5 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A New House Painter

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Painting your home can be looked at as an investment. Whether you are painting one room or your entire house, you will be protecting the value of your home for years to come! Because of this, it is vital that you choose a quality painter.

An excellent paint job will create a pleasant atmosphere, but even more importantly, you want a painter that will put the safety of your family first.

To help you in your search, we have compiled a list of crucial questions to ask your prospective pro.

Do you complete the work yourself?

When you are calling around, talking to contractors and getting estimates, you will begin to build relationships with each of your contractors. A painting company who completes all the work with in-house employees is a company you can trust.

However, some painters sub out the work to other contractors. While some subcontractors are fantastic, others may be more challenging to work with. You don’t know their skill level or work ethic. Save yourself the stress, and make sure that your painter does the work in-house.

What is the training process for your painters?

Another benefit to hiring painters who use in-house employees is that they will be very invested in the training process. These painting companies will provide safety training, product knowledge, and painting skills for each of these employees.

This means that the service you receive will be consistent. Plus, the safety protocols will keep you and your family safe while the painters are working in your home.

Are you licensed and insured?

In the world of contractors, licensing is extremely important. However, homeowners tend to skip this question. Proper licensing with relevant government agencies not only guarantees that you are working with a legitimate company, but it also means that you are investing in a reputable business.

Insurance protects your home and family in case of any accidents. It also protects you in the event that a painter is injured on your property. Verify that your San Diego painter has both liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

How do you prep your surfaces?

Excellent painting does not start when the paint goes on the wall. It actually starts during the preparation process!  One sign of a good company is that they are a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. A member company should know the standards of the various levels of surface preparation and what constitutes a “Properly Painted Surface”

Your house painter will be able to discuss their surface preparation methods. This should include various levels of cleaning, repairing damage, sanding, and priming. At this time, you can also ask how many coats of paint they will add to the walls.

Do you have a guarantee?

A quality home painting company will stand behind their services. Many painters offer some kind of guarantee, but not all are comparable. For example, a “materials only” guarantee offers very little protection for the homeowner.

A quality painting company is proud of their craftsmanship, and stands behind the quality of their work with a solid guarantee.

Chism Brothers Painting: San Diego’s preferred painting company

Chism Brothers Painting has been serving the San Diego area for more than thirty years. Please feel free to ask us any of these questions, and any others that you may have! At the end of the day, you should have the assurance you need that you’ve hired the right team for the job.

Take time to explore our website. We offer a full range of both residential and commercial painting services. When you are ready to paint your home, please reach out to us for a free estimate.

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