7 Questions To Ask Your Painting Contractor In Cincinnati, OH
When you are looking to have your home painted, whether it is the interior or the exterior of the home, sometimes it is better to look to a professional painting contractor to help get your project done in a more timely manner -- and it doesn't hurt that they have quite an advantage, experience wise, when it comes to painting.
There are so very many professional painting contractors, however, that it sometimes can be an overwhelming task -- figuring out which would be the right one to hire, that is.
With that being the case, let us now look at and consider seven questions to ask your painting contractor in Cincinnati, OH.
1. Is The Price Of Paint Included?
The price of paint is often times one of the costlier aspects of any paint job and when you think about it, it makes sense given how many gallons of paint go into any given painting project.
It should not be assumed that the price of paint will be included in the price of the painting project and it would be a rather unpleasant surprise if you agreed on an estimate and only found out that you had to pay additional money for the paint after the work was already completed.
Do yourself a favor and make sure to ask ahead of time if the price of paint is included.
2. Are You Insured And Licensed?
This question may seem awkward and possibly even offensive but it is definitely one that you need to ask before even considering hiring a professional painting contractor.
Being licensed -- well, you shouldn't even think about hiring a professional painting contractor that isn't licensed, as the process of getting licensed ensures that your painting contractor knows what they are doing and can do it properly.
Being insured, on the other hand, means that you are properly protected in the event of any kind of accident -- you don't want to be the one that is responsible for covering the cost of damages or injury should one occur during the painting project.
3. Can I Get The Estimate In Writing?
We want to believe that if a person or organization tells us something, that is what they mean and that they're not going to switch their story later to fit a different need.
This applies just as well to painting projects -- you might find a painting contractor that will tell you over the phone that a project will cost a certain amount of money, and you agree to that amount -- only to find when the work is done that the final bill is significantly higher than what you agreed to.
You can save yourself a lot of upset by making sure that you get the price of the project in writing.
4. Can You Give Me Referrals?
Referrals should be the pride of any good painting contractor -- they are the satisfied customers who will be able to tell you that the work that the painting contractor did was super and that you should absolutely hire them.
Of course, once the painting contractor gives you the names of the people who have agreed to give these referrals, it behooves you to take action and call them to make sure that you're going to get the kind of work you are looking to get done.
5. What Kind Of Paint Do You Use?
Sometimes the expression that you get what you pay for is a bit too on the nose, and if the price that your painting contractor is offering you seems a lot lower than that which you receive from other competing contractors, poor paint quality may be a factor.
It bears asking the kind of paint that your professional painting contractor is going to use because you will want to know the different aspects of the paint such as if it is low-VOC, the gloss of the paint, and more.
6. How Many Painters Will Be Working On The Project?
Knowing how many painters your professional painting contractor will be bringing to work on your painting project is a useful bit of information as you will be able to determine about how long it will take overall.
This is of course a better question to ask before you have signed any paperwork agreeing to make any given painting contractor the one that will be working with you.
7. Do You Use Subcontractors?
This last question on our list is one that should ideally be responded to with a resounding 'No!' -- and for a good reason.
Subcontractors may be the best painters in the world but as they are not employed by the painting contractor, they usually have had no background work done (an important part of the hiring process) and may not be covered by any kind of worker's compensation insurance.
Johnson Specialty Painters prides itself on being the premier cabinet refinishers in Dayton, OH. We can handle your interior painting needs. Call us at 937-430-2669 to set up an appointment.