Colours speak volumes about a person. More so when it’s for your house. Choosing the best colour code for your room or house is as important and painstaking as building the house itself. However, it’s not so tough either. It all starts with finding out the best painter or contractor for residential painting. In this article, we look at the ways in which you can choose the best painter for painting your house.
1. Meet Multiple Contractors
The big hoarding of a smiling painter in your neighbourhood might not necessarily be the best for you. Try to call in at least three reputable contractors and allow them to inspect your house. The more time the contractor spends in moving around the house and briefing you, the better bonding your house will have with the painter. As an added advantage, you might gain some expert knowledge about painting a house and may act as a source of information for your friends and relatives.
2. Negotiate Early
Trust is important for getting a job done. But when trust overpowers, relationships sour. Often, contractors bid low to earn your trust, and midway to the project increases the turnaround time and cost. As a customer, you must make your expectations clear, and also responsibility in case of an exigency.
3. Acquaint Yourself with Paint Types
It’s true that an experienced contractor would ideally brief you with the best paint options, but, as a customer, knowing the basics of paint can make you stay one step ahead. Paint can be either latex or oil-based. Latex paint is washable and tends to last longer than oil-based paint. However, oil-based paint gives a brighter visual appeal to wooden textures. Polish or sheen is the next matter of consideration.
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Try to select a high gloss paint in rooms where children are the boss. Semi- gloss paint goes well with washrooms and kitchen as it is washable and yet cheaper than its counterpart. A variation to semi-gloss is satin. Satin paint is washable but gloss free. Selecting a colour is equally important as selecting the texture. Carefully consider the position of the room or house and coordinate with the contractor to give your house a fresh lease of life.
4. Get a Formal Contract Letter
An official contract letter saves you from unnecessary harassment in case anything goes wrong. A contract letter should clearly state the total cost, inclusions and exclusions in the paintwork, and all pertinent details of the contractor, like name, office and residence address, phone numbers, and license number. If possible, get a copy of the contractor’s insurance policy. It would save you from legal trouble in case a neighbour’s property gets damaged, or the painter gets hurt, due to an accident.
5. Pay in Instalments
As a marketing strategy, contractors might entice you into paying up the entire amount upfront. Pay up only if the contractor has credible references to back his claim. For a contractor you have never known, it’s better to pay up to 75% upfront and keep 25% on hold. That way, you can have the option to register grievance in case it boils down to that level.
About Brampton Painting
With over two decades of experience, Brampton Painting has emerged as the most credible source for professional painters in Brampton. All our paints go through quality testing by experts to ensure it can withstand extreme dust, terrible cold, and severe heat. Our trained home painting service team specializes in flawless interior and exterior painting at residential properties, duplex houses, apartments, condominiums, and community homes.
Our strong brand reputation has enabled us to move beyond Brampton and setup establishments in Hamilton, Oakville, Barrie, Oshawa, Niagra, and many other cities. With periodic maintenance under annual maintenance contracts, we make sure the colour of your dream room or house remains the same year after year.