What to Look For in a Painting Contractor

What to Look For in a Painting Contractor

Hiring anyone to work on your home or business can be stressful, as it’s your job to find the most trusted and competent contractor. You don’t want to bring someone onto your property, pay them and end up with mediocre results and a bad overall experience. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a painting contractor.

Recommendations

Has anyone in your life recently had their house painted? If so, then you may have found an easy way to hire a professional painter, especially if they did a good job. Ask to see the paint job for yourself to see if your definition of a ‘good job’ matches the friend or family member recommending the company. Also be sure to ask about their experience, how long the job took, whether they would hire them again and any other questions you may have.

Good Reviews

If you’re looking for a painting company online, be sure to read through any reviews for whichever company you’re considering. While some reviews may be misleading, you can get a general understanding of how the company operates, particularly when they have a lot of reviews available. If a painting company only has a few, but they’re all positive in some way, then you can move onto the next step in finding the perfect painting contractor.

Legitimacy

Never hire a painting contractor without talking to them directly. Any contractor interested in your business will take the time to address any of your concerns and answer any questions you have. Be sure to determine whether or not they’re insured, licensed and bondable, for both their safety as well as your own. You don’t want to be financially responsible if someone gets hurt on the job. If it’s not stated on their company website, ask about their experience in the field, whether or not they offer warranties or use eco-friendly products. Anything that may concern you, ask about it, and if they refuse to answer, then move onto another company.

References

Always take a moment to request a few customer references from potential painting companies. As you would with any recommendations, ask the customer varying questions about their experience with the company and the finished product. Make sure to call more than one. You could potentially be paying the company a lot of money, so you’ve got to make sure they’re the right people for the job.

Get a Quote

Never hire a painting contractor, or anyone for that matter, without having an idea or estimate regarding how much their services cost. That’s like buying a car without looking at the price tag. Talk to the person who will be personally doing the work and ask them about the entire job. Have a plan of exactly what you want to have painted before going to a painting contractor for a quote.
At Demiri Painting, located in Toronto, Ontario, our painting contractors are fully licensed and insured to get any painting job done right. Servicing both residential and commercial clients in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham and more, customer satisfaction is our top priority. With over 16 years of experience, call or visit our website http://www.demiripainting.com/ for a free quote.

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