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The Top 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Professional Painter

calander Nov 20 , 2019 user-icon Nash Painting

When hiring painters in Middle Tennessee, you have a lot of choices. But it’s not a decision you want to rush into. We suggest asking your prospective painter some questions to determine if they’re the right house painter or commercial painter for your painting project.

What Is Included in Your Estimates?

Before hiring painters, you’ll undoubtedly ask for an estimate based on the painting services you’d like completed. When you request a painting project estimate, it’s good to know what range of services is (or isn’t) included in the price you’re quoted.

Some painters may quote you a lower price, but the quote may not include the services necessary to make your paint job last longer. Others may quote you a higher price than their competitors, but the higher price may include thorough surface preparation and other steps needed for maximum paint durability.

What If You Discover a Problem?

Professional painters are accustomed to spotting problems in your paint finish, and they can spot damage to the surface underneath the paint, especially if they are stripping away older paint to get things ready for a fresh coat.

Be sure you know how problems will be addressed before hiring a painter. Look for a company with the experience necessary to recommend repairs for any damage they find so your painting project can keep moving without significantly halting progress.

Can You Help Me Choose Colors?

If you’re painting your home or office a new color, paint color selection can be daunting. An attentive professional painter can walk you through how to choose, group, and coordinate colors for any room or area you want to paint.

Or maybe you’re freshening up old paint, but you have no idea where or how to find the original color. Ask each painter how they go about matching and blending colors for a seamless finish.

What Are Your Specializations?

Painters may have certain areas of expertise. It’s a good idea to select a painter whose specializations align well with the needs of your painting project. They’re more likely to have the techniques, materials, and products to get the job done if they've done lots of similar work in the past.

Once you know the painting team can paint the areas you need painted, you can discuss the budget, establish a timeline, and get further questions answered about when and how painting projects will be completed.

How Long Will Painting Last?

This is one of the most important questions you can ask a painting team. No paint job is completely indestructible. Paint will eventually need to be reapplied and refreshed.

But some paint jobs wear out a lot quicker, meaning you have to spend more money getting paint touched up or reapplied sooner than you planned. Don’t settle when it comes to investing in your home or business. Hire a painter whose work is proven to last longer.

Nash Painting has a legacy of incredibly durable, beautiful paint finishes that often last decades rather than years. Every project is thorough and we pride ourselves on attention to detail. Whether you’re painting an entire home or office, or updating your kitchen cabinets, our teams are committed to getting your project done right and surpassing your expectations.

Contact our team today to discuss your project goals, request a painting estimate, and find out how we can help you realize your vision for a more beautiful home or workplace.