- If possible, hire professionals who have been recommended to you personally. Ask around to find customers who were happy with their results AND happy with the overall work experience.
- Organize a visual reference of what you like from magazines, brochures, or from this book. You don’t go to a hairstylist without pictures of the hairstyle you want, do you? Be prepared so you can convey your vision.
- Don’t ask a professional painter to come to your house without expecting to pay a consultant’s fee. Some painters perform this for free , but don’t assume until you know for sure. Otherwise, you can visit them in their office or headquarters to discuss a potential arrangement.
- Whether you are considering hiring an interior painter for standard paint jobs, or a decorative painter for elaborate finishes, be sure to see pictures of his or her previous work. Any professional painter should have a portfolio ready to show.
- Be sure that you have discussed all of the following: what paint type will be used, what paint finish will used in what areas, if trim and/or moldings are included in the job, and other details. (Note: If you are hiring professional painters, we strongly recommend going with alkyd paint. While latex paint is an excellent choice for any do-it-yourself job, any good professional painter is comfortable with alkyd and he or she knows that the overall quality is superior. Get your money’s worth and go for the best! Also request that caulking be applied as seams around the baseboard and trim – a true professional touch!)
Ten Tips for Hiring Professional PaintersJuly 24th, 2012 by Lily Leave a reply »