Hiring a house painter these days is easier than ever because your options are no longer limited to professional crews that live and breathe painting properties. Thanks to gig apps, you can now find freelancers and part-timers who typically charge less yet still do decent work.
However, greater choice may also mean higher risk. While more painters might be available for hire today, not all of them can promise flawless workmanship and unwavering professionalism. Today, Arrowhead Painting talks about some key considerations that shouldn’t be overlooked when choosing a residential painting contractor.
Reliable house painters hold advanced credentials based on the kind of service they offer. Ideally, they should have a wealth of experience, which is proof that they’ve been operating in local communities and have been in the business for a long time. In addition, they should be able to back their claims with verifiable qualifications like the EPA’s Lead Paint Certification and Better Business Bureau accreditation.
Learn about the past projects of your prospective painter. Reputable interior and exterior painting contractors are happy to go over their portfolio.
Avoid painters who don’t carry adequate insurance. Otherwise, if something goes wrong, you might be forced to pay for property repair costs and/or medical expenses if your contractor refuses to foot the bill.
Don’t entertain painters who can’t provide a detailed proposal. This document can come in many forms, but no matter which format is used its contents should include a description of every stage of the painting process, materials to be used, cleaning practices, corresponding hours and rates. A good bid should leave no aspect of the project confusing or questionable.
To make sure all of the claims made by your prospective exterior and interior painting contractors are truthful and accurate, read some testimonials about them. Just make sure that the reviews you’re checking out are from reliable sources.
Arrowhead Painting has been serving residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. Call us at (918) 743-9258 to talk about your painting needs and get a free estimate today!