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8 Things to Know Before Hiring Professional Painters

8 Things to Know Before Hiring Professional Painters

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Before hiring a painter for your various renovations, you’ll need to be cautious as not all the acclaimed professionals will deliver you quality work. For those who might be tempted to DIY, you need the skills to give your walls the quality paint job they deserve. If not, then consider hiring only the pros. The caveat with hiring professional painters is that they are just too many in the market and finding the right one can be overwhelming. In this detailed guide, we’ll provide you with eight things you need to know before hiring a professional painter.

1. Find Painters Who’ve Invested in Their Marketing Strategies

The thing is, not so many people will pay top dollar for their marketing strategies without a good plan to reap from the benefits of it all. Most, if not all of the accredited painting companies will in a way, have quality websites where they’ll provide clients with reliable and cost-effective painting options. If this is not enough, they’ll go a step further to ensure that they have online reviews and testimonials to back them up. These are the people you need to trust when you have a renovation project that involves painting.
If you are among the people considering starting a painting company, then you could borrow some tips from GSDecorating.com. They’ll provide you with insights on how to market your painting company as well as various ways on how to analyze the competitiveness in the industry. With that having been said, here are categories of paint jobs that might require a professional approach. They include:

  • Paint consultation
  • Interior paint jobs
  • Exterior paint jobs
  • The Painting techniques to be used
  • Commercial paint jobs

2. Check for Certifications

Before hiring just anyone to handle the painting work in your home or business premises, they need to have the certifications for it. By this, it means checking whether the painting company is registered with the right authorities and has specialized painter insurance.
Additionally, always hire companies that are insured. This will ensure that you are free from any liabilities that might arise as the contractors are working on your property. While you might have a homeowner’s insurance policy in place, you’ll want to ensure that the painting company is responsible for its workers.

3. Experience

This is a no brainer! Painting companies that have been in the industry for a long time will have extensive experience in various painting jobs. Whether it’s a widespread paint job or an intricate one that might require lots of expertise, then go for only experienced painters. Years of experience in the field also means that they must have a good track record and a good reputation.

4. Accurate Cost Estimates

Before hiring a painting company, ensure that they’ll provide you with accurate cost estimates. Cost is always an important factor to consider when you have a painting project. This will help you to prepare a conclusive and accurate budget. You just don’t want your renovation project to end halfway before it’s complete, right?

5. The Level of Professionalism

When it comes to hiring professional painters, ensure that they’ll live up to their word. In simpler terms, hire painters who will not only give you a quality paint job but painters who’ll also handle your home with the care it deserves. They need not be rude, hasty, or edgy.
Also, professional painters will only use tools that depict their professionalism. There are intricate paint processes that require precision and accuracy. These might include surface preparation processes, moldings, and wrappings, as well as the use of modern painting techniques.
Also, ensure that the contractors have etiquacy. They need to carry themselves in a manner that’s not annoying or irritating. You don’t need to have your family confined in a motel because your house is being renovated or have to close your business because the painters are rude to your customers. Except for safety reasons, you need not halt your activities. Below are the benefits of hiring professional painters:

  • It’s cost-effective
  • It saves you time
  • It saves you from lawsuits as well as other liabilities
  • You get value for money and a long-lasting paint job

6. Payment Terms

Some painting companies might require an upfront deposit before they take the job. Always ensure that it’s a manageable percentage. Just the right percentage will help to cover all the most crucial materials and painting logistics. You just don’t want someone taking advantage of your hard-earned money. They also need to provide you with a negotiable payment schedule. This way, you’ll have enough time to get your finances in order.

7. Warranty

Some painting companies, and as a result of the quality of the paints they use, and the quality of work they provide, they’ll give you a job guarantee. What’s the need of spending top dollar for a paint job that will start to peel, flake, or crack within just a few days? It doesn’t make sense, right? For this reason, hire painting companies that will give you a guarantee for their workmanship!

8. Contract vs Agreement

These are terms that have often been used interchangeably but have a completely different meaning. When it comes to hiring a painting company, you’ll need to consider whether you want to contract or sign an agreement. For instance, when you have a paint job or a renovation that might require some paint touch-ups, sign a contract with the painting company.
This will be a legally binding arrangement in such a way that you could claim your money. For smaller paint jobs, however, you might consider signing an agreement. This will give you leverage whenever there are claims or issues to do with the quality of work.
For the above reasons to be convincing, you need to have made the final decision to consider a renovation project. You, of course, need to have set some funds aside for the paint job. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck halfway. Not to worry though, there are home renovation financing options that might help you out. But you’ll never go wrong with the above pointers in your checklist!

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