Choosing the right home painting service can be an overwhelming task, especially if you haven’t painted your house before or moved to a new city. And let’s face it; home painters don’t exactly have a good reputation. Be it for the lack of professionalism, skill or untimely work.
As a consumer, you need to be educated and informed. You will need to ask the right questions and communicate your requirements and ideas.
Follow our tips for a seamless, professional and stress-free home painting experience.
Look for experience
While selecting a painting contractor, you need to consider how experienced and skilled the painter is. Hiring a contractor through a paint company might be more expensive than your local contractor, but they come with years of experience, skills and training. Berger Paints Express Painting offers a hassle-free painting experience with skilled painters, cutting-edge technology and furniture moving and covering.
Be clear and specify all details
The contractor won’t understand what you have in mind unless you can communicate your requirements. Describe the job in details, including colours and products you want to use, desired time frame and if any repairs need to be considered, like waterproofing, priming etc. If possible, bring images of what you are looking for, in terms of wall paint. Be clear about the type of surface preparation, priming, waterproofing, paints and estimated costs and budget you have in mind.
The cost of wall painting is something you need to budget for. Before finalising on the job, get a written estimate including breakdown of labour, material costs, the number of coats of paint and primer and a detailed description of the amount of surface preparation that will be done.
Get multiple quotes
Getting multiple quotes will help you in making the best decision. When asking for quotes, be sure to share the same details with each contractor. This way, you can weigh in the pros and cons and decide on the best contractor that fits in your requirements and budget.
Ask for warranty or guarantee
The new house paint should ideally deal with any chipping, peeling, flaking, fading or chalking that happens within two years after the job is done. If the contractor tells you the paint comes with a warranty, don’t be fooled. This warranty only extends to problems with the paint itself and from the paint company you have purchased paints from, not the labour.