How to Hire a Painting Company


Almost all homeowners hire a company to repaint their house’s exterior. So should too. Homeowners who have done DIY painting jobs usually ended up in a disaster.  

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Whether you would have your home painted in the spring on in the fall, here are some advice to help make sure you would get a great service.  

Meet the Professionals 

Contact at least 3 various companies for the job. Remember that family and friends are great sources for references. Also, you must be in your house for the 1st meeting. In this way, you would know how much effort every company exerted to examine your house’s condition. The more effort he exerts, the more realistic the quote you would get. Even a very experienced expert would require more than a fast stroll around your home.  

Ask also every contractor about their crew size and the experience level of each member. 

State your Expectations 

The amount of coats the painter puts is not the only aspect in knowing the price and quality of the job. The key is also the preparation. Tell the painter and be prepared to spend extra dollars if you want the surface to be free of disproportion. However, agree on what preparation level is acceptable and what is not if you could live with few imperfections.Before you do everything make sure to inspect your house before handing over to the painters. 

Get Quotes 

Ask for a written quote from every company. It must have a detailed explanation of the amount of surface prep that would be done, the model and brand of materials, the amount of coasts of paint and primer, and the breakdown of material and labor costs.  

Check Past Work and References 

Acquire a reference list from every company and contact them to find about the experience they had with the company. It is a good sign if the company has positive references.

Consider Credentials 

Consider their credentials before hiring someone. For instance, membership in a local or trade business group is not assurance of a good work. However, it signifies a commitment level and reliability. Confirm also whether the expert has the required licenses.  

Get a Full Contract 

The contract must include all the key information of the contractor – license number, cell and office numbers, address, name, and all the details that are included in the quote. Ensure that the contract states clearly what isn’t and what is included in the project. 

Ask for the copy of the workers compensation and liability insurance certificates of the painter. You could be in great trouble if the painter does not have coverage.  

Ask for Assurance 

The painter must promise to fix any excessive chalking, fading, flaking, blistering, peeling, or chipping that happens within 2 years after the project is completed with little to no cost. Keep in mind that the warranty does not include labor if the painter tells you that the paint has warranty.