House painting actually has rich emotional significance. Imperatively associated with newness, it symbolizes a fresh phase of your life. The paint color also has direct psychological effects. For example, red is an intense shade, whereas blue has a pleasant calming effect.
Check professional and personal reliability
Value this emotional connection even while choosing the right house painter. Essentially, you need to find a licensed reliable professional service offering a reasonable quote. The painter will also suggest the best paint according to your unique requirements.
Make sure they are good people to trust with an extensively invasive work like painting. You will need to consent to strangers hauling your furniture, moving around in all your rooms, and climbing ladders on your walls. Always make it a point to consult directly. Assess the vibes intuitively besides checking the license. Look for red flags such as an over-inquisitive person.
The attitude should be courteous and business-like. The professionals must adhere to punctuality (this is especially important because paint needs sufficient time to dry).
You should consider checking up with the local consumer affairs centers and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of your state to find out whether the service has been subject to any previous disputes. Visit the contractor license reference site (contractors-license.org). Always go through a cross-check process for the license number. See if they hold memberships of state and national level industry bodies.
The costs depend on various aspects and are typically decided after an actual inspection of your house. The different aspects of pricing include type of paint, number of cans, cost of primers, and cost of preparing the wall. In addition, extra charges may be levied for peeling old lead-based paints, moving the furniture, or when the indoor ceiling is high beyond the standard 8 feet.
In any case, the painter would provide you with an initial tentative estimate in a clear breakdown. Ensure that the contract mentions all details. You will be asked to pay an advance. Generally, it is about 75 to 85% of the total estimated expenditure.
A good contractor will always be able to provide a guarantee depending on the type of paint. Most contractors extend the assurance of covering blistering, flaking, chipping, peeling, or chalking for the first two years. It must be mentioned clearly in the contract agreement. See whether the guarantee includes both material and labor.
A good painting contractor will deliver a perfect work. The painters will arrive on time, work full hours, and clean the place before leaving. You can confirm all these beforehand by talking with other homeowners who hired the service.