Painting Contractors – How to pick the perfect contracting company for your needs

Do I actually need a painting contractor’s services?

You may be wondering why there’s a need for paint contractors when you have your local Home Depot or Lowe’s to supply you with some paint and other tools to take on your project. For those of you who have little time to redecorate but would love for your home to get a face-lift, or the job is too big to tackle alone, painting contractors are perfect. Contractors are also for those who did not receive any creative genes, but would really like to touch up the paint in their homes. Not only do contractors do the physical painting job, they also can help you pick out color schemes and decide what will be the best for your creative tastes and your home.

Cost factor

One of the biggest deciding factors when picking out a contractor is the cost. You don’t want to shell out your hard-earned cash for something unless you know that you will get quality work.  You have to realize that the most expensive contractor does not necessarily mean that they are the best at what they do. On that note, the cheapest contractor should not always be used either. As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for.

It’s important to shop around and get estimates from several places in your area. A lot of contractors will offer a free estimate, and after the estimates you can narrow down your choices. You can easily go onto your favorite search engine and conduct a search for painting contractors in your area, and pick a few of the most promising ones that way. Once the chosen have been selected, go ahead and make a few calls and ask for an estimate. Don’t forget that the cost of the job also factors in how big of a space you will want to paint, in addition to it being outdoors or indoors.

Word of mouth

The best way to go about picking out a painting contractor is to ask your friends or family if they have had any experience with any company in particular. Whether the feedback is positive or negative, it will guide you with your decision. These people in your life are ones whom you trust to give you the best advice. The companies that your friends or family tell you about will comprise your list of companies to inquire about, and maybe the companies you’d like to stay away from.

Personality is key

While the contractors are at your home doing an estimate, you can really feel out the personality of who you’ll be working with. You should be working with somebody who makes you feel safe and secure when they enter your home. It’s important to be able to have an open line of communication with your contractor as well. If the person who comes to your home does not seem like he or she will be able to work with you and is concerned about what you want, then it’s safe to say that the whole experience will not be very successful. Remember, this person is someone who you’ll be working with until the job is complete.

If hiring a painting contractor is something that is in your range of interest, call us at (407) 448-4932 to get an estimate on your project.


About Keith Daniel

Keith Daniel is the author of "The 20 Year Paint Job" and has been a professional painter for over 25 years. He paints over 500 homes per year and maintains a A+ BBB business rating because of Keith attention to detail and desire to never have an unsatisfied client. Call Keith today at (407) 448-4932 to get advice on painting your home.