It might sound cliche, but beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
That said, most people are incredibly surprised at the difference a simple coat or two of quality paint can make when it comes to updating worn-out or even downright ugly interior and exterior walls.
But not everyone is skilled enough or even wants to tackle this type of task on their own. At Northshore Renovations and Contracting, we’re always proud to help our Louisiana neighbors transform the look of their homes.
This is why we’ve put together this brief guide to help you decide who to work with on this type of project. Here are three tips to consider when hiring a contractor for custom painting and renovations.
1. Understand What a Painting Contractor Does (and Does Not) Do
One of the most important aspects of hiring a painter is understanding what these types of contractors actually do.
Sometimes, they’ll do more than just put a couple of coats of your new favorite color up and call it good. Typically, this includes moving large pieces of furniture and covering up items that cannot be removed from the space.
While you’ll be tasked with getting the small stuff out of the room, your contractor will work to ensure things like small repairs and surface preparation are adequately handled. Finally, they’ll add two coats of paint and handle the cleanup.
If you have questions about what they’ll handle, ask questions upfront to ensure there are no missed expectations along the way.
2. Have a Plan for the Work
When hiring a contractor for custom painting work, it is always a good idea to know what you want to be done ahead of time. Make a list of your expectations and have a clear budget in mind before getting estimates.
By knowing what you want to be done, you can communicate this to any prospective painters. When you get estimates, this should give you a clear idea of where each one stands in terms of price compared to what you can afford.
3. Research and Interview Potential Contractors
While we would love for you to automatically want to work with Northshore Renovations and Contracting, we always encourage property owners to take the extra time to research and interview any contractor they work with.
Not only is this something we do on projects for our own homes, but it is just a good thing to always include in your process when finding someone to help with a service.
That said, take the time to research and interview potential custom painting contractors. Ask plenty of questions about their track record, experience, and process for getting the job done right.
You can also inquire about licensing and ask for testimonials from past customers.
Wrap Up: Your Trusted Painting Contractor
Northshore Renovations and Contracting is proud to be your trusted source for painting and home renovations in Madisonville, Mandeville, and Covington, LA, and surrounding areas. Please contact us today to discuss your project or to schedule a free estimate.