There’s this idea that anyone can paint a house. In some ways, it’s true. Any homeowner here in New York can be a house painter, provided they have the time, attention to detail, and knowledge of paint coats, quality, and quantity needed to ensure an even and desirable job.
Still, we live in a busy world. Few people have the time necessary to paint a home, and even fewer are able to do so in a way that is flawless, the right choice for the room (for example, eggshell vs. flat), and capable of withstanding use and abuse. That’s why so many people choose house painters.
But because anyone *can* paint a house, it’s also hard to figure out how to choose the person that should paint your house. Here are several considerations:
- Portfolio – Professionals that are excellent at painting homes typically have many photos they can show you that prove the quality of their work.
- Experience and Reputation – Look for painters with a good reputation and extensive experience in the industry. Check for positive customer reviews, ask for references, and inquire about their track record of delivering high-quality work.
- Details on Costs and a Paper Estimate – Any house painter should be able to explain their costs and plan, and provide an estimate *on paper* to help you make the decision. Be aware that both low AND high cost estimates can indicate that the person you’re working with may not be providing you with the right pricing.
- Certifications and Training – Inquire about any certifications or specialized training the painter has received. Certain certifications, such as being a Certified Painting Contractor, can demonstrate their commitment to professionalism and industry standards.
- Warranty or Guarantee – Ask if the painter offers any warranty or guarantee for their work. A reputable painter should stand behind their craftsmanship and be willing to address any issues that may arise after the completion of the project.
No matter how much you know about paint and house painting, ask questions as well. The best house painters will be able to answer them with expertise and ease. If they are not sure, or their explanation of their choices seems to be suspect, then you may want to consider a different house painter.
If you’re ready for a no obligation estimate for house painting in Staten Island, make sure you contact Christian Construction, today.