Question to Ask When Hiring A Painter
One of the worst realizations you can come to is that your something major needs to be done to your house, like it needs to be painted. With busy work and life schedules you can pretty much rule out the idea of you doing it yourself. Mainly because it is a time consuming project that needs to be worked on day after day and not one weekend here and another weekend there. So this probably leads you scratching your head on where to find the best person to do the job.
First and for most the best thing you can do is talk to people you know, whether it be a neighbor, family member, friend or church member. One of the best ways to find someone to do a job you need done, is by word of mouth. If you do come across someone who has had a good experience with a house painter, nine times out of time they will have a business card or phone number to give you. Another great advantage to finding a house painter by this method is you can visit their house and see first hand what kind of work these painters do. By doing this it might help make up your mind if you want to go with that company or not.
If those efforts fail then you will more than likely have to resort to looking in the Yellow Pages or the newspaper. Once you find a company that stands out to you call them and get detailed information about their company and their work. Also don't hesitate to ask for a free estimate. There are also some good questions to ask a company before you decided on using them.
How long will it take to paint a traditional two story house?
How much do you typical charge?
How long have you been painting housed?
Are you bonded and insured?
May I have the names of some reference?
All of these questions are 100% acceptable to ask someone you are inquiring to paint your house.
Thirdly, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you calling various companies and having them come out to your house to give you estimates. After all, the painting of the outside of your house is a fairly big job and not to mention that you as well as everyone in your neighborhood is going to have to see it. So if they do not do an adequate job you are stuck looking at a poorly painted house and your neighbors will have to deal with the bad outcome as well.
Even though this process of finding and picking out a suitable house painter maybe a little stressful at times the great outcome of your newly painted house will make all those sleepless nights worth it. Also, if you are lucky enough to find a friend or family member that can recommend a good house painter this process should be a piece of cake. More importantly, don't let picking out a house painter take the best of you. Just keep in mind that it will take some time and this kind of task isn't something that needs to be rushed.