Updating the look of your home can sometimes be as simple as applying a new coat of paint. When it comes to quality exterior painting, you want to hire workers who are trustworthy, hard working and can get the job done well. Here are some questions to ask a potential painter before signing a deal.
How Much Time Will You Need?
This question should come when the potential painter is at your home and can see how much space needs to be covered. This amount of time depends on multiple factors, including whether the painter works alone or as part of a crew and the kind of tools the painter has access to. When you ask this, have a timeframe of your own in mind to compare to. For example, if you are hosting a party in a month’s time, you might want a painter who can finish before then.
How Much Will This Cost?
Similar to the length of time needed, the estimate for your project depends on the size of your home and how many painters could be working at once. Prep work can also impact this amount, such as applying primer or whether certain parts of your home exterior need resealing. You should also ask under what conditions this estimate could change.
How Do You Accept Payment?
Another question along the same lines is “How much payment is expected upfront?” It’s important to know in advance whether a potential painter requires a deposit or not. Accepted methods of payment, such as cash, credit or check, vary from painter to painter. Knowing how you will pay for your exterior painting project makes it easier to budget for.
Choosing the right painter for your home means asking the right questions. When you check timeframe, cost and acceptable payments, you can narrow your choices to something that best fits your needs and expectations. This helps you get better results on your exterior painting project.