Sanibel and Captiva Islands, FL: Hiring a Painter? Ask the Right Questions

Jan 30, 2013 -- Posted by : ajpereira

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Are you looking to hire a painter for residential or commercial interior or exterior painting in Sanibel and Captiva Islands? If so, then it is essential that you ask the right questions to ensure that the contractor is a qualified painter that will ensure that your needs (and expectations) are met.

Is the Contractor Experienced?

Sometimes you may be tempted to take the lowest price possible when it comes to hiring a contractor to perform services on your home. However, hiring an unqualified contractor—or one without General Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance—can lead to unexpected expenses than can often be avoided by hiring an experienced contractor with a solid reputation throughout Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Therefore, it is essential for you to ask the contractor you are considering hiring for residential or commercial painting several questions related to his or her experiences and qualifications. These questions should not only focus on the number of years that the contractor has been painting, but also the contractor’s specialties. Interior and exterior painting requires a different skill set; therefore, make sure the contractor you are looking to hire is qualified to meet your needs.

Does the Contractor Have References?

One of the best ways to determine if the contractor you are considering hiring is a good fit for your needs involves requesting a list of references that you can contact. These references can go a long way in helping you learn more about the contractor and his or her reputation throughout Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Is the Contractor Knowledgeable?

It is essential that your contractor is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the type of painting that you need performed. For example, if the contractor will be painting the exterior of your property, will he be using a chalk sealer? If so, what type of sealer? Similarly, will he pressure wash your home before painting? Or, does he have a maintenance plan or recommendations to help with maintaining your exterior paint job?

In conclusion, when hiring a painter in Sanibel and Captiva Islands, make sure you do your research and ask the right questions to ensure that you are hiring a skilled, experienced contractor.


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