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Signs Of An Experienced Painting Contractor

Posted 01-18-2011 at 07:22 AM by housepaintingny
Updated 06-01-2013 at 11:12 AM by kwikfishron (Removed links)

Painting your home is a great way to add curb appeal and protect your most valuable investment from the elements, while giving your property a fresh look.



You will want to hire the best home painting contractor in your area to keep your property looking it's best. When interviewing the potential, there will be signs pointing to the painters experience.


  • They are readily available to take your calls or return your call very promptly. A prompt callback or even better, an answer on the first call, shows that the contractor values your business and wants you as a customer.
  • A painter that has been in the business for a while will have a professional looking proposal and will have the process down. A bad sign is when a painter doesn't have a house painting proposal in writing and is unfamiliar with the estimate process. An unprepared painter shows that they don't know what they are doing. An experienced home painting should be willing to put terms in writing on a proposal.

  • A willingness on their part to provide you with references from previous house painting projects that they have completed. It can help a great deal in deciding to hire the painter when you can talk with home owners that have worked with the painter and find out how satisfied they are with the finished project. When a painter is unwilling to give you the contact information of references and photos this could be a red flag that they haven't had many satisfied customers in the past.
  • The ability to answer any questions that you may have. When a painter is willing to fully discuss the project and answer any questions that you have regarding it, this shows that they have dealt with home owners in the past and know what they are doing with regards to your painting project. If the painter doesn't immediately have an answer to one of your questions, they should be willing to find the answer and report back to you instead of just brushing it off or, worse yet, giving you an inaccurate answer.



Overall, your home painting contractor [should be insured, willing to work with you and fully discuss the project, put all details in writing and provide refrances.
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