How To Avoid Hiring Joe Blow-N-Go

Take on the employer roll and check on the Virginia painting contractor you plan on hiring. Get references if your painting contractor was not referred. Talk to people they’ve done work for. Do your homework. Contractors are basically employees that you hire and good employers do background checks.

You should feel comfortable with your painter and confident about their work experience after you’ve checked their references. You are hiring someone to do an expensive job for you and like any employer, you should check your painters references before hiring them.

Ask many questions. Don’t be afraid to have your painter educate you on the job they will bid on. Any contractor should be more than happy to calmly answer your questions.

A good painter will provide you with quality references of the last jobs they completed and they will be more than happy to educate you about what they will do during your painting project.

Watch out for fast talk or painters who don’t have patience to explain the process thoroughly. Trust your instincts.

Get educated on the surfaces you’ll need painted or repaired and on the quality products or paints that you’ll need to get the job done right.

Look at their truck or van. How a painter keeps up their vehicle is how your paint job could end up looking.

If you are thinking about hiring a large company with several employees, keep in mind that the owner or supervisor, who has all of the experience, will probably not be on the job. He will also hire labor as cheap as possible since painting contractors don’t make much money in the first place. If they pay their employees top wages, you’re going to pay a premium price for having employees working in your home.

Painting employees, who obviously don’t get paid much, will not care much about the work they do.

I’ve heard too many stories about the “other” painters who homeowners were dissatisfied with and I’ve seen the work. I can understand that it would be no fun paying a lot of money for shoddy work and having to justify forking over the cash.


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