Before you go online for local listings or ask a pal for a recommendation, it’s important to determine the work. Make a set of what needs to be painted and where, and include any preparation which will be needed. This can help the painter estimate an accurate quote.
Collect quotes from at least three different painters and, when possible, keep these things visit your home to see the job personally. It’s important that they quote for all those aspects, including any preparatory work BEFORE PAINTING.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions:
Who will be in charge of moving furniture, covering it up, and cleaning up afterwards?
Can they offer references for previous jobs?
What’s their proposed schedule?
Not providing the paint yourself? Inquire further if they are using Dulux paint.
Finally, trust your instincts. An excellent professional Montclair Painters should be neat, on-time, business-like and courteous, and ready to answer questions and offer suggestions. They should be as interested in your decoration project when you are.
Homeowners assume that house painting is not hard and doesn’t require much thought when deciding on a company to get the job done. However, like any do-it-yourself task, exterior and interior painting is an acquired skill – if you wish it done right.
Sure, anyone will come over and cover your walls with paint, however in order to make sure it is done properly, consider these tips when choosing a painter for your home.
A painting company that is in business for some time frame will establish a certain reputation. Some will be known for prompt and professional work, while some will have garnered bad reviews for cutting corners and sloppy prep work. Do your homework and seek out the maximum amount of information as possible about the painters you are thinking about and be sure to check online reviews to see what others have to state about their experience.
The greater experience a painter has, the better. It’s nice to provide newcomers a chance, however when it involves painting a complete home exterior or interior, you should choose the most qualified company. Again, research the firms as best you can, find out when they started and the experience level of their employees.
Unfortunately, many painters are fly-by-night operators who’ll get in and get out as fast as they can. Before you select a painter for your home, ask if indeed they have a state-issued license, general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. Having this protection not only serves the painters, but you also as a homeowner.
Interview and Walk-Through
Never hire a painter without meeting her or him first and performing a thorough walk-through of the job site. You will know pretty quickly if the painter you talk with is right for your home. Consider painters that avoid specific questions, claim their license is on file somewhere and seem distracted if you are pointing out important aspects of the work. Painters that are professional, attentive and genuinely interested in your concerns are the ones you want to consider.