Finding a Good Painting Contractor

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Few things can be more refreshing than a home with a nice new layer of paint. A paint job can give your home an instant but dramatic facelift. Certainly, if you want the best results, you should hire a professional to do it. Painting may seem all so simple, but you may be surprised. If you live in a home built before 1978, it may still be covered in lead-based paint, and that is something that must be taken care of by an expert.

If you’re all set to hire a professional Fort Collins Deck Staining, here are tips to help you:

Written Estimate

Ask your prospective painter for an estimate of the paint job you need. Clearly, he needs to come and personally check out your home while you tell him your expectations. Be very specific about colors and show paint samples if you have any. If you need help choosing, ask the painter.

License and Insurance

As soon as you’ve found a few prospects, ask each if they are licensed (if required by the state where you live in) and insured. A license is no guarantee of a great job, but you do have a better chance of getting one with it. Of course, insurance makes sure you’re free from liability should someone accidentally get hurt on the job.

Previous Jobs and Client References

When you research painters on the Internet, you may find several pictures of projects they’ve completed. But don’t rely on these images. Ask the painter instead to bring you to at least two projects (must be similar to yours) they’ve done no later than three years ago. You want to know how the materials and colors they used stood up over time.

Checking references is an essential part on finding a good house painter. You’ll want to know the quality of work your prospect is capable of, straight from the mouths of those who have hired him before. If your prospect won’t provide references, he probably has something to hide so go look for another painter. Don’t forget to check out online reviews too, especially if the painter was not personally recommended to you.

Contract

Your contract with the house painter needs to be very specific. All the crucial information must be there, such as when the work will start, the estimated completion time, the materials to be used and their individual costs and the payment schedule. The paint manufacturer’s name, the paint color, gloss, grade, etc.must also be included, along with the surfaces to be painted and the number of coats to be applied. The application of a primer must be specified in the contract too. Lastly, it should be stated in the document that the Fort Collins Fence Refinishing is responsible for cleaning up.

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