A new paint job can make a big difference in the way your home looks. It can freshen it up or completely transform the style. If you have plans to get your home painted, part of the process is finding the right painting contractor for you. The contractor you hire will have people coming in and out of your house if it is an interior paint project. Choosing who you will trust to come into your home and complete the project is not something you should do lightly. Take your time and do your research to find a painting contractor that will meet your needs.
Look over a list of licensed contractors
Any painting contractor that is not licensed by the state of California should not be on your list. It is unwise to even consider using an unlicensed contractor. The licensing that painting contractors receive through the state provides protection to the consumer (you). If there is ever an issue that arises with the contractor you can get the licensing board involved to help navigate toward a solution. In addition, contractors who are licensed are required to meet a set of standards set forth by the state. When you go with a licensed contractor you know that you are working with someone who meets those criteria. The standards for becoming licensed include proving a certain length of experience and passing a two-part state exam. You can start the process of finding the right contractor for you by narrowing the list down only to those who are licensed by the state.
Look for someone with relevant experience
A licensed painting contractor will have experience painting but may not have experience relevant to your project. Look for someone who has relevant experience to get the best results. For example, if you have a historic home with wood siding, look for a contractor who has worked on historic homes in the past. Or, if you need a commercial building painted, choose a contractor that has worked in the commercial space. You will get the best results when you go with someone who has completed similar projects to yours in the past.
Choose a contractor with connections to your community
Another factor you can consider in your search for a painting contractor is connections in your community. You can support local business by hiring a local painting contractor. In addition, choosing a contractor with connections to your community will allow you to go see examples of their work in person. Ask the contractors that you are considering to point you toward homes and business in the area on which they have worked. This will allow you to see in person just what the contractor is capable of doing.
Choosing the right painting contractor for your project is an important part of getting the finished product that you want. You can start your search for a high quality painting contractor with the pros at D&D Painting.