How To Hire A Professional Paint Contractor

Since I am a professional contractor, for over thirty years, I have heard literally thousands of horror stories about customers’ experiences with professional painting contractors. Many of the stories that I heard were about painting contractors who had taken a deposit and never returned. In reality, they were just plain thieves. The stories are typical ones that I continue to hear and have heard. We will explore in this article what you should do to protect your self when hiring a contractor to paint.

You can find quality painting contractors in many places, including the yellow pages, local newspapers, or the internet. The best place to begin is to ask friends, family members, and coworkers who they have hired and what their experiences were with that contractor. Be sure to ask about their satisfaction with the work, price and time it took to complete the job. You can also ask for recommendations at your local painting store. If you cannot find a painting contractor using any of these resources, you may want to contact your local Better Business Bureau.

Begin by asking the contractor for an insurance certificate. Contractors of high quality will be happy to send you copies of certificates of insurance. Business registration in your state and municipality is generally the minimum requirement. Request references from the contractors who you are most interested in. You should be open and honest with them about their experiences. Never hesitate to inquire about price and quality of service. You should hire a professional painter who will do a quality job and charge a fair rate.