Maybe you don't have the time to do it yourself or you don't feel like the time that you would spend making it happen would be worth it for you, and that you would be better off spending that time doing something else and letting professionals make it happen.
As this is sometimes a necessary thing, the question arises — how to find the right professional painting contractor for your needs.
Let us now look at and consider seven best practices for hiring a professional painting contractor in Colleyville, TX.
1. Consider The Advice Of Friends Who Have Gotten Their Homes Painted
Of all the friends you might have, whether you've known them for years of just met them through groups on social media, you surely know someone who has gotten their house painted.
It might be helpful to use one of those "ask for a recommendation" kinds of post that you can sometimes find on some social media sites that allow you to poll your friends for this kind of information.
Take the information you get with just a little salt because your needs might not be exactly the same!
2. Get More Than One Quote For A Paint Job
Though it might tempt you to jump at the first quote you get, it would behoove you to shop around, so to speak.
One never knows when one will get a possibly better quote from a second organization, especially if you have the figure from the first one handy.
The important thing to bear in mind is that you should ask each paint contractor for the same specifications, or else you won't be able to properly compare.
3. Make Sure To Get Everything In Writing
We want to give people the benefit of the doubt and believe that they will act in our best interest because that is the right thing to do but in business, it is best to get everything in writing.
You can just imagine how bad it would be if all you have is an oral agreement to one price, only to have someone tell you that the price is significantly higher.
If a contractor tells you they don't put anything in writing, don't let their paintbrushes touch your home.
4. Make Sure They Are Licensed And Insured
A painting contractor can't really properly operate if they don't have a license, and if a contractor doesn't have insurance?
That is for sure a sign that you want to skip that contractor — any work on a house comes with the risk of damage, and you don't want to be liable to pay for it.
5. Make Sure It's Clear If You Have To Pay For Paint
Before you sign anything, find out if the price you are quoted includes paint and make sure it is written
It would be unfortunate were you to agree to one price only to have to pay a higher price because it wasn't understood that paint had to be paid for separately.
6. Contact Referrals
When you get in contact with contractors, ask if they can supply you with people who have used their services in the past and if they can't, move on.
Contact a few of the people and ask them about the services they received — you don't want to waste your time or money with a painting contractor that won't do the job well for you.
7. They Should Have Experience
Though it might seem obvious, make sure that the painting contractor you hire has good experience behind them and that yours isn't the first house they will be painting.
Everyone has to start somewhere, but why should that somewhere be with your house — unless you will make a deal to save money and get them that experience!
Need some advice on a project? Illuminate Painting can help you with your painting needs. Schedule an estimate or call us at (325) 305-6005.