Finding a house painter can be challenging. You want a professional who will do a good job, use high quality products, and won’t cut corners. Your house is a major investment of both time and money, you want to be sure that anyone you hire to do work on it is someone you can trust. One of the best ways to begin looking for a house painter is to simply ask the people around you. Check community groups on places like Facebook, ask friends and family if there is someone they recommend. You can even grab the number or business name off a sign planted in the front lawn of a freshly painted house; if they weren’t pleased with the paint job, they wouldn’t be advertising for the company! Get as many referrals as you can and keep a list. You’ll want to narrow down that list to the people most commonly recommended and with the strongest referrals from happy customers.
Once you have a handful of Chester county painting services experts you’d like to contact, start making phone calls. The most important question you will want to ask is if they are licensed and bonded. This protects both you, and them. Next, you’ll want to ask yourself when the last time was that your house was painted. If it was last painted during the era of lead paint, you will want to be sure that your expert is specially trained to deal with lead paint so that you, your family, and your contractor are as safe as possible. Lastly, ask each of them if they have a list of their own references for you to call. Give those folks a call and ask how long ago they had last hired the contractor. You are looking for people who last had their home painted within the time frame you expect your paint to last. So, for example, if your home is built with wood siding, you will want to look for references that last had their home painted about five years ago. Ask them how they feel the paint job is holding up! You want your paint job to last at least as long and as well as theirs has. Listen to both positive and negative feedback, and ask questions about it. Don’t just go with a contractor because you’re in a hurry.
When you are ready, ask your contractors for a bid on the project. You will want your bid to include any prep work and use this time to find out from them what sort of materials they are planning to use and why they are choosing those. Make sure they provide you with a formal estimate, not just a verbal amount or something quickly written up on a piece of scratch paper. Be sure you understand any guarantees of the work and understand what steps you will have to recoup any money spent if the job they do is not done right. Make sure you get at least three bids from three different contractors so that you have the ability to compare and contrast each offer and pick the one that best suits your needs.