• Darling and Associates

5 Reasons you should always hire a licensed painter!

Updated: Mar 4

A licensed contractor or painter will protect your liability and your assets.

Contractors often have to do work high up on a ladder, on a roof, or work with hazardous materials. Protect your home and liability by only working with licensed and insurance painters like Darling and Associates. We serve all of Sonoma County and parts of Marin and Napa.


In California, anyone who contracts to perform work on a project that is valued at $500 or more for combined labor and materials costs must hold a current, valid license from CSLB. You can verify the license or call (800) 321-CSLB (2752).

Be advised that unlicensed individuals pose a risk to you and your family's financial security if a worker is injured while on your property, your property is damaged, or if the work is incomplete and/or faulty. Few, if any, unlicensed individuals have a bond or workers' compensation insurance.


  1. Licensed contractors carry insurance and Workmans compensation; in the event an unlicensed contractor is injured on your property you may be liable.

  2. Licensed contractors follow all state and local regulations. Darling team members are given regular safety instruction as well as continuing education on the safety procedure.

  3. Hiring a licensed contractor give you protection in the event a job goes unfinished. If a homeowner has exhausted all efforts with a contractor directly they can file a complaint with CLSB.

  4. Warranty; A licensed paint contractor will warranty the job for a specific amount of time per the contract in order to protect your assets if there are work defects discovered.

  5. Avoid scams by hiring a reputable painter, contractors should request no more than 10% deposit.

14 views0 comments