A paint job is one of the easiest home improvement projects that you can undertake if you want a dramatic change in your home environment without necessarily going through drastic and more costly refurbishment measures. However, changing your wall colours can be more difficult than you think so when planning an exterior and/or interior painting project, best consider hiring a painting contractor to help you get the job done and done right so as to avoid costly re-dos down the line. While repainting your own home may seem like a fun weekend project for the entire family (and it is, if you know what you are doing), you will save a great deal of time, money, and energy by seeking the services of professionals, especially if you want the job done fast. Here are some things you should consider when hiring a painting contractor and decorator in London:
How long has the company been in business? While the painting industry is prone to high turnover rates, try your best to hire someone who has been in the business for at least 2 to 3 years. This is a good measuring stick for their experience in various types of projects. Inexperience can be costly because unskilled workers may take more time to complete a simple project and may commit mistakes that seasoned and skilled painters know to avoid. Don't hesitate to ask about your painters' training and/or qualifications to make sure you are getting the best hands on deck.
Do they have insurance? It is absolutely important that the company you hire has all the necessary insurance to protect their workers from work-related injuries and their clients from liabilities. Any painting contractor worth their salt will have the due licenses and insurance coverage required of a reputable business.
What prep work do they do or require? A cheaper service may skimp on prep work in order to cut corners but a good contractor will go out of their way to ensure the quality of their work. This is the kind of workmanship that you want in the long run because good service lasts and is always worth the higher price tag.
Can they give you a list of references? Good companies will be more than willing to provide you with references to call so you can be sure of the quality of work they offer. This is a mark of a true high quality contractor.
About the Author:
This article is written by Christine Huc, who is associated with Capital Painter. Capital Painter is a leading residential painting and decorating company in London. They have experienced and detail-oriented painters and decorators to provide a complete range of painting facility that include interior as well as exterior painting services.