10 Things You Need to Know When Hiring Professional Painters

Eddie Shekari
June 28, 2019

What to Expect From Professional Painters

In the past, you may have taken on a DIY painting project or two. However, bigger projects require planning and experience. Luckily, there are professional painters that are ready to take on the task of painting your home or business in a snap. Before you hire a painting company and prior to painting, there are some important things to know and keep in mind when on your search for the perfect painter for your project. Here is a list of what to expect from professional painters.

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1. Reviews

On your search for good painters in your area, the first thing you should research is online reviews. Reviews from real customers are invaluable for figuring out the quality of service you would receive from a business, and most review sites allow reviewers to include pictures. Taking into account pictures and written reviews will aid in the decision process. Trustworthy business is essential. The best places to read up on reviews are social media sites like Facebook, Google reviews, and reputable websites like betterbusinessbureau.com.

2. Guaranteed Satisfaction & More

Any professional painter knows that there is more to a paint job than the actual painting. For example, Pro Painters offers a five-year guarantee on all residential work performed and a one -year guarantee on all commercial work. A trustworthy business will always aim to please the customer, and a satisfaction guarantee shows that a company cares about the quality of service that they provide. This also should ease the customer’s mind when on the hunt for a professional painter.

3. Business’s Longevity

A well-established and experienced business is going to be able to better handle any job that comes their way. While a newer company may come across problems that they don’t know how to deal with, a business that has been around for decades will know exactly how to handle even the toughest of jobs.

Things You Need to Know When Hiring Professional Painters

4. Quality Materials

A good painter knows the importance of using quality materials that will give the best result. When it comes to priming and painting, high-quality materials are essential. For example, Pro Painters uses all Sherwin Williams products for every paint job due to their proven quality. Knock-off brands and paints not made for painting walls should never be an option for a reputable painting company. If you come across a company that uses lower quality materials, you know that their other services are likely low quality as well.

5. Estimated Pricing

A trustworthy business will always offer a price estimate before painting has begun. It is important to know what to expect in terms of pricing. It is also recommended that you compare prices across businesses so that you know exactly how much you should be paying for a service. In many cases, businesses will even price match other painters? quotes in order to ensure that they get your business.

6. Time Savings

One of the best parts of hiring professionals is the fact that they are time-efficient. They know what they’re doing, and on top of delivering quality service, they will get it done within an established time frame. 

7. More Than Painting

A professional painter will not only worry about getting paint on the wall. They will do multiple coats of paint and ensure that the surface they are painting is ready for painting. That means covering nail holes, sanding down parts of the wall that are uneven, cleaning the wall of dust and debris, and priming before painting. 

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8. Professional Paint Job

In addition to time efficiency and the use of quality materials, using a professional painting service means receiving a high-quality paint job. While a DIY painting project can go awry, a professional will know how to paint clean edges and in hard to reach places. They will know when a wall needs an extra coat of paint, and when a wall needs extra priming before painting begins.

9. Expert Color Knowledge

It is a good idea to refresh your walls with new paint at least once every decade to prevent cracking and to paint over smudges and other marks. Even if you know that you need a paint refresh, you may not know what color would look best in your space. True paint professionals will be happy to consult with you about color choices, giving you the rundown on how many coats of paint it would take and what colors would look best in certain areas of your home. For example, if your walls are a dark color, and you would like to change to a light color, this will take extra coats of paint and will require extra time. There are also different types of paints to consider, from matte to satin. A professional painter will make sure you know your options so that you are satisfied with the outcome.

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Find Professional Painters in Houston

Now that you know what to expect from professional painters, your next step is to hire a reputable and trustworthy company. Pro Painters is a local business with over 20 years of experience under their belts. From residential painting to commercial and more, the pros have worked on it all. Get the ball rolling and claim your free estimate today.

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Eddie Shekari

Eddie founded Pro Painters in 1995 to meet the growing need for high-quality residential and commercial painting needs in Houston. In nearly 20 years, Pro Painters has exponentially grown our client base, serving residents across the greater Houston area. Our core principles have helped us achieve the highest standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction. Our years of experience have allowed us to become an extension to our customers as the all-in-one solution for home makeovers.