Hiring a painting contractor can be an Awesome experience!
tips on hiring a professional!
1.Apples to apples: Have each painting contractor give you an estimate for the same services, disscription of area to be painted, type of paint, number of coats, preparation details, etc., so it will be easier to compare and choose. Make sure they will use the right paint for the situation. Some contractors will use the cheapest paint to keep your price low. Choose paint that is going to hold up and last. PaintCrew.com only uses the best paint products available or what the client requests.
2. Prepare, prepare, prepare: Preparation is just as important as the actual painting. Ask each painting contractor about his or her preparation process. If your walls have cracks, holes, missing plaster, bubbling or other flaws, make sure the painting contractor plans to scrape, patch, sand, caulk and prime. Establish time guidelines as to when you expect the job to be finished. When you schedule your free consultation, we will walk you through the entire process from color consultation to cleaning up.
3. Warranties: Establish the details of the warranty before hiring someone and make sure it is in writing. Some warranties cover labor and materials while some only cover materials. Make sure the contractor is fully insured to cover: your home, furniture, artwork, etc., not just the room or rooms being worked on. PaintCrew.com provides a 2 year written guarantee.
4.Get Referrals: Ask for the names of previous customers, those who hired the contractor for a job of similar scope, and check out the finished product first-hand. Ask the customer, `Did the contractor live up to your expectations regarding the quality of work, cleanliness and time line?' When the painters leave, you should not know that a painter was in the house except for the new paint on the walls. See what our clients think of us!
5. Insurance?: Ask the contractor and verify if the company is insured against claims covering workers' compensation, property damage, and personal liability in case of accidents. Ask to see a copy of the certificate of insurance, or ask for the name of the contractor's insurance carrier and agency to verify that the contractor has the insurance. PaintCrew.com carries full insurance, including liability, workers' compensation. Click here to contact our Insurance Carrier or here to have an updated certificate emailed to you.