In the course of painting your home, whether you are looking to have the interior or exterior of your home painted, you are going to want to get a good painting contractor that can help you get the work done.
There are so many painting contractors out there and while of course it would be nice to think that they are all equally able to help you with your painting needs, there are some key questions that you should ask any prospective contractor before you make the decision to have them help you with painting.
This could be one of the most important questions that you ask a painting contractor, one that could really make or break your relationship with a possible painting contractor.
The reason that this is the case is that you want to know that the painting contractor that comes to your home is going to know what they are doing, and proving that is part of the process of getting licensed.
Additionally, you will know that if there is an accident or injury on the site during the painting process that it will get covered, and that is what you know you get when you have a painting contractor that is insured.
There are few things that are worse than thinking you know how much you are paying for a service only to find that the price has changed when you are actually asked to pay.
This kind of thing can happen if you think that the price of the paint is included in the estimate you get but then you find out when the final bill comes that you have to pay separately for the paint.
Ask to be clear if the cost of the paint is separate and you will be sure.
Another problem that you might have with a painting contractor is that they will not give you an estimate in writing and then when the final bill comes, tell you that it was what they had said all along.
The best thing that you can do is to insist on getting the estimate in writing — and so even if there is some discrepancy, you have some jumping off point as far as what the price should be.
A painting contractor worth his or her salt will be able to provide you with referrals which will allow you to contact people who have used their service in the past and know how they felt about it.
Of course, it is worth asking what kind of paintwork the people who were referred got as if your work is dissimilar you can really only get some sort of information from the referrals.
It is worth knowing if the painting contractor you are looking to hire is going to clean up the painting area after they have finished painting.
It’s nice to know this because you will know if you then have to take the time to clean up and use that information to compare the painters.
It naturally is a good idea to know what kind of paint your prospective painting contractor will be using.
While it is not the thing that will necessarily make or break a deal, it is nevertheless good for comparison to the other contractors you might want to go to instead.
Lastly, it’s a good idea to ask how the painting area is going to be prepared prior to painting — are they going to clean the walls that are being painted?
Do they use any kind of sanding techniques in preparing to paint?
These are the sorts of things that are good to know before signing a contract with a contractor.
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