How to Hire a Professional Painter

hiring a Woodstock painterThere are many good reasons to hire a professional painting company, but how do you know who to hire? Before you bring a contractor into your home, take a look at these 3 tips for hiring a house painter.

Check for lead

Before any prep-work or painting begins, it’s important to check for lead. If your home was built prior to 1978, it’s possible that it contains lead paint, which poses a health risk.

Prep before painting

A new coat of paint only looks as good as the wall it covers, so ask potential painters what their service includes as far as repairing damaged walls and prepping the surface. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need drywall replaced or wood trim repaired.

Review the contract

If you are paying someone else to paint your house, be sure to ask for a contract and review it carefully. The contract should include:

  • Scope of the job (walls and trim, priming and painting, etc.)
  • Preparation and repairs
  • Products used (type of primer and paint)
  • Number of coats of paint
  • Timeline for completion and payment
  • Extra costs/services (moving furniture, painting specialty moldings, rooms with taller-than-average ceilings)

At Davis Paint Company, we provide local homeowners with the best in Woodstock house painting and home improvement services. Whether your home requires wood replacement, drywall repair, caulking nail holes, or even wallpaper removal, our crew will get the job done right, on time, and for a great price. Contact us today to set up a free consultation about your house painting project.

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