It makes sense to take a little time and do some research before you choose a house painter because your house is most likely the biggest and most important investment you will make. You should make sure that you get the best person or company and there are lots of types of painters and contractors ranging from large companies down to individuals.
The next step after you determine that you are going to hire a professional painter to locate the best person for your project.
Some people have friends, neighbors or relatives who recently hired one. Referrals from friends and word of mouth will often lead to the best and most reliable recommendations.
For people who don’t have access to first-hand referrals, these are great tips:
Ask local builders, interior designers or even employees at your neighborhood hardware or paint store if they have any good recommendations. Real estate agents can also have good leads for house painters. If you drive around your neighborhood to get color ideas and you see a beautiful house, you can knock on the door and ask who they had paint their house.
Check with your local trade organization, Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau to see if the organizations recommend any painters or painting companies on their websites. Some of these groups may also have a list of painters with a lot of complaints or a history of issues.
You can often see before-and-after pictures and some testimonials on websites or by looking at ads in your local newspaper.
Search for the name of your city followed by the words “house painter” in Google and then check out what comes back. To find a painter in Denver, for example, type in Denver House Painters. In Naperville, Naperville House Painter. The websites of the painters may give you an indication of their professionalism and the quality of their work so make sure you click through to. Lastly, you can also check out the yellow pages in your phone book and make a few calls to prospective candidates.
Selecting a good contractor to paint your house is important as your house is probably the biggest investment you have. If you follow these guidelines, do your research, and carefully consider the possible candidates, you will be able to find a quality painter and end up with a beautiful house.