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How to Hire a House Painter

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If you feel like your house needs a refreshing coat of paint, you can give it some colour and make it new again. But hiring a professional painter will give you a smooth and perfect paint finish. There will be many companies that provide painting services but you have to consider a few factors before selecting one.

Word of mouth is a great way of selecting house painters Melbourne. You can always ask friends and family members about painting companies they have used in the past and what their experience has been. If you notice that one of your neighbours has recently painted their house, you can ask them as well. The advantage of this is you will already be seeing the capabilities of the painter before you hire them. This will give you a better understanding of what to expect. The second-best option for getting a recommendation from somebody you know is looking through online reviews. Even if you have a recommendation, it is always a good idea to recheck the company by going through their online reviews. If there are any contractors that you are working with at the moment for other repairs, you can ask them for a recommendation as well.

To ensure that you obtain an accurate quotation, you should have a clear understanding of your painting project. Go through the entire house and list out your requirements to outline the scope of the project. You should have an understanding of the project scope as this will impact the cost. You can roughly measure how many square feet of walls and ceilings need to be painted. Sometimes you may not even require a complete painting. You can reduce the cost by touching up the exterior or giving a new look to the colour theme of the house. It is best if you can meet with potential painters at the house so they can take a look around and give an accurate quote. While cost will be an important consideration, you should avoid selecting poor quality paint. This can affect the final finish of the paint. You may end up having to repaint sooner than expected because of poor quality paint.

You need to discuss all of the above with the painter and obtain quotes from several companies so you have an understanding of the current costs. You have to check their qualifications and references. It is best if you can see one of their past projects to get an idea of their skill. Ask to see proof of insurance and license. You may see photos of recently completed work on their official website or social media profiles, but you will not be able to take a close look to see the texture achieved. You can also ask for references so that you can contact previous customers to get an idea of their opinion regarding the painter’s work. Ask the painter how long they have been in business and if you can’t find their work online, you can ask if you can see a portfolio of their work. Ask them about the type of paint they use and their estimation for the completion of the project.

Soraya Benitez
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