How to Decide What Professional Painting Company to Hire

You’re ready to get the interior or exterior of your house painted, and you’ve already made the decision to hire a professional to complete the work. Now, you have to determine who can best do the job. Here are some things to consider when you’re ready to get your house painted.

Are they “good people”? Maybe that’s not the first thing you’re considering—you probably are more concerned about price, and for good reason. But remember: you’re letting this person (or these people) into your house. If you meet them first, you’ll know how they communicate and how they treat others. A personable painter will make communication easy and will make the job go more quickly.

Are the workers dependable? If the painters are concerned about how a painting project will impact you and your life, then you’ll know that they want to make this process hassle-free for the owners. Ask for references so that you can see if the company’s painters are dependable. For instance, do they work straight through until the job is finished or will they leave for hours (or days)? Do they start in the morning and clean up when they’re finished? Will they be done on time? Is the owner overseeing the job? These are some questions to ask when you’re looking for a painting company.

How much experience do they have? With experience comes dependability and the ability to get a painting project finished on time and on budget. If you choose a company that only uses college students during the summer to paint, you’re likely to end up with a poor paint job that will need to be redone. If, however, you choose a company with experienced painters, they will know exactly what needs to be done, and they will finish quickly so that your home life isn’t interrupted.

What is the price? This is the first thing that homeowners consider, of course. Focusing on the lowest price, however, can lead to a poor paint job. A low estimate means that a company is using cheap labor and cheap materials. Skimping on quality paint leads to drips and uneven coverage. Instead, look for a moderate price so that you know the workmanship is excellent and the materials will make your home look beautiful.

What do their customers say about them? A painting company’s reputation is key! Use Angie’s List and other online consumer lists, check a company’s referrals, and look online for reviews. A company that continually gets one-star ratings (but promotes how cheap their work is) should be a warning! A company that is listed on “The Best Of” sites in your area is much more likely to do a good job.

Picking the right painting company is important! MasterBrush has been rated Pittsburgh’s number one painter and  is the highest-ranked area painter on Angie’s List.  Call us today at 412-481-2155 to learn more about how we can help you with your next painting project.

Henry Weber
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