How to Hire a Painter Contractor 

Home improvement projects do not only improve the aesthetic appeal of your house, it also adds home value to your property. To achieve this, you need to hire a professional to get the result you want. However there are certain projects that appeals to some people as something they can do by their own, like painting. Who can’t get a brush and paint a wall right? But painting is not easy as it looks like. After you try it on your own and fail, you will realize the need of a painting contractor. The question is; how to find one?  

 Painter Contractor

Research on your Locality 

Painting contractors are not easy to find especially that they can also do other associated tasks, so they are not dubbed as painting contractors alone. You have to do some research and ask for referrals so they will show up to look your house and check the place. Look for companies like who doesn’t only focus on house painting but also offers remodeling and cleaning services. You see, most of these contractors have painting job as one of their lines of work along with others.  

Ask About License and Certification 

When you hire a company who does job that includes everything about remodeling (including painting, of course), ask for their license and certification. If they have a license, it means that they are legally operating in your area. Their certification also proves that they are competent in their field and will do their job well.  

Liability insurance is also important, so ask your prospect contractor about that. If you’re going to hire a contractor, make sure they are ensured so in case something happens during the job everything is covered.  

Conduct an Interview 

It’s important to know that you know well the person whom you’re going to work with. When talking with a painting contractor, you don’t have to be too technical about some stuff. The contractors we know are really good at explaining things to the homeowner. 

While you’re discussing, don’t forget to ask about the cost of the paint, the type of paint he’s going to use, number of coating, and how many days until the job is finished and other things you think are important.  

Ask for an Estimate 

Grab the opportunity to ask for a written estimate. It’s important that you can match your budget with the estimate of the job. Most contractors use formulas, like totaling up square footage of ceilings and walls, costs for primer and paint and the preparation time. The contractor’s estimate is going to be based on the similar jobs they had. If you have at least 2 to 3 prospects, compare each estimate. 

Other Tasks of Painting Contractors 

Painting contractors don’t only paint; they also take on other kinds of jobs. They also make a coverage of areas that’s not going to be painted, prepare the surface prior to painting, moving away furniture, priming the new drywall, cleanups and final evaluation. What you’re going to spend is really worth it.  

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