Painting is a tedious task that some people simply do not want to take on. Other people are physically unable to paint their home themselves. It can mean hours of bending over to perfectly paint trim, which can be horrible if a person already has a back condition. It can also mean a less than perfect paint job if a person does not have earlier experience.
Because of this, professionals are usually hired to paint the interior and exterior of a home. This job seems easy enough, but there are plenty of customers that wind up unhappy with the results. To make sure that you wind up a satisfied customer, check out these things before hiring a house painter.
House painters usually supply their own paint. Most of these companies are able to get paint at a lower cost because they buy it in bulk, so it's not a problem for them to supply their own paint.
On the other hand, customers need to ask what brand of paint is used, what type of paint is used, etc. If a company uses poor quality paint on a high traffic area, such as a hallway, or on the exterior of the home, it could mean that the homeowner will have to spend extra money on another paint job sooner than they normally would.
A house painter should have previous experience in the area. When a house painter has previous experience, they will know that they need to wash interior walls, pressure wash the exterior of the home, and that they need to spread the paint evenly.
They will also know how to do all those things. Overall, homeowners will get a paint job that looks glorious, and lasts for years.
There are some shoddy house painters out there. For example, the one man crew that needs half of the money up front for materials that never comes back to complete the job. Or how about the company that insists on all the money up front?
When hiring a professional company, take the time to look up their reputation online. If there are multiple complaints with the BBB or customers complaining that the work was never completed, make sure to hire another business for the job.
Any company can say that they have years of experience. They can say that they have painted buildings larger than the one they are giving an estimate for, or that the house painters on their crew are the best. The thing is, people can say anything that they want to.
Instead of believing them, it may be a good idea to ask for references. Businesses may be able to give out the numbers and names of customers that they have previously worked for, or they may have before and after pictures of earlier jobs that they have completed. Either way, look for some verification that the business in question has the experience that they say that they do.
When hiring a professional company, it's usually a gamble. This is why most people recommend asking family and friends for a company that they have personally used. If this isn't an option, following these tips are the next best thing.
This can guarantee that a homeowner does not spend more money on a paint job than they should have to, and that the job gets done right the first time. When a homeowner hires a painting company, they should be able to trust that the results will be beautiful, and that they will last. When homeowners follow these tips, that is exactly what they will get.