The Ultimate Guide: Hiring an Interior Painter on the South Shore

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Ultimate Guide To Hiring an Interior House Painter on the South Shore (Massachusetts)

There are many reasons to hire an Interior Painter for your Boston and South Shore-area home. This guide will help you understand the process and help you more easily narrow down your choice of South Shore painting contractors.

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Chapter 1:  Does my Boston-area home’s interior even need painting yet?

In this chapter, we’ll explore the following topics:

How do you know if you need to paint your home’s interior?

The benefits of painting your home’s interior.

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Chapter 2:  How to choose a South Shore interior painting company:

You’ll learn how best to find a Residential Interior Painter from the following places:

  • Online reviews – how to easily sort through all the online review sites.
  • Getting quotes – what to look for in this process (hint: The behavior of the painter at this stage often foreshadows the rest of the project).
  • Details of the quote – What should be included in a good interior painting quote?
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Chapter 3. How often should I hire a painter for my South Shore Home’s Interior?

This chapter will cover:

  • How often to paint your South Shore Interior – with recommendations on what to do if you can’t afford to hire a painter.
  • Defining the scope of the interior painting job so that all interior painting companies are bidding on the same project (we call this “apples-to-apples bidding”).
  • Secret (free) services New England painters may offer if you know to ask.
  • Setting your interior painting budget.

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Chapter 4: Getting inspired to paint your South Shore and Boston-area home (the fun part!)

In this chapter, you’ll learn:

  • Working with a designer or color consultant to get the colors just right.
  • How to sample paint so you choose right.
  • Where to find a designer on the South Shore or in the Boston-area if your painter doesn’t offer one.
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Chapter 5: The final decision – choosing an interior painter.

If you’ve never hired an exterior painter in the South Shore and Boston area before, you might need to understand the following:

  • How the quoting process foreshadows what’s to come when you hire a painting company.
  • Why to almost never accept a “time and materials” bid.
  • Why wallpaper removal CAN and might be quoted as “time and materials.”
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Chapter 6: The Interior Painting Process for your South Shore and Boston-area home

  • Communication with your painter is critical.
  • The details and stages of the painting process from power washing to the final clean up.
  • Changing your mind (it happens!)
  • Change orders or add-ons to the initial project

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