There are many painting companies, but there are some things that you should look for before or be aware of when you hire your local Florida painter. Today, I want to share with you six of those things.
The very first thing to do, is check out whether the Florida painter is licensed and insured. If they aren’t licensed and insured, they either aren’t qualified or they aren’t serious about their profession which means they may not be serious about giving you the best value. None of these will translate to a very thorough or long lasting painting of your home. Venice, Florida homeowners should always look for a warranty on the work. The sun really takes its toll on the life span of paint on the exterior of homes in Florida. A warranty will give you peace of mind, knowing that your home is guaranteed for years.
Another thing that you need to look at is the quality of paint that the Venice painter is using. They should show you the cans of paint, the brand that they are using, and be able to tell you why they use that particular brand. Professional painters are loyal and knowledgeable about the paints that they use. With Burnett Painting, you even get a signed warranty by Steve and the paint manufacturer.
If one bid or estimate is really low from the others, it could be due to the quality of paint. The old adage is true: you get what you pay for. The highest quality of paint does cost more, but will also make you most happy with the outcome and longevity of the paint. Less expensive paint or old paint can cause drying, cracking, fading, and a less vibrant color on your home. All of these are what you want to avoid at all costs.
You should also read testimonials from past clients of the Florida painter. Any qualified Venice painting contractor will be thrilled so have you check out their testimonials. You may want to take the time to follow up on past customers with a phone call and ask what they think about the painter that took care of their home. Ask questions about the professionalism, the quality, the time it took to complete the project, and what they liked best about the painter. If they say the best part was his leaving, you may want to look for another painter!
In addition, you should find out what more than one painter in Venice, Florida charges. All of them should come out to your home to give you the quote free of charge. This way they can look at landscaping, pipes, AC units, and other aspects of your home that could make it more difficult to paint your home. If they aren’t looking at this, you might end up getting a bad paint job as they work quickly to paint around these things since they didn’t plan to spend the time to carefully paint around these.
Finally, you need to make sure that you get the quote and the warranty in writing. A man is only as good as his word, but what if his word doesn’t mean anything? You want to protect yourself. This also ensures both parties are clear on what is to be painted and what is to be exempt. Exterior painting in Venice, Florida should last at least 5 years and with the right painter, even longer.
Using these six tips, you’ll be sure to find the right painter and have every confidence you’ll love the outcome!