How to Choose the Right Contractor for Your Project
Before choosing your contractor, always ask if the contractor is licensed and insured. Reputable contractor will use a written contract. This contract should clearly explain the scope of the work to be performed. Such as surfaces to be painted, methods and extent of surface preparation, time schedules for the project, and payment options. Knowing the total scope of the work enables you to carefully evaluate the different bids you receive. Good contractors are very eager for your business. They are also very proud of their craftsmanship. Once you have made your selection, step back and give the professional room to execute the project.
How do I locate the names of reputable contractors?
Some sources are friends, relatives, architects, decorators, Yellow Pages, trade associations, local "quality-oriented" paint supply stores, and newspaper advertisements. However, these sources may give you limited general information. In order to make an educated decision, you should schedule a free consultation with the person or firm you are considering of hiring.
Why should I hire a professional?
Painting can be hazardous work, whether it’s working on a ladder or dealing with solvents and dust. Hiring a professional contractor means you don’t have to worry about these problems.
Should my walls be prepped before painting?
Getting the surface properly prepared will assure a professional paint job. Professional contractors know the value of preparation and which will enhance your home.
Which paint should I use?
The choices today are more complicated than just oil or latex, and professional contractors will know what works, how to use it, and will have the right tools for the job.
Cleanup and Disposal
Hiring a professional contractor means you don’t have to worry about dealing with paint residues and other leftovers. Professionals will know how to handle hazardous wastes that may be part of the job.
What if my house was built before 1978?
If your home was built before 1978, it may have been painted with lead-based paint, which can cause serious health effects when it is scraped or sanded in preparation for repainting. Professional contractors will take appropriate steps to protect you. Painting contractors are required to furnish EPA-produced pamphlets to their customers before they begin a job that involves disturbing lead-based paint. Professional painting contractors will understand and be willing to follow the recommendations in this pamphlet.
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