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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kowalski

Everything You Need to Know Before Hiring a Painter

Painting your home is an integral part of the home renovation process. Whether you’re painting a few walls or doing a full interior paint job, it’s statement-making, and it should be done well for you to enjoy as the current homeowner and potentially for those after you when you transition to a new home. So before you stock up on rollers, brushes, and buckets at your local Lowe’s, consider hiring a professional painter to take on the job. It’s a move that could save you time and money and prevent any future stress.

The Benefits of Hiring a Painter

A professional will get the job done correctly and efficiently, and they will be able to advise you on what paint to use depending on quality, sheen, color, and overall brand. They also know what tools to use depending on the surface area they are working with, ultimately providing you with the best long-lasting results. For example, you may not know which nap size is best for your living room wall, but they do! Also, did we mention before that hiring a professional painter can save you time and money and prevent stress? Ok, good, just wanted to make sure!

How to Hire a Painting Professional

So, where do you start? We’ve discovered that the best resources for finding home improvement experts are Google My Business and Yelp since that’s where real customers tend to provide their honest feedback. Asking friends, colleagues, family, or anybody you trust for their recommendations is also a great way to start your search.

Factors that Affect Your Painting Project

  • Weather- depending on the season and the current state of the weather, it could take a little longer or a little less time for paint to dry. Humidity and dry heat make all the difference!

  • Your flexibility with the painting schedule-as long as you’re open to having painters in your home to get the job done (whether you’re physically home or not), will determine how long the job will take.

  • The quality of the products you’re using- if you’re working with a reliable, trustworthy painting company, they will recommend the painting products and processes (like whether to use primer or not and other proper prep) that will get you the best long-lasting results.

Understand the Timeline

Before starting the job, meet with your project manager and discuss the timeline. Set small benchmarks throughout the timeline to act as check-ins. This is a great way to manage expectations and keep communication clear.

Come up with a check-in plan

Discuss with your painting pro how often you’ll be doing check-ins and what is the best method of communication for both parties, whether that’s email, phone, text message, or a combination of all three. Keep all your correspondence as organized as possible.

Be Prepared

There can be the occasional hiccup, as there is with any home improvement project, so be prepared to go with the flow. Any good pro painter will work with you to quickly and easily overcome any obstacles and pivot accordingly.

Keep the Relationship

Once you find a good painter you trust, that’s gold, so keep their contact information safe and on hand. The better you and your pro painter work together, the better your projects will ultimately turn out.

That just about covers it when it comes to everything you need to know before hiring a professional painter! Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at (480) 297-1599. We also provide free quotes for interior and exterior painting and cabinet refinishing.

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