Every house painting project deserves the attention of a very good contractor. In order to find one, there are questions that should be asked first. If you ignore these questions and do not get the answers for them, you may as well throw away your hard-earned money because it is guaranteed that you wouldn’t have satisfactory results. It is also a possibility that you will find yourself arguing constantly with the contractor since you do not agree on this aspect or that part. Court battles have often resulted in these disagreements, particularly when they are left unresolved. This has happened too many times already, and it would be best if you try to avoid it.
The first key question you need to ask when recruiting a contractor to handle a house painting project is one as to just how fast the contractor can execute the project. Naturally, you would not want a contractor who would take too long in putting the project into action. You may not be in any rush or hurry to finish the project, but knowing how fast or slow the contractor works is also one way of being prepared. If you have a certain expectation as to the speed and the time frame of completion of the project, make sure you ascertain the contractor’s capacity to meet your expectation. Perhaps you have certain high standards when it comes to the quality of the house painting, but you would also prefer that it be done relatively quick.
The second key question you need to ask, when recruiting a contractor to handle a house painting project, is one as to whether he or she has competently handled a similar project before. Be warned: most contractors would claim that they have prior experience. It would be better if you ask further questions confirming their reply. Painting a house may look like a simple job, but those of us who have ever tried to do it on DIY basis will admit that it is not that easy. Since experience counts for a lot when it comes to the overall result of the house painting project, see to it that you are reassured sufficiently about the contractor’s experience.
The third key question you need to ask, when recruiting a contractor to handle a house painting project, is one as to how much (exactly) he or she will be charging for the project. This looks like a very obvious question, and you may want to know why we have included it here. Well, it is for the simple reason that most disagreements between the house owner and the contractor stems from matters related to money or financing of the house painting project. It is to both your benefits that you and the contractor be aware of all the costs that will be incurred, so have him identify everything you will be spending your money on.
It has been the experience of some people that they realize there are hidden costs or charges that were not tackled at the beginning of the project. At the end, you may find yourself paying so much more than you’ve originally budgeted at the beginning of the project.