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How to Identify a Reliable Painting Contractor

Hiring a painting contractor is a great way to reduce the time and stress involved with repainting the interior or exterior areas of your home. Of course, your home is a sacred space, and a botched job will cost you unnecessary time, money, and frustration. To ensure you’re hiring the best painting contractor, we’ve put together this list of steps for finding the best service provider for your home.

  1. Ask for a referral
    One of the best ways to ensure the painting contractor you hire is effective and trustworthy is to get a recommendation from a friend, relative, coworker, neighbor, etc. Their previous experiences will tell you a lot about the kind of service you can expect and ease your worries throughout the painting process.
  2. Shop Around
    Before you choose a single painting contractor, get in touch with a couple to see their price range. You don’t necessarily need to opt for the lowest cost provider, but be sure to ask what the higher price range painters can provide for their premium rate.
  3. Interview Potential Candidates
    Painting your home is a job, and just like hiring for any job, you’ll want to conduct an interview first. A phone call should do the trick, but meeting face to face can help give you a better judge of character. Some pertinent questions to ask during the interview process include:

    • Can you provide documentation of necessary licenses?
    • Are you and your team properly insured?
    • Are you associated with any contractor associations?
    • How long have you been in business?
    • Do you have any references or work samples?
    • What products will you be using?
    • Are you willing to sign a written guarantee of work?

Additional behavioral items to look out for include:

  • Professionalism
  • Expertise
  • Responsiveness
  • Punctuality
  • Courtesy
  1. Check References
    Do not work with a contractor that cannot provide one to three references. Be sure to contact their references, and ideally, ask if you can see their work on site.
  2. Provide a Clear Contract
    Your contract should be a written document signed by you and the contractor. The contract should specify the details of the project, including what is being painted, what products and tools will be used, how long the project will take, and how you will pay the contractor.

Following these steps will ensure you hire a painting contractor who gets the job done timely and effectively. For reliable painting contractors in Orange County, including, Irvine, Anaheim, and other neighboring cities, contact HandyCrew Services, Inc.

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