If you need to redecorate your home or only to paint some of the rooms, you must find a trusted professional or even a company that offers such services. Looking randomly online is not the best idea. Even if you call a professional, if you are not able to determine how reliable it is, you will probably not obtain the expected results interior and exterior painters.
Some “companies” are in fact a bunch of two or three “friends” that worked together for other companies. It is not like choosing this type of painters is wrong. However, if the respective company does not have license to function, or a portfolio, it is a good idea to avoid those.
Even if you sign a contract, in some cases, careless workers can’t be avoided with ease. You might think that there are many companies of this kind willing to offer you services. However, if you start calling, you will discover that the majority of those companies don’t offer reliable services, or that they are too expensive.
First compare, then order
Recommendations are still the best way to find painters. Ask your neighbors, colleagues and friends if they know somebody. The specialized directories are also a good way to look. A painter that takes care of his image, even the online one, can be trusted. If you can’t find somebody there, you can try the specialized local newspapers.
Ask references and quotes
Ask for a quote. Even before signing a contract, compare the quotes offered by the specialized companies, to be sure that you find exactly what you need. The painter must give you separate prices, and a plan. If the painter does not have enough time to estimate the costs, he will probably not have the time to work for you. In case you own a company and you need a painting job, ask about invoicing and payment conditions. You don’t even believe how many painters “forget” to issue an invoice.