Apr 22, 2018

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Selecting a Painting Contractor For Your Home Makeover

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to give your home a good makeover? Before you run around deciding which furniture to toss out on the lawn, take a look at these tips when it comes to choosing a contractor to paint your house. When you select a painting contractor, you should proceed with your plans using a little bit of sensible caution.

Visit the contractors website and/or place of business. Most businesses are online these days and painters are no exception. This can provide you with plenty of useful information about any potential painter you are looking at. While it is the information they want you to know, it is useful to help you understand what services the contractor provides and how long their business has been operating. Their website and place of business can also help to show you their level of professionalism.Your Satisfaction Guaranteed painters and decorators dublin.

Learn to spot dodgy painting contractors. When your painting contractor wants to be paid in cash only, has a cell phone but no office phone and doesn’t have a business address – these are real red flags. An established painting contractor acts like any other business, with a stable business address, business cards and accepting other forms of payment such as checks. Be very cautious if a painting contractor offers some sort of special discount “for families” or “for seniors” when paid by cash – and they demand advance payment. Look at these as bright red flags.

Check with the Better Business Bureau. Once you locate a painting contractor it is a very good idea to contact your local Better Business Bureau. Ask if there have been any complaints made about the painting contractor in question and whether they have any further information that may help you. The painting contractor could be a member of the Better Business Bureau and if so they will tell you what year the contractors membership began. The Better Business Bureau offers this as a free service and you can call with any company you’d like information about.

Confirm that the contractor has appropriate insurance. Every legitimate painting contractor should have the proper insurance (this will vary from state to state and county to county). This information will probably be listed on their business card, along with their license number, so if you wanted to call and confirm that their business license is active, you can do so. A contractor without proper insurance is a big red flag – and you should find a new contractor as quickly as possible. If no information is provided about insurance, ask the contractor immediately if they have the proper insurance they need by law.