Our Top 3 Tips For Painting Your Home Or Office
With so many painting contractors available today, it can be a difficult and time-consuming process when deciding on the right painter for your particular project. Whether it be residential or commercial, a paint project is an expensive endeavour and the last thing you want is to waste money on a contractor who is not going to complete your project to the appropriate standards. So, here are our top 3 tips for having your home or office painted:
1. Do Your Research
It can be tempting to settle for the cheapest painter you can find and just get it over and done with, but it is important to research a variety of painters to find one that suits your needs. The ideal painter has a solid amount of good reviews (but be aware of fake reviews, sometimes they are difficult to spot!) however, a painter with 1 or 2 reviews or none at all should not be struck out. Always check for a website with a gallery of previous work ready for your perusal, the best painter for you might be new on the scene, so make sure to dig a little deeper. Another important thing to look for on a painter’s website is whether or not their staff have been police checked, a critical factor to consider before allowing strangers into your home or office. Irregardless, you should still regularly check up on your painter to ensure everything is running smoothly. The key point to remember when researching painters for your project is that quality trumps price, because sometimes you cannot always find a painter that is professional as well as cheap, and a high quality end result at a higher price will always beat a dodgy painter at a cheap price.
2. Estimate Your Costs
Cut down on costs by doing some calculations yourself. Estimate the area you need painted and find out how much paint you will need, then purchase it yourself, as your painter might charge you extra to provide paints. To decide which is the cheaper option, contact your painter and request a quote on the basis that you provide paints and equipment and compare that quote to one without paints and equipment provided.
3. Monitor Progress
A professional painter will keep you up to date on progress and inform you if there are any problems, but with some painters you will need to check in every once in a while to find out how the project is progressing. This is also a good way to prevent being taken advantage of and charge unnecessary extra costs.
So those are our top 3 tips for having your home or office painted. We hope this article has helped you in some way and wish you luck on future projects.
Written by Francis Anderson, Home Painters Sydney