How to Hire a House Painter

How to Hire House Painter Guide

Before you Google Omaha house painter, you’ll want to know what homeowners should look for when hiring a painting contractor. Here at Wyman Painting, we have put together some good tips on helping you make the right choice. Yes. No worries. You can get a professional quality paint job at an affordable price by someone you trust, provided you ask the right questions. Here are some tips we recommend to choose the right painter.

Tip#1: Make Sure Painter is Insured

The first sign of a trustworthy painter is that he or she is insured! Be aware that there are a lot of uninsured painters working in the field. If you make the mistake of hiring one, you assume ALL the RISK! Do not be shy to ask for proof of liability insurance or a copy of it so you can call and verify.

omaha nebraska painting company servicesTip #2: Obtain Quality References

Ask the painter to give you a few quality references from past satisfied customers. Then, contact them to verify the quality of the work. All you need to ask of them is if they were happy with the painter’s quality of work, how they left the job and their character. You can also view the painting company’s website for testimonials.

Tip #3: Get a Couple Estimates

It’s always smart to run references looking for quality work proof rather than rely on price alone when hiring a painter. Remember, it does not always mean that you will receive a higher quality paint job, the more you pay. Likewise, if a painter gives you a low bid, this painter may not be the right choice. You’ll want to look into how long they’ve been in business and so on.

Tip #4: How Estimate Process Should Work

We advise you to stay away from painters who eyeball a a job and write a price on the back of a business card or scrap paper. We’ve heard horror stories about painters who did just that; they get half way through the job and the painter mentions it’s going to cost more and take longer than expected. Get a written estimate, and an estimate by email is fine.

Tip#5: Discuss Type of Paint to be Used

Professional painters know the best type of paint brands out there. You should communicate with your painter letting them know you want high quality paint products used. Beware of the painters who talk about top quality paint, then buy contractor-grade products because it is less expensive.

Tip# 6: How Deposits Should be Handled

It is standard industry practice to be asked to give a 20-50% deposit before a painting job starts. Not all painters ask for a deposit, but don’t be surprised if they do. In many cases, the deposit asked is to cover the cost of materials needed to do the job. Stay away from painters who ask for a large deposit up front – a good rule of thumb.

Tip#7: Choose Painter with Experience

There are many people in the field who call themselves painters, but who are not professionals. It’s best to look for a painting company that’s been in business for a long time.

We hope this information helps you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the right house painter. For more information on Omaha house painting services, call us.

Wyman Painting, LLC. Now in our 26th year of business.

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