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5 Vital Questions To Ask A House Painter In Texas Before Hiring

House Painting Question To Ask Before Hiring Painter In Texas

Nearly 88% of people desire to be at home more after painting an interior room. Having your house painted can brighten up the space, making it feel more comfortable and pleasurable. But before you get a beautifully painted house, you need to look for a qualified painting company.



House painters range in the quality of services they offer. There are many inexperienced and unqualified painting contractors masquerading as professional painters. This can make hiring house painter services an uphill task.



Luckily, there is a way you can set up expectations and get the right painters for your project. Below are five questions to ask a house painter before hiring.



1. Where Are You Located? Are You A Local Company?



It’s great to support a local business whenever possible. Here in Texas we are known for having severe storms in the spring.  This is also a time when companies come in from out of state and flood neighborhoods and try to do all the work. They’re storm chasers and just like a storm, they come and go quickly.  



It may seem convenient at the time and you may not realize that they’re from another state, but if you look at their license plates on their trucks that’s a sure tell sign that they’re not from the area.  Why is this important?  Once the work is done, the out-of-state contractor is no longer around to call for warranty issues.



Working with a local company like Texas Painting And Gutters you’ll always know how to reach them.   Texas Painting And Gutters is a  local company, located in Collin County and they will be here before & after a storm.



2. Do You Have A List of References?




Before hiring a painter, ask the painting company to provide a list of homeowners they’ve worked for in the past. A professional painter will give you their references whether you ask them or not.



After getting the references, take the time to drive by and look at the houses.  



Take the time to read reviews, whether it be from Google, Nextdoor, Home Advisor or Best Picks.



Look at their social media accounts, Facebook, Instagram & website.



You can also ask the references how well the paint job has held up over time and if you can go see it in person.




3. What Kind of Materials Do You Use?



While looking for painting contractors, don’t forget to inquire about the type of material they use. The type of paint they use can impact the outcome of your project and how long the paint job lasts.



You can discuss the paint finish types with the house painter as well. Different finishes are better suited for various rooms in your house. Apart from paint and finish types, the quality of other materials like caulk matter.



One of the ways you can determine the type of material they use is through costs. Most painters tend not to specify the types of material they use so they can get the cheapest materials available for your project. This will help them save money while impacting the lifespan of your paint project.



Make sure the painter specifies the type of materials they use in writing. If you want specialized materials to be used, don’t be afraid to inform them.



4. What’s Included In My House Painter Quote?



Pricing is an important factor to consider when hiring a house painter. This is why it’s important to ask for a quote.



The quote should detail the different painting tasks and the number of coats of paint your house needs. If you’re painting your whole house, check to see if the quote includes the walls, eaves, and ceiling painting.



The painter’s quote should contain everything you expect to get for your money. This way you can be assured that you are hiring professional house painters.




Also, don’t be fooled by painters with low price estimates. Painters with low-quality services may use it as a trick to get your attention. Beware that there may be changes in the pricing as the project goes on, especially if the terms of the contract change.




5. Do They Have A Warranty?



If you hire a painting contractor, you’ll want some guarantees in the form of warranties. But since most painters know the importance of warranties, they can try to lure you with unrealistically long warranties. 



You should look for the following factors when assessing a painting company’s warranty:



  • 1-year warranties are okay since most bad paint jobs show signs within the first year anyway
  • 2-3 year warranties are also acceptable
  • Most warranties will have exclusions, so check to find out what the warranty does and doesn’t cover



Hiring House Painter Services Shouldn’t Be Stressful



With painting projects, you get what you pay for. When the painting contractor you are considering cannot answer any of these questions satisfactorily, you shouldn’t hire them.



If you’re hiring house painter services, look no further than Texas Painting and Gutters. We have a solid reputation for getting the job done right. Whether you want to paint 3 rooms or the whole house, we’ll customize our services to meet your needs.



We also conduct gutter installations and replacements. Contact us to get a free estimate.



Jeff Hahs
Jeff Hahs
With over 17 years of local painting and gutter experience in Collin County, Jeff enjoys offering his expert tips, tricks and news via the Texas Painting and Gutters blog. Stop by regularly for updates and thanks for reading!

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