Many of the horror stories that I have encountered are about painting contractors who took a deposit from a client and never returned more bonuses. They were not painting professionals but simply crooks. There are many stories of painting contractors taking a customer’s down payment and not returning. They weren’t actually painting professionals but were simply thieves. These are some of the stories that I continue hearing from customers. In this post, we’ll look at how to protect yourself if and when you hire a professional painter.
While there are many options to locate a quality painter, such as online, yellow pages and even in your local paper, it is best to start by asking your friends, colleagues and relatives who they’ve used before and to inquire about their experiences with each contractor. Do not forget to ask whether they were happy with the quality of the work and price, as well as how long it took for the contractor to finish. Your local paint store may also be able to provide a referral. You can contact the Better Business Bureau if none of these options work.
Start by asking for a copy the contractor’s insurance certificate. Most quality contractors will be more than happy to supply you with copies their certificates of liability insurance. While not all municipalities and states require a license, registration as a business in your state is the minimum requirement. Check references with the contractors you consider most seriously. Speak to them honestly and openly regarding the service that they received. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions regarding money and services. If you want to ensure that you get a quality painting job for an affordable price, you should ask questions about the contractor’s experience and pricing.