When you are choosing a painter for your home, you want to be sure that you are hiring someone reliable and trustworthy. But, simply by looking at someone you can’t judge their capabilities and skills.
Thus, when hiring a house painter, it is important that you ask them a few questions to know more about them. Here are top five questions that will help you know more about a painter.
1. What type of preparation work will you do before applying the paint to the walls?
Firstly, ask if your home needs washing. Washing is usually done with a power washer. Power washing removes all the loose paint chips that are on the wall, removed mildew and mold, and clean the exterior of your house from any dirt and dust. Properly power washing a home is usually an important step as it guarantees that the surface is clean and ready for the paint. Other than power washing, other essential preparation steps include scraping, sanding and caulking. Any lose paint that wasn’t removed down at the time of power washing process needs to be removed manually. To ensure that the scraped regions don’t stand out too much, these areas need to be feather sanded. Feather sanding makes the region of scrapped off areas smoother and blends them in. Finally, to prevent water interruption, caulk needs to be applied to all cracks and joints in the home.
2. What quality and brand of paint will you be using?
Usually, the use of cheap, poor quality paints result in the failure of the finish paint coat in just 2 years after application. It is thus important to ensure that the home painter Gold Coast uses only best quality paints. Supreme quality paints will cost a few dollars more per gallon, and on an average the total paint required to paint a complete home, is about 15-20 gallons, so the total increase in the cost of the materials will not be really large.
3. How many coats of paint will you be applying to my home?
Usually, one coat of primer and two coats of paint are applied to any structure. But, two coats are not always essential. If the color scheme of the old paint and new paint is same, then one coat with touch-ups will be enough for proper coverage.
4. Are your painters your employees or sub-contractors of your company?
It is important to ensure that interior and exterior painters who will be painting your home are the employees of the company you are hiring. When a contractor hires temporary day labor, he has no control over the quality of work and you have no option if the results don’t go as per the requirements. When the painters are the employees of the company you are hiring, you can be sure of great quality services, because the company ensures that they hire only skilled and experienced painters. So, if at all anything goes wrong on the sire, you won’t be liable as the employees would be covered under the company’s insurance policy.
5. May I have the names and contact details of your local clients?
The most effective way to ensure that you are hiring the best Gold Coast commercial or house painter is to talk with those who have hired the company in the past or to see some of the work the contractor has recently completed. Past customers can warn you if there are any issues with the house painters you are considering hiring. Also, by checking the past work you can see if there are any quality issues with the work.
Contact Repaintpro at 040 33 111 25 for all your painting needs.