Here Are Some Items To Look For When Choosing a Qualified Painter
It’s time-consuming to paint your own house. On top of that, it takes the right expertise and supplies if you want it done right. Whether you want the whole exterior painted or just one room, it’s always worth hiring professional South Shore painters to ensure a job well done. Not only will it look great, it will last for many years and it will save you a ton of time.
Well, it’s all well and good to hire a pro, but how do you know you’re hiring the right one? Keep these things in mind when researching painters.
Good References and Reviews
Ask your friends and family for recommendations. They’ll let you know which painters they have used in the past and which ones are good. Next, check online reviews to get another viewpoint. Read plenty of them to get a good mix of positive and negative reviews. A few negative ones aren’t necessarily alarming. What’s more telling is how (and even if) they respond to those reviews to make things right with the client. Ask the painter if they can send you some references from past clients.
Meet the Painters in Person
Most painters will give you free, no-obligation, on-site estimates in your home. Take them up on this. It will give you a chance to meet them, ask questions and get a “vibe” from them. These gut checks are important when inviting someone to work in your home. Be wary of painters who give you a quote over the phone without seeing the house first. When they visit your home, make sure they do more than just a quick walkthrough. Painters that go slowly and take note of the details will give you the most accurate price.
Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you can to get the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are some sample questions:
- How does the painting process work?
- How many years of experience do you have?
- Do you conduct the job yourself or do you use subcontractors?
- How big is the crew? How many painters will be on the job?
- Can you give me some references?
- Do you offer written guarantees that the job will be done correctly? Will you come back to make things right if I’m not satisfied -- free of charge?
- What type of paint/brand will you use?
- What paint type and colors would you recommend? How many coats will you use?
- What is the timeline for completion?
- When is payment due?
- Do you clean up when done?
- Do I have to do any prep work before the painters arrive?
Get 3 Estimates
It’s wise to gather at least three written estimates from each painter you talk to. Make sure those quotes are free and come with no obligation. Get an estimate in writing so you know exactly what goes into the material and labor costs, as well as details on the brand and type of paint, and the scope of work. In the end, don’t just select a painter based on price. Consider how long the job will take, the expected quality of the work, and the gut feeling you get when you meet with the painter.
Contact TB Services
As you research painters around the South Shore, we welcome you to call our Framingham painters and ask us any questions you like! You can contact us at 781-901-2294 to learn more. You will find we have a solid reputation in the region for quality paint jobs and customer service.