Choosing interior painters for your home interior decoration project
Choosing interior painters to paint your house, apartment, or business can be daunting if you’re not the “handy” type of person. When it comes to keeping any kind of building in top condition, the first thing that comes to mind is painting. A simple coat of paint gives the area a new look.
Although improvement projects done by people on their own may become more common nowadays, hiring professional interior painters can provide you with some worthwhile benefits. For example, you can expect a higher quality of work and completion in less time.
More serious interior painting projects require specialized or detailed knowledge as well as experience. Often times, you end up reading articles and books that may leave you with a false impression of the true amount of work and skills required. As a result, you go unprepared or lack information and skip some crucial steps, such as initial cleaning and preparation. This lack of expertise may lead to the loss of some evidence of serious structural damage that will become apparent over time.
Professional interior painters don’t just “slap some coats of paint” which most people can do with ease. Instead, they use their knowledge and experience to add extra years to the life of buildings. For example, most of them take great care when it comes to cleaning and preparing each surface to make sure that each surface is ready to receive the finish that will be applied. Not only does this type of preparation involve filling in any holes or cracks, it requires knowledge of how buildings are put together and the properties of different types of building materials. Furthermore, all doors and windows are caulked and sealed in order to keep water out and reduce the chances of the building developing harmful conditions such as mold, mildew, etc.
So, how do you choose the right interior painters for your business?
There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right interior painters to put under contract for your project. Following these steps below will help ensure that you are receiving quality workmanship.
Unless the painting contractor was highly recommended by someone you know and trust or whose work you have seen firsthand, you should collect quotes from at least three different painting services before making your final decision. Ask them for the names and contact information of previous customer references who have used their painting services. Also ask them to share the following with you:
How do they plan to do the task (general description of the steps)?
– How long have they been in business and roughly how many jobs have they completed of the kind you are asking for?
Do they subcontract any part of the work?
What type(s) of paint do they recommend and why?
– What type of surface preparation is required before painting and are they prepared for that?
– Do they offer to close doors and windows as part of the service quote?
What is their policy regarding cleaning, during and after work?
What is their estimate of the time needed to complete the project?
– What are the proposed payment terms?
– If they are given the job, when can they start?
– Are they mortgaged and insured and can they provide proof of that?
– What guarantees do they provide on the services provided?
Of course, some of these questions will require interested interior painters to view the areas to be painted in order to obtain enough information to provide an answer. The routine practice for most painting contractors is to provide free estimates with no cost or obligation.
In addition to the answers from the questions above, you will need to decide whether you or your painters will be supplying paint. Also, if you have painted areas that are currently covered in wallpaper, baseboards, or other wall coverings, you may need to discuss the potential additional costs of removing and/or repairing unexpected damage to the subsurface, etc.
It is always good practice to ask for references. Then take the time to check references, at least some of them, to see what kind of work was done and if they would rehire illustrators. Watch for hints of satisfaction as well as any negative feedback.
Take the time to find the right interior painters for you because excellent painters are available at affordable prices. You are likely to look at the work they do for a long period of time. When you do, you should be glad not regret.