The most important part of hiring a painting contractor is finding one that you can trust. Many times the majority of the work takes place when you aren’t around, this is especially true for exterior painting projects and many times it is difficult to check a painter’s work. Once the job has been completed, you won’t be able to tell if the entire surface was primed or if they applied one coat of paint or two.
Checking the referrals for quality of work isn’t easy either. Many times contractors will show you photos of past projects as a testimony of their skill, but pictures alone won’t tell the whole story. For example, when the exterior photos are taken, they’re usually shot from the curb. From a distance, you can’t see visible brush marks and overlapping cut lines on windows and trim. You will have to take a trip to the site, walk around the property and take a closer look.
When offering references, many times the painters will many times want to show you their most recent projects. Most recently painted houses look great. But how the paint job has withstood the test of time tells the tale of whether it was a quality job done with the proper preparation and quality paints. You should try to visit and look at a job where the painting services were completed done at two years ago. While you at the site you should also check for visible signs of over-spray, splatter or spilled paint, especially on the roof, driveway, sidewalk and shrubs. Ask the property owner if they’ve seen any problems with how the paint is holding up if any of the landscaping had been damaged while the painter was working. Also, ask if the painter adhered to the time frame and budget and if they would hire the painter again.
The same concept applies when hiring a contractor for the interior painting of your home or business. The point is to hire local painters that you can trust and can depend on upon to complete your project in a timely and professional manner.
Russell Painting Company is family owned and operated and has been serving the Fishers, IN area since 1993. We offer full-service commercial and residential painting for the interior and exterior of your home or business. We are fully insured and use only the best quality materials to ensure that your property maintains its beauty for years to come.
Give us a call today for all of your painting needs (317) 339-4737.