5 Factors To Weigh When Comparing Painting Contractors in St. Helens, OR

5 Factors To Weigh When Comparing Painting Contractors in St. Helens, OR

In taking on the responsibility of having either the exterior or interior of your home painted, it's often best to hand over the actual reins of making the painting project happen to a professional painting contractor.

(We may be a bit biased, but we've heard really good things about CHS Painting...)

Since you're going to want to make a thoughtful choice of who will be taking on the task of painting your home, it's good to have some way to compare the numerous painting contractors you will be considering.

By taking some standard factors into consideration (and there are plenty which you can look at) you'll be able to make a better decision on this update to your home.

Let's look at and consider five factors to weigh when comparing painting contractors in St. Helens, OR

1. Is The Cost Of Paint Included?

One of the questions that you should ask when you're looking to get your house painted is whether the contractor is going to include the cost of paint in the estimate that they give you.

The reason that this question is so important is that if you do not ask it, it's entirely possible that the contractor will give you an estimate, and then when they are finished presenting you a final bill and you find yourself with your jaw on the floor when you see how much larger the cost is than what it had been at estimate time.

The reason for this change in price could very well be down to the cost of the price not being included in the estimate -- and had you known that it wasn't included, you would have known to expect a larger price at the end of the job.

2. What Kind Of Paint Do They Use

A painting contractor may have a good relationship with one particular brand of paint, and that could well be the only paint that they will choose to use.

It's good to know in advance what kind of paint they are planning on using when they're looking to paint your home so that you will know if they're the right contractor for you.

Though it may seem like an insignificant thing, having one kind of paint or another can very well make the difference between the painting contractor that you want versus the one you want to skip and move on to another one.

3. Can You Get Estimates In Writing?

You should always beware of the painting contractor that tells you when you ask for the estimate of the work in writing that you can trust them with the estimate that they give you on the phone that you should politely thank them and then move on to finding someone else to do the paintwork.

This will be because it's quite possible that they will stick to the price that they give you on the phone but it's also possible that they'll tell you one price on the phone and then when it comes time to settle the final bill give you an entirely different price... one that's substantially higher.

At that point, you'll pretty much have no choice but to pay the price they give you even though you know well that it's not the same as the one they gave you on the phone.

4. Are They Insured And Licensed?

It's critical to know if the painting contractor that you may hire to paint your home is both insured and licensed.

In order for a painting contractor to get licensed, they must first prove their ability as a painter -- and if they are not able to do this, they will not get licensed.

Therefore, just by being licensed, you will know that a contractor likely has a good base of knowledge with which to properly paint your home.

Being insured, on the other hand, proves that a painting contractor is protected against damages, both in terms of the house or any of the people involved.

If the painting contractor isn't insured, the cost of such an accident may well be passed on to you -- and the cost would be quite large indeed.

5. Will They Clean Up After Finishing?

One more thing that you should be sure of before you choose a professional painting contractor is whether or not they are going to clean up after the painting project is done.

If you know that the painting contractor will clean up, it will be significantly better than if they do not do so.

It may not be the one thing that will make or break your decision to go with anyone particular painting contractor, but it could help sway you one way or another.

If we can help in any way with your painting in St. Helens, OR and beyond, feel free to contact us at CHSPainting, we are always ready to help! Please contact us at CHS Painting. Office. 503-543-4875 Web. www.chspainting.com e-mail.mike@chspainting.com Related: How to help prevent exterior paint from fading 5 Tips For Choosing The Right Interior Paint in Scappoose, OR

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