There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to spruce up your home. Whether you are changing colors or filling and covering imperfections, a good paint job can make your space feel brand new.
While you could probably paint your home yourself, there are advantages to hiring a professional. A professional will do a higher-quality job since they have experience working with corners and wall imperfections. They will also complete the job faster because they have an entire crew. That means less time with your furniture in the middle of the room!
If you have decided to forego the DIY route and hire a professional interior painting company, here are some tips on how to find the right fit for your needs and your budget:
Decide What You Want Painted
This is the fun part! Before you can start the hiring process, you need to know what you want painted. Are you just doing walls, or trim as well? What about cabinets? And how many rooms? Interior painters typically charge by the square foot, so they need to know exactly what you need painted so they can take measurements and give you an accurate quote.
Do Some Research
A simple search on Google or a certified contractor review site, like Angie’s List, can get you started finding the most reputable painters in your area. Read through both good and bad reviews to get an idea of what is available around you. Pay special attention to reviews about timeliness and quality of work.
If you have local friends and neighbors who have recently had interior painting done, ask them if they would recommend their contractor. Pay them a visit to see the quality of the work for yourself. Word of mouth is the best way to be sure you are getting your money’s worth.
Get a few Quotes
When you feel like you have found a few painters you are interested in, start scheduling estimates. You should get at least three to make sure you are getting the best deal. Bring the contractors around all the rooms you want done and point out what you want painted (walls, trim, molding, cabinets), and what colors and finishes. If you are not exactly sure what you want or need, they will be able to make suggestions.
Don’t forget to ask for references, and actually call them! You will be able to get answers to all your questions from a customer’s perspective. After all, word-of-mouth is the most reliable form of recommendation. A professional contractor will always have a reference list ready to hand out.
Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. You are interviewing the contractor, not the other way around. Know exactly what to expect and then get it in writing in your contract so there are no misunderstandings later. Here are some questions you may want to ask:
- How long have you been in business?
- Do you have employees or outsource to subcontractors?
- Do you have proof of any required licensing and insurance?
- What kind of safety training do your employees have?
- What materials will you be using?
- Will I need to supply paint, or will you provide it?
- What kind of prep-work will I need to do (if any)?
- How will you protect non-paintable surfaces?
- Will you do repair work such as filling nail holes and cracks?
- How many layers of paint will you apply?
- Do you do your own cleanup?
- Do you offer a warranty for future touch-ups? If so, for how long?
- How long do you expect the job to take?
When you’ve gotten the answers you are looking for, all that is left to do is write up a contract and get started! Your home will be looking like new in no time.
Professional Interior Painting in the Detroit Metro Area
At Armor Tough Coatings, we understand that your home is your sanctuary. We work together with you to create the look you want, to your satisfaction. Our professional contractors take care of your interior painting needs from prep to completion. You will find our step-by-step process outlined right on our website so you know exactly what to expect. Like what you see? Schedule your estimate online today!