A Beginner’s Guide To Residential Or Commercial Painters

beginers paintingIf you cherish every single aspect of your home then you will appreciate the fact that at some point in time you will have to give in to the urge of repainting the interior or exterior of your home. A fresh coat of paint will definitely make a lasting impression on neighbours, visitors and even prospective buyers if you are looking to sell. In a lot of ways it is like wearing a new suit to work: heads will roll and tongues will wag. Regardless, if for whatever reason you decide to revive the appeal of your home, it will certainly be worth your while to look into various residential or commercial painters to get the job done. A lot of home owners feel hard done when they are charged exorbitant prices for substandard work and receive a N/A when they ask for refunds, and it is natural to feel that way. However, if you do all your homework and follow the advice contained hereinafter, you will not have anything to complain about.
Background Checks

There are a few background checks any homeowner in Kamloops B.C should make before hiring a painter and these include –but are not limited to- :

1. Qualifications;
2. Licensing;
3. Insurance;
4. Affiliation to boards and groups which insist of quality standards, e.g. the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).

Performing these background checks will give you the guaranteed assurance of knowing that the job will be done perfectly. In addition to the aforementioned you should also ask for reference work in the form of testimonials and photos of work previously done for other people in your town or city, people you can actually visit and ask questions. You will also have to get quotations from at least 4 different contractors so that you get a rough idea of costs and the technicalities of painting.


Once you have set your mind on a particular painting company the next step is to prepare the area to be painted. Exterior walls are much easier than the interior of your home since there isn’t expensive furniture to be covered and shifted. If you can afford to rent an apartment whilst your house is painted then you should, but not everyone can afford that, which is why you must make sure that there is enough plastic sheeting to cover you floors and furniture. Another wise alternative is to pay extra for insurance, which is normally refundable.
Last But Not Least

Pack away all your valuables, especially expensive antiquities. You must always be cautious of the fact that you will be letting strangers into your home, people you know nothing about. For what it’s worth some painters do not make as much money from painting homes as they make from stealing goods from your home. Others actually do contract work as a cover for their criminal activities, most of which are based on studying your movements and earning capacity.

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