Whether you are building a home from scratch, renovating or re-modelling, it goes without saying that the help your hire needs to be on-point. In other words, they cannot be mediocre at what they do. They must be competent, and able to meet your requirements accordingly. Of course this depends on what sort of services they offer, which in turn means that you need to do a fair amount of research till you find who you want. On that note, it does not hurt to have a few extra tips up your sleeve to help you do just that, so here are a few points to guide you when picking a suitable painting contractor.
Talk To Your Neighbours
Start with the resources that are easily available to you. A quick chat with your neighbours around the area will help give you some direction. Some of them may have had a paint job done recently, or may even be in the middle of one right now. You can easily ask them for recommendations and contact details, making your life that much easier. The contractors may not necessarily be a right fit for you as they might be for your neighbours, but at least you get to screen and vet them so you can move on.
Type Of Services Offered
Not all paint contractors offer the complete package. Some may specialize in wallpapering, plaster repairs and so on, whilst others may be proficient in painting itself. Other may present extensive packages with everything including prep work, which by the way takes some time, so you should factor that in too. Most painting contractors, be they Gold Coast house painters or anyone else, will often include this in their services because a good paint job begins with the prep. You cannot really paint over dry and peeling walls, can you?
What Is Included In The Price?
Once you narrow down the options that seem to match your needs the best, it is time to request for quotes. When you do so, make sure to ask for detailed quotes, not just a total costing. For example, you may want to clarify things like how many coats they will apply, whether the cost of paint is included or excluded in the pricing, type of paint they use, and manpower needed. You will have to move furniture about and set up the area so the paint does not tarnish your floors or belongings. Clearing this out now will ensure transparency on both ends, so you can complete the job with minimum hassle.
Visit Some Sites
Another thing you can do is to visit any sites they have previously worked on, preferably recently. Better yet, request to see sites that they are also currently working on. This will not only help you get an idea of what their work looks like when done, but how they do it as well. Make note of all the little details, including how neatly they work, how well they prep, and how they also store and utilize tools and equipment. You will also be able to assess the type of work done, be it wallpapering, plastering, painting, or all three. The contractors would be happy to walk you through it all, so feel free to ask as many questions as you need to clarify any doubts.