Useful Tips When Hiring a Painting Contractor

21 December 2016
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There are many different options you can choose from when you are hiring a commercial painting contractor. Because of the many companies that offer these services, you should read these tips so that you can choose the contractor for your house confidently.

Variation of Services

Make sure that you ask any possible contractor exactly what services they offer. While painting walls is a standard among commercial painting contractors, some may specialize in a few extras that can save you from needing to hire a separate company. Some may paint ceilings. Others may apply wallpaper. Or some may offer services such as installing special window moldings or doors. Being aware of which companies offer more can help you choose a company that can do more than one thing while they are in your home.


Not all areas require licensing and different areas require different levels of licensing. You need to look up the requirements in your area and make sure that the painting contractor you're considering fits those licensing needs.


It is important that any painting contractor you hire has insurance. If they fall and get hurt, you do not want to get stuck paying the bill. Also, if they damage something in your home accidentally (for example, the carpet), you do not want to have to replace that carpet out of your own pocket. They should be responsible for it. If they have insurance, that means that they will pay for any damage done.

Painting Steps

Knowing what you can expect when a painting contractor comes to your house can help the process run more smoothly. Generally, an adequate painting contractor will follow these steps. They should remove or cover all of the furniture in the room. They should also remove light fixtures, light switches, electrical outlets, or anything else that could get paint on it and become stained. They will then sand any rough surfaces; however, this step is only completed if necessary. Next, they will put tape all around the edges, the ceiling and the baseboards of the room. This will help catch any paint drips.

They should prime the wall with primer before they apply one or two coats of paint. Next, they should remove the tape and paint the trim. Then, they should fix anything that got messed up. You should check out the room before the contractor leaves that day to verify that everything looks good.