Like many homeowners in Olympia and Tacoma, you may have found yourself thinking about and yearning for a home update. With all the additional time spent at home, it is no wonder people are taking the time to remodel and improve their home interior to create a space that is cozy, comfortable, and fun. Home repairs and improvements can both increase the overall value of your home, as well as increase your general enjoyment and comfort.
For those who are interested in making updates to your home’s interior, you may feel unsure about welcoming a painting contractor into your home. Feeling comfortable and secure with an individual or team whom you are allowing to care for your home is important on many levels.
From knowing you will receive quality and courteous service to the security of working with a licensed and insured contractor, there are many questions you should get answered before having work done on your home. Read on for some of the most important pieces of information to gather when preparing to hire a professional painting company.
The first step to painting your house is finding a reputable company. There are many companies that can provide you with some type of painting service, but not all of them will be the best fit for your needs. The first thing to look at is the length of time they’ve been in business and the kind of experience they’ve had. A long history with very few or no complaints is usually indicative of an excellent painting company.
You can also find previous client reviews on search engines like Google or Bing, as well as on social media sites like Yelp or Facebook. Another online source we recommend checking is the Better Business Bureau (BBB). On the BBB site, you’ll see any complaints, any responses or resolutions, and a BBB grade. The BBB, whose motto is “Start with Trust,” was established in 1912.
Searching for two to three top painters in your area is a great start to finding the best fit for you and your painting needs. Like any professional relationship, your experience with your painting contractor should be a strong partnership working toward the same goal of having your home painted so it looks and functions to your satisfaction. You should feel that the results meet or exceed your expectations. Remember that you are in the captain’s chair and your wants and needs should be met every step of the way.
You may think that painting your home yourself is a good idea, or that hiring a painter to paint their home is an easy and quick task. Neither is necessarily true because this type of work can be quite dangerous, and you need to make sure that the people doing the painting for you have proper training and insurance should anything go wrong.
Hiring someone who is not properly trained or insured could lead to some very expensive consequences. Thankfully, there are standard practices to ensure that painters are covered should anything go off-course during your project.
Most painting companies display their license and insurance numbers and coverages on their website to be transparent when conducting business. If it is not easily accessible, ask your painting contractor for proof of these documents and that everything is up to date (no expired insurance policies or coverage that is too low) before moving forward.
Home painting is a major investment. If you are looking to save money on this project, it may be tempting to paint your home yourself. However, an improperly applied coat of paint can cost you time and money in the long run, especially if it must be redone to cover your mistakes.
A professional painter will know how to apply the right amount of paint for each surface so that you get the best quality at a fair price with a warranty against any future issues. Professional painters also have access to equipment and have the training to properly use each tool, along with up-to-date techniques to ensure a beautiful finish every time.
Many people choose to hire a professional painting company because they want their home painted without worrying about the work, the process, or the outcome. It’s worth hiring an experienced painting contractor who knows what they’re doing when considering this major decision for your home improvement project.
Flying Colors Painting has been painting in Thurston County and in Pierce County communities for over 40 years. Our services include providing licensed and insured painters for our client’s homes. We offer a comprehensive warranty and train our painting professionals regularly to ensure we protect our valued employees, customers, and your property. From the initial call and free estimate to the last paint can and clean-up, your satisfaction is our top priority.