Important Questions to Ask before Hiring an External Wall Painting Contractor
Painting contractors are hired to offer professional painting services for both exterior and internal walls.
The best thing about the paint job industry is the fact that there are many qualified and credible people to do the job for you. Before you hire one, though, you want to ensure you get the right man, or woman, thereof, for the job.
The following are some of the top questions to ask a professional before engaging their services.
Do you have a license to work as a painting contractor and if yes, are you insured?
Still on matters insurance, take your time to have the contractor explain to you what the insurance entails, and how it protects you as the consumer. Insurance acts as a safety net for you as a consumer should something go wrong during the painting wallcovering process.
A good example is an employee getting hurt, say by falling down, during a paint job; without insurance, you may be compelled to cater for medical expenses.
Does the service provider understand how the job is done; say for instance how many layers of paint are to be used in different walls?
It is important to remember the thickness in external paint work is as important as the actual painting skill.
A thick layer of painting holds up pretty well especially on exterior walls due to weather conditions such as rain, wind, sun etc. A professional contractor should be in a position to provide the cost estimate of the entire project before the project begins. This simplified approximation will include the kind of paint to use as well as the duration of time it will take to complete the job.
A good service provider worth their name should further be able to advice accordingly in regards to future paint work.
For instance, a good quality paint job for exterior walls can last up to 15 years. What warranty is the painting contractor offering you as the client? Is the warranty inclusive of both the cost and labor or they are separate; these are some of the finer details you want to understand before engaging a painting expert. Because some paint manufacturers have lifetime warranties on specific products, it is important for your contractor to disclose and advice accordingly if they plan to be using such products in your project.
The internet is always a good place to look when searching for a painting contractor in your locality. Browsing through the local dailies can as well land you into a perfect contractor that will complete your painting job as required.