If you are thinking about having your residence or commercial property painted, we advise you to shop around before you make your final decision. There are many things that should be taken into consideration.
Of course, today most people use the internet to find a painter. You might try Craigslist or any of the dozens of other online classified sites. Now you are able to get reviews of the work the company has provided through the use of numerous business review sites. For instance, Yelp is a popular business review site but equally as valuable are such destinations as Foursquare and Angie’s List.
Once you have invested the time in identifying companies and read their reviews, you should contact two or three then take the time to meet with a representative from each company. It is advisable to take notes and request information they may have in the form of brochures, packets or other printed materials. Ask for quotes from each company then set them aside for a day before you begin your decision-making process.
Lay the quotes side by side. Does one seem much less expensive than others? If that is the case and you are interested in getting the ‘most bang for your buck’ don’t let the bottom line be the only factor you take into account. Sometimes the quote will mask hidden fees or other issues. Perhaps the savings will come in the form of low-quality supplies such as paint or inexperienced painters. Or the job may take longer than expected or the company may find some ‘unexpected reason’ that additional funds will be needed.
Ultimately, you want the best job to be done by qualified workers. You want workers to come to your home or place of business and behave professionally and efficiently. Your home or business are your most valuable possessions so it is a good idea to put the time into finding the most reputable paint company before you sign a contract.
And, speaking of contracts, don’t forget to get one!