How to hire a painting contractor for an exterior or interior job

Hiring a contractor can provide a quality job without you having to go to the effort of getting your hands dirty – or it can bring disaster to your home. Here are a few tips to make your home improvement project stress-free:

  • Be careful about Insurance

Accidents happen while painting – if the 5 litres of paint is spilled on your brand-new convertible, make sure you will not have to foot the bill. Every painter should have General Liability coverage. If they hire independent contractors, make sure the contractors are insured as well. It is also advisable to keep a copy of the insurance.

  • Pick the right man for the right job

If your house is more than thirty years old, it most likely has many layers of lead paint, window putty, deeper soffits, more architectural detail and aluminium storm windows to remove and replace. This requires more delicate work over a longer period. Painters used to quick jobs may not take the time to take care of these details.

  • Paint brand matters

If the contractor insists on a brand of paint – make sure it is for quality reasons and not price. After all, the painter will not have to live with his or her paint choices, you will.

Warrior Paints has a high selection of quality paints.  There are many paint brands out there. Choose one you trust.

  • Look for Painters belonging to Trade Organisations

Trade Organisations must adhere to certain quality standards when it comes to properly painted services. A membership in a trade organisation indicates a level of professional commitment.

  • Keep time

A smooth-running team will arrive on time and leave on time – interrupting your life as little as possible. Make sure punctuality is as important to them as it is to you.

  • Make sure they have the right equipment

If the house is old, it will have lead paint.  Sanding should be collected in a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtered vacuum and workers should have correct breathing protection.

We offer a wide selection of quality paints in stylish colours. For more information, visit our website: http://www.warriorpaints.co.za/

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