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Key factors to keep in mind when hiring home painters
15 October 2018
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Tackling your own home DIY is one of those ideas that are lovely in theory, but often unrealistic in practice. Sometimes it’s best to leave things to experts, who make it their business to see your vision made real, without the hassle of doing it yourself. This is especially true when it comes to painting your new home. We share 5 things to look out for when searching for a professional painting company.
Trust takes time to build, but in the meantime, you can rely on a company’s standing reputation to reflect what you may expect from your own working relationship. Reputable home painters should easily be able to share recent referrals or testimonials from satisfied clients with you. And while fresh faces have much to offer, little speaks to reputation better than years of hard-won experience. After all, if a home painting services offer failed to consistently impress and improve, they wouldn’t be around decades after they first began.
If you’re entrusting your home to a team of workmen you’ve only met, you’ll be relying on the company’s hiring policies to keep you, your loved ones and your investment safe. It’s fair to insist that any painting service has a stringent hiring policy, and reliable ones will happily share this with you. Check that all subcontractors and staff are qualified for their work, and have police clearance. Additionally, you could ask to view the company’s code of conduct and insurance policy.
Trusting your gut goes a long way, and it’s never more useful than when it comes to feeling out communication between you and your prospective home painting service. A company that’s evasive is an immediate red flag. A good bet is a company who are willing to meet, easily available when you reach out, and freely answer all of your questions and address your concerns without condescension. And a no-obligations quote? That should come standard!
You can trust the work of a company who are willing to “put their money where their mouth is.” When choosing your home painting service, check for a robust set of quality assurances and guarantees. A company of excellence would, for instance, offer a standard 5-year warranty on workmanship and 10-year warranty on products. Not only does this share that they’re confident in their service, team and tools, but they’re also confident that they’ll stay ahead-of-trend and still be around a decade from now.
It may seem obvious that all work is performed under contract, but it’s also the details of the contract that counts. A reputable agreement should outline the scope of work and the products that will be used to complete it. Master painters will also take the time to share details such as the type and amount of surface preparation, priming and painting that will take place and note the brands they will use to do so. This is another way you can ensure that both the service and the materials are of the highest quality. Contracts do not take care of these details can indicate companies who will take equal care (or not) of your own home.