Whether it is interior or exterior painting you are considering, here’s what can go wrong with contracting a painting company.
You hire a painter who doesn’t care
It is one of the common issues when hiring a painting service. Anyone can call themselves a painting company- it just takes basic materials and a website. Sadly, if you hire someone who doesn’t have enough experience or who just wants to make some extra money, you may be putting your home at-risk of careless, sloppy painters.
All of a sudden price increases
No matter what the job, it is very common for contractors to “suddenly” need to do extra work. They will finish halfway and claim it can’t be done without more supplies, paint etc. and it definitely comes at extra price to you, no matter what you verbally agreed to before the painting work started.
Your painter cuts corners
You must have seen a cheap paint job- a wall that looks like it could use an extra coat (or 2). This effect is usually caused by diluting the paint to make it last longer, something you definitely don’t want you painter to do. Sadly, it is not rare in the world of professional painters.
How to avoid these common problems?
Now that you know what could possibly happen when you are hiring professional painting services, you are probably wondering how you can avoid these and other problems.
The answer is simple- by hiring a qualified painter. Below are the basics of choosing a good painting service.
Asking for references: Do your research well, and ask your potential painting company if they can give references who will speak for their work. If they are hesitant to share contacts, or if they don’t have anyone at all, keep looking for more painting services.
Agree to a contract beforehand: Ensure you get a complete plan of the work that will be done in writing beforehand- that will assist to avoid any last minute “surprises”, like extra supplies or paint.
Applied & Decorative Painting has been improving homes in the South East Queensland Region since 2002.
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