Question 1: Is there a warranty? This will tell you a lot more than whether you get a piece of paper or not. The warranty will be what you use to determine how long the exterior painting will last. Some companies issue a three or four year warranty, while others will issue a 9 year warranty. Since you want to get your money’s worth out of your house painter, it’s important to find out the answer to this.
The warranty question will also tell you whether they are using quality paint or not. No Florida painter is going to issue a warranty that protects you against fading or peeling unless they are using high quality paint. You can avoid unnecessary painting costs by ensuring you get a warranty from the painter you hire for your home.
Question 2: How will you paint the house? Listen to the techniques that the Venice painter will employ on your home. A quick answer of telling you they will paint your home is not acceptable. You need to hear a step by step process to ensure they will prep your home accordingly. If no prep work is being done, it’s not quality that will last.
Throughout the techniques, you want to ensure they are using a brush and roller, not a sprayer. The reason for this is because the stucco will get better coverage with a brush and roller. It will also ensure that the home looks the best from top to bottom. With the exception of homes close to one another, a sprayer is not the favored tool and could mean part of your garden will be painted in the process, so make sure they are doing the proper covering.
Question 3: Are you insured? Any contractor visiting your home should have liability insurance because it is a way of protecting you, the homeowner. It is also a sign of professionalism on the part of your home painter. If they don’t have an insurance policy, they likely aren’t in the industry full-time, which is reason enough to be concerned.
You want to make sure that you ask every painter you interview these same three questions. The way they respond to the questions will tell you a lot about what they do, who they are, and how your home will look when it’s finished.