Hiring a Painting Contractor: 4 Thing to Consider

Posted on: 12 September 2018


Painting your home can be a time-consuming job. That is why lots of people hire professional painters to do the job for them. Not only can professional painters probably complete the job in a much shorter time frame, but they will also be able to make sure that the paint is applied perfectly to the walls and ceiling of your home. If you are thinking about hiring a painting service, you should consider the following things.

1. Will the painting contractors carry out the prep work? 

Painting a room involves a lot of prep. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to apply fresh paint on top of unprepared walls. Before the walls of a room can be painting the furniture in the room will need to be removed and covered, the walls will need to be washed, and any cracks or chips in the wall surface will need to be repaired. While most painting contractors will include prep work as part of their original quote, it is always best to double check this.

2. Is the painting contractor able to give you an estimate of how long the job will take?

Having painting contractors in your home can be very disruptive. You should therefore always ask for an estimate of how long a job will take. The length of the work may vary depending on how many painters the company assigns to the job.

3. Have you seen examples of previous jobs the contractor has completed?

The best way to get a good understanding of the results a painting contractor can achieve is to view some of their previous work. When speaking to contractors and asking for a quote, you should also inquire about other buildings or properties which they have worked on in the past. You will then have a chance to check out their work before you sign the contract.

4. Does the painting contractor have adequate insurance?

Any contractor who is carrying out a job in a residential property should have business insurance which will cover any accidental damage which may occur. While painting contractors will do everything they can to protect your property, spills and accidents do occur. If an accident does occur, the cost of the damage will be covered by the painting company's insurance. Before you hire a painting contractor, you should check that they have an adequate level of insurance.

If you would like to find out more, you should make contact with a painting contractor today.