There are few home improvement projects that can provide the dramatic results of painting without coming with a dramatic renovation. You can change the entire feel of your home by having it painted with a new color. It can be almost magical to witness the transformation that a fresh coat of paint can provide. However, there is nothing magical about a paint job that is subpar. A poor paint job can become a distraction and a source of frustration. In order to avoid ending up with a paint job that does not meet your standards, you need to carefully choose a painting pro. The factors you need to consider when looking for a painting professional include: experience, portfolio, and license status.
Look for a painting pro who has experience with the type of project you want completed. Some situations require specialized tools, techniques, or training. For example, if you have a home with extremely high ceilings your painting pro will need to have the right equipment to safely reach every part of your ceiling. A pro with experience painting homes with high ceilings will understand what is needed to get the job done. Experience matters when it comes to how quickly the painting job gets done and how well it turns out.
Ask any painting company you consider for access to their portfolio. Many painting companies provide an online portfolio for examples of their work. You can also ask if there are any homes or businesses in the area who are willing to let you come and see a finished paint project in person. Seeing what a painting pro can do, with your own eyes, is a great way to make an informed choice.
Under no circumstances should you hire a painting pro who is not properly licensed. Hiring someone without a state license puts you at a lot of risk. Ask any painting pro you consider about their licensing status. If they state that they have an active license, ask for the number and look it up online to confirm. The protection you receive – as the consumer – by working with a licensed painter is worth the minimal effort it takes to confirm a painting company’s license status.
When you find a painting pro who has the right type of experience, an extensive portfolio, and an active license then you have a viable option for your next painting project. When compared to other types of home improvement projects, painting is relatively inexpensive. However, that does not mean you should be willing to risk your money by hiring a painter who will not do a good job. Take your time and consider all of the options before you choose a painting pro and handing over your hard-earned money.