How to Choose the Right Painter for Your Job

Few things can change the look and feel of a space as dramatically as a fresh coat of paint. If your space needs a refresh, switch up your paint colors. The best way to find a reliable, trustworthy, and professional painter is to ask friends, family, or contractors for a referral. If that doesn’t give you enough to work with, consider asking someone at your local paint or hardware store for input.

Hiring an experienced painter will ensure that your project will be done properly. Below you’ll find our tips for hiring the right painting contractor for your project.

Start With a Plan 

Take some time to plan out your project before you reach out for quotes. It won’t do you or your painter much good to request prices without a solid idea of what your project entails. Before you make your calls, we recommend that you have the following information handy so that you get the most accurate quotes possible.

Type of Project

Be specific. Your contractor will need to know whether this is an interior or exterior project, whether you just want to refresh trim paint or totally change the color of your space. They also need to know what the existing condition of the space is to determine how much prep work will need to be completed.

Size of Project

Get a general idea of the size of the space you are looking at before calling a contractor. The square footage can dramatically alter the estimated cost.

Know Your Goals

The quality of materials that you choose can have a big impact on the results and longevity of your project. Decide how much wiggle room you have in your budget so that you can be specific about whether you want to save with standard paint or splurge on high-end paint.

What to Ask Your Prospective Paint Contractor 

Word of mouth is usually a great way to find a painter to hire. Most people want to share their experiences with a contractor – good and bad. Below is a useful list of questions to ask potential painters that will give you the information you need to choose the best fit for your project.

How long have you been in business? 

The longer a painter has been in business, the more references they can provide.

Will you send me a written quote and contract? 

Having a project quote in writing with a job contract ensures there will be no discrepancies after the project is complete.

Do you have a portfolio? 

An established painter will have a visual portfolio of their past jobs so that you can get a better idea of the quality of their work.

How long will my project take? 

Don’t be afraid to ask potential painters for an estimated project completion date.

Do you guarantee your work? 

This may be your most important question. Improper techniques can leave you with a paint job that needs to be redone in short order. You should never hire a painter who will not guarantee their work.

Asking the right questions will give you the information you need to choose a reliable professional who will help you complete your project the way you want it within your timeframe and budget.

Let ProEdge Painting Help With Your Painting Project

Taking on a major painting project requires a lot of prep work and planning. At Pro Edge Painting, we love what we do, and we are proud to bring our many years of experience to your job to turn your project goals into reality. Contact our team today and let us know how we can help you tackle your next home improvement project!

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  1. Thank you for the advice to ask for a written quote and contract. I’ve been wondering what sorts of things to ask when we start looking for a paint contractor to help with painting our new office. I’ll be sure to remember this so we can be sure that we’re all on the same page.

  2. It made sense to me when you said that you can expect a painting contactor to have more references if they have been in business for a long time. This is something that I will share with my parents because they are interested in having their house painted before selling it next month. Since they want the painting job to be done right the first time, your tips will surely be helpful.

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