House painting is a lot more complicated than you might think at first.
You want a professional painting job, and you want it done on time and with consideration for the safety of everyone in your house.
To ensure the best experience, ask these questions before hiring professional house painters.
How long will it take to finish the job? Will you finish on time?
It’s important to establish the deadline for the job at the very beginning. Otherwise, it could drag on or simply never get finished.
When hiring professional house painters, make sure they are committed to showing up on time, leaving on time, and being productive while working.
You may have to compromise for unexpected weather. However, the painters should be able to give your house their full attention when the weather permits.
How will you protect my property?
You should assume that any painter you hire to work on your house will protect your property – the question is how.
They should be able to provide a ready answer.
✔ Be willing to move furniture and wall hangings when necessary (as well as replace them)
✔ Cover objects with tarps or painting sheets
✔ Remove dirty shoes in the house or provide ground cover to protect your floors
What brand of paint do you recommend?
This question allows you to test the painter’s knowledge while getting an idea of the type of paint being used for your house.
You want a high-quality brand as well as a type of paint that matches the job, such as more durable paints for outdoors and a variety of colors and finishes for indoor jobs.
Discuss your ideas and wishes with the painter so they understand your expectations before starting.
Will the painters at my home be trustworthy and courteous?
You would like to assume that any hired worker will be professional, but that is not always the case. Ask the company about the background of the painters and their professionalism.
If you do not want to hear foul language or smell cigarette smoke, then explain your wishes before hiring professional house painters.
This question will also help you get a sense of their customer service and the amount of courtesy and consideration you can expect during the job.
How will you handle any issues with lead or dust?
This question shows the painter that you have done your homework and gives the painter an opportunity to share knowledge with you.
Lead and dust can be serious issues, causing allergies in mild cases or toxicity in the case of lead. Older homes are more likely to have lead-based paint that must be removed in an approved way.
Dust and debris should also be handled with the appropriate equipment. Ask your painter how they will remove these substances and prevent them from remaining in your house.
After all of those questions, you should feel nice and confident in your house painters.
At Kimberly Painting, we understand that quality, safety, attention to detail, integrity, and communication are essential to a successful home improvement project.
We follow best practices that lead to satisfied customers and are consistently top-rated on the consumer review site Kudzu.
We would like to partner with you on your next house painting project. Contact us today to learn more.