Picking a professional painting company can be tricky. I know you might feel like you’re taking a gamble, a leap of faith. After all, you’ll be trusting them with one of your most prized possessions – your family home.
We’ve put together a few tips to make choosing a professional painting company a little easier.
First Impressions Count
I know it’s not usually the best idea to judge a book by its cover. But, when it comes to selecting a professional painting company, first impressions count.
Consider the following:
- How did the painting company’s website look? Was it up-to-date, or old and just all about them?
- How promptly did the painting company get back to you?
- Was the quote professional, detailed, and delivered to you within 48 hours?
- Were the staff polite and friendly?
Answering these questions will give you a good indication of how the painting company will treat you and your home if you decide to go with them. So, if they took a whole week to get back to you, supplied a non-detailed quote, and weren’t polite and friendly, it’s probably best to take your business elsewhere.
Licenses and Insurance
Here in Queensland, certain tradespeople and those working on jobs over $3300 require a special license called a QLD Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) license. This license shows that the company has met all the financial, technical, managerial, and experience standards required.
You should make sure the painting company you go with has this license for one reason. If there is a dispute between you and the painting company, the association that regulates QBCC licenses will settle the dispute, and ensure the work is fixed. It’s basically free insurance.
If you ask a painting company for their license number and they refuse, steer clear. We are open about our qualifications and are happy to share our QBCC license number with potential customers.
In a similar vein, opt for a company that has Professional Indemnity Insurance. This covers any damage that occurs to your home or to people while the company repaints your home.
It’s easy for a painting company to say how fantastic, professional, experienced, and considerate they are on their website or brochure. Not every painting company can back up these claims with proof.
Have a look out for the following:
- Customer testimonials
- Reviews on review sites, such as TrueLocal and Facebook
- A before and after gallery
Want a Quote from a Professional Painting Company?
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