What to Look for in a Professional Painting Service
When it’s time to invest in a new coat of paint, most of us want to get it over with as quickly as possible without spending a fortune. But while expediency and low prices matter, they are far from the only factors that determine a durable and beautiful paint job. In fact, jumping the gun and taking shortcuts is bound to backfire in the long run. Indeed, it pays to do your due diligence when comparing professional home painting services. Here are the most important qualities to look for when making this decision.
The best interior and exterior painting providers are open and honest from the first time you make contact to the final cleanup. Steer clear of contractors that take forever to respond, avoid certain topics, fail to answer your questions, and/or display an unwillingness to reveal certain information at a given time. If you’re paying for their services, you deserve to know every detail about their process, products, scheduling, concerns, etc. Strong communication and honesty are paramount.
Fairness goes hand-in-hand with transparency. Not only should painting service provide a detailed and fair estimate -- they must stick to their contract. If, during the job, they encounter something they missed during their initial assessment, they should let you know immediately and re-negotiate terms. Otherwise, you may end up with hidden fees and unknown costs to which you didn’t agree from the outset.
Regardless of whether or not you’re present during the paint job, time is of the essence. For one thing, painters only have so much time in a given day to work (especially for exterior home painting where daylight is needed) -- and for another, you may have certain scheduling requirements that must be adhered to. Simply put, your painters shouldn’t waste your time, and you shouldn’t get in the way of their work. The best way to ensure this proper collaboration is by planning accordingly and being on time every time.
Respect must be at the foundation of every business interaction. Not only must your painters respect your time -- they must also respect your space. This includes asking you permission to enter certain areas, taking care to not damage any items or surfaces during the job, and completely cleaning up the mess at the end of the day.
The more your painters can do, the better. Before choosing a professional painting contractor, consider whether they offer additional services, such as pressure washing services, door refinishing, wallpaper removal, etc. Experienced, versatile providers will help you save time and money.
The best paint jobs require painstaking attention to detail, high-quality products, knowledge, experience, and proper technique. All of this quality comes at a cost, of course, which is why simply choosing the cheapest contractor is a risky move.
As mentioned earlier, you and your painters’ time is valuable. And while you don’t want your provider to rush the job, you don’t want them to bide their time, either. There must be a balance between getting it done quickly and taking the time to get it done right. The best painters strategically plan their projects for maximum efficiency by bringing the optimal number of workers to the site, using the right tools, and timing each part of the job to minimize downtime.
A business’s reputation is its most valuable asset. Few people want to hire a company with several verified negative reviews. Companies that work hard to uphold their reputation and earn the positive remarks of previous customers are the ones worth considering. Fortunately, it’s now easier than ever before to get the inside scoop on local painters with a simple online search.
Lastly, you want to work with a professional painting service with integrity. This point is somewhat redundant because a contractor with integrity inherently espouses all of the previous qualities mentioned here. In other words, this trait nicely sums up the type of painting service that is transparent, fair, punctual, respectful, versatile, quality, efficient, and reputable -- it also sums up Nash Painting.
To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!