When you decided to hire professional painters, you want to get a flawless paint job in your home. But what makes a good painter? We’ve put together a list of things you should look for when choosing exterior and interior house painters.

Look for any recommendations or references from friend and family. Ask them if they have had a great experience with some painter, they’ll be glad to share it with you, and they’ll definitely feel the same way if they’ve had a bad experience with someone.

You can also check online reviews to see what people are saying about the painters you are considering. Read both positive and negative reviews to get the complete picture. Pay attention to how the company responds to negative reviews, as this can show you how dedicated they are to making their customers happy.

Before doing any services, good painting companies will conduct on-site estimation. When they don’t, you should probably find another company. On-site estimation not only provide painters clearer picture but also gives you the chance to meet them in person and get a feel for how they work.

Pay attention to how they conduct the estimate, because every small detail count. You will get a more accurate estimation when pay attention to small details. Even experienced painters should need more than just a quick walkthrough of your home to get an idea of how much it will cost.

Ask for written estimation from several companies. You don’t have to worry because companies estimate for free and without any obligation. That means you don’t have to hire the company just because they’ve given you a price estimate.

On a written estimation you will get everything about the painting job, including material costs, labor, the brand and type of paint, and a description of the scope of work. Compare your estimates and decide which one is the best for you.

Look for their past works. Most of the time, companies will bring their portfolio along when they do on-site estimation. You also can check their latest work on their website or social media feeds so you can really dig in deep.

The last and the most important thing, ask for written contract. Contract should include information like detailed timelines, labor costs, material costs, prep work required, etc. One thing to watch for on your work contract is a guarantee for the work. Typically, this means they will correct any damage that happens within two years after the job is done.

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