Painting the interior of your home is one of the easier ways to give it a new look.
While it’s tempting to take on the job yourself, a full home repaint is best left to an interior painting service. You’ll almost always get better results and get them faster.
You should always take precautions before hiring anyone who comes into your home. So let’s jump in and look at some tips for hiring interior painters.
Get Several Interior Painting Service Quotes
Once you narrow down your list of painting services from referrals and research, get quotes from 3 or 4 of them. Odds are good that you’ll get similar quotes from all of them. A quote that falls way above or below the others is probably a warning sign.
Depending on whether you want one room done or the whole house, the national average is around $1000-$2700. Bear in mind that the size of your home and location can change the base range pricing of any service.
Ask About Their Process
Every painting service uses its own process. The specifics of their processes can alter price, timetable, and your involvement.
Some services expect you to handle some prep, like moving furniture. Others build that into the quote. Make sure to ask about the following:
- How many coats of paint they use
- Tool and paint storage during the job
You can negotiate about any of these, but only if you know what they expect ahead of time.
Ask About Their Insurance
Most contractors do their best not to damage your home. Damage costs them in time, effort, profit and customer satisfaction. Still, mistakes and accidents can happen.
Most interior painters carry insurance, but not all of them. The regulations also vary from state to state. Ask your candidates what, if any, insurance they carry.
Insured painting services might cost more, but it’s cheaper than suing for damages.
Check Their References
New businesses probably can’t offer many references, so they’re more of a dice roll. Experienced interior painters should provide references on demand.
Don’t just take their word for it. Call the references and ask a few questions. If the painting service did a good job, the way the references talk should make that clear.
Mind Your Instincts
You’re giving relative strangers access to your home. Regardless of how good the referrals or the online reviews, your comfort comes first.
Don’t hire anyone that gives you a bad vibe. Even if you can’t figure out why someone makes you uncomfortable, it doesn’t mean you’re wrong.
Hiring a good interior painting service is a process.
Get referrals from trusted friends and family members and check reviews online. Use those to narrow down the list and get quotes from the candidates.
Then, you need to ask a lot of questions about their process, insurance, and references. Most importantly, don’t ignore your instincts about people.
You should always feel comfortable with the workers in your home.
Dwyer Custom Painting offers interior and exterior painting of homes and businesses in the St. Louis Area. For questions or to get a quote, contact us today.