Making the right decision when your hiring someone to paint, create a design layout or both can be a difficult one to make. They are working in your home, office or facility and EVERYTHING they do is right there for everyone to see. There is a big difference "We had some painting done" and "Can you believe what a huge difference the painting made??"
Here are some steps to make sure you get the second result:
- Get a referral. This is an obvious step but you need to believe and trust in the opinion of the person giving that referral. Did they say something more than the name of the company or person that worked with them? Some thing(s) that really stood out about what they did?
- Go see the work. If you can go see what they've done. Is the paint applied evenly with clean straight lines were the paint transitions to other colors and or trim? Is it on the trim or flooring? Do the colors they used work well together and with the areas the were used in?
- Do they have someone who can help put together the color(s) and layout? Or will you be making multiple trips to the paint store and end up with 5, 6, 7 etc.. colors brushed on your walls? I pick 2 or maybe 3 colors and the samples almost never go up on the walls. There are good reasons for both. Designers are a good option but that adds another component and their rates can be high.
- Do they have BOTH liability and Workman's compensation insurances? If they don't have workman's compensation insurance whoever is working on the project is your employee not the "companies." If there is a accident involving an injury to a worker things could very well get complicated and difficult.
- Do the people working on your project have background checks? They will be working in your Home/Place of Business/Facility so this information will give you more peace of mind.
- Will you be able to communicate with the painters working on your job and are they nice people to work with.
These are just the major thoughts to keep in mind when you need to make a decision on who's painting for you on your next project. Remember. You want to be completely happy with the whole process of your next painting job from the estimate's price to the product choice(s), design and layout, to the installation and full completion of your project including any touch-ups. The value added of a job done like this far exceeds the ultimate cost of a cheaper company's quality, ability and performance.