What to Consider Before Hiring a Painter

 

When it comes to painting your home, sometimes it is best left to the pros. The problem is there are so many different painting companies out there. How do you know which one to pick? Today, we will discuss a few things to consider before you hire a painting contractor.

Insurance

Does the painter or company have insurance? This is important because if something happens within your home, you know that the contractor’s insurance will cover it. For example, if he drops a bucket of paint and destroys your carpet or hardwood floors, his insurance will have to pay for it. Painters without insurance leave you open to many potential costs or even have to take legal action against the painter. You should always make sure the contractor has at least a million-dollar insurance policy.

References

Another thing to consider before you hire a contractor is their references. What are their reviews saying? It’s essential to do a fair amount of research before letting any contractor work on your home. The last thing you want is to hire a person only to find out they do a poor job or are prone to doing damage etc. Ask the contractor to give you references, so you know who exactly you are working with.

How Legitimate Is The Company?

When you have anyone in your house, you want to know they are, first and foremost, safe to be around. Make sure your company runs the proper background checks on its employees. Nobody wants a guy in their home who has an extensive history of stealing or violence.

Second, are the employees trained, or is this a random group of DIY painters? You’re paying good money for this service, so you want to make sure you have real professionals doing the job. We would hate to see you end in a situation where you paid a ton of money only to have a couple of weekend warriors do a poor job.

What Kind Of Paints/Brushes Are Used?

Unfortunately, some contractors will cut back on quality so they can pocket more money. However, this is the last thing you want, especially with a painting contractor. Low-quality paint flat-out looks terrible. Low-quality paint will require many coats, which depending on the contractor, may cost you more money, and it simply won’t have the beautiful finish you are looking for.

Another thing to consider is the kinds of brushes that are being used. Are they cheap two-dollar paintbrushes, or are they professional-grade brushes? The better the paintbrush, the better the application of paint. It’s important to know that the contractor you hire not only knows what they are doing but has the proper tools to get the job done right.

Closing Thoughts

As you now know, there a few things to consider before you hire a painter. None of them require much work on your end, but it’s essential to do a bit of research before hiring someone to work on your home. You’re paying a good amount of money to have the job done. Let’s make sure it gets done right!