Painting is the best way through which new homeowners can customize their new residences.
The quality of the painting is determined by the knack of the painter and the quality of the paint used.
To guarantee a finer quality painting job, there are a few factors to consider.
To start off, search for the pros.
There is no room for trial and error as it only results in extra costs that can be easily evaded.
Ask around from friends and family for recommendations and take a look at their work.
If there is a well painted house in the neighborhood, call on the owner and enquire about the painter.
If someone managed to do a magnificent exterior job, then it holds that the same painter has the ability to do the same in the interior.
Sample at least four high quality painters sorted from the nature of their previous painting works and organize initial meetings, preferably at the site.
On site, observe how long the painters take to scrutinize the building, the longer one takes, the more realistic he/she is.
It is very important to enquire from the painters about the size of their team as well as their levels of competence.
If your house is big, then you may require a painter with a larger team lest it takes a decade to be painted.
Some painting disasters don't always emanate from the painter's mistakes, but the homeowner's.
This is mainly because some people don't clearly spell out their expectations to the painters when they express interest on their jobs.
Some vital information that must clearly be stated includes, the number of coats you would like, the type of paint and the level of perfections that you expect.
Most of these are determined by the budgetary estimates to the project.
Listen to the painter and don't argue so much on the cost for purchasing the material, rather, negotiate on the painter's labor.
If you want quality work, you have to invest in it.
After clearly stating the expectations to each contractor independently, you can then ask them for their closest estimates.
Other than past great painting jobs by the painters, it is always safe to ask for their credentials as well.
As much as minor details like being a member of a professional organization may not in any way mirror the quality of their work, it is crucial as it shows the painter's commitment to their work.
Is the contractor licensed by the authorities? Find out from your state's authorities or ask to see the license.
The same applies to their insurance covers, as well as that of their staff.
With all the details stated above verified, you can then draw up and sign a binding contract.
In the contract, be precise and ask for a guarantee with the painter accepting to repaint any chipped, peeled or blistered painted surfaces within a specific period, say two years at no or very minimal cost.
Keep a close eye on them at work to ensure that you attain the expected quality.