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How to Hire the Right Painting Company

Hiring a painting company can be a big decision. With so many out there, how can you be sure you’re making the right choice? Here are some tips to get you started. Ask around Have any of your friends or neighbors had their homes painted recently? Do you like the results? Ask who did their work. Get an estimate Get multiple estimates if you want, but don’t forget to compare quality along with prices. If estimates differ greatly, ask why. Make sure the company doesn’t plan to cut corners or use lower quality product. Walk the estimator around and show him or her exactly what you want done. Be specific and make sure the estimator understands exactly what you want. Make sure prep work and any necessary repairs are included in the estimate. Ask about employees Look for a company that hires employees rather than subcontractors. A company that screens and hires employees is accountable for the work and conduct of those employees. Ask if employees undergo a criminal background check and a drug screening before they are allowed to work in or around customers’ homes. Ask About Insurance An uninsured or underinsured contractor might save you money, but leaves you vulnerable to a civil lawsuit if anything happens to workers on your property, and leaves you paying for any damages to your property. Make sure the company guarantees their work A good company will make it right if you are not 100% satisfied. Check reviews and references Look for testimonials on the company website and customer reviews on independent sites like Yelp and Angie’s List. Call references if...