Archive for February, 2015

How to Pick a Painter

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A question that many people have is how do you choose the right painter?

It seems like a simple task of finding someone online or using the company that offers the best price. As a painter with 30 years of experience I’ve had to fix many other peoples mistakes, so it can’t be that easy. My tips for you on how to pick a painter are as follows:

1) Request an onsite estimate.

Often painters will give you a quote without seeing the job. This can lead to costly extras and additions that were not factored into the original cost. The painter who had what you though was a fair estimate may end up costing much more than anticipated.

2) Get the details in writing.

Once the onsite estimate has been completed request a written scope of work with the total estimated cost. This ensures everyone is on the same page and that the end goal is clear. If there are any details specific to your home ensure they are included.

3) Ask questions.

If you’ve got a question or concern be upfront and ask. If you’re concerned what will be caulked or if the painter will repair any existing wall damage, ask. Don’t be afraid to ask what type of paint is used or if the painter has any opinions on what you are looking to do. An experienced painter will be able to work with you to complete the job the most effective way.

4) Find out how long a company has been in business and if they have any references.

A company that has been around for some time has proven their ability and will be able to provide you references or direct you to examples of their prior work.

At Domain Decorating we stand by our work and want every project to be done at the highest quality. We have many return customers who have continued to call us back to their homes. We’ve been in business over 25 years so I think that speaks for itself. View our gallery or contact us now to request more information.