Scam artists are nothing new and painting is just one of the home improvement services that have scammers. It is good to have a reminder now and know the signs to be careful about. While the elderly are usually the victims, anyone who won’t pay close attention could get trapped. Usually, when an offer sounds too tempting to turn down it should be seen looked as a warning sign to look closer at what the reality is and research the house painter Moreland further. Below are a few tips on what to know to assist avoid the scamming painter.
Never pay full amount in advance and don’t trust a painter that asks you to. In God Coast, a house painter may not ask for more than 10% of the total painting quote. On larger projects, the balance of the contract amount may be paid in “progress payments” coinciding with completion milestones. The final payment should be made only after the completion of the painting work.
If someone claiming to be a painter visits you in an unmarked truck, be careful. Stay outdoors in public view, and ask as many questions as possible to check their experience, skills and reputation. Verify their business name, address, contact number and license number. If you are considering hiring their painting services, make sure you check their reputation, bonding and insurance details. You don’t want to hire a painter, who will be nowhere in the mid of the project or goes missing after taking the advance payment.
Good judgment and common sense offers the best protection from painters scams. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Take advantage of online review sites to check the painter’s business credentials and reputation. If there is a history of customer complaints, expired licenses or lawsuits, you probably should avoid hiring that painting service. Take your time to find the right painting service for your task and ask for references. Get a few painting quotes for your project, compare “apples to apples” and ensure you understand why the prices differ. Most importantly, don’t sign any contract that you don’t understand. A good painter will take the time to answer your questions carefully and thoroughly without any hesitation.
For painting services in Gold Coast, feel free to contact Repaint Pro. We have over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial painting and offer services at extremely pocket friendly rates.
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