There is just something about a high-quality product that produces long-term satisfaction. The key to getting high quality is finding a quality contractor. And that can be difficult to do.
What do you look for when you’re looking for a professional paint contractor?
Someone with character is going to be responsible. They are going to put in full days and long days if necessary. They’re not going to take lots of breaks and leisurely lunches.
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Go see some of the contractor’s work. Meet with previous customers if possible. You really can’t go exclusively by referral. One person’s “wonderful job” is someone else’s “hack work”. There is no accounting for taste.
Price is generally one indicator of quality. Low bid work is rarely satisfying.
Listen to the contractor talk about his previous work. Some contractors are “slick”—they don’t care about the quality of their work. They just want your money. They have an oily insincere way about them. And they can’t be trusted. A good contractor is proud of his work and will want to tell you about it and hopefully have pictures.
Ask questions. You should get patient answers or at least, “I’ll find out”.
A word about appearance. Things are different than they have been in the past. Tattoos and related items are a fact of contemporary life. For good or ill. Clean cut is a wonderful thing but rare. Generally, however, you don’t want Charles Manson look-a-likes or hoodlums working in your home.
Getting work well-done is a wonderful thing. Getting shoddy work is like having a pebble in your boot.