How to look for a good painter?

How to look for a good painter?

There are thousands of painters out there, but how to look for a good painter? How to know the difference between the good and the bad?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a painter; quality of work, references, communication, price, and more. We recommend you always meet with your painter face to face before committing to any work. Any painter willing to give a free estimate and put it in writing is also highly recommended.

Why is painting so important?

Not only is the color of your house one of the first things people see, it provides a barrier between your house and the elements, insects and more. Making sure your house is well painted and coated with quality paint is important to the long life of your home. Your fence, shed, barn or really anything that is worth protecting should also be painted or stained as well.

How to look for a good painter?

Or best question is, how to know the painter you are planning to hire is a good one. Well, there are a lot of things to consider:

  1. References or Reviews

A good contractor is held accountable, and nothing better than site reviews.  We all know the importance of word of mouth, so internet plays  a great role when you are searching for a good painter. For instance, a painter who have not answered their clients reviews shows not only neglect of their profile out there but also a lack of communication.

Reviews can be an indicative of how your contractor will handle clients, problems, complaints, warranty of his job. Problems can happen in any job, it’s human nature, but you want to stick with a contractor who will handle the problems right and not disappear after receiving their payment.

2. Communication

Great communication avoids a lot of confusion and misunderstandings. If your contractor takes the time to answer all your concerns and questions, answers to your phone calls and returns your emails in a timely manner, this indicates a very good communication.

3. Estimates

Estimates should be very explanatory of the services that will be performed. For instance, if an estimate is to paint a room, so it should state what areas of the room will be painted, what extent of preparation will be done, how many coats of paint will be applied. If your contractor only states the general prospective of work you need to ask for more details otherwise you can be charged extra for work that was not previously stated.

4. Portfolio

Ask to see and check previous work. A great contractor has an updated website with all his portfolio, so you can rest assure the quality of what you will receive.

5. Insurances

Do not feel shy to ask for insurance proof. A reliable company will have Liability Insurance and Works Compensation Insurance. Any contractor that do not provide their insurances proof before the job is performed should be avoided. If you decide to still hire someone to do a job in your home, it will be at your risk and all your responsibility if any accident happen (let’s say a painter falls off the ladder and he needs to be rushed to the hospital, will be the homeowner responsibility to cover all hospital bills and treatment).

6. Very low Price

Very low price compared to other estimates can mean different things. The contractor either do not handle the job properly and professionally and will be using very low quality materials, or he doesn’t carry any of the insurances. Be in the look out for this:  low price sometimes means low expectations in quality, professionalism, service rendered and security at work.

If you are looking for a reliable and professional Painting contractor, call CWC Painting and Services at 857-8886608 or contact us via email. We will be glad to answer all your concerns and questions. We carry all Insurances and we give a 100% guarantee of the work we do.