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What to Expect When Contracting Painters
Looking for painting contractors that are affordable, experienced and provide high-quality results can be a challenge in and of itself. Choosing a residential painting contractor can be exhaustive, especially if you don’t know what to look for, what to ask, or what to expect overall. Painter1 is here to help.
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What Questions Should You Ask a Painting Contractor?
A key question you’ll want to ask painting contractors is their level of experience. Are they just starting out? How many paint jobs have they completed? You’ll also want to ask about the size of the crew. Do they have enough crew members to get the job done efficiently and on time? In addition to asking for an estimate, you’ll want to ask for a guarantee. The painting contractors should promise to correct any sort of damages or irregularities that occur within two years after the job is done at little or no cost.
You should also ask for a copy of the painter’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance certificates. If they don’t have coverage, you could be on the hook if some sort of on-site accident happens to a crew member or property.
When it comes to the paint job itself, you’ll want to ask what is included. Are they in charge of prep, setup and cleanup? Will you be required to take care of prep and cleanup? Will the cost of unused paint be factored into the equation? How long will the project take? Questions like these and the answers that accompany them will be the key difference between one business of painting contractors and another.
What Should a Painting Estimate Include?
When hiring painting contractors, they’re bound to give you an estimate on your project. Estimates can include a variety of different things, but you should always have the following included in your estimate:
- Cost of materials used
- Paint and primer
- Brushes and rollers
- Tape, drop cloths and other such materials/tools
- Cost of labor
- Hourly rates of the painters
- Setup, prep and cleanup
- Cost as it relates to size
- The square footage of the area that needs painting (walls, ceilings, fixtures, etc.).
- This also includes location, such as the interior or exterior of the house as well as what room type (bathroom, bedroom, dining room, etc.).
If any of these are not in your estimate, you may consider requesting a new estimate or finding a contractor that includes these. Painting contractors that take the time to consider every factor necessary and every little detail will be contractors that give you a fair price and, in turn, quality results.
How Do I Prepare My House for Interior Painting?
Depending on the painting contractors you hire, you may or may not need to do paperwork for your home. Some contractors are an all-inclusive sort of contractor that will handle setup and cleanup while others simply only paint leaving the setup and cleanup to you. Nevertheless, it’s important to know what you need to do to prepare for interior painting. Make sure you know what your painting contractors are required to provide and offer, but for the most part, this is what you’ll most likely need to do:
- Move and cover furniture to provide ease of access as well as to prevent damage.
- Remove electronics and appliances so that the entire surface that needs painting is exposed. You may also need to remove wall hangings and decorations for the same reason.
- Clear away any clutter.
- Prepare and clean the surfaces that will be painted. This provides a clean surface free of dust and debris that would hinder the painting process as well as quality of results.
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When it comes to your residential painting needs, Painter1 is the business for you. We are not only experts in interior house painting services, but we can also help you determine the best way to use color to create the ambiance and atmosphere you desire in every room of your home.
We understand better than most that colors should be based on multiple factors, including the size and shape of a room, the direction from which natural light enters the room, the time of day and the type of artificial light sources used. We know what you need and want as a homeowner and we know the best tips and tricks when searching for painting contractors.
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