How To Find a House
Painter in 5 Steps

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Home improvement projects can be exciting as a homeowner, especially when it involves fun decisions like picking out your favorite paint colors. However, not all of the decisions you’ll have to make will be so simple. Whether you’re starting an exterior painting or interior painting project, you’ll need to do your homework before hiring a painting contractor. Keep reading to find out how to find a house painter that you can trust.

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Utilize These 5 Tips When Looking for House Painters

Knowing what to look for and what to avoid when hiring a professional painter is essential. Here are five tips to follow when looking for house painters to ensure your house is painted with quality work and professionalism.

1. Do Online Research

A good place to start is the company’s website. Here you should be able to see all of the company’s basic info, what services they offer, and more. You may also be able to learn more about the company’s crew members, view portfolios of past projects, and find links to their social media profiles. Depending on their online activity, this is a great place to find more photos of a company’s completed projects and to read customer reviews in the comments. Whether from social media, Google, Yelp, or another platform, reading online reviews is a great way to see what customers have to say about the local painters you’re considering.

2. Ask for References and Referrals

Did your neighbor just get their house repainted? Walk over and ask them about the quality of service they received and if they would recommend the contractor and their painting services. While it’s just as easy to look at customer reviews online, neighbors, family, and friends are great sources for reviews and referrals because you know them personally. Don’t hesitate to also request references straight from the companies you’re considering as proof of their reputation and quality of work. The best painter should be more than happy and proud to provide this information.

3. Verify Licensing

In most states, painting contractors are required to be licensed. You’ll want to check your state’s licensing requirements and determine if your contractor meets those regulations. This way, you can ensure that you’re working with a legitimate, professional painting company. You can do this by checking the company’s website or asking for their license number.

4. Request Various Estimates

Request a written estimate from a few of your top choices so that you can sit down and compare your options. Ask not only for an estimate on price but on the time frame it will take to complete the project. Consider your options carefully and remember that while it’s essential to be conscious of your budget, it’s important not to choose a company based solely on price.

5. Meet the Contractor in Person

When dealing with something as big and as important as your house, it’s necessary to trust whoever you’re hiring. Have an in-person meeting with prospective painters so you can get a feel for who they are and how they work. It will also give you a chance to observe their level of professionalism and ask more questions about their company.

Are you ready to get started on your home painting project? PAINT CORPS™ is a Veteran-only franchise, and we instill our principles of service, integrity, and pride into every project to ensure high-quality results for all of our customers. Contact us today for a free quote, or find a location near you to get started on your next painting job!

Burgess Perry is the Founder and CEO of PAINT CORPS™ Franchise Group. After serving in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years, Burgess began a new chapter by opening a painting company in the Tampa, Florida area. He hit the ground running and after five years of unprecedented success, he decided it was time to give back to his fellow military veterans. That's when he founded PAINT CORPS™, a veteran-only franchise founded on military values like service, respect, integrity, and duty.

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