What to Expect When Hiring Professional Painters

Posted on Oct 21st 2020


What to Expect When Hiring Professional Painters

Hiring a professional for your painting project can feel overwhelming. Recommendations from friends and families, conflicting online reviews and countless advertisements can be hard to sift through - how do you know which painting contractors are really the best? It's important to take your time and ensure you find a company that meets all of your priorities, particularly your budget and expected timeline.

Expect to talk with multiple contractors and receive various quotes before making your final choice. Whichever painting contractor you decide to go with, a true professional will provide the following:

Fair Pricing

The most important part of requesting various quotes is finding a contractor that can meet your budget. Most professional contractors will offer you a free estimate - anyone charging for an estimate should be avoided. Do your research and talk with friends or family members that have completed similar painting projects to come up with a general ballpark price. Any contractor that offers you something much higher or much lower than the average should be approached with caution. You want to find a price that is on the lower end of the average and within your budget. Additionally, you want to find a contractor that can guarantee the estimate he gives you will not change once the work beings.

Project Completion

When requesting an estimate, be sure to inquire about what is included in the price. A quality painting contractor will cover project prep, painting and project clean up. You are hiring a professional to paint your house, and that should cover every step that is necessary for the project. True professionals will even offer color consultation to help you choose the right hue for your project.

Licensed Crew Members

Once the painting begins, crew members will be in your home until the job is finished, which can be anywhere from a few days to a week depending on the size of the project. For your safety and peace of mind, you want to ensure that you can trust each and every crew member. True painting professionals only employ crew members that are bonded, licensed, insured and background checked. Polite manners and a smile also go a long way!


In addition to a trustworthy and reliable painting crew, you should also have contact with a project manager. Make sure to discuss this with your chosen contractor before work begins. Who will be your main person of contact? Ensure you have their information and can call or text any questions or concerns. True painting professionals will ensure the main contact is on-site at various times during the project.


Fair pricing, a skilled painting crew and excellent communication are all important qualities of a painting contractor company. What really makes an impact is passion. You want to find a company that is as excited about your painting project as you are. When issues arise, you should feel comfortable addressing them and expect a prompt response from your chosen contractor.

Painter1 is a painting contractor company that was founded on the principle that a fresh coat of paint can "renew your space and renew your life." We are truly passionate about the life enhancing qualities of paint. Meeting our clients' expectations in color and quality is a top priority for us. The next time you are searching for a reliable crew of painting contractors, reach out to our team. We would be happy to help!

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