7 Tips to Choose a Painting Contractor for Your Home

You’ve decided it’s time to paint your home exterior, interior, or maybe both the exterior and interior. It’s been a long time since you’ve worked with a painter, and you’re a little unsure of who to call or which company may do the best job for you. What do you do next?

Here are a few tips to help you choose the best house painter in Bradenton or Sarasota so your home looks brand new.

1. Ask your friends and family for recommendations. Find out which local painting contractors they used and what they thought of the work. Does anyone stand out who you should call?
2. Read the online reviews. Look for a company that averages 4.0 or better. Don’t worry about the occasional bad review, as all companies will have them (and it could even be a fake review). Look for overall satisfied clients. Google Reviews, Angi, and Home Advisor are good places to find reviews, but find out in advance if using sites like Angi or Home Advisor will prompt companies to contact you directly about the work you want done. You may or may not want that to happen.
3. Get at least two estimates. Getting two estimates (or perhaps more) allows you to compare more than price. You also can compare professionalism and knowledge. When the painters come by for their estimates, have some questions ready to ask about their business and about the job that you want done.
4. Make sure estimates compare apples to apples. As in any industry, an estimate from one business may vary compared to the estimate from another business. For instance, one painter may include materials (including paint) in the estimate, while others don’t. The paint costs can add up, so the first painter’s estimate may seem high until you realize that second estimate didn’t include the paint. As you look at the estimates, try to compare prices equally.
5. Ask for a price match. If you like a paint company but find their pricing a bit high, ask if they’ll match the price from another company. At Waly Precision Painting and Remodeling, we can’t always guarantee that we’ll match a price, but we absolutely will try to work with clients, even if that requires some price negotiation.
6. Ask for two to three references. In addition to online reviews, references can give you the scoop on the quality of a painting contractor’s work.
7. Find out what type of down payment is required, and make sure you’re OK with that amount. For large paint jobs, it’s not uncommon for the paint contractor to ask for a portion of the payment (say 20% to 30%) in advance. This money goes toward materials and other costs to get the job started. It’s better to know upfront how you’ll need to pay for the job than to find out at the last minute that you need to shell out some funds sooner than you thought.

For Quality and Precision, Call Waly Precision Painting and Remodeling
With one call, Waly Precision Painting and Remodeling can do it all. We are your go-to business for new painting and repainting, pressure washing, drywall, stucco and remodeling work. We are proud to serve residential homes and commercial businesses in Bradenton, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Parrish, Palmetto, Siesta Key, Englewood, and Venice. Call Waly Precision Painting and Remodeling today at 941-448-1928 for your free estimate. For quality and precision, call Waly Precision Painting and Remodeling!