Asking the right questions is important when you are hiring an exterior painter.
It’s not as simple as asking if they can paint your house and make it look pretty. You need to ask them a series of questions that can give you an insight into whether the painters coming to your home are legitimate or not. Listed below are a few questions that I believe every individual should ask a potential painter before hiring them onboard for exterior paint jobs.
Are you eager to learn about these questions? Here are some of the important ones to ask.
Do you provide free cost estimation for a paint job?
When hiring an exterior painter for your home, the first thing you need to ask your painter is if they do cost estimates. If you hire a painter who does not provide free cost estimations, then it will likely be hard for you to know how much the paint job is going to end up costing. Not all exterior painters offer free home painting quotes, but those that do are usually more popular and trustworthy than those who don’t!
Painters make their cost estimations by looking at the exterior of your home and asking you questions about what kind of paint job you are interested in having done. They usually do not factor in any additional costs that may come up during the painting process, such as if they have to use an expensive primer on certain parts of your exterior or if they need to use several coats of paint instead.
What are your business credentials?
You can always ask a painter for insurance information. They should be able to provide you with a certificate of insurance for their company, which will show that they have the proper coverage in case there is an accident while painting your house. Hiring a licensed exterior painter means that they have been through extensive training and passed all necessary exams before being allowed to work on people’s homes.
When asking what credentials your exterior painter has, you may also want to ask them for a list of references and contact information. This will give you an idea of how well the company is liked in the community and whether or not they have experience painting homes similar to yours.
Can you (as my painter) share a list of references?
Asking for references is a great way to find out how the exterior painters you are interested in hiring have performed on previous jobs. You can ask your potential painter for the contact information of some of their past customers so that you can call them up and inquire about their experience with this company. If they were happy with the services provided, then you can feel confident that you will be happy, too.
Painters should not have any problem providing you with references on request since it is an easy way to prove their worth as a company and allow future customers like yourself to check them out before hiring them!
Do you offer any warranty for the paint jobs?
Another important question you should ask before hiring your exterior painter is whether or not they offer any type of warranty for their work. Most reputable painters will be happy to provide a written warranty for their services, which guarantees that if there are problems with the paint job within a certain amount of time (usually around one year), they will come back to fix the issues.
A warranty is a great way for you to make sure that your exterior painting job was done correctly and that it will look good throughout the year, especially if there are problems with humidity or harsh weather conditions after work has been completed on your home. If you ask about warranties during an initial phone call, then you can ask your painter for a copy of the warranty before they do any work on your home.
So there you go, here are some of the questions you should ask your exterior painter before they start their work. Are you searching for a reputable company to provide you with exterior painting services? If so, contact us today and we will give you a free cost estimate over the phone. We also offer warranties on all of our exterior painting jobs, just in case there is ever an issue that needs to be fixed!