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How to Find a Good Painting Contractor Painting is among of the most popular home improvement projects enjoyed by homeowners. Whatever the size of the project, you can save much time and effort in the long run if you hire a professional contractor. Below are key considerations you should make before hiring a painting contractor: Experience
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Always pick a seasoned contractor. This industry can have high turnover. Hire someone who has been in this line of work for no less than five longer.
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Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance for Employees/Subcontractors If a contractor has employees or subcontractors, make sure they have the right protective measures in place. If they have direct employees, they should be covered by contractor’s workers’ compensation and general liability insurance. If they work with subcontractors, these people should have coverage of their own. Either way, you should get a copy of proof of insurance, both for the business and any subcontractors. State Licensing A good painting contractor will always have all the legal requirements, and that includes licensing. But don’t be content with being told that they are licensed. Ask for proof. Preparation What type of preparation work will the contractor do? This is where corners are often cut to reduce a project’s cost. A good painting contractor will never compromise but instead do exactly as you have agreed upon in the contract. It’s easy to tell anyway when you assess the results at the end of the project. Client References If a contractor hesitates to provide client references, they are most probably trying to hide something. Good contractors are always happy to spread the word about their good business. When you actually get the references, do call them. Written Estimate The contractor should give you a formal written estimate, indicating the project scope, the materials that will be used and the prep required. Take note, the estimate should be a formal document, not the back of a business card or a random piece of paper. Guarantee Aside from the guarantee provided on the paint itself and other associated products, there should be a warranty on the application process. And you should get this in written form. Price Price is and will always be a concern. But getting the lowest price should not be your main goal. You need get someone with the right skills, experience, licensing and insurance, aware of safety issues and attitude towards clients. You don’t get all of those cheap. That doesn’t mean though that the most expensive contractor is automatically the best. Just don’t limit yourself to cost issues, and look at the general picture instead. Comparing Bids Finally, request for at least three bids from different contractors, but make sure you gave them the exact job specifications. Spend time comparing them before choosing what you think is the best for you.