When looking for a new painting company it can become overwhelming, more and more companies are working as salespeople than painters. What you end up getting is a bunch of quotes for your job with our any clean guidance o who you should actually pick. But, we want you to be able to make the best decision we added our top five questions to ask before hiring a painting company.
What To Look For In Your Painting Company
1. Do They Have Recommendations From Friends & Neighbors?
Word of mouth is often a painting contractor’s most valuable form of advertising, and those who do the best job often get the best word of mouth. This also will give you a ton of insight into the type of painting company they are. Many companies work more as brokers than actual painters, this is because they work to get projects then quickly request bids from freelance painters in the area, often looking for the cheapest workers; which could cause a ton of damage to your home.
Thankfully, when you work with Cline Quality Painting you’ll always work with a dedicated team that works hard to bring you the best results. We do our best every day because we want to hear from you 10 years down the road you’re home still looks beautiful.
2. Generally Positive Online Reviews?
Online reviews often have to be taken with a slight grain of salt: There are two sides to every story. When it comes to online reviews, we always say to trust your gut: If a review feels honest to you, trust it. Often times where you see more than 10 high ratings then you can start to feel better about their work, even better if there are photos too.
3. Do They Provide Good Answers To Questions?
Here are some questions we recommend asking a contractor before they start the painting job.
- Are you insured and bonded?
- Do you have the proper licenses?
- How long have you been working as a painting contractor?
- Are you a member of any professional associations?
- What type of painting for you do? (hand brush or spray)
- Do you subcontract any work that might need to be done, or is it all done by your employees?
- Do you offer any guarantees or warranties?
- What products do you plan to you use?
- Do you have any references?
4.Strong References from Satisfied Customers
The vast majority of painting contractors have references from their customers. Take a moment to check on those references. Give them a call and ask what the experience was like working with this company and their crew. When looking at different painting companies, take a look at their previous work and look at houses they have painted.
5. A Detailed Estimate
When you get your estimate make sure you’re able to contact the person that will be working on site. If you can’t this may mean they’re working with subcontractors, this often says they don’t have true on the quality of the work because another team is painting the house over their employees. When you’ve received a quote from a prospective company quote remember these are just estimates. Its common for the actual cost to be slightly higher or lower than what they initally gave you.
What To Expect On Your Estimate:
- Labor: This should give you insight on how many people will be at your home working.
- Paint: This should generally cover the type, cost, and # of gallons or buckets.
- Process Outline: There should be a general break down of their process from start to finish.
- Time To Finish: They should have an estimated time of completion.
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