If you’re in the market for a new painting contractor, you might be unsure about what exactly distinguishes a good company from bad one. Ending up with a painting contractor that isn’t reliable, doesn’t know what they’re doing, or doesn’t care affects you and your business in huge ways. If your paint job looks bad, or chips quickly, it can make it seem like you don’t care about your space or product.
On the contrary, if your paint job is well maintained, bright and attractive, it can cause people to take a look at your space, and browse your products, or stop in for lunch. Here are some things you should be looking for in each of the painting companies that you’re considering. This should help you narrow down the choices and ultimately choose a painting company that will do right by you and your business.
You might think that painting is something anyone can do, and in fact, it is. However, it’s not something that anyone can do well. Experienced painters know the best practices to follow in order to get the job done quickly and perfectly. They know the prep work that needs to be done in order to keep the paint for the longest amount of time. They also know the mistakes to avoid, since they’ve worked on many bad paint jobs in their time.
Ask how long the company you’re considering has been in business, and how long the crew itself has been in place.
Look for a professional painting contractor that is dedicated to excellent customer service. You need a company with representatives that you are comfortable speaking with both on the phone and in person. In addition, the members of the painting contractor’s team may come in contact with your residents or clients. If the company you hire has great customer service when dealing with you then it is more likely that they will treat your customers with the same level of respect and professionalism. There are a couple things that can help you check the level of customer service that a professional painting contractor will provide. Your encounter when you call for more information and get an estimate are both good ways of evaluating of what it will be like working with them on a job. In addition, the ease of use and information available on their website can tell you a lot about how much a particular company cares about their clients’ experience.
References and Portfolio
The absolute best way to determine the quality of a professional painting contractor is to ask previous customers. They will have knowledge on the professionalism of the crew and the commitment to customer service. In addition, you can look at the finished product of previous clients to determine if you would be satisfied with those results at your property. You can start with the company’s website to see if they have pictures or reviews available. Then you can ask for the information of satisfied customers who are willing to be references.