There are many reasons why you should hire a house painter, but knowing exactly how to go about it can be confusing. If you want professional-looking results and none of the stress of doing it yourself, follow these few easy steps to finding a painter who fits your needs.
The easiest way to begin your search is through the Internet. Only there can you quickly find contacts and information that can get you on your way to having a beautifully painted home. Using the Internet also has additional benefits that will be discussed later.
In the search engine of your choice, type in your area name followed by the word painter. Focusing your search to painters in your area is important because only they can know exactly the type of paint and method to use for your particular region. Select a few reliable-looking Web sites and begin browsing the company’s information, taking notes on each. In particular, be on the lookout for clearly displayed contact details, a promising statement regarding the company’s mission, and most important, testimonials and pictures of past work. An accessible Web site that contains testimonials and a portfolio is a sure sign that the painter takes his or her work seriously.
As you are browsing each company’s site, take note of the services each offers and if these match up to your current needs. The best painters offer services that include, but are not limited to,
o Complete interior and exterior house painting
o Specialty and faux finishes
o Green/low VOC coatings
o Wallpaper hanging and removal
o Power Washing and mildew removal
o Comprehensive project and surface evaluation
o Detailed painting specification and estimating
o Color consultation and schematics
o Prompt and accurate scheduling
o Smart job management and supervision
o Thorough surface preparation
o Minor carpentry and dry rot repair
o Consistent, on time completion of painting projects
o Quality workmanship and materials
o Two-year free touch up service.
Eliminate any painters from your list that do not offer services for your required project. Once you have narrowed the list to at least two prospects, contact them and invite them to you home to give you a bid. Ask for a copy of the bid to compare with your final bill. All that’s left now is to hire the bidder that you feel best matches your needs and price range, and you’re on your way to having a beautifully painted house.