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How do I choose a good house painter?

Hiring a house painter can be a daunting task, but choosing the right painting company can help you protect your investment and save money in the long run. In this blog article we'll discuss how to choose a good house painter and the importance of reviews and references, experience and expertise, professionalism and good communication, and the contract and cost of a house painting project. By the end of the article, you'll be more confident in how to find and hire the right house painter for you.


How to choose the right house painter
Choosing the right house painter for you!

1. Use Reviews and References

Read reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp or Nextdoor to find a trusted house painter in your area. Reviews don't lie, and if happy customers went out of their way to write positive reviews of their painter, there's a good chance that they do great work and provide a professional experience to their customers. Another tip is to ask painters for references. Being able to communicate with their previous customers allows you to ask questions and hear first hand how a particular house painter works, and if hiring that painting company was worth the cost!


Use Google reviews to see if a local painting company is trusted to provide high quality work and a professional experience.
Using Google reviews to find a trusted house painting company

2. Look for a Painter with Experience and Expertise

Hiring an experienced and skilled house painter is important, because a poorly done job could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and ultimately having to do the project twice. One tell-tale sign of an experienced and skilled house painter is how clean they are. Look at their white pants and tell me if you think they make a huge mess while working or not. Painters where whites for similar reason chefs do. TO show their cleanliness and skill in not making a mess while working. If a painter hasn't made a mess of his pants, you can bet they won't be making a huge mess of your project, either. Another way to judge a painter on his experience and expertise is to ask questions about your home. An experienced house painter will give you advice on what your project needs AND doesn't need. He isn't trying to make a quick dollar, rather, he's trying to provide a quality job, done right, to benefit you.


Watch for Professionalism and Communication

Did the house painter respond quickly to your inquiry? How did they answer the phone? When they came to look at your house to provide a bid, did they show up on time? Were they wearing their painting company attire? Was their work vehicle clean? These are all small details, but they add up to what a professional house painter looks like. When every aspect of your interaction with this house painting company is positive, smooth, and easy, you can bet that the rest of the project will also be smooth, easy and that you'll be well taken care of.




Use the Cost and Contract to Determine a Fit

A house painter should provide a very detailed and thorough estimate/contract for you to look over before hiring them. Look for key things to determine whether or not your painter was listening to your needs and can provide the kind of paint job you need. A good painting contract should provide the full scope of work including what surfaces are to be painted, what isn't being painted, the cost of both supplies and labor for the project, the kind of paint and materials to be used for the project and their cost to you, how payment is handled and how to pay for the project, and the terms of the contract should any unforeseen issues arise during the project, like additional materials or services not originally quoted.


In Conclusion

Choosing a house painting company to paint your home can be a daunting task, but hopefully now you can more confidently find the right house painter for you. Don't forget, use reviews and references. Look for a painter with experience and expertise. Watch for professionalism and good communication. And finally, use the cost and contract to determine a fit with your house painter.




Get in touch with Academy Painting today for a free estimate on your home!

We work out of Snohomish County, Washington.




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