How to Hire the Right Painting Contractor

Professional Painter | May 29, 2020

Having a clear idea of how to hire the right painting contractor will ensure that you choose the best company for your house painting project. At Dunbar Painting, we know that hiring the right painting contractor can make all the difference in the world. That is why our team of expert painters are highly experienced and skilled at performing all kinds of interior painting and exterior painting services.

Tips for Hiring the Right Painting Contractor

Some simple tips for hiring the right painting contractor include:

1. Ask for Referrals

If you have friends or family members who have hired professional painters to work on their homes in the past, make sure to talk to them about their experiences and whether or not they would recommend the painting contractors they hired. It is also a good idea to ask any builders, contractors, or designers you know if they have a painting contractor worth recommending.

2. Get an Estimate

Before hiring a painting contractor, it is important to get an estimate from each potential painting company on your list of candidates. The painting contractor should take the time to inspect the areas of your home to determine the pricing.

3. Ask Lots of Questions

Asking the painting contractor a lot of questions before hiring them to work on your home will ensure that you are getting exactly what you are looking for. Some of the questions you should consider asking before hiring a painting contractor include:

  1. How long have you been painting homes?
  2. Are you licensed and insured?
  3. Do you subcontract the work or do it yourself?
  4. Do you have any references?
  5. Will you provide a written guarantee of your work?
  6. What kind of products do you use?

4. Check References

If the painting contractor provides you with a list of references, make sure to check them. When checking the painter’s references, make sure to ask questions about the painting contractor and how their work has help up over time.

5. Develop a Contract

One of the most important steps in hiring a painting contractor is getting a written contract, as having a painting contract will help protect you if the work does not meet your standards. This contract should outline the work being done, preparation and cleanup, paint colours, timeline for the project, and when and how the painting contractor will be paid.

If you would like to learn more about how to hire the right painting contractor, or if you are interested in our interior painting or exterior painting services, please contact Dunbar Painting at 604-788-3382 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

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