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How to Choose a Painting Company That Fits Your Needs

Did you know that the paint colour of the room you’re in can affect your mood? For example, red paint can give a room intense energy, while yellow can lend a serene, happy feeling. Meanwhile, one study suggests that the colour blue can actually reduce your blood pressure and help you relax.

When you think about it in this context, it becomes clear that the decision to paint your home or business is a crucial one. And just as you need to select the right shade for your walls, you also need to make sure you’re picking the right painting contractors. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to choose a painting company.

Ask Around About Painters

One of the easiest ways to ensure you’ll get the right painters is to consult your network—both your in-person network of friends, and your wider social network on the internet.

Paint jobs are fairly common, which means at least one neighbour, family friend, or nearby relative of yours has probably had one recently. Ask them which service they used and if they’d recommend the business for your needs.

If you want to cast a wider net, consult online review sites such as Google, Yelp, and Angie’s List. Reviews on these websites don’t always tell the full story, but they are a good preliminary step for learning about your options.

Ask For Estimates

Once you’ve identified a handful of painting companies you’re considering trusting with the job, it’s time to ask for estimates.

Of course, price plays a big role here—and if one service quotes you much higher than the others, that could be a red flag. But asking for an estimate also gives you a chance to test out how you communicate with the different painters.

Does a contractor talk down to you, or take days to answer a simple question? Or do they get back to you within hours, and take the time to listen to your concerns?

Indicators like these will tell you as much as—if not more than—the price they quote you.

Know What to Ask

Before you hire a painting service, you need to make sure all your bases are covered. Here are a few good questions to ask before signing the dotted line:

  1. Are you fully licensed and insured?
  2. Does your work come with a warranty?
  3. What’s your time estimate for this project?
  4. Can you give me some references from previous clients?
  5. Do you work with subcontractors, or is your team made up of your own employees?

The answers to these questions will give you further insight into how trustworthy the potential painter are. Learn more about How much does it cost to paint the exterior of a house?

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Time to Hire!

Finding the right painting service can be tricky, but the time you put in will be worth it in the long run. Once you’ve found the right painters for you, it’s time to hire them—have them get to work on your dream paint project!

If you want to get started finding Oakville painters for your project, please feel free to get in touch with us today!