Are you looking to hire a painter ? No idea where to start ? Here are the most common mistakes made when looking to hire a professional.
References - Every experienced operator should be able to provide references from previous customers, evidence of completed projects or testimonials substantiating their claims - ALWAYS ASK THEM TO PROVIDE PROOF OF THEIR WORTH !!!
Licences - The city/town in which you reside will likely require that all legitimate business operators carry a licence to operate within that area. Again, ensure to see proof of this before considering hiring somebody to trust with your home project.
Written Contracts - When you are looking at prospective contractors for your painting project. ask them what the terms of their contract are - If they look at you like you have two heads they aren`t the kind of contractor you want to hire. A reputable, legitimate company will supply a written contract stating the terms under which the work will be carried out plus details of when and how payments will be due.
Insurance - Any reputable company will carry a liability insurance policy of at least $1 million dollars coverage. Ask them to provide proof of their insurance to you or it could cost you dearly if something goes wrong during your project and it`s a headache which is easily avoided. Here at Pro-Finish-Painting we carry a $2 million liability insurance policy and a copy is available at all times for the customer to view.
Workers Compensation Coverage - This is super important !! If you hire Jonny Onebrush to paint your home and he has no workers compensation coverage, when he falls off his ladder and breaks his leg, you as the homeowner are going to be first in the firing line in his search for compensation. You can avoid this by simply asking for proof of their own coverage - IT`S THAT SIMPLE !!
Warranties - Always remember to ask prospective painters if they provide a warranty with their work, If they don't then walk away. A quality painter using the correct processes and quality products will always stand behind their work. Jonny Onebrush not priming first and using the cheapest paint available to give you the lowest possible price knows its an awful product but its all about speed and the next job coming round quicker for him. DON`T HIRE JONNY ONEBRUSH !!