November 3, 2020
Taking on the task of repainting your home is a big deal. The best first step to take is to choose a trusted painting company that will help make your dream home come to life. You should never be made to feel guilty for asking them questions and making sure that you can trust them to take on this massive project. That’s why once you’ve narrowed down your options, you should present these four questions to your painting contractor.
1. Does Your Painting Company Do the Job Themselves?
Before you enlist a company to paint your home, be sure to ask them whether their team actually does the work themselves, or they subcontract the project out to another group of people. If you’re taking bids from different companies, be wary if someone comes in particularly lower than the rest. This could mean that they subcontract a team with little experience or who aren’t trained, ultimately leading to poor results.
2. Is Your Crew Licensed & Bonded?
Never doubt about asking a professional painter whether their company is licensed and bonded. If they are, they’ll have no issue retrieving proof and showing it to you. However, if they’re leery about answering the question or showing you proof, this is a huge red flag. The license means that they’re qualified to operate a business and have all the paperwork they need to make them credible. The bond means that if there’s an issue, like an accident or injury on the work site, the homeowner won’t be responsible for paying for it.
3. Do You Have Before & After Photos & Reviews That I Can See?
There’s no better way to get a good sense of how a painting contractor treats their customers than reading their reviews on Google or Yelp, if they’re listed as businesses on these platforms. If they aren’t that’s likely a red flag in itself, because then there’s no way to know if they’re reputable. Also, be sure to ask them if they have before and after photos of projects that they’ve taken on. This will give you a good idea of the quality of their work.
4. How Does Your Team Start & Finish the Job?
For a successful paint job, preparing the surface is an absolute necessity. If it’s not cleaned properly, you may have particles of dust and dirt caked beneath the surface, making your walls look grungy, even after the job is complete. Once they’re finished, a hard-working crew dedicated to providing great customer service should clean up after themselves, leaving your living space free of dirt, paint splatter, and debris.
Never hesitate to get the facts straight and make sure that all of your ducks are in a row before investing in a paint company. If they aren’t open to sitting down and answering your questions, this is a sign that they’re likely not the right choice for you!
About Platinum Painting of Arlington
At Platinum Painting of Arlington, our top priority is taking care of our customers and making the process of repainting a home as stress-free as possible. We’re proud to offer free in-home estimates and a satisfaction guarantee. We offer homeowners assistance throughout every step of the process and are bonded and insured, so they can trust that they’re in safe and trusted hands. To schedule your free estimate today, visit our website or call 817-983-7280.
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