How to choose a painter
- Before you look online for local listings or ask a friend for a recommendation, it’s important to assess the job. Make a list of what needs to be painted and where, and include any preparation that will be needed. This will help the painter estimate an accurate quote.
- Have the painter visit your home to view the job in person. It’s important that they quote for all aspects, including any prep.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. • Who will be responsible for moving furniture, covering it up, and cleaning up afterwards? • Is their work guaranteed? • Can they provide references for previous jobs? • What is their proposed schedule? • Not providing the paint yourself? Ask them if they are using Dulux paint.
- Finally, trust your instincts. A good professional painter should be neat, on-time, businesslike and courteous, and prepared to answer questions and offer suggestions. They should be as passionate about your decoration project as you are.