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Question DetailsAsked on 11/19/2017

Is a painting contractor in Arizona required to be bonded before he can request a 50% deposit on a job?

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Here are a few links on that subject FYI:

Basically, a painter has to be licensed to do contracting - and licensing means posting a mandatory bond, amount determined by estimated annual billings. For a Painter, he would need an R34 (Painter) license if he is operating as a specialty contractor, or could be a General Contractor holding a B-1, B-2 or B-3 license.

Below are links to several previous questions about contractor deposits including several about 50% deposits - to me that is way too high for that type of work. I would say maybe 10% (up to maximum maybe $300 or so) would be enough for an initial "placeholder" deposit, then maybe a payment for the cost of the paint once delivered to your house, then for a normal paint job (lasting only a few days) the rest upon completion. Perhaps an intermediate payment for a job taking several weeks, like one on a large mansion with lots of hand detail trim work, or a detailed mural or faux paint job which might have say weekly progress payments.

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