How do I choose a paint contractor? The first step to finding a quality paint contractor is to make sure you are hiring a reputable company. One of the best ways to tell if you are hiring the right trustworthy contractor is to ask your neighbors, friends, family whom they have used in the past, and what their experiences were good or bad. They might tell you about the best paint contractor they have ever used, or on the other hand, they might help to steer you away from a potentially negative experience.
Before Choosing Read Online Paint Contractor Reviews
Since choosing a paint contractor is difficult another great way to find out about a company’s reputation is to read their online reviews. You will find a lot of small companies that have a 5-star rating but only have one or two reviews. It’s not just about who is the highest-rated, it’s also about who has a long term positive online reputation. All companies that have been in business for ten to fifteen years will have some less than 5-star reviews, don’t let that cloud your search. It is essential to read all the reviews positive and negative to see how the contractor worked to resolve any issues. It’s also crucial to check out the companies reviews on multiple different platforms. Many reviews in the construction industry involve either money or quality of repairs. If you are looking for the best deal, you might weight bad comments on quality differently. However, if you want high quality, that usually comes at a price, and you might weight negative comments regarding price a little lighter than people shopping on price only. Regardless, make sure you evaluate more than the overall rating and be sure to read more the just a few reviews.
Professional Paint Contractor Credentials
And lastly, one of the most common steps taken by savvy customers is to makes sure the company you are thinking about hiring is licensed, bonded, and insured. A significant step as this shows that the company has the right backing to make sure you, as the homeowner, will be protected in case of any issues
Common Paint Contractor Interview Questions
After you have done all this and selected a few companies to check out and you are interviewing prospective contractors, make sure you ask the following questions, and the contractor can provide you with answers.
- Do you test for lead paint, and are you licensed to work with lead paint?
- What type of paint do you recommend?
- Do you offer any help with picking colors and project design?
- Do you have any photographs of your recent projects?
- What happens if you find damage to my siding during paint prep?
- What type of safety requirements will my project require?
About SFW Painting
SFW painting has been in business since 2005. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. SFW is fully licensed and has a wealth of experience in dealing with lead abatement projects. SFW painting is very proud of our hundreds of great reviews and how we remedy the few unhappy customers. At SFW, we are also a full-service general contractor who can conduct any repairs to your siding to ensure a lasting high-quality paint job. SFW painting only uses high-quality brand name paints like Sherwin-Williams, Rodda, and Miller Paints. We only hire top-notch painters who will follow all industry safety requirements and is only one of nine certified lead abatement contractors in the Portland metro area. We also offer free design consolations and help you pick the best colors and paint for your project.