Picking a painter: How to spot a pro

Twice as many homeowners hire a contractor to repaint the exterior of their home as do it themselves. Some advice:

Be home for the initial meeting

The longer the contractor takes to assess the condition of your home the more realistic the estimate. Even an experienced painter will need more than a quick walk-around. Ask about the size and experience of the crew. Be wary of the promise that your job will be cheaper because it’s a demonstration project to get more work in your neighborhood.

Be clear about expectations

It’s not just the number of coats that are applied that determines quality and price. Preparation is key, but it’s also the area where contractor and consumer expectations go awry. If you want a surface that’s free of unevenness from prior paint jobs, you’ll need to say so, and be prepared to pay extra. But if you can live with some imperfections showing through, point out what level of prep is acceptable and what isn’t.

Check references and work

Check out references and referral testimonials, a history of positive references is a good sign. Use recent projects to check the skill of a contractor’s current crew.

Consider credentials

Check and make sure the painter is a licensed, bonded, fully insured company.

Quality and Customer Service

At Concepts In Color we put quality and customer service first.
Our highly trained and experienced painters are dedicated to making sure that you are completely satisfied with your home or commercial project.

Ask for a guarantee

Like Concepts In Color, every painter should stand by their work with a written guarantee.

Contact Matt Kimble at Concepts In Color for more information about your residential or commercial painting project.

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