House painting is a major task. That’s why many of our San Diego homeowners prefer to bring in professional painting contractors to handle this job for them, rather than attempting to do it on their own.
Yet, one question that many have is what they can do to choose the best San Diego house painter for their particular job. So, if you’re wondering this very same thing, here are a few factors to consider.
Whether They’re Licensed
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when choosing a San Diego painting contractor is to go with a company that isn’t licensed. This can put you, your home, and the company’s workers at risk.
Plus, checking whether or not a company is licensed is quite simple.
Just go to the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board’s online search page. All you need is the name of the person or business’s name and this site will tell you if they hold a license to offer house painting services in California.
Hiring a licensed and bonded painting contractor doesn’t ensure the job will be done perfectly, but at least it will give you some recourse if the job is done poorly or not completed.
Their Level of Experience
Who would you rather have paint your house: someone who has been offering house painting services for ten days or someone who has been offering them for ten years? The latter, right?
Certainly, a new house painter can still do a great job. But some people find more comfort in choosing a company that has already been through a few growing pains, and has learned enough lessons to help them provide an even better house painting service.
Whether They Can Meet Your Deadline
Another factor to consider is whether the San Diego house painting company can meet your desired timeline. If you need a rush job, for example, and that painting contractor is booked and unavailable, it isn’t going to work no matter how right they are for you.
That’s why it is important to give the house painting company all of the details about your specific project. The more they know about your needs, the better they’ll be able to tell you if they can meet them.
If Their House Painting Rates Are Within Your Budget
Let’s be honest. Having your home painted by professional San Diego painting contractors isn’t a cheap home improvement project. Granted, it’s not the most costly either. Home Advisor shares that the most expensive home improvement projects include refacing cabinets, building a deck, installing a roof, remodeling a bathroom, and—ranking number one—remodeling your kitchen.
However, if you’re like most people, you only have a certain budget to work within. Therefore, you need to find a San Diego painter that can provide the paint type and level of service you want within your specific financial guidelines.
What Past Customers Have to Say About Working with Them
Any San Diego painting contractor can tell you all day long how wonderful they are. However, if you want to know the truth, one way to find out is to read their online reviews.
These will tell you what other customers think after working with that specific house painting service. No smoke. No gimmicks. No house of mirrors. Just honest opinions by people who’ve used them as their house painters.
For instance, if you check out PaintGreen on Yelp, you’ll see that we have a 4.5-star rating. Plus, we always respond to our customers’ reviews because we’re truly appreciative that they took the time to share their experiences with us…even if it isn’t a 5-star review.
to learn more about how to choose the right San Diego house painter, or which painting contractor may be perfect for you based on your specific project needs, contact us at PaintGreen today.
If you have questions about anything else with regard to house painting, send a note to MySanDiego and put “Ask the Paint Pro” in the message. We look forward to hearing from you!