INTERIOR PAINTING SERVICES
Painting or repaint the interior of your home or commercial property is a major project.
Though you think you can probably do the job perfectly yourself, it’s a good idea to get estimates from professional painters If you want a smooth, professional finish, without the fuss, headaches, body aches and lost time. Also getting estimates gives you a financial point of comparison while benefitting from a professional painter’s expertise. A painting contractor’s opinion on the condition of your home and the best type of paint to use could say you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the future. Here are some of the top advantages of hiring a professional painter:
- Professional Painters Have the Right Equipment– Painting is not just a one ladder, one brush, one roller or one bucket trade. Different surfaces require different roller types, brush sizes and may also require the use of paint sprayers to get the paint coverage needed. While all these items can be purchased or even rented, it would involve yet another cost to factor in when comparing doing a job yourself versus hiring a professional painter.
- Hiring a Licensed Painter Eliminates Risk– You need to be fully aware of who you are letting into your home and/or commercial space and take a few minutes to check the license of a contractor. Checking the license will ensure you that they are not taking on any financial risk. All contractors are required to be licensed in California through the Contractors State License Board. To verify that a person claiming to be a contractor is licensed, ask to see his/her state issued license and ID.
Licensed California painting contractors must have at least four years of journey-level painting experience in their license classification and must pass exams demonstrating extensive knowledge of the painting trade and California contracting laws. In addition, a licensed contractor must carry worker’s compensation insurance to shield you from liability and have a contractor’s license bond for consumer protection.
Unlicensed painters are unregulated, uninsured and often don’t know about the latest paint developments. If you have a problem with them or their work, it is very difficult to get help because no government agency regulates them.
- Professional Painters do the Preparation – It takes a disciplined approach to properly prepare surfaces for paint and different surfaces need different prep work. From sanding, patching, priming (only when needed), cleaning, and masking etc. if it’s not done correctly you risk the paint not to adhering or not being satisfied with the finished project.
- Pros Consider Your Health…and the Health of Your Family– If your home or commercial space was built prior to 1978, there is a good chance it may have been painted with lead-based paint. Disturbing the paint by scraping or sanding in preparation for repainting, if not done properly, can cause serious health problems. A professional painting contractor will take appropriate steps to protect you!
- And, of Course, a Professional House PainterKnows PAINT – The paint choices of today are more complicated than even 5 years ago. Professional painters know what works, how to use it and the proper way to install the paint. Many professional painting contractors utilize and partner with professional paint and coatings suppliers.
All contractors – good or bad – are hungry for your business. But remember: As with anything in life, you get what you pay for…if you are looking for high-quality and reliable service, be willing to pay the price that comes with it. The payoff will be a successful painting project that will hold up and something you will proud to show off.
Think about these thing when considering the paint to invest in:
- Quality paints will be stain resistant
- Provide smooth, even covering
- Heightened durability
- An easy to clean and maintain surface
- Will not crack or break
- Mold and mildew resistant
- Better surface adherence