Hiring a company to paint your room or house will require more money than undertaking it alone. On the other hand, delegating this task to professionals will guarantee that you will get the look you desire at the first try. They also are the best people to ask which materials and techniques will match your budget without sacrificing quality and longevity of the paint job. Here are some tips to help you decide which contractor to use.
What services do these contractors offer?
A painting company can do a variety of tasks from the removal of paint to applying a fresh coat. They can also paint different parts of your residence – from walls, ceilings, as well as floors. Some specialize in residential settings. Others are more experienced in painting outdoor and commercial spaces. Choose one that has lengthy experience in the work you want accomplished.
How do I find excellent painting service at an affordable price price?
Secure bids from 3 to 5 painting specialists, being sure that they are giving estimates on the same requirements, for instance the task you wish accomplished and the size of the area that has to be painted. Keep in mind that the cheapest option is not always the right one.
On average, how much will I shell out for painting services?
Most contractors follow hourly rates. The hourly rate can differ significantly among contractors and from one place to another. A contractor can charge you between $30 to $70 per hour. A 100 square feet room will need about ten to eleven hours to prepare and paint, and will cost you around $400 to $800.
Must I get a licensed painting contractor?
If it is required in your state, yes, you should. To find out if the contractor is licensed, call the licensing authority in your country. Besides licensing, it would be to your benefit and safety to choose one that is a member of a local or nationwide trade association.
Should I use an insured and bonded service provider?
Yes, you must. A licensed company usually possesses satisfactory liability insurance for work related damages and worker’s compensation for injuries that may happen during the work. This ensures that should accidental injuries and damages take place during the project, you will not be held financially liable. They are also probably bonded that will pay a certain amount to you if the terms of the contract aren’t fulfilled. A bond is recommended for any paint job above $500.
How do I avoid being scammed?
Get a contract in writing, no matter the size of the project. The contract must be detailed and clear.