Five Warning Signs When Hiring a Residential Painting Company
Hiring a paint contractor can be an overwhelming experience. There’s a lot you have to think about. There’s pricing, paint color, schedules, and countless other considerations. And while we always recommend hiring our services for interior paint jobs, there are five things to watch for as you’re interviewing and researching paint contractors:
Not licensed or insured
This is considered the most important aspect of hiring a paint contractor. Some painters might try to spin their lack of insurance/licenses as a price break for you, but don’t fall for it. There are specific New Jersey laws that all painters need to abide by, and if they are reputable, they will have the proper credentials for the job. Our professionals have years of experience and are licensed and insured within the guidelines of the state of New Jersey.
No relevant portfolio or recent work history
Yes, there are times when companies are just starting out and they don’t have large portfolios to show for it. That’s okay. Just be sure they have some sort of previous interior paint jobs to show (even if it’s from a previous contractor). If they can’t provide any previous work, ask if you can contact any past employers for a recommendation. Our painters have years of experience under their belts and large portfolios to prove it.
Strange payment requests
If a contractor asks for money for the house painting job upfront, or asks for it all in cash or money order, you should think twice. If they rush you to pay them before the wall paint is even dry, you should also be concerned. Rushed, large payments or even unexpected painting fees are red flags. Ultimately, if you feel uncomfortable about the payment system, then these house painters might not be on the up-and-up.
Doesn’t act like professional
Like we already mentioned, if you feel uncomfortable, it’s probably not the best option for you. If a paint contractor doesn’t make it to appointments or doesn’t have the right equipment to complete the house painting job, or doesn’t even arrive with the right wall paint colors, these are all concerns. Our crew comes to work on time, ready, and with the right wall paint.
Gives off a bad vibe
Trust your gut on this one. If a company comes to your door and gives you a bad feeling, listen to that feeling. Does the paint contractor have a bad attitude, or does he or she force you to make decisions quickly about the wall paint or pricing? If so, this is not the company for you. Be smart, be diligent and trust your instincts. Spectrum Painting will always treat you with dignity and respect and never rush you into making a decision about wall paint you might regret.
Don’t let unreputable paint contractors get the best of you. Go with a company you can trust! For more information about interior painting services, contact Spectrum Painting’s office today!