There are many important things to consider before you hire a house painting provider. First, you want to make sure that the job gets done the way you want it. Second, you want the job to be completed on time with no major hurdles along the way. Third, you want to stick to your original budget. Because of these three things, it’s important to do your homework beforehand and keep these important tips in mind.
The best way to hire a contractor for house painting is to get referrals from people who have received similar services. Reach out to people on social media by asking your followers who they recommended, or ask your friends, neighbors, extended family members, and co-workers. You may also be able to get referrals from your local hardware store.
After you get referrals from people, start comparing them to one another and do some digging around on the internet to look for company reviews, ratings, certifications, etc. It is best to have at least three or more companies to compare. Be sure to ask each company how much they charge and what those charges include, and then compare each company with one another.
Ask About Details
If you have a specific style, color, finishing, or design in mind, you should make sure that each company offers the services you are looking for. The more specific the information you give them, the better. It is important that you discuss your needs upfront to ensure that they can perform each task.
Ask Essential Questions
After you have your options narrowed down, you should make sure to interview the company and ask them as many questions as possible. For example, some important questions may be:
- How many years of experience do you have?
- Do you require licensing? If so, is it up-to-date?
- Do you have injury and/or liability insurance?
- Do you perform the work yourself, or you subcontract?
- Do you have any references that you could provide?
- Specifically, which products and services do you offer?
After you receive the answers, you will need to decide if you feel comfortable doing business with them. If they do subcontract their workers, you may wish to search for a company that doesn’t.
Once you receive the company’s references, make sure that you actually check them!
Request a Written Contract
Once you have made the decision to hire a contractor to perform your house painting needs, you will want to request a written contract to review. If you see anything on the contract that you aren’t sure about, you can always ask them for clarification.
Be sure to clarify the exact area that is being painted, the paint colors, the approximate time of the project, and the cost. Ensure that your personal items will be protected during the job and that the work area will be cleaned up when completed.
With these tips, you can feel confident that the job will be completed on time, within your budget, and to your satisfaction!