When your home is more than 5 years old, it’s time to let it have a paint job because an important part of home ownership is to protect your home investment and more than 5 years is just enough period for the surfaces of interior and, especially, the exterior of the house be given a fresh paint outlook.
It is a matter of being satisfied with the painting services, because if you’re satisfied with how your house was painted by the paint contractor or subcontractor, when it was newly-built, then you don’t have a problem of calling them up again to do a repainting job; however, if you’re not that satisfied and you want a fresh approach to repaint your house, consider these steps in looking for a residential painting company.
Find a good paint contractor through the grapevine, who are your friends, family members, neighbors who have a satisfactory experience with a paint contractor; find a good one from paint stores, one who is highly recommended by the store; and through the Internet websites and read each site’s reviews on their services, all these approaches should help you easily narrow down your list of paint contractors.
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Before listing down your chosen paint contractors, it is important to note that it is better to have a paint contractor whose business is in your state, because it is difficult to recoup your investment if the contractor failed to meet the contract’s agreement or neglected a lot of his supposed services. As soon as you have narrowed down the list to paint contractors who are in your state, check from them on the following information: a contractor’s license, a certificate of insurance for their staff, member of a local or national association of paint contractors. Another factor to consider is to check the Better Business Bureau on the legitimacy of the contractor’s business records and if there are valid complaints on the contractor’s company.
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If possible, note down two or three contractors, after you have used a process of elimination based on the given tips, and try to invite each one on separate schedules to your home and let him inspect the areas, surfaces, and fixtures that you want to be repainted and inquire on the following: the kind of paint that will be used, the number of coatings, personal protection equipment available for staff, payment proposal, a company’s brochure on their services to their customers complete with photos.
A written contract must be drawn up between you and the chosen paint contractor, as this will be a legal and binding way for the contractor to meet his service obligations to you, so in the contract have the following conditions be stipulated: details on paint preparation and clean up; areas to be painted and your preferred colors; period of the painting job in which the specific dates must be reflected; applicable warranty; price quotation of the repainting job.