New paint can make a world of difference to the appearance and energy of your house. Unfortunately, painting can be a difficult and time-consuming task. To make your life easier, we recommend hiring a professional painter. In doing so, you’ll alleviate the stress of painting and ensure a long-lasting finish. Here are our top four things to look for when hiring a painter for your home.
1. Transparent Pricing
Some painters provide an estimate after the initial assessment, while others provide a quote based on the select information that you provide over the phone or email. However, this quote does not always reflect the final cost, or even close to it.
Some hidden costs that you should be aware of before hiring your painter include moving heavy furniture and painting detailed elements of your home, like baseboards and crown molding. Look for a high level of professionalism in the estimate and how detailed the quote is. Ask for pricing based on the number of coats, the type of primer, and the amount of preparation involved in the project.
It’s also important to observe the behavior of the painters to understand how efficiently and effectively the team will paint your home. If the team works well together and is generally focused, chances are your home will be in good hands.
2. Credentials and Affiliations
When you’re considering multiple painters for your home, a great deciding factor is the amount and type of credentials, awards, and affiliations that the company holds. For example, Schloegel Design Remodel has received awards each year for almost thirty years from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Not only that, but employees at Schloegel Design Remodel have received certifications from this same association, giving you peace of mind in the level of expertise and care that you and your home will benefit from.
3. Put a Face to the Name
Painting your home is an investment in one of the biggest purchases of your life, and professional painters should understand that. Allow the painter to take a tour of the area that you want to paint, and ensure that the painter asks questions, takes measurements, and even takes photos of relevant aspects of your home.
4. Good Listeners
Your home’s next painter should care about helping you achieve the exact appearance that you’re looking for. During the first few assessments before the work really begins, observe whether or not the professional painters are listening to which colors and finishes you like, and if they are open to supplying you with a few choices, laying out the benefits and drawbacks of each one.
Your Kansas City home will thank you for the much-needed refresh, whether it’s a coat of the same paint or something completely new.
Discuss your home vision with talented Schloegel Design Remodel professionals today at (816) 448-8157 or online.
Need more painting tips? Be sure to check out our Complete Homeowner's Guide to Painting Your Home in Kansas City.