Click on the menu categories right below for more forms!
  • Construction Bid & Estimation Forms
  • Construction Invoices & Billing Forms
  • Construction Change Order & Extra Work Order Forms
  • Residential Construction Contract Forms
  • Commercial Construction Contract Forms
  • Construction Contract Addendums & Attachment Forms
  • Construction Salesperson Contract Forms
  • Construction Lien Releases & Waiver Forms
  • Construction Contractor Office Forms
  • Construction Contractor Operations Forms
  • Construction Subcontracting Forms
  • Construction Labor Warranty Forms
  • Construction Insurance Restoration Forms
  • Under Construction

    We have the forms for your Plumbing Business... give us a call!

  • Under Construction

    We have the forms for your Electrical Business... give us a call!

  • Under Construction

    We have the forms for your HVAC Business... give us a call!

  • Under Construction

    We have the forms for your Pool Business... give us a call!

  • Under Construction

    We have the forms for your Construction Business... give us a call!

Hold Harmless From Customer Refused Recommendations

Hold Harmless From Hazardous Materials

Addendum For Matching Existing Conditions & Finishes

Cost Of Work Addendums for T & M and Cost Plus Work

Project Allowances Addendum

List Of Suppliers 

List of Subcontractors

Payment Schedule

Joint Control Addendum


  • Assignment Of Benefits
  • Completion Certification Form
  • Contingency Agreements
  • Damage Mitigation Agreements
  • Estimate Forms
  • Flood Damage Forms
  • Mold Remediation
  • Recoverable Depreciation Invoice
  • Releases For Mortgage & Direct Pay
  • Restoration Agreements
  • Restoration Specification Form
  • Roof Repair Order Paid By Insurance Proceeds
  • Supplements or Additional Work Authorization


2024 Painting Contractor Lien Waiver and Release Forms

Scroll Down for SAMPLES!


Painters... In some states, California for instance, lien waivers or lien release forms are required to be given after and sometimes before a payment to the painting contractor is made. Many states define exactly what must be included in a lien waiver/release by state law.

Even if not required by law, most commercial customers, for their own protection, will ask for a lien release before making a payment.  The same is true on jobs where there is funding control such as controls on payments from a construction lender, and jobs where the work is being paid from insurance proceeds. And if you pick up the latest copy of AARP or some other magazine, it is hard not to find an article about contracting for improvement work on your home that does not recommend getting lien waivers when making any progress or final payment on the contract for the work.

There is nothing worse than, during a time when cash flow is tight, depending on receiving a check so that you can make payroll that week and being informed that your payment is delayed until you submit lien waivers on forms you do not have.  Every painting contractor should have these forms available so that when this situation happens, and it will, they don't have to scramble around trying to find a legal lien waiver for their state so they can get paid... just in case!  

And why are Completion Certificates important? Simple, the completion certificate sets a point in time when the interested parties in a painting project, have inspected and acknowledge satisfaction with the work done.  This is important from a legal standpoint as well as from the "mental" standpoint of the customer. A customer who has acknowledged their satisfaction at the date of their signature on a completion certificate is not likely to come back at a later date and say, "well the job was never really done right but..." , which is a common statement made during a dispute without a completion being signed and is hard for the contractor to answer. 

Experience has found that the best time to get a signature on a completion certificate is at the same time you give the customer a lien waiver. Why? Because it is then a "I give and you give back" situation.  You give the customer a waiver on your rights to lien their property and they give you an acknowledgement that you did the work properly. Win-Win

There are basically 5 different types of lien waivers... 

  • Two types of "conditional" lien releases. A "conditional" lien release or waiver is named this because the lien waiver and release goes into effect on condition payment is received... if the check bounces, the lien rights of the painting contractor remain in effect. There is one lien release/waiver for progress payments and one lien waiver/release for the final payment.
  • Two types of "unconditional" lien releases. An "unconditional" lien release/waiver is in effect immediately when signed by the painting contractor unconditionally... even if the check bounces, the lien waiver/release is in effect and the contractor has no lien rights for the work covered under the scope of the lien release/waiver. This type of lien waiver/release is primarily given only after payment has been received and the funds are in the painting contractor's bank account. Like the conditional lien waiver/release, there is one unconditional lien waiver/release for progress payments and one for the final payment.
  • The fifth type of lien release/waiver is for workers on the painting job and is called the Labor Lien Release. Some property owners will want to make sure all the people working on their property are being paid by the painting contractor and to insure this, will require each worker to certify that they have been paid for their work and that they will not seek a laborer's lien on the property. Again, this is a form recommended by magazine writers, that every home owner get signed when having painting work done on their home to prevent labor liens from unpaid workers. 
  • ACT Contractors Forms Software includes all 5 lien waiver/release forms and completion certificates so when you are asked for these by a property owner, payments to you will never be delayed while you try and find one of these hard to find forms.

ACT CONTRACTORS FORMS OFFERS THE FOLLOWING 6 PAINTING PROJECT LIEN WAIVER AND RELEASE FORMS AND COMPLETION CERTIFICATE FORMS FOR PAINTING CONTRACTORS The forms below are included in the full version of ACT Contractors Forms Software and most are also available as fillable pdf forms and as printed multi-part paper forms.

Click on Thumbnails below to see LARGER samples...

  • CLR- Painting Conditional Lien Waiver & Release For Final Payment Form with Completion Certificate
  • CLRP- Painting Conditional Lien Waiver & Release For Progress Payment Form 
  • COM- Painting Job Completion Certificate Form
  • LLR- Painting Labor Lien Waiver and Release Form
  • ULR- Painting Unconditional Lien Waiver and Release For Final Payment Form with Completion Certificate
  • ULRP- Painting Unconditional Lien Waiver and Release For Progress Payment Form


Click on the THUMBNAILS right above to see a LARGER Sample.


You may order our products using the secure, "LIVE HELP" tab  to the right or by phone at    1-800-820-5656.
If you have any questions please call. Our phone hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 8:00pm Pacific
(we are located in California).

Toll Free 1-800-820-5656
(707) 242-7168
We don't "hide" from you, behind our website! Give us a call, we answer our phones and your questions! 

Email Contact Page

             Contact ACT Contractors Forms at 1.800.820.5656