I know it is difficult to hire any contractor. There are so many different trades and you may not be familiar with the type of trade you are hiring for. Ever go to the mechanic and wonder if you’re getting ripped off? I’ve heard of many nightmare scenarios in my 30+ years of painting. Recently I was painting my daughter’s house and her neighbor came over after observing my company paint. She was concerned and confused because she was having a paint job done at her house and n
So you’ve picked the contractor, but now you’ve got cold feet. Did you make the right choice? Here are the main things to look for to check you’ve hired a real professional. 1-Do not pay any money up front. There are some painting contractors that do ask for a down payment. I do not recommend going with the company. Honestly, there is no reason for it. It is a sign they are not professional and they want to lock you in before any work is done. You are locked in, but are they?
Painting outdoors brings in a whole new collection of considerations for paint type and timing. Your crew might say they can’t come today or maybe you are feeling unsure due to the weather circumstances. Here are my recommendations for painting outdoors. Bare wood should be dry for 2 days before applying a primer to the home (depending on dew point). Paint companies recommend oil-based primer. My company uses oil-based primer to stop any bleeding or staining. Acrylic-based pa