5 Additional Questions When Choosing A Naperville House Painter

July 29 2010No Commented

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How do you pick from among the many house painters when you need to have your house painted?  If you ask these questions, you will be well on your way to choosing the right Naperville painters.

1) What is your end of the day clean up process?  It could be days or even weeks before your job is completed unless your house is very small.  If a clean and safe work site is important to you, ensure any prospects promise to organize and clean up the work space at the end of each day (and get it in writing when you sign the final agreement).

2) Do you provide a guarantee, warranty or maintenance program?  The quality of work should be guaranteed by any good painters.  Not all painters will give warranties or maintenance, but some do, so it’s worth checking on.  Many professional painters will provide warranties on their work, and they may also attest to warranties on various paint products.  Likewise, some companies will be willing to return for a certain period of time to take care of any problems that crop up after the job is finished.

3) Can you make some recommendations for certain products or colors?  A good quality painter or company can offer advice, warnings, tips and ideas because they are up-to-date on all the latest products colors and techniques.  Various paints and stains have pluses and minuses and a professional painter will also explain these.

4) Do you have references you will provide?  Some references from previous jobs is something any painter you are considering should be able to provide.  You should call some of these references and ask them about their experience.

Below are some questions you can ask these references:

Would you hire Painter Pete again?

Do you believe the price was reasonable?

How has the paint held up?

Did you think the painters acted in a professional manner?

Was the job completed on time or was it late?

You need to talk to people who have had a similar type of project done.  If you’re planning on having the entire inside and outside of your house painted, a reference who only had a small amount of trim work done probably won’t be the best person to speak to.

5) How much will you charge?  Your number one consideration shouldn’t be cost, though cost is important.  Often the lowest-cost bidder will also provide the lowest-quality service.  When you ask for an estimate for your job, you may want to share your ballpark budget.  Making sure all of the bids provided by the painters will make it much easier to compare their quotes.  The bids will be affected by the type of paint, number of coats and the size of the project.  Lastly, flat-rate bids are ideal, as opposed to a more flexible bid that can continue to increase as the project continues.

If there’s something else you have a question about, you should also ask about it.  After you ask these questions of all the prospects, you will be in great shape to pick the best Naperville painters..

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