No matter how much money you paid to build your home, all houses will eventually undergo wear and tear. Although the type of materials you choose to construct your home with matters, in the end, all homes will require repairs and painting services to maintain their appeal. It’s only just a matter of time.
One of the first things that get worn is paint. They can chip, peel off and fade and when that happens, it will easily ruin the beauty of your home. When the paint on your home’s façade starts peeling your house will look neglected and if the interior paint is stained with markers and crayons, it will make you feel like you’re in prison.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to bring back your home’s former glory. You just need to hire professional painters to give your home a fresh, new look.
Most homeowners are torn between painting their house themselves and hiring a handyman professional painter.
If you have the budget, we suggest you choose the latter. Painting your home without prior knowledge, enough materials, and sufficient skills will only end up in disaster. Your best option is to find a reliable professional painter to take care of your home. Before you hire someone, here are a few tips that are worth looking into.
Years of Experience – if you are going to be spending money to pay for a painter then might as well find one that has years of experience as this will assure you of a successful outcome.
Not all professional painters are good at what they do especially the new ones. They are prone to making mistakes and when it comes to your home, we know you don’t appreciate mistakes.
Perfection is the goal especially if you’re paying good money for their service. Before hiring a painter, ask about their experience, training, and certification. They also must have a complete set of materials and tools when they visit your home.
Scope of the Project – On the get-go, discuss with your painter the scope of the project. Talk about the color scheme you want and the type of paint you want to use. Ask your painter questions. An experienced painter will have an answer to everything you throw at him. This will somehow give you an idea about their expertise in the industry.
Don’t be shy to ask about the services they offer. You may also ask if they offer cleaning after painting your home.
Check Reviews – obviously, you shouldn’t just believe everything you hear from your painter without validating information. All painters are going to sell themselves so you’ll hire them. You need to be wise. All too often, homeowners trust whatever they hear and end up in deep regret after seeing poor-quality painting work.
Before you say yes, check their websites and read the reviews section of their page. You may also join forums in your local area to ask for suggestions and feedback. For sure, previous customers will share their honest experiences.
This will help you decide whether or not to go for it. Doing your research beforehand will spare you the headaches that come with poor work.
You’ll know who to ask since professional painters will show you a list of their previous customers. Trust us when we say not all professional painters are good. A lot of them lack the skills needed to get the job done. Some aren’t punctual while others are unskilled.
Tools – when discussing with your painter, check if they have a complete set of tools and equipment for the job. Part of the success of the project aside from skills is the materials and equipment used.
You should also ask the painter to assess the current condition of your walls whether they need a primer or repairs before starting painting them. Do not hire painters that lack tools or use sub-standard equipment.
Cost – the cost is another consideration that you should ask beforehand. If a painter is skilled but the fee is exorbitant you’re better off finding another one that will fit your budget but still has the skills needed to give you satisfying results.
It will take some time but trust us, being meticulous about this will save you a great deal of money in the long run. There are plenty of skilled painters that offer reasonably priced service.
Painting your home may seem easy but once you’re on it you will soon realize that you should’ve just spent money on a professional painting service. Most if not all household painting DIY ended up unsightly, messy, and disastrous.