choosing a painting contractor, there are many variables that
you need to consider, like the pricing structure and the experience
of the contractor. You need also to find out what additional services
the contractor offers. You need check if the contractor is insured,
bonded and has the right licensing for the location as well.
Among the most important things that you need look for in a painting
contractor is their experience. You shouldn't have any trouble
finding a plethora of painters to choose from. Just looking online
or opening the phone book will offer you with numerous choices.
To separate the good from the bad, you need to look at how long
they have been in the painting business. If a company didn't perform
well, the contractor most likely will not stay in the field for
an extended period of time.
Another thing that you need to consider is the pricing structure
of the contractor. Pricing normally varies wildly from one contractor
to another, and there isn't any uniform pricing structure for
most contractors. Some will quote their price by the job, some
by the size of the room, while others by the square foot.
When selecting a painting contractor, do not decide based on the
price only. Painting work requires skills based on experience
and knowledge. Look for contractors who have references establishing
a reliable track record. Also you should keep in mind that there
are various types of painting work like exterior, interior, decorative
and basic painting. When selecting a painting contractor, it is
imperative to choose one with skill in the kind of painting you
When comparing the prices of the painters, you need to try and
make an "apples to apples" comparison. Check the total
price of the task for you to determine which company is the most
expensive. In most cases, you should avoid hiring the least expensive
service provider because the quality of the painting work may
not be as good. Price shouldn't be the only factor, but you should
absolutely consider it when evaluating all of the contractors.
Just as no one would go to a heart professional for a knee problem,
do not consider a painter that specializes in a decorative painted
cement floor when you require the living room walls to be painted.
Good reference will not matter unless it applies to the type of
task you want to perform. If someone you know or a neighbor had
a painter that did excellent work on a similar task to yours,
consider the reference and ask the company to give you further
As already mentioned above, another thing that you need to look
at is whether the painting contractor is offering any additional
services. For instance, some companies will take the baseboard
off and put it back on for a client without any additional cost.
Some will cover or move the furniture for the client. There are
numerous tasks that may have to be performed when getting the
house painted, and it would be very nice if the painting contractor
could handle all of them for you.
name is Nick. I own JCA painting
contractors Cape town. We specialize in painting, high pressure
cleaning and refurbishments of buildings.