HOW TO HIRE A DECORATIVE PAINTER – If you are not comfortable or simply don’t like painting then you can hire a painter, but for those really special jobs such as murals, and unless you have the necessary skills, it is best to hire a professional decorative painter. In this guide we provide some useful advice on how to hire a decorative painter.
Go through your local Yellow Pages and make a selection of 3 or 4 firms.
Try an online service that specialises in finding tradesmen that have been recommended by other people, try RatedPeople.com.
Give each one a call and ask them about their experience and level of expertise.
If the company has a website check it out. See if they have any testimonials.
Ask the company to come to your home and give you a FREE quote.
Ask for local references and follow these up.
When they arrive to give you a quote check out their vehicle… Is it just a private car or do they have a professional van with company name and contact information.
Ask if they have a portfolio of work, with photographs you can view.
See how well you get on with the person and how willing they are to accommodate your requirements.
Ask them if they have any suggestions and how long the work will take to do – this will allow you to see how creative they are.
Make sure that when they start the job they don’t leave to do another job elsewhere, leaving you with a mess for a few days before they turn up again.
When asking about specialist jobs, such as Murals, do have some specifics in mind as this will help the painter to give you far better details as to the overall time required and cost.