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How to Choose a House Painting Contractor If you’re searching for a professional painter to give your home exterior a fresh coat of paint, you have a few things to look into. After all, there can be huge differences among these pros, and you need to know just how to assess the so you can make a smart choice. Begin with two or three different prospects. Call in these contractors and make sure you’re home when they come for your initial meeting. It’s important for you to be there so you know just how much time they spent checking things out. The longer, the better.
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Present your expectations.
Understanding Painters
The number of coats to be applied by the painter is hardly the only factor involved in terms of the project’s quality and price. Preparation also has a big role to play. If you’re going for total smoothness and evenness of the surface, with zero traces of earlier paint jobs, tell the contractors but be prepared for additional charges. Get a written estimate from each of your prospects. This should include details of everything, from labor to number of coats of paint and primer to paint brands and all else that will affect the results. Call references and take a look at past work. Positive feedback from the contractors’ previous clients is definitely a good sign. Don’t rely on words though. Ask them if they would allow you to come and take a look at the contractors’ work. Older projects are better, if only to see how the work has fared after a number of years. Review the contractors’ credentials. While membership in an industry association or local business group doesn’t guarantee good work, it shows that the contractor is committed and reliable. Also take time to check if they have the necessary licenses (visit your state’s Contactor’s License Reference website) and whether they have a history of unresolved complaints with the Better Business Bureau or with your attorney-general’s office. Have a written contract and make sure it’s complete. To be complete, a contract should have the contractor’s name, office landline and cellphone number, office address, and license number, plus every single detail included in the written estimate. Most importantly, the document should clearly state what is and what is not part of the job, including the start and end dates. Full payment should be withheld until you are totally happy with the outcome. A 10-15% deposit may be required. Make it a point to get a copy of the pro’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance certificates. Without a doubt, an uninsured contractor is way too dangerous. Get a guarantee. You should get a guarantee for chipping, excessive fading, peeling or any other quality issues within a period of two years after completion of the project. Finally, remember that labor warranty and paint warranty are not the same.