When you have a lot of painting to do – whether it is interior or exterior painting – it can be too large of a project to take on yourself. Whether you just do not have enough time to get it done on your own or you are not confident enough in your painting skills to do it yourself, hiring a professional painter can be the perfect solution.
Before you hire a painter, though, there are a few things you should consider. Here are some tips for hiring a painting contractor that will help you find a high quality, professional painter that will make your house look great.
Get an Upfront Price Quote
Before you think about hiring a contractor you need to get an upfront price quote. Always get the quote in writing so that they can not change their figures after they start the job without talking any changes over with you first. Having the quote in writing will help to protect you in case they decide to charge your more for the job after they have started it.
How Long Will it Take Them?
Get an estimate of how long it will take them to complete the project before they begin, and again try to get it in writing. Having your house painted – either outside or inside – can be a big hassle. It can mean that you have to stay out of your house or move a bunch of furniture. If the exterior is being painted it can make your house look shabby if it sits around for awhile with only half of it finished.
Be sure you find out how long they intend to take to finish the job and then make sure that it works with your schedule.
Check Out Their Reputation
Even if a painting contractor looks great on paper and sees professional when you talk to them, nothing will give you a better idea of what to expect then doing a little digging into their past work and their reputation.