What to Look for in a Professional Painter
Handy homeowners can take on many tasks themselves with reasonably good results. This includes painting. Repainting large rooms or the exterior of your house requires a lot more tools and knowledge. If you are woozy on ladders or don’t want to spring for extra extension poles, bringing in pros might be a better option. Here’s what to look for in a professional house painter according to the experts at CertaPro Painters of Tucson.
Once you’ve made the decision to hire a painting contractor for your job, there are some things you should consider before signing on the dotted line. With this list of questions for your potential pros, you can hire a house painter with confidence.
Do you provide free estimates?
Costs should never be the only determining factor when hiring a painting crew. Still, it’s important to consider. Most reputable painters will offer free estimates to discuss your project. This allows them to understand your needs and expectations while gathering information on size and colors. Make sure you inquire about warranties and paint grades so you can compare estimates apples to apples.
Will you keep me up-to-date on the progress?
Bigger projects like exterior painting and multi-room projects are extensive and may require several days to complete. Your painting provider should provide you with contact throughout the process. Both before it starts and on a daily basis. This will be the person you go to to get your updates and answer any questions you might have.
Do you clean up after yourselves when the job is complete?
A perfectly painted room is great unless there is a giant mess to clean up. Ensure that the crew you bring in will provide clean up services as the job happens and afterward. Accidents happen but professionals will take measures to prevent or reduce them. If there are rogue splatters and drips, crews should clean them up before leaving for the day and completing the job.
Can you help me find the right paint color?
A portfolio of successful painting projects mean crews know how to pick colors that work for different styles and rooms. Many painters will provide color consultation services with professionals on staff to assist you in color options. Knowing whether this service is provided and what the associated costs might be before you agree to paint will help you pick a provider.
Will you fix any damaged soffits, drywall, or trim while on the job?
Painting walls is just one service painters provide. Getting your walls prepped for painting including repairs and cleaning. Most painting services offer peripheral services like this making them a one-stop-shop for all of your wall covering needs. Ask about the scope of your project and any services they can provide. While your investment will feel more, they will provide the warranties to go with it.
Schedule an Estimate
CertaPro Painters of Tucson is pleased to be considered for your painting project. Schedule a no-obligation, free estimate with our team today. We’re happy to discuss your project.