Hiring a Painter
Ready to hire a painter? Not so fast! Doing a little prep work before selecting your painter will help make sure you’re happy with the results. Check out these considerations for hiring a painter successfully.
Costs and Deadlines
Always ask for an estimate up front. This will give you a good idea of how much the project may cost. You’ll need to compare these estimates from potential contractors, and choose the one that best fits your budget, project, and needs.
Before you start the project, get a written contract that includes the cost of materials and job as well as deadlines and contact information. You should receive information about the type of paint that will be used as well as any other materials. Having this vital information agreed upon before the project starts will save you the trouble of miscommunication and misunderstandings.
Licenses, Warranties, and Insurance
Always make sure your painting contractor is licensed, insured, and provides a warranty. Painters who do not have a license or insurance put you and your property at risk. You could be held liable for any accidents that occur during a painting project if you hire an uninsured contractor.
Likewise, a professional painting contractor will meet local licensing requirements and offer a warranty for their workmanship and materials.
Timing and Completion
Painting projects are major tasks that require you to open up your home to strangers. Professional painters will arrive on time and finish projects by the agreed-upon deadline. While you certainly don’t want a contractor who will perform a rush job or work in inclement conditions, it’s important that your painting crew respects your home and time by working as professionally as possible.
Ask for references and follow up with those references to get a better idea of the contractor’s timeliness and professionalism.
Protection of Property and Belongings
By that same token, your painter should respect your property and assets. Professional painters will work to protect your furniture, cars, and household items from painting materials. Ask your contractor about how he or she will prepare your home for the project.
Looking to hire a professional painting contractor? Look no further! Bay Country Painters offers highly experienced personnel who will make your sure your painting project is a big success!