January 2018 Posts

What A Reliable Painting Contractor Should Have

In a world that is consistently growing with choices and options, it can be hard to make the right decision when it comes to hiring certain services. This includes hiring a painting contractor, be it for residential or commercial purposes. However, we also now have a wealth of information at our disposal that makes it easier for us to screen all of these options, until we settle on something or someone that fits our needs. It might take a little time, but in the end it is worth it since it will mean a more efficient job for you. These are some of the traits any reliable painting contractor should have.  

Experience 

Of course the first thing you should address is how much experience they have. Mind you though, there could be contractors who have only been around for 2-3 years, but are great at what they do, so sometimes it is not all about the years behind them, although that is what generally sets a customer’s mind at ease. You should also check what specific experience they have. For instance, are they catering to residential properties, commercial properties or both? Do they handle painting and wallpapering? What sort of experience do they have?  

Insurance 

Very, very, very important. We cannot stress the importance of insurance in this line of work enough. A painter can be as careful as possible, and still be at risk of injury on site. If you are not careful, you may end up being liable for any costs and damages, which you really do not want to be. So if your painter is part of a painting company of some sort, ask the manager about their employee insurance and what it covers. Get it on paper as well if possible. Whether they handle line marking Gold Coast or residential painting Gold Coast, insurance is essential. You never know what could happen, and you really do not want Murphy’s Law coming to life. Which usually does, especially when you do not take precautions! 

References 

Unless this is their first-ever job, your painting contractor should have some references to give you. You should also be able to access client testimonials accordingly. Getting a first-hand account of other peoples’ experiences can be very useful in helping you make a decision. You might even be able to find something online. There are plenty of forums and threads that consumers gather on to discuss such matters, another magnificent service of the Internet that we really are not utilizing enough. You can interact with others here, asking them questions and get their opinions as well. This is actually a great way to help you narrow down potential painters.  

Industry Knowledge 

Though it is not really a supremely complicated subject, not knowing enough can result in a disastrous paint job, which is why your guy should be well-versed with the industry. From painting techniques to tools used including the actual paint, they should be able to clarify any queries you have, as well as offer advice on the best possible outcome for your individual situation. They should be able to offer prompt insight, walking you through the different options available. As they do this, it will become apparent to you whether they are bluffing their way through, or really do know their stuff, so go with your gut on this one.