What to consider when hiring a NC painting contractor
A painting project for your home or office is seldom an easy task. It is likely going to be quite time consuming and it should be completed by experts who know what they’re doing. Below is some advice on what to look for when searching for a painting contractor in North Carolina.
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You might be considering doing the project yourself. You might think that using a roller to apply some paint isn't very difficult. However, inexperienced painters often leave lines and other imperfections on your walls. Also, there are many other aspects to a professional paint job that make it sensible to hire a contractor. These include the preparation, priming, painter techniques, cleanup, and the time it saves you. You also get some other added bonuses by hiring a painter that you would not get by doing it yourself.
See the considerations below when you are looking to hire a painting contractor. These will help ensure your experience is a success.
Preparation of your space
An experienced professional will take the appropriate amount of time to prepare your space. They will not rush this step in the process. They take the time here because they understand that doing so will greatly decrease the chances of any mistakes when the painting begins. The last thing they want is a delay in the project or have to do extra cleaning because they did not properly prepare at the beginning of the project.
Experts also understand the differences in preparing interior vs exterior spaces. Activities to prepare the space for painting include placing tarps to cover any valuables and taping any moldings or other areas that should not be painted. It also includes protecting anything else from paint, including wall art, electronics, etc.
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Professionals will take the time to even out any imperfections, repair or spackle walls, and apply the best primer for the job before they paint. When they do begin to paint, a good contractor will use only top quality paint. This is essential to the life span of the paint job. You do not want to have to paint again in a year because the contractor used low quality paint. High quality paint will last several years.
Cleanup after the painting is completed
This might sound like a simple process, but drop cloths have a lot of paint on them. Of course, you do not want this paint getting onto other areas of your house. A contractor will know how to properly remove the drop cloth. They will also return furniture to its original place and clean up the painting supplies. You don’t want to be bothered with cleaning brushes and paint rollers, which may require a different process depending on the type of paint. You can just sit back and enjoy how good your home looks after a professional paint job.
The proper equipment
It is highly unlikely that you paint often enough to keep the best equipment laying around the house. Therefore, it makes no sense for you to purchase many of the materials that are necessary for painting. Do you have an extra scaffold laying around? How about a top quality paint sprayer? You probably do not.
Professional painters do this for a living and have all the necessary equipment. They also know the proper techniques in using them.
License and insurance
When you set out to find a painter in NC, it is imperative that they are licensed and insured. Requirements may vary by state, but make sure they are at least insured. Most painting contractors today are insured, so this should not be a problem. However, do not let this be something that falls through the cracks. Also, ask for proof. Anyone can say they are insured, so you should ask to see documentation proving it.
This will remove your liability when there is any damage to your home caused by the painters. It also covers you if a painter is hurt at your house. If the contractor does not have insurance, you could be looking at a lawsuit and we’re confident that you do not want that.
The color consultation
Your painting contractor in NC needs to be well versed in all color options. They should be able to tell you about the colors you are thinking about and what other palettes are similar. They should understand about undertones, sheens and shades of color, including which are the easiest to clean.
They are also experts in determining how much paint you need for the job. You won’t have to worry about running out of paint half way through the project or end up having far too much left over.
Tip: If you decide to paint yourself, here is a paint estimation tool to help determine how much you need.
Expect higher quality from a painting professional
Clearly, you are looking to enhance the appearance of your property. That is why you are seeking a painting contractor. The simple truth is that a professional who paints every day is going to produce a better result than if you do it yourself. When the job is complete, your walls and ceilings will be smooth, even, and a joy to look at.
Along with their experience, they also have their business and reputation to worry about. They will do quality work because they want you to be a happy customer and tell all your friends and family that they did a wonderful job painting your home.
While we're on the topic of friends and family, consider how much more time you can spend with them because you are not tied up all weekend painting your house!
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