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How to Prepare for a Consultation with a Painting Contractor

Posted on Feb 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

How to Prepare for a Consultation with a Painting Contractor | D&D Painting

A consultation with a painting contractor is a way for you to get important information about the paint project that you want completed. The contractor will look over the areas you want painted to determine the scope of the work. After the inspection and consultation are complete you will receive an estimate for the project. You can also get help choosing colors if you feel stuck on that part of the process. There is not a ton of prep work needed for a consultation but there are a few things you can do to make the process go smoothly and ensure that you get all of your questions answered. 

Develop a general idea of the areas you want painted

You do not have to know exactly what areas of your house you want painted before you have a consultation but you should have a general idea. If you are simply ready for a change in color and décor then it should be simple to decide what areas you want painted. If you think an element of your home might be in need of new paint – exterior siding, front door, window framing – you may want help determining if it is time. In some situations, a good cleaning with a pressure washer can breathe new life into the exterior look of your home. The painting contractor can help you with this determination during the consultation.

Think about your preferred timeline

Knowing a general timeline of when you want your home painted before you have a consultation is a good idea. If you have a strict schedule in mind you can ask about availability before you have a consultation. If the contractor cannot fulfill the job within your timeline then you will need to consider other options. If you have a more flexible timeline then you can discuss scheduling with the painting contractor during the consultation.

Remove items that may impede the contractor’s ability to assess the project

Before you have a painting consultation, make sure that the contractor can access the areas you want examined. For example, if you want a spare bedroom painted but it is full of unpacked boxes the contractor may not be able to give you an accurate estimate for the work that needs to be done. You do not have to completely empty an area but make sure the contractor can move around and visually inspect the majority of the room.

Make note of specific questions you want to ask during the consultation

It is easy to forget important questions when you are in the middle of a meeting. As you think of questions you have for the painting contractor, write them down. Then, when you are in the middle of the consultation you can ask the pertinent questions and get the answers you need.

A painting consultation will help you plan for your next paint project. You can determine the cost of the project, the timeline, and the scope of the work with the help of a consultation. If you take a little bit of time to prep for the paint consultation you will be sure and get the most possible value from the interaction. If you are ready to schedule a consultation, get in touch with D&D Painting today.

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