I’m guessing you’re reading this because you’re thinking of hiring a professional painter to repaint your house. There are many important things to consider when deciding whether to paint the inside or outside of your home. Let’s be honest: your house is a valuable asset. You want it to appear beautiful, but you also want to preserve the value by using high-quality craftsmanship and the finest materials available for the task. Have a look at Painters.
Finding a Good Painter Checklist:
1) Verify that they have a state-issued (current and up-to-date) contractor’s licence. You may check the Contractors Licensing State Board CLSB License in California, for example. Check the contractor’s name to determine if they have a legitimate business licence. You may also check with the city where you reside to see whether they have a valid business licence.
2) Obtain two or more references from previous clients who have utilised their service, speak with them, and ask them specific questions.
3) Find out how long the contractor has been in business and whether or not they have done the kind of work you need on a regular basis, as well as what percentage of their work it represents. You’ll need a painter who has completed similar projects previously, not just once or twice.
4) Obtain at least two more written bids/quotes from various painting firms to ensure that they are not completely ripping you off on pricing. Make sure the estimates are comparable – paint and other supplies differ, so you’ll want to know what’s included!
5) Find a painter who will give you a quote over the phone for minor tasks.
6) Get flat-rate quotes so you know how much you’ll spend before you reach an agreement with the painting business and sign a contract. You don’t want hourly prices; you want turnkey pricing.
Neighbors, relatives, and friends are the ideal people to ask about painters in your neighbourhood since they will give you the truth and respond promptly to your inquiries. Contractors in a different trade, real estate agents, property management companies, and your local paint supply store or hardware/building supply store are all good sources of referrals; just keep in mind that they sell to all of the contractors and may know the reputation of those you’re considering.
When looking for references, look at the kind of projects the painter has been hired to do and compare them to the sort of painting work you want done on your home. Determine if the painter specialises in home or commercial painting.