Hiring a Professional Painting Company? Here’s What to Avoid

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Just as you have endless options of what color you can use for your painting project, you also have endless options of which painting contractor you can hire to complete it. You wouldn’t pick a paint color for your home or business at random, so don’t do the same with a professional painter. If you’re ready to add a fresh coat of paint to your home or business, here’s what to avoid when hiring a professional painting company.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Painting Contractor

Here are five of the most common mistakes to avoid when hiring a painting contractor for your residential or commercial painting project.

1. Basing Your Choice on Price Alone

We all love to save money but don’t trade quality for cost or vice-versa. If you choose the cheapest painting service you can find, chances are you’ll get what you pay for, and you might not be happy with the results. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to hire the most expensive company to get the best results. Look for a professional painting company that fits both your budget and service expectations and uses high-quality, long-lasting paint.

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2. Overlooking Insurance and Licenses

It’s a red flag if the professional painting company you’re considering doesn’t have general liability insurance or workman’s compensation. Insurance policies will protect your property in case it becomes damaged during the job, and worker’s compensation protects you, and the workers, from paying additional charges should anyone from the painting crew be injured on your property.

3. Hiring an Inexperienced Painter

It’s great to support new businesses, but hiring a first-time painter may not be a good idea if you can’t trust their experience or lack of it. You’ll want to choose an experienced painting contractor with a background working with different types of paints, paint products, and surfaces and who has worked on various projects.

4. Not Checking References

A professional painter may have experience, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good. Before moving forward on your decision on a contractor, don’t hesitate to ask them for references as proof of their quality of work. It’s also a smart idea to look online at customer reviews or ask other businesses or homeowners if they have experience using the same company.

5. Not Fully Communicating What You Want

You can’t expect your desired results if you don’t clearly communicate them in the first place. Whether it’s exterior painting for your business or interior painting in your home, you’ve probably dreamed of all the possibilities for your finished project and have a clear picture in your mind of what you want, so be upfront and tell your contractor! That way, you’ll both have the same end goal in mind, and you can both communicate through the painting process to achieve the quality finish you desire.

Ready to get started on that paint job you’ve been dreaming of? PAINT CORPS™ is a Veteran-only franchise guided by principles of service, integrity, and pride. Our team instills these values in every project to deliver quality painting results for your home or business. Contact us for a free quote and find a location near you to get started on your next painting project!

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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