Finding a Painter
Finding the Right Painter
WHERE TO LOOK
There are plenty of places to look if you decide to hire a professional painter. Your local paint store or home improvement center is always a good place to check. Contractors, including painters, will use the bulletin boards at these places to leave their contact information. Look on the web for sites that maintain a list of local Tulsa painters. Since getting listed in these directories can sometimes involve time and money, they are often only used by qualified professionals.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Check with people you know to see if they have any past experience with a painter. Possibly they can show you the work that was done and let you know if they were pleased with the job or if they have any complaints. If the painter did a good job, it could be an excellent way to get a recommendation.
Hiring a painter based solely on his estimate is not usually a good idea. Take the time to interview each painter before asking for a quote. The time spent in talking will you in choosing the person for the job. Ask a few painters to visit your home and do an onsite walk through with you. Talk with each one about their knowledge and years of experience as a painter. Ask if they have done any work with other established local contractors. Being hired by other contractors is often a good sign that their work is up to standard.
Liability insurance is also a must for every Tulsa painter to protect you from any possible damage. Also verify that they carry workers compensation insurance for any employees. If an employee gets hurt while working on your property, you don’t want to be held liable for any potential medical bills. Be sure any painter you want to hire is bonded.
ASK FOR REFERENCES
Obviously you should ask the Tulsa painter for references and check them out but don’t just depend on references to help you make your final decision. Having references is always a good idea but remember that if they are any discontented customers out there, they won’t be on the list.
ASK FOR AN ESTIMATE
It’s time to get some estimates once you have a few painters in mind. If you don’t plan ahead, this could be confusing since every painter has his own method of handling a job, from the paint he prefers to use to the final cleanup. There could be differences in the prep work such as on exterior work where one painter may scrape and sand and another may use a pressure washer. These differences can greatly impact the figures on the bids you receive. You need to give each Tulsa painter a list of everything you would like to see in their bid. Setting these guidelines will help in providing you with some uniform bids that you can then compare side by side.
By following these steps, you will be in a great position to hiring a painter that’s right for the job.
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