With so many Local Painting Companies to choose from, how do you know if you are choosing the right company for your paining project? Do you know what questions to ask or what to look for in a Professional Painting Company? Let’s Break Down the Process of hiring the Right Company!
How Do You Know Who to Call?
You decided it’s time to get your home painted, now you need to get an estimate! Where do you begin??? How do you decide what Company to call? How do you know that they will do the best job??
The first place to look would be to ask Family or Friends for a Referral. Chances are you know someone, who knows someone who recently got their home painted. Ask them if they were happy with their finished job and if they would give you a referral to their painter. A referral guarantees that you know the company is reputable and has met previous customers expectations.
The next place to go is the internet. Do a search in Google for local painters. Check out their websites as well as reviews their previous customers have left. A company with a good reputation will have multiple positive reviews as well as repeat customers. Also take a look at how long the company has been in business, are they licensed and insured, and do they have painters on staff or will your job be contracted out?
What to Expect From Your Estimate
You decided on the companies you want to get quotes from and now you have set up your estimate walk throughs. What should you expect when the estimator shows up? This can say a lot about the company and the finished product you will receive from them.
Your estimator should be knowledgeable of the industry and as well as the specific project you are requesting to be completed. They should be able to answer any questions you have, from what colors they would recommend to the finish of the paint. They should be able to walk the project with you and discuss any repairs that may be necessary prior to the paint being applied.
To receive the most accurate quote, you want to make sure that your estimator takes the time to really understand your project and your expectations. Your home is your most valuable asset, when you choose to invest in your home, you want to make sure the company you hire understands and appreciates the importance of that decision.
The Quotes Are In!
Depending on the Company, you should expect to receive a Quote for your project anywhere from 3-5 days after the estimate walk through. Do not be afraid to review the quote with the company and ask questions! Make sure that you fully understand the job you are going to receive.
When you get a quote from a company, there a few specific details that you will want to see in the final pricing.
The quote should include what areas will be painted as well as any areas that are excluded. Any work that needs to be done to prep the walls should also be listed in detail. This would include anything from cleaning the area to drywall repairs. Repairs should be listed and the scope of the work should be included. The brand of paint as well as the type of paint to be used should be listed as well as how many coats included in the contract. Another thing to be mindful of is any added expenses, such as costs to moved furniture so there are no surprises when your final payment is due.
What Else Do I Need to Know???
It is important to make sure the company that you hire is Licensed and Insured. This will add a layer of protection for both you and the company in case there is an accident or damage caused to your home. A reputable company should provide the information upfront.
Also, ask for references from recent jobs they have completed. Companies with happy and satisfied customers will likely be able to provide you a list of customers who have agreed to be contacted as a reference.
While there is a lot that goes into making the decision to hire a company to complete your Painting Project, we hope that this give a good place to start! The more research you do into a company before the quote, the easier the process will be. And remember, don’t feel bad asking questions, whoever you hire needs to be looking to make you happy in the end!