Tips To Select A Painter To Update And Improve Your Home

Your home's exterior condition is constantly exposed to weather conditions, sunlight, and droppings from birds and insects. And when your home exterior is protected by a layer of paint, it is the only barrier between the wood on your home and these exterior threats. For this reason, it is essential you keep your home exterior's paint in good condition and keep up with regular applications whenever possible. When you are ready to paint the exterior of your home, here are some tips to help you look for and hire a professional painting contractor and improve your home's appearance and boost its value.

Search For Recommendations

The first step in the process is to find and hire a reputable painter who will do a great job on the project. Ask around within your sphere of influence for recommendations of good professional painters. Find out who has had their home painted recently and over the past few years, then take a look at their home's exterior now to see how it has held up. 

You should also ask any referral about their experience working with the painter and any problems or concerns that came up during the project. For example, if a painter didn't stick with their estimated cost or timeline to finish the project, this may indicate they are someone you should pass over. 

Look For Estimates

After you have found a few great references, request an estimate for the work from each. When the painter arrives at your home to provide you the estimate, they should take some time to inspect your home and determine the work time, supplies, and overall cost necessary to paint the house. 

The more detailed their estimate is, the better you can know what to expect in their work. For example, the painter should provide details about what type of paint and primer they will use, how many coats they expect to use, how they intend to remove old paint, and how long it will take them to complete the job. 

After you have at least three estimates, don't automatically choose the lowest one. It is important that you get a good deal on the quality of work, which will require you to put an investment into the job. On the other hand, don't always choose the most expensive estimate either. Review each estimate and choose the one that will provide you with the best job for your money's value.