6 Questions you should ask before hiring

A Painting Company

1. Are you insured?

That's right! You should make sure your contractors are insured, or you could be the one footing the bill if something was to happen. Not only for liability to protect your property, but also workers compensation to protect you from any lawsuits should anyone was to get hurt.

2. How many coats does my project need?

It varies from product to product and substrate to substrate. For instance, if you are painting a old door that has a smooth slick surface, you probably want to use a primer and two top coats of your finish product to insure adhesion. A painting company should inform you whether or not you need a primer, or even a bonding or blocking primer, some products are even self priming. It also depends on color as well. Deep colors with lots of pigment often need multiple coats. So ask your painter, and read spec sheets, and/or even call your local paint store if in question.

3. Does your work come with a warranty?

Even though your paint job looks good now, you want to be assured it stays that way. Nothing lasts forever, but there is a time period that it should continue to look great.

4. What do I need to do?
In many cases, home owners have breakables and things that are valuable to them. These things should be moved out of work area to insure they a not damaged. Also, you want to make sure that moving furniture and other items are in your contract or not. You wouldn't want to move stuff if your getting charged already for some else moving it.
5. What Prep will you preform before painting?

All jobs are different. Be sure that your painter is on the same page. If you don't ask your painter if they are filling picture frame pin holes, and you are not hanging your pictures back, up, you might have extra costs to get the job you thought you were already getting.

6. What Products should I use?

I feel most of the major paint companies have their good and not so good products. Whichever company you go with, spend a little extra money for better products. It will be worth it in the end.

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