Finding a painting company that will provide the quality work you expect may not be as easy as it may seem. Not all paint jobs are equal and the difference is in detail. Quality painting projects will leave your walls, ceilings, and woodwork carefully painted with straight lines and smooth surfaces with few, if any, visible imperfections. A skillful contractor will share his expertise and deliver “no mess no stress” experience that won’t have a disrupting affect on your home and life while the project lasts.
Here are some tips what to look for when choosing a painting contractor:
Know Your Priorities
Are you looking for a quality, high-end paint job or a budget option? Are you looking for a fast turn around or prefer a skilled contractor to focus on the quality instead? For rental properties, you might want to look for painting companies that delivery quick services for less. However, if your priority is a high level of service, remember to ask who will actually do the job and what is their experience level.
Reviews and References
Skilled painting contractor will be able to share reviews and references. Whether they are available online or by request, the best vetting system involves proven record of successfully delivered project that fit your needs and expectations.
Written Estimate and Consultation
Make sure the contractor provides you with a written estimate that includes the scope of the project, materials and specifications. It will be a binding contract that will help you keep track of the project and define what you can expect as part of the service.
License and Insurance
Your painting contractor must have a state-issued license, general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance if he hires employees. A reputable contractor will be willing to share all of the documentation if asked. It protects you and your home as well as their business.
The ideal contractor should be neat, punctual, businesslike and on the job to either provide the services or supervise employees to ensure your needs and contract details are met.