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Here's What To Ask When Hiring Someone To Paint Your Home

by Erik Evans

Having a professional paint your home is a great way to save time and money. You don't have to worry about making mistakes or having to buy extra paint because you have a heavy hand. A professional has all the right tools and experience necessary to make sure that no time or paint (which equals money) is wasted. But not all residential painters are created equal. Following are a few questions to ask potential painters that can help you set the good ones apart from the rest.

What Kinds of Paints are Available?

It is a good idea to find out exactly what paints and colors are offered through any prospective residential painter that you consider doing business with. Is any color you bring to them a possibility, or will you have to choose from a predetermined color pallet?

If you are expected to choose from a specific pallet, what does that pallet look like? Are color samples available? Both swatches and actual paint samples can provide you with the insight you need to determine whether a particular color is right for a room in your home.

Can Custom Artwork Be Produced?

Another important question to ask prospective residential painters is whether any custom artwork can be produced. You may want a cool mural created on the wall in your dining room, or clouds painting on the ceiling in your child's bedroom. Maybe you simply want custom trim painted along the edges between the walls and ceilings.

Even if you do not think that you want any custom artwork now, it is important to make sure that the service provider you choose to hire can provide you with such services. It would be costly and time-consuming to hire someone that can't do everything you want because you will have to bring another artist in to finish the job.

How Long Will the Project Take?

You should also find out whether the prospective painters you consider hiring can provide you with a work timeline. If they cannot, you may end up living in a semi-construction space for weeks, if not months, on end. If you can get an accurate work-timeline from the service provider, you can plan accordingly and make life a little less stressful for everyone involved.

Add these questions to a list of your own when interviewing potential residential painters. Refer to your list of questions any time you meet with a service provider to make sure that nothing important ends up getting overlooked. 

For more information on residential painting, contact a company like Alpha Pro Painting Inc.