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Hiring a residential painter

Nobody would even think of hiring a painter to do a bad job; residential painting in Monterey must be done by a professional, someone that will deliver quality from the prep to clean-up and more than anything, you want a job that you can be proud to show off.

A residential painter can be a sole operator or an employee of a larger contractor. Regardless of the size of the firm they live and die on the quality of the work they do. Most painters are local and word of mouth advertising is very important for their future success. Any good painter will be well aware of how important it is to have a great reputation in the community.

  • Getting started: Before you do anything, take some time to decide what it is you want done. Do you want the entire interior painted or just certain rooms, do you have a preference for finish, do you know the colors? These are the types of questions that you should be prepared to answer when you talk to residential painters. Even if you think that you can do the job yourself, hiring a professional in residential painting in Monterey can save you a great deal of time and headaches.
  • Word of mouth is the best way to find a great painter: In any service business, and residential painting certainly is one of them, word of mouth is golden. Chances are you will consider a painter that performed well for your neighbor or one of the people you work with; nothing beats a good reference.
  • Always interview in person: Always ask the owner or a representative to visit you in your home. It is only in this environment can you learn what you need to know about the painter and the painter gets to understand the full scope of the job. Find out how long they have been in business, are they insured, are they knowledgeable about products and techniques and can they help you make the decisions that you can’t make such as recommended a color scheme.

If the candidate did not come via word-of-mouth then you will want references, references that are a few years old are best, if there is a problem it will not show up in a matter of few months.

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