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When you’re thinking of undertaking your next painting project, most people think that the most difficult part of the process is selecting a paint colour, when in reality, it is choosing the right company for the job. After all, the right company will help you make the best selection through a colour consultation when it comes time to select your paint. We’ll outline 5 of the top areas to look for when selecting a painting company for your next project.
Insurance is the top choice when selecting a painting company, as it ensures that the company is not only a real company and not a fly-by-night painter, but also provides you with protection in the event of an issue.
When it comes to insurance for painting companies, there are two major types you want to ensure they carry:
General Liability Insurance – General liability insurance protects your personal property and provides repair or replacement if needed.
Workers Compensation – Workers compensation is mandatory for any painting company that has employees. This protects you from being held liable if a painter injures themselves while in your home.
Insurance policies for painting companies can be expensive, but help to ensure you are selecting a reputable company that is willing to protect both themselves as well as their customers.
There are hundreds of people in the world that call themselves painters, but experience can make the difference between a good paint job and a great paint job. Be sure that your painting company uses full-time painters as this ensures the team handling your project is experienced. Lower quotes are often lower because the company uses students, handymen or low-cost labour.
With the digital world at our fingertips, it is quite simple to find out whether a company is reputable. Be sure to check out reviews for companies you are considering for your project on trusted sites like Homestars and Google Reviews and see how past clients rate them based on their own experiences. You can also check to see if a company is accredited with the local Better Business Bureau.
Your paint job is only as great as the surface being painted. If your walls are in need of work, it’s important that any repairs are done properly prior to painting being done. Ask your contractor what steps they take to prepare the walls and have them point out any problem areas in your home that they’re going to be addressing prior to picking up a paint roller.
Be sure to get a clear, concise outline of the warranty that the company provides on the job. Any warranty provided should be detailed and clearly outlined in your contract. Make sure that the contractor providing the warranty can stand behind it by verifying they are reputable and not going to disappear. Remember, a warranty is only as good as the contractor providing it.
If you’re looking to get started on your next painting project, get in touch with our team and let us show you the difference that quality makes.