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Got Burned By Bad Painting Contractors In The Past? Follow These Ideas

- - Sanny Tendilla

By Justin Cheng

Are you tired of not having a fantastic service provider? Have you hired providers previously that weren't good? Do not have that issue again. Try easy suggestions to employ a fantastic service provider that is actually a fantastic service provider.

Look up a painting contractor in your local chamber of commerce. Call them. See if they have a website and compare their testimonials with their competitors.

Make sure that the painting contractor has obtained lien releases from all subcontractors. This relieves you of having to pay them in the event the painting contractor does not pay them for their work. It is vital to have proof of this in writing.

100. Make sure they meet your aesthetic standards. Set deadlines with a strict contract. Inspect work daily and communicate concerns and see if they respond. If they don not respond, fire them.

Know that as a general rule, you should not pay more than one third of the cost of the total project as a down payment. Make sure to do periodic inspections seemingly at random to make sure they are constantly being professional. Ask for anticipated finish date and hold them accountable.

Specifically detail that any changes in cost or scope must be approved by you. This can stop any payment problems in the future.

Pick a painting contractor you are comfortable with. This will make communication go smoothly. That way you will be more likely to be on the same page throughout the project and be more satisfied with the end result. They also are typically more flexible if your idea for the project changes as it progresses.

Always conduct a phone interview before setting up a face to face meeting. Have a basic script of questions and listen carefully to the answers, as well as to your instincts. There is no need to set up a face to face meeting if the telephone meeting does not go well.

Choose the right sized contracting company for your job. If you hire a large company to do a small job you may find they aren't prioritizing your project. You could end up waiting months for work that a smaller company might have completed in days.

Have at least one face to face meeting with your painting contractor. At the end of the day business is about relationships. The better you get on with a person, and the better they know you, the more successful the project will be.

Make sure the painting contractor is appropriated licensed and insured. This has the potential to save you a lot of money and problems in the future if something goes wrong.

Build delays into your time lines. Delays happen in business. The best thing you can do is allow for these in your time frame.

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