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What to Look for When Hiring a Painting Company

Hiring someone to paint the interior or exterior of your home can be a daunting task. The painting industry is vulnerable to anyone with a paintbrush as no formal training, or licensing is necessary. 

When looking for a professional home painter, there are a few things you should focus on to ensure you are getting top-notch service and results.

Finding Someone You Trust

There is nothing better than an old-fashioned word-of-mouth reference. Asking a trusted friend or general contractor for a recommendation is a wise place to start, followed by some online research and reviews of previous customers. It would be strange for a company not to have a review profile and should be considered a red flag. A reputable company will provide you with a portfolio of their past projects; this way, you can determine their experience level and quality of work.

Once you have narrowed your search to a shortlist, invite them over for an onsite bid and conversation. You can communicate your expectations, get a sense of their work ethic, and agree to a timeline for your project. While cost is something to consider when hiring a professional painting company, you should also keep in mind some line items are worth paying more for, such as quality of products and attention to detail such as prep and cleanup of the project. Some companies even guarantee their work; this is always a good sign they take pride in their services and stand by their work.

Hiring Someone Who Understands Your Vision

Whether you have a crisp vision for your project or a vague idea for something new, the wisdom of a professional painting company always comes in handy. Experts will make recommendations specific to your project and point out issues you may have overlooked. Professionals can detail a plan for specific issues like lead, bubbling, or cracking paint. Look for a company with a good understanding of the industry. They should be educated in current trends, hues that work well together, and ways to accomplish the overall look you are trying to achieve. Some experts may even specialize in new and modern homes or older, more historic ones. 

Choosing Someone Who Can be Flexible with You

It’s not always easy to compare quotes from different companies. Some companies pay their crews less, use cheaper products, don’t do as much prep, or may not fix any issues that could take away from the integrity of their work. It’s essential to secure a company that works with you and helps you determine what you can and cannot leave out of your budget. Being upfront about a timeline and sticking to it is another way a trusted painter will accommodate your project. They should constantly communicate their progress, setbacks, and daily start and end times to be flexible to you and your projects schedule.

Our knowledgeable team guides you from the beginning to the end of your project by using the best tools available. We are always up to the challenge of working within any budget to help you achieve your desired results. Keeping your goals in mind we will develop a plan to choose paint colors that compliment your home or detail an entire home remodel. Here you will find a gallery of our work, testimonials from previous customers, inspiration for current home trends, and our contact details to start discussing your next project.

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“I can’t say enough great things about Chad and his crew. They were punctual throughout the entire project and very attentive to detail. This is the first time I’ve hired a painter and they far exceeded my expectations.”

Anna Buckler
Anna Buckler

Left Us a 5 Star Review!

Anna Buckler
April 8, 2015

Chad Wek came out the same day I called for an estimate to have the exterior of my house painted. The day of the job Chad and his crew were early and ready to go. We had just purchased new walnut garage doors and asked Chad to faux paint the front door and side lights to match. His crew did an amazing job on our house, taking care to prep my new precious garage doors. I was mostly impressed that the front door matches perfectly! I really appreciated the quality of their work and customer service. Out of the 5 exterior estimates that I received, I am so glad we chose Unique Painting.