When you are ready to hire top notch house painters, here are a few important traits to keep in mind.
1. Positive recommendations.
As you consider the available painting companies in your area, check reviews and referrals to find the best ones. Friends and relatives often know of the experts around town and can share personal experience of whether they were satisfied with the work that was done. Online reviews at sites like Angie’s List and Yelp can also be helpful, along with social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. The Better Business Bureau can let you know if disputes have been raised about specific companies, and if so, how they were handled.
2. Written estimates.
A professional painting company will provide detailed written estimates as well as time to consider it, rather than pushing you into hiring the company right away. A complete estimate should include the scope of work, which means the area(s) to be painted, type of paint and color(s) to be used, any special equipment needed for which there may be an extra charge, and the projected timeframe for doing the work. Itemized costs should also be part of the estimate.
3. Quality Products.
In discussing your room or area to be painted, explain the products you would like to have used. If the painter tries to talk you into cheaper or pricier products, find out how. While you want to use high quality paints and equipment, you don’t want to pay top dollar unless there is a reason to do so. Some Oakville painters can get product discounts based on company accounts with local retailers, but a few will charge you higher prices and buy cheaper products, pocketing the difference. Get receipts for any paint products or equipment that the painting crew buy for you.
4. Professional demeanor.
Courteous language, civil tone, and a positive attitude help to make the work go smoothly. Avoid painting companies with representatives that are pushy, argumentative, or crafty in the way they interact while negotiating a project.
Take note of whether phone calls or emails are promptly returned, as well as whether schedules are followed. If the painting rep is late to arrive for the inspection and estimate visit, and then postpones subsequent scheduled times, it may signal a warning that the company does not take its customers as seriously as it should. Also observe how your questions and requests are handled, and if company promises are kept. Avoid paying for scheduled work up front. Most companies these days to not request payment until the work is done.
A few precautions like these can help you find professional painters for your painting needs.