As you may already know, a professional painter saves time and money and offers high-quality, durable results -whether you need exterior home painting, cabinet repaint, or interior painting in Omaha, NE.
Finding a reliable, efficient, and affordable panting contractor can, however, can be an uphill task.
Being stuck with a dishonest and slow contractor is quite a frustrating experience.
In this article, we will be sharing five things to look for when hiring a residential painting contractor. Read on;
What to Look for When Hiring a Painter
1. Painting Services Offered
What do you need to be painted or stained? The wooden floor? Kitchen cabinets? Stucco exterior? Brick wall? Three-story home?
While most residential painters can handle pretty much any home painting project, a few tend to exclude themselves from certain types of painting jobs.
So if you think your project involves anything remotely out of the ‘usual’ painting projects (e.g., lead paint remediation, exterior stucco, drywall repair), check to see if the painter offers it.
2. Years of Experience
The number of years a painter has been in the industry doesn’t automatically indicate the quality to expect.
However, if the contractor has been around for years and is generally accepted in the community with positive reviews and feedback, you can count on them.
Experienced painters are more likely to produce high-quality, durable, and efficient painting services. Five years of painting experience is a good baseline.
3. Licensing and Insurance
Check that the contractor is dully licensed to offer residential painting services in your area by the state.
A license means their training and skills were verified, and they’re more likely to provide good quality results. Both business insurance and worker’s compensation cover protects you against additional charges.
In the unfortunate event of damage to your property or injury to a painting crew member, you don’t have to incur any extra costs.
4. Painter’s Local Reputation
You want to work with a reliable, honest, and consistent painter that delivers on their promises.
The best way to check for a painter’s reputation is by looking for ratings and reviews on platforms like Google My Business and Better Business Bureau.
Also, look for feedback, complaints, and any unresolved issues on their social media business pages.
If they have received a significantly high number of low ratings and negative feedback, with lots of unresolved issues, move one.
5. Painting Estimate
You will ideally need to filter through your available options and choose the best 2-3 painters from your list.
Next, invite each painter to your home separately, brief them about the project and request for a painting estimate.
A painting estimate should not miss important details, including but not limited to;
• Name, address, and contact of the painter
• Project scope
• Prep process
• Products to be used (including quantities and brand names)
• Project timelines
• Cost and payment terms
If the estimate is oversimplified or too complicated to follow, request more details or clarification.
Avoid any painter who withholds crucial information that you need to make a decision.
Also, don’t be tempted to pick the cheapest contractor on the list automatically. Instead, work with a painter that meets all your painting needs and offers the best value for your money.
The Bottom Line
What we’ve discussed above may not be a comprehensive list of things to look for, but if you get the above five right, everything else tends to fall in place.
Choose a residential painting contractor that is dully licensed and insured, experienced, reputable, and offers a reasonably detailed painting estimate.
At Brush & Roll Painting, we treat your home as our own, we show up on time and provide an estimate with all the essential details you need to make the decision.
If you need reliable, durable, and high-quality residential repainting services in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
To get started with us, book a FREE estimate below or call us on 402-932-9764 for more details.