Study: My Understanding of Painters

Tips for Hiring a Commercial Painter If you want to remodel your warehouse, office or any other commercial building, use the services of a commercial painting contractor. This person will be able to understand and meet your needs best. Then again, not all commercial painters are created equal, so there are a few guidelines you must observe to find the right tradie for the job. Comparison Shopping
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You can hunt look for painting contractors through word-of-mouth, by asking local paint stores for recommendations, and by checking out reviews on reputable, third-party websites. Start by comparing at least three contractors. If an estimate sounds too low to be true, the deal could be illegal or there could be a catch.
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License and Insurance Verification There are states in which painting contractors need a license to operate, such as in California. Not in Texas and most other states. Hiring a painter illegally forfeits all your right, as a homeowner, to recover your money for promises not fulfilled. Large-scale contractors are expected to provide a certificate of insurance and any necessary bonding, safety and compliance information for the people they employ. Of course, a contractor who is a member of a national or local trade association is an even worthier candidate. Invitation and Interview Yes, you need to invite the contractor where you’d like them to do some work. Tell them exactly where you want and don’t want the paint on – molding, trim, cabinets, etc., all the plants and furniture protected, and so on. Ask the right questions. What type of paint are you going to use? How many coats? How are you going to fix gaffe spills? What PPE (personal protection equipment) do you use? How many years have you been in business? Is your work crew paid by the hour or are they sub-contracted? If the contractor seems defensive or hesitate, take it as a red flag. Speaking to References Everyone can set up their own fan club. Don’t stop with what Twitter or Facebook shows you. Of course, they’re important, but put in some extra effort by actually calling references and checking their records with the Better Business Bureau. In Black and White Sometimes, it helps to become paranoid, especially when hiring a painter or any other service professional. Before you proceed with the project, make sure everything is drawn up in a written contract, including: > details regarding prep and cleanup; > surfaces to be painted and in which colors; > dates of the start and end of the project; warranties; and > how much the contractor will be paid, the schedule as well as the mode of payment. Trusting Intuition Sometimes, it just boils down to the overall feel you get when you talk to the contractor. Is the guy courteous and punctual? Did you feel his sincerity or was it like he was just after your money? Never take signals for granted.

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