Is It Time to Paint Your Home?

What to Do Once You Decide to Complete an Exterior or Interior Painting Project

When it comes to exterior or interior painting, you should make sure that your projects is completed by a qualified and reliable painter so that you can enjoy long lasting and beautiful results. Once you decide to paint your property, the first thing you should do is to put down in writing everything you want. Describe the job in detail, including specific colors or products you want, any possible obstacles such as drywall repairs, a desired time frame, etc. Also, write down all questions you want to ask the potential painters. Asking each painting company the same questions and giving them the same information will help you compare “apples to apples.”

Create a list of potential painters. The best way to find a reliable and qualified contractor is by asking friends and neighbors for recommendations. Call the companies to get an estimate. Generally, it is a good sign if the painter takes their time to understand your needs and answer all your questions. The ideal candidate should be neat, businesslike, on-time, courteous and prepared to offer suggestions and accommodate your needs. Don’t hesitate to ask!

The proposals you receive should include:

  • Surface preparation
  • Priming
  • Caulking
  • The quantity and brand of the recommended paint
  • Number of coats to be applied
  • Cost (what is and is not included in the price should be clearly stated in the proposal)
  • Start date and estimated completion date

Be sure to request a list of references and follow up on them. Ask the previous clients if they were satisfied with the service quality and the final results! Once you have this information, you will be able to make an informed choice. If you reside in Somerville, MA, be sure to call Aquarelle Painting & Services Inc for flawless and timely exterior and interior painting service!