What to expect when hiring a Painting Contractor

| October 18, 2011

 Whether you are building a new home, buying an older home or freshening up your existing home, it is always a good idea to use a Professional Painting Contractor. Many homeowners, while quite capable of doing the work, after they purchase the required equipment and materials, and invest many of their own hours find that it may have been much more effective to hire a professional.  A professional has all the required equipment, can often provide a better quality paint for a more competitive price, and is much more efficient. We can do the work in much less time and have your home back to normal quickly.

Inviting a stranger into your home is often a daunting task for many, here are some tips on choosing a contractor.

So now you are ready to contact a painter!

If you decide to call, remember, many painters are owner operators, therefore they may be working at a customers home and be unable to answer right away. Please leave a message and they will call you back. You can also email them using the contact us form on the web page.

Some of the questions they may ask are:

  • May I have your name and contact info?
  • How did you hear about us?
  • What size is your project?
  • When do you want the work done?
  • Have you looked at colors yet?
  • When was the last time the home was painted?
  • Was your home built before 1978?
  • Have you hired a contractor before?
  • Do you have a budget?

The answers to these types of questions will help to determine how to best meet your needs. They can then set an appointment to meet with you and anyone else involved in the decision making progress. The information collected from the above questions will help us to be prepared when we meet and bring any color samples, product data or RRP materials.

When the contractor arrives at your home, they should:

  • Arrive on time
  • Walk through the proposed areas with you and take notes and possibly pictures
  • Show you finishes and colors from sample boards or fan decks
  • Provide a project book with testimonials and project photos for you to review
  • Measure the space
  • Leave you with a folder detailing our insurance and license information
  • Provide you with a written, detailed, firm estimate
  • Answer any questions you have
  • Ask you if you would like to be added to our schedule

We hope to provide a professional, pleasant process to make your next home improvement project go as smooth and hassle free as possible. Our business depends on satisfied customers and referrals.

 

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