If you want an improvement job done, then you are probably thinking about hiring an interior and exterior painting contractor due to the limited amount of time you have or the lack of experience you have to do it yourself. Don’t make the process of finding one hard by trying to find one on your own; instead start the process here by reading these steps to finding a great contractor.
A good reference from a previous client is more valuable than any other information you can gather, if they would use them again it is a good indication they are a reputable interior and exterior painting contractor. Even with good references, you still need to follow up once work on your project has begun, visit the work site often and make sure your vision and that of the contractor remain the same.
Before hiring an interior and exterior painting contractor make sure that he/she has a tidy and neat vehicle. Usually an untidy work vehicle dictates the fact that the contractor will not be tidy on the work site. Before finalizing a contract, meet your contractor and check for the tidiness and neatness.
The interior and exterior painting contractors with large businesses may have less time for your project than a contractor with small businesses. A contractor handling few projects yearly may be a very good choice. It’s the quality of the job which needs to be assessed not the quantity.
Since you know the economy is unstable nowadays, therefore you need to select your interior and exterior painting contractor who is currently in a working mode and you have to make sure that he is not doing any other full-day work. Because of this instability in economy, many contractors now don’t have the same quantity of work they were having before. So you have to be choosy while you are selecting your contractor.
Do not necessarily hire the first interior and exterior painting contractor that offers a quote. There are likely to be several contractors in the area that can offer quotes that are similar. Have contractors explain why they charge what they do. Make sure to get quotes from 3 to 4 contractors and then choose the one who meets your standards. If you do not feel comfortable with an interior and exterior painting contractor, go with someone else.
Make sure that the interior and exterior painting contractor you are considering should be able to give your project the time it needs especially if he/she falls in the area of high demand. You can consider waiting for a highly reputed contractor to be available. The waiting might be justified by his/her reputation and expertise.
As soon as you sign the contract get a copy of the written agreement. You would not have any proof of the agreement or signatures if you leave the office of the interior and exterior painting contractor without the contract. Make sure that you take that piece of proof.