Painting is an easy job and if you have the time, you can easily complete a basic painting job even with minimal experience. That said hiring a painter may be the best course of action where more challenging paint jobs are concerned not to mention the fact that this is a sure way to get quality and a flawless finish at the end of the day. If you are considering getting professional help for your painting project, here are some of the things to consider before hiring a painter.
1. Expertise and experience
The first thing to consider should be the quality of services you are likely to get from a painter. An easy way to determine this is by evaluating the painter’s experience in the field. You will also find that some painters specialize in certain types of painting and you are better off with an expert if your project has some unique requirements. Generally painters with more experience offer better services and know a lot about different types of paints and how these paints look on different services. They can therefore help you choose the best paints for your project in addition to getting the painting job done to your satisfaction.
2. Scope of work
This is especially important if some prep work need to be done before putting a fresh coat of paint. If you would need the painter to also prepare the surface to be painted before the painting work begins you need to find out if they are equipped to handle the prep work. A painter who can also do the prep work is an ideal choice because it means that you will not have to get someone else to do the prep work for you. Failure to do proper prep work may lead to premature cracking and pealing making it important to settle for someone who can the prep work well. A good painter should also clean up after finishing the project.
3. Warranty and guarantee
A painter must promise to offer nothing short of the best services. The painter should also go a step further and also give you a warranty where damages such as peeling, fading, chipping and other paint related problems are covered within a specific duration. This way you can be guaranteed of quality painting materials and services.
4. Products to be used
You need to be clear on the materials you need the painter to use in your project. Be specific on brands and find out if the painter can deliver as promised. Where possible, get the paints yourself and let the painter just charge for services offered. If you cannot do this, be sure to find a painter who is trustworthy and will not compromise on quality in a bid to cut down on costs.
Aside from the quality of services, the total cost of the project should be in your list of things to consider before hiring a painter. Get quotes from different painters and settle on the one you think is charging a fair price for the project. Resist the temptation to go with the cheapest painter you can get as in most cases cheap painters either offer poor services or use substandard painting materials.