What to Look for in an Interior Painting Company

What to Look for in an Interior Painting Company

 

If you have decided to redecorate your house, congratulations! You are at the start of an exciting journey. While making decisions on color schemes, furniture, hardware, and accents can be fun, it can also be stressful and time-consuming. Hiring a professional to help with your project can help relieve some of the stress. When it comes to painting, a good interior painting company can be a real life saver. Painting always seems like a good idea until it is 2 am and you refuse to go to bed until you get the lines straight! If you think you’d like to hire someone to paint your house for you, here are some things to look for in a good interior painting company.

 

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First Steps

Before you call the company, check to see if they are an accredited business with an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can also check to see if anyone has left any reviews of their services, but remember that sometimes a grumpy person will leave a negative review and bring their overall rating down. Once you call, ask if they can supply at least 5 local references that you can contact. This is also a great time to ask if they have any insurance. A good painting company should have Worker’s Compensation and Liability Insurance in case something happens on the job site.

 

What to Ask

If the company passes this initial test, then it is time to find out about their policies. Can they help you with color selection? Do they employ a color consultant? Find out what types of paint they use. A good painting company uses quality and warrantied paint that is preferably low-VOC. (VOC’s can be unhealthy and should not be breathed in.) Once you have finished asking questions, see if they have any questions for you. A good painting company should spend time finding out your concerns and learning what a great experience would look like for you.

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Best Practices

If you have decided to hire an interior painting company, there are a few things to look for once they are at your house. Did they show up on time? Once they do, they should do a full walkthrough of your house to identify the areas to be painted and to make sure every detail is accounted for. Next, a good painting company does meticulous masking and dropping of furniture and floors to prevent paint spillage. The painters should always be respectful of their surroundings and gentle around furniture and fixtures. The crew should have written processes and procedures for daily cleanup, as well. Be sure to check in on the painters as they work. A good painting company should be working efficiently with an eye for detail. For example, a good painter should be able to do simple drywall patching as necessary and identify cracks and smooth out those cracks. Did the crew make sure to spackle all holes and caulk any cracks in the area? Once the job is done, they should do another walkthrough with you to make sure the job has been completed to your satisfaction.

 

If the interior painting company that you hired did all of these things, then you hired a great company. If they did not, then we invite you try out Mountain Skyline Painting. We will go above and beyond to make the painting experience an excellent one. Visit our website at www.mountainskylinepainting.com and scroll to the bottom of any page to schedule an estimate and let us take care of your redecorating needs!