Three Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Painter
When you hire professional painters, you have every right to have high expectations, such as in the quality of workmanship. Unfortunately, not every homeowner has a positive experience. There are numerous things that can make for a bad experience with a painter. It’s best to ask a few questions that will give you good reason to feel confident about your choice of paint contractors, such as the following.
Who are the painters coming into my home? The person you speak with about an interior or exterior paint job will seldom be one of the people who goes to your home to paint. When you ask who will be painting, what you are looking for is whether subcontracted painters will do the job or whether hired employees are going to do the job. There is a very big difference in the potential for a good outcome between employees and subcontractors because employees have high motivation to represent their employer and do a great job, thereby getting to keep their jobs.
Another element of who is painting your home is what type of screening process went into hiring the painters. If you hire a paint contractor who works with day laborers, there are greater risks involved, for these reasons:
- Any background checks that might be made on day laborers are usually not adequate to provide assurances about the person’s quality of workmanship or character.
- Hiring people who are unknown to the contractor could mean that your home might be vulnerable to theft.
- Skilled painters who are motivated to keep their jobs do a better job than painters who may be poorly skilled or who lack motivation to do the job with excellence.
What is the time frame for completion of the job? Before settling on an agreement for your paint job, make sure that you are given timetables and deadlines for the work to be done. Professional paint companies are held accountable for their agreements with clients. This is information that should be detailed in the work order. Compare the verbal estimate on the timeline for completing the job with what is put in writing. It can be very difficult to coordinate day-to-day activities around interior house painting that is being done, and one of the most frustrating results homeowners get is that they are inconvenienced far longer than what they were told to expect.
What kind of work guarantee is there for the project? It’s best to hire professional painters who are confident about their service and provide a comprehensive guarantee. The guarantee should be in writing. The type of warranty you are offered may be a direct reflection of the quality of the paint contractor. For instance, some painters will only guarantee what is provided by the manufacturer, which is the paint used. Look for a paint contractor who includes a post-project inspection, which involves a guided tour where clients can decide whether the paint project is completed to their full satisfaction.
Our professional painters have all the right answers to above questions and can provide a professional paint job that you will be happy with.
Franklin Painting LLC – Call us Toll Free at 877-646-7774
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