to paint your brick?
Want your brick painted? Please take notice that almost every other painting company is totally skipping the most important step in painting brick. After the thorough power wash and cleaning of your brick to be painted, and of course hole filler needs, the must have step of masonry bonding primer is being skipped by most other painting companies entirely. Why? There are two main reasons why. First, the masonry bonding primer / block filler is expensive! Not only the material but the labor. So, in order to save the appeal or to keep the bid attractive to the potential client, most painters skip it all together. The second reason is most painters claim “the paint has built in primer”. Well, this is true for many high grade exterior paints by many different manufacturers. HOWEVER, it is not the correct primer and is totally different from the masonry bonding primer. So while you shop around, if your painting contractor doesn’t provide you a one coat masonry bonding primer / block filler and two coats top finish coating, then your missing out, and the job will not be done properly. So what’s the big deal? Well, skipping the masonry bonding primer will leave you repainting in just a few years! Sharpton Painting will not bid on brick to be painted unless it is done properly. So while yes, in most cases our bid will be higher, it’s for very good reason as listed above. If we can’t do it right, we just don’t do it at all.
10+ year “warranties” are a marketing ploy!
Shopping around for a qualified painting company to paint your exterior? Hearing about 10+ year warranties as part of the “deal”? Does it sound to good to be true? The choice is ultimately yours. However, be cautious of exterior repaint warranties that exceed 8 years. They are certain to fail. We at Sharpton Painting offer the max allotted warranty time for your exterior project and giving us a 2-year buffer. Frankly, there isn’t a company on this earth, using any preparation technique, application technique or any product that could give anyone a *Failure Free paint job for more than 8 years. Mother Nature simply wont allow it. For more information on this, read the “NOTICE” section near the bottom of this homepage.
*Failure Free – means; ABSOLUTELY NO cracking, peeling, bubbling, blistering, chipping, flaking, or in any other way detaching from the serviced surface.
We are All-American!
Sharpton Painting is proud to be an All-American Company. While all of our team members may not be from the wonderful state of Tennessee originally, we are ALL, each and every one of us, good old fashioned 100% born and raised Americans from various states of this great country. Our All-American team is proud to call Tennessee our home, and we are proud that our tight-knit team, are all born and raised right here in the United States Of America. We are proud to serve you, and love our Middle Tennessee home.
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We are NOT a franchise or corporation!
With so many other Middle TN painting companies being franchise bought or a corporation painting company, you need to know that – We are NOT a franchise or corporation!
One of the most common questions we have from our current and potential clients is whether or not we are a franchise or corporation company. We believe this is an important question to ask, and we are happy to explain why we are not a franchise or corporation. These are the three top reasons why Middle Tennessee consumers are not hiring franchise or corporation companies:
1) Lack of Ownership – when you hire a company that is franchise purchased or a corporation, you may find many “hoops to jump through” when it comes to resolving a problem, since typically those companies have a corporate office located in another state. Also known as a “main office” or “headquarters”.
2) Outsourced Work – most franchise or corporation companies outsource their work to others, which is a typical bait and switch move used by most franchise/corporation companies, also known as sub-contracting.
3) No prior experience from franchise owner or corporation representative – many franchise or corporation companies are purchased by a person or persons in a investment decision and only care for the profit to be made. This is dangerous since they place all trust on their sub contractors, who are likely to cause many problems.
Owner Kevin Sharpton started Sharpton Painting Company in 2000 as a local, Middle Tennessee company. Kevin has no intentions to franchise this company nor will we ever outsource or sub contract. Kevin schedules all clients in such a way so that he has time with each and every project and client, and this will never change. Kevin is an experienced painter by trade, and has only hired employees who have many years of experience as well.
We are the painters!
We are not a jack of all trades – master of none. We are a master of ONE.
Sharpton Painting is a full service, interior and exterior painting company; we are NOT a jack-of-all-trades. If you want your interior or exterior painting project completed right and on time you need to hire a professional painting company that is focused on just that. Why hire the same company you used to install a new roof or conduct “handy man work” to paint your walls? Don’t sacrifice the quality workmanship offered by a painting professional for the convenience of a “handyman”. Our main priority, our only focus, is providing you with professional full service interior and exterior painting. Painting is our passion and it is what we will always be doing – and we do it well. So trust us for all your painting needs, not your general contractor.
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Sharpton Painting – What to trust when shopping for a Service Company?
Nashville Painters – Sharpton Painting, provides tips to consumers. Consider the following when shopping for ANY service company…
Sharpton Painting has the largest and 100% legitimate before/after project completion gallery! With over 260 samples of before/after pictures of our work located right here in Middle Tennessee! Please click on the residential or commercial tabs to see for yourself! No other painting company can show you so many samples of their work, and we hope to add your project to the gallery!
Have you noticed all the generic names?
Have you noticed that 99.9% of all other painting companies use generic names? Whatever happened to the time when all businesses proudly used their actual name? Well, Sharpton Painting is very proud to use the last name of the Owner, Kevin Sharpton. Our actual name is a sign of just how serious we are. We put our name on our business because from day one, 18 years ago, every job we do is our name. Slapping a generic name on a business and the jobs it completes, holds very little to no sentimental value and that is not a good mix for you in the long term.
Do they use subcontractors?
Companies who hire subcontractors in most cases have the reputation for rushing through projects to hurry to the next. To the subcontractor, quality is rarely on their radar. Practically all franchise and corporate companies use subcontractors, if they say they don’t, that usually is not the case. Subcontractors generally have no real reputation to protect or care for and they jump from one “prime” or “general” contractor to the next looking for subcontracts. Generally, their only focus is getting paid, and getting paid quickly! Subcontractors answer to no one and are impossible to find or hold accountable. They roam around getting what jobs they can to line their pockets.
Sharpton Painting HAS NEVER and WILL NEVER use, associate, affiliate, or in any other way, deal with any subcontractors. Our employees are hourly paid team members, and always will be. We promise you this.
Don’t gamble your hard earned money, invest it!
Over the past 18 years, we have developed a wonderful reputation that holds many great qualities. There is one in particular that we could have never imagined and it was manifested by the thousands of clients we have served. Out of thousands of clients, we have reported many times that we were hired above all other good reasons because they didn’t want to gamble. We simply couldn’t be more flattered by this. So while shopping around you will be faced with many choices, just know many of those who choose us don’t gamble. Many of those who choose us want a sure thing for their money and we take pride in that. Your money is hard earned, don’t gamble with it, invest it with Sharpton Painting.