How to Find the Right Painting Contractor to Paint Your House

Painting a house is no small task.  If you must recruit a professional for your house painting project, then you will naturally want to be sure that the professional you hire is competent, trustworthy, and well suited to the circumstances of your particular job.  Need some guidance when it comes to finding your perfect fit?  Here are some tips for how to find the right painting contractor to paint your house:

Word of mouth.  The best way to find a reputable painting contractor is to find one with a great reputation.  Ask friends, family members, and acquaintances for their recommendations, as you can be certain that if someone you trust refers you to a contractor, you can most likely trust that you’ve found a contractor who can get the job done as you want it.  You may also want to call local building contractors, architects, and interior decorators to ask who they use for their own projects.

Online research.  The Internet is full of resources to help you size up potential painting contractors.  Search review sites like Angie’s List, Google Places, and Yelp to read testimonials from past customers, and check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the candidates you are considering don’t have any unresolved complaints against them.

Ask for references.  Once you have a tidy list of candidates for the job, you should ask each contractor for two or more references that will speak for the workmanship and professionalism of the  contractors you are considering.  When you call references, be sure to ask about every aspect of their experience, including customer service, timeliness, attention to detail, responsiveness to complaints, and pricing.

Get quotes.  After you’ve done enough preliminary research to narrow down your list of viable options, you should invite each painting contractor to the job site to do a walk through and give you an estimate of what it will cost to complete the job.  While it is inevitable that there will be some slight price fluctuations from contractor to contractor, all of the quotes you are given should be in the same ballpark for the same job.  If you are satisfied that all of the job candidates are equally competent, then your choice will come down to who can give you the best quote.

Painting your home is a big job.  It takes time, patience, and attention to detail – not to mention a good amount of manual labor.  If you are facing a painting project that you’re not sure you want to tackle on your own, you can call on the experienced professionals at Jeff Schultz Painting to get the job done right.  We can be reached by phone, at 941-374-3672, or by email: jspaint1@verizon.net


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