How To Choose The Right Local House Painter
Have you ever wondered “How do I find a local house painter near me?”
Have you spent endless hours doing Google searches, scouring websites, and asking your friends for referrals, discounts, and phone numbers?
Whether you’re undertaking a house painting project big or small, it’s important to have trustworthy, experienced and reliable house painters on your side. But how can you know who will actually do work that is timely, consistent, professional?
Here are some major things to keep in mind the next time you’re looking to hire a local painter or house painter. Have any other tips and tricks that you’ve learned that we didn’t share here? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
1. Read local house painter reviews.
Without a doubt, the Internet has made it much easier to do your research on local businesses. Yelp, Google and Facebook Reviews can all be helpful in gathering the information you need to make an educated choice. If multiple customers have encountered the same issues with a painting company you’re considering, that is a red flag. Make yourself aware of issues like this beforehand so you can knock them off your list of prospects.
2. Figure out exactly what you want.
One major mistake many homeowners make is not deciding exactly what they want before hiring a house painter. Don’t do this! Gather some inspiration, and assess your vision and the needs of your home beforehand. The better you can capture a vision of what you’d like done ahead of time, the better a local painter can help you bring your vision to life.
3. Make sure you ask questions!
Here at ProTek, we never want there to be any surprises or unmet expectations on the part of our clients. It’s important that you find a house painter who is willing to answer all of your questions (sometimes twice). They should also be willing to explain why they do things the way they do them. Get a complete understanding of what work your local painter will do, and what the cost will be to you. Much of this should be covered in your initial estimate and contract.
4. Get quotes and estimates with a full scope of the work to be done.
Are you considering more that one house painter? Then you’ll want to get a feel for what you could expect working with each one. Our ProTek team offers free estimates and consultations, and many other companies in your area should do the same. Once you have quotes and estimates for more than one company, compare these documents. Consider not only the estimated price but also the clarity of the estimate and what services they will include. For many, this is the step that will make it very clear exactly who you should hire.
5. Consider the credentials and affiliations of each painter.
Any house painters you are considering should be licensed and insured. They should also be willing to share their credentials, affiliations, and some examples of their past work and jobs they’ve completed. If they’ve received past awards and certifications in your area, even better. The company you choose should have extensive insurance that covers the job being done, and any additional damage or accidents that might occur. These assurances will help give you peace of mind regarding the expertise and care that you’ll receive as their client.
6. Make sure you have a full and thorough contract
Finally, never hire or pay a local house painter if they aren’t willing to sign a written contract or agreement. This contract should include the full scope of work, including the painting services and techniques. Your contract should also note the supplies that will be used, the estimated number of hours and at what rate, and a signature from both parties. Before signing your contract, be sure that you fully understand what is included.
Are you looking for a local house painter in the Greater Nashville area? Our ProTek Painting Professional Services team serves Davidson County, Williamson County, Sumner County and more! From Franklin to Hendersonville, we’re the best choice for local painting services done right. Ready to get started? Get a free quote, find out more about our credentials, or give us a call at 615-339-8619.