Today, homeowners often hire painting contractors for their quality painting. This utilizes the professional’s skill and knowledge in conducting all aspect of work, from surface preparation to clean-up. When compared to doing it yourself, use of a contractor allows time for other things.
Today, homeowners often hire contractors for their quality painting. This utilizes the professional’s skill and knowledge in conducting all aspect of work, from surface preparation to clean-up. When compared to doing it yourself, use of a contractor allows time for other things.
Here is a checklist to help when choosing a Paint Contractor that will provide a quality job.
Specify the Work: To accurately compare quotes, each contractor must be quoting for the same work. Prepare a simple list of the work required, specifying exactly which areas need painting, what gloss level and color you want, and when you would like it completed.
Get Quotes: Talk with several contractors, and ask for written quotes.
What is the Proposed Painting Process? Check the details of what the contractor will do for each surface to be painted, including:
* surface preparation
* priming (including type and brand of primer)
* finish coats (type of paint, gloss level, brand, colors, andnumber of coats).
How Will Your Assets Be Protected? How will the contractor protect areas around the painting project? For example, will nearby plants be protected when the exterior is being painted? How will furniture, fixtures and floors be protected during interior painting?
Timing: When will the work be started? and finished? How many painters will be working on the job? What will the remedy be if the job is not completed on time?
Warranty Protection: Is there a warranty on the work? Does it cover labor and materials or just labor? How long is the warranty, and what is the remedy if there is a paint failure?
Recommendations: Ask for names of previous customers from each contractor as references, and contact them to get their recommendation.
Presentation: Is the contractor courteous, business-like and appropriately dressed? A dirty, unkept appearance may indicate a lack of care on the job.
Response: Is the contractor punctual with appointments and returning phone calls? Do they show an actual interest in doing business with you? If their responses are slow before the job is awarded, improvement is unlikely when these things are important during the project.
Paint Quality: A painter has access to a number of products which are manufactured to different quality levels. Insist on a top quality product. The little extra it costs initially will pay handsomely because top quality 100% acrylic paints last much longer than ordinary paint, and cost less over the lifetime of the paint job.
Once you compare the quotes from each contractor, and their asking price, you can make an informed decision on which one to choose for your job. For information on paints, painting, colors and decorating with paint, visit our showroom at: 2110 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany, OR 97321