If you’re looking to hire a professional contractor to paint the exterior of your home, you should expect exceptional results.
Unfortunately, many contractors don’t have the expertise or even the desire to offer top-notch service.
So when you’re looking for a contractor, how can you tell if it’s someone you can trust to do a great job and complete the job on time?
This is a big investment, and no one should be cutting corners. Here’s how to find the best contractor for exterior painting in Vancouver.
Ask for Details About their Approach and Process
Experienced exterior painting contractors should be ready and willing to share every detail about their process, and how this will get done on a specified timeline.
If you are shopping around for quotes, have a list of questions on-hand, especially if you have a specialty job like strata painting.
You’ll want to ask about:
- Prep work (eg: scraping, sanding, sealing, caulking)
- What they do to protect other areas from paint
- How the paint application works
- How long they expect the process to take
- What type of paint they use
- Daily progress reports
- How they take care of the cleanup on completion
Remember, the job isn’t over after cleanup. A great painting contractor should offer a final inspection and touch-ups at a later date.
Check Experience and Credentials
Ask if the contractor has specific experience with certain materials or types of projects as relevant to your needs. Definitely take the time to review their project portfolio.
You may also want to ask about:
- Wood and deck staining
- Power Washing
- Experience with certain types of surfaces (eg: brick, vinyl siding, etc.)
Legitimate contractors will be happy to show you their licence and other credentials.
You can verify their license information for your area on the Contractor’s License Reference or the Better Business Bureau website.
Reliable contractors should also be bonded and insured to free you from liability in case of any accidents.
Ask How they Will Guarantee Their Work
A trustworthy company should offer a written contract and a warranty as a part of their guarantee.
A dependable contractor will stand behind their work and be confident enough to put it in writing. Great after-sales service after a completed job could save you thousands of dollars.
You also want to double-check that they accept major credit cards. It’s easier to dispute a substandard job’s charge on a credit card than it is to ask for a refund. Think of this as insurance against shoddy work.
Reliable Painters Work with High-Quality Products
Even if the contractor is highly skilled, low-quality paints and products fail to deliver on finish and durability.
Hire a painter who uses dependable brands like Dulux, Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore. These companies manufacture quality paint products that provide the best colour and durability.
Contact a Professional Exterior Painter in Vancouver
Tall Guy Painting of Vancouver, BC has many years of combined experience and thousands of satisfied customers. These are things that cannot be earned overnight.
We’re always happy to discuss project details with clients, and will do whatever we can to develop a plan which meets their budget, needs and preferences. We guarantee professionalism every step of the way.
Call (778) 683-5397 or email us to get started.