How To Find A Professional Painting Company
After deciding to start a painting project, many homeowners choose to have the job carried out by professionals since the final product will look just as good as it does in their favorite housekeeping magazine! However, finding a professional painting company is not always as easy as you would expect. There are usually many, many painters in one area and naturally, some of them are better than others. It is also important to keep in mind that not all of these painters are professionals and not all of them are suited to the task that you have planned for them. So how do you find a professional painting company for your project? Below are a few great places to check out if you are looking to hire someone and have a great experience with your painting project.
A Search Engine
If you type “professional painting company” into Google or another search engine, you will get thousands of results. Luckily, there is a really easy way to narrow down which companies are nearest to you so that you can choose from these companies instead of a huge list. By typing “professional painting companies near me” or by adding the name of your city, the search engine will give you a much shorter list of relevant companies. From here, they have links to company website where you can learn more about them. Most search engines also have reviews where you can read comments from other clients of the company. These comments can reveal quite a bit about the painting companies you are considering, so choosing a company with glowing reviews is always a smart move. Also, using the internet to further research the professional painting companies you have in mind is made simple with websites such as Angie’s list. Angie’s list provides customer reviews, but also provides you with more filters and information than a simple Google search.
Local Bulletin Boards and Flyers
Many grocery stores, malls, and town halls have a bulletin board with advertisements for local housekeeping, painting or renovation companies. This is a great place to start looking because people in the local area likely have experience dealing with these companies and they can give you an idea of how their service was. It is always a great idea to ask friends and family about a few of the companies that were appealing to you on the bulletin board. Another bonus of using local bulletin boards is that the houses and projects that these painting companies have been involved in are likely very close to where you live, so you can go and see them for yourself. Seeing a past project can really give you the extra reassurance that you have chosen the right company for the job. It also pays to go through your advertisements in the mail, since some companies will advertise with flyers and may even offer discounts or free consultations. By contacting these local companies, you can get an idea of the services they offer and decide if their discounts are worth it to you.
Ask for Recommendations
When the above sources of information still leave you feeling puzzled or frustrated with too many choices, asking a friend or family member for a recommendation is the best way to go. Not only can a friend give you a rough idea of what their painter charges, they can also tell you which painters to avoid and which ones were amazing. Perhaps their neighbour or boss had really great paintwork done and they know how to get in touch! Sometimes friends might recommend a painter who isn’t local to your area, but if you have an amazing recommendation from someone you trust, then it is probably worth it to have a painter who is a little further away come to complete the work. No matter how many reviews you read online, the ones from people you know are often the best resource of all.
By checking the three sources listed above, any homeowner should be able to find an excellent professional painter for any project that they have in mind. By looking through all the places mentioned, there is a good chance that some of the recommendations and good reviews will narrow down your choice to one or two companies, so you can choose with confidence and get started on your project that much sooner! Nothing is more exciting than starting a project and knowing that you thoroughly did your research, so the final product will be everything you want it to be and more.