Painting your home can be a great way to bring a fresh look to your property. You home is a huge investment so it is reasonable that you would want to keep it looking its best at all times to show off that investment.
To keep your home looking its best, you will probably want to hire the best home painting contractor in your area. Just as there are signs pointing to an inexperienced contractor, there are also signs pointing to an experienced painter.
One sign that indicates a potential contractor is experienced enough to be hired for your house painting is that they are readily available to take your calls or return your call very promptly. It is extremely frustrating when you try to contact a potential home painting contractor only to be sent to voicemail and then wait a week until you receive a callback. A prompt callback or even better, an answer on the first call, shows that the contractor values your business and wants you as a customer.
Another sign of an experienced home painting contractor is a structured contract process. A painter that has been in the business for a while will have a professional looking contract and will have the process down. A bad sign is when a painter doesn’t have a house painting contract and is unfamiliar with the contract process. An unprepared painter shows that they either don’t know what they are doing and have been in the business for very long, or that they are not a legitimate business and don’t want to enter into a contract with you. An experienced home painting contractor should be willing to work with you on the terms of the project and should be willing to put those terms in writing on a contract.
A third sign of an experienced painter is a willingness on their part to provide you with references from previous house painting projects that they have completed. It can help a great deal in deciding to hire the painter when you can talk with home owners that have worked with the painter and find out how satisfied they are with the finished project. When a painter is unwilling to give you the contact information of references, this could be a red flag that they haven’t had many satisfied customers in the past. There could also be legitimate reasons for not giving references, so it would be beneficial to discuss the reasons behind this decision before jumping to any quick conclusions.
A final sign of an experienced painter is the ability to answer any questions that you may have. When a painter is willing to fully discuss the project and answer any questions that you have regarding it, this shows that they have dealt with home owners in the past and know what they are doing with regards to your painting project. If the painter doesn’t immediately have an answer to one of your questions, they should be willing to find the answer and report back to you instead of just brushing it off or, worse yet, giving you an inaccurate answer.
Overall, your home painting contractor should be willing to work with you and fully discuss the project. It is your decision on who to hire for the job so go with whichever painter you feel will complete the project the best.