Article provided by: Fine Paints of Europe
Hiring an expert painter is a great way to get your house looking new and fresh without the stress of doing it yourself. Painting your home is a considerable investment, so don’t make the mistake of choosing just any painter. You might end up choosing an inexperienced and unlicensed painter that will leave you with a house that needs repainting far too soon.
You want a professional who can deliver a quality experience from start to finish. A good painting company and painter understands the value of a good reputation. Above all, you want the kind of amazing results you can feel proud to show off to people. Consider these tips when hiring someone to paint your home.
Does the Painter have Insurance?
Confirm that your painter has insurance before doing business with them. Remember that the painter is working on your property and while you may have insurance that covers your property, it is also the responsibility of the contractor to have insurance as well.
Similarly, check that the painter you want to hire has workmen’s compensation to protect the crews while walking on your home- this protects you from having liability for any accidents that may happen on your property.
Level of Experience
Ask your painting company or painter how long they have been in business and if they are focused on painting job alone or if they are into all other types of work. You don’t want your painting job to be done by an amateur because your house is a reflection of who you are as a homeowner. You want a painter with an established reputation, so you know there are trust and credibility.
Does the Contractor have References?
You deserve to know who you are dealing with, so it’s a good idea to talk to past clients of your painter. Find a painter in your area that is proud of his/her work and will be happy to provide references. Some painters may even suggest or give them to you before you ask.
Once you have the references, talk to any of the clients so you can get a good feel of how the printer operates. You can also speak to one of the old clients to get a feel of how the painter’s skills hold up.
Have an Understanding of the Estimate
A professional painting company or painter will have a total breakdown of their cost. Time frame, labor, travel, type of paints is some of the things they may add together. You can request for this breakdown because it gives you a good idea of where your money is going. It also gives you peace of mind as it lets you know the painter didn’t just make everything up.
Hiring a professional painter will save you lots of money and time in the long run. If you want to find a painter in your area, make sure you do your due diligence. You’ll need to balance quality, schedule, and cost, so consider your options. If you have any concerns or questions about hiring a house painter, please contact us, we’d be happy to help.
At Finepaintsofeurope, we have painting experts who have already been vetted for having the required qualifications, licensing, and insurance. If you’d like to receive an estimate, contact us to get started.