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Hiring a Painting Contractor

Almost every homeowner hires a painting contractor to repaint the exterior or interior of their house. Follow this advice to help make sure a top-quality work, whether you will have your home painted today or next month.  

 Painting Contractor

Meet the Professionals 

Contact at least 3 various contractors for the work. Family and friends are great sources for reference. You should first meet them at your house. In this way, you would know how much time every contractor had to examine the home’s condition. The longer the time, the more realistic the quote you would get. Even a professional painter would require more than an hour.  

Also, ask every contractor about the experience level of his members and the size.  

State the Expectations 

The amount of coat a painter use is not the only feature in know the price and quality of the work. The key is preparation. Tell the contractors and be prepared to spend additional money if you want a surface that is free of unevenness. However, agree on what preparation level is acceptable and what is not if you could live with several imperfections.  

Get Quotes 

From every contractor, ask for a written quote. It must include a breakdown of material and labor costs, detail description of the amount of preparation that would be done, model and brand of materials, and the amount of coats of paint and primer.  

Check References and Previous Work 

Ask for a list of references from every contractor and contact them to know about their experience with the professional. A history of great references is a great sign. Check also the jobs the painters did a few years ago to see how their work is. Use latest projects to examine the ability of the latest crews,  

Consider Credentials 

Consider his or her credentials before you hire someone. For instance, membership in a local or trade business is not an assurance of work quality. However, it shows a commitment level and trustworthiness on his part. Also, confirm if the professional has the proper licenses.  

Ask for a Complete Contract 

The contract must include all the key information of the contractor. These includes license number, cell numbers, address, and name. It should also include that details are in the quote. You must ensure that the contract states clearly what isn’t and is included in the work.  

Ask for a Copy of the Liability and Insurance Certificates 

For instance, if a member drops a ladder on the car of your neighbor, you are in big trouble if the contractor does not have coverage.  

Ask for an Assurance 

The contractor must promise to fix any chalking, excessive fading, flaking, blistering, peeling, or chipping that happens within 2 years after the work is completed at a little or no cost.  

Select the Paint  

The contractor may attempt to talk you into a paint he likes. However, use the finish you need.  

Hold Out 

Lastly, do not make a huge down payment and withhold the last payment.