What I Can Teach You About Professionals

By | January 27, 2017

Finding the Right Painting Contractor A brand-new coat of paint can bring wonders to your home, and working with a paint to get the job done is worth the added expense. But! You need to make the correct hiring decision. To be certain that your paint project will come with no regrets, ponder on the following: License, Bond and Insurance As you know, anyone who holds a paintbrush can work your walls. But you want an expert contractor who can actually stand by their results. Someone who is bonded, licensed, and insured can offer you protection as a customer and can be held responsible for your project’s outcome.
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By all means, estimates and recommendations must come in writing. Know whether an estimate is a predetermined price and what exactly you will be getting for your cash. See if the estimate is within in the same range as those submitted by at least two other contractors. It is typically not good when a contractor gives a bid that is dramatically lower than the rest. In most cases, it means that shortcuts of some type will be taken, or that the contractor is presently desperate for work because of negative customer feedback on previous projects. Client References Give at least three references a call, and ask other clients about their experiences with the particular contractor. Trade Association Membership Choose a contractor who is a member of at least one national and/or local painting contractors’ association. Involvement with others in the trade is a sign that a professional is committed to his work and adheres to current best practices. Written Guarantee Not only should a guarantee include the quality of work itself, but also what surfaces will be painted on specifically, as well as the maximum amount of time within which the job may be completed. Employee Screening Know the process by which the contractor generally hires painters. Keep in mind that there are bigger risks when a contractor works with day laborers instead of hiring regular employees. For one, nobody performs adequate background checks on day laborers, making you vulnerable to theft. As well, regular employees will more probably to do a better paint job as they have a formal employment contract to protect, in contrast to day laborers who are happy with a come-and-go arrangement. Experience and Professionalism If a contractor is experienced, businesslike, polite and almost always busy, it’s a sign they’re a winner. Quality Product and Application The actual paint used dictates the quality of the results and how long it will take before the surface has to be painted again. And as an industry standard, each job must be down in two paint applications. Lastly, make sure you review your contract carefully before signing it.