We all know that paint can change the look and feel of any space. Homeowners always have a list of honey-dos that need to get done but never have the time to get them done. For small work that doesn’t require a detailed estimate and a full crew, a painter for a day is the perfect solution to tackle those to-do lists. You get a day to have a professional painter take care of those projects you never started or finished.
A Painter at Your Service
Do you have an immediate or one-day painting project for your home or business? The Painter for a Day service offered by The Painting Pros provides you with a professional painter for an 8-hour day to do miscellaneous paint projects. Homeowners love this service for various reasons.
1. Complete a DIY Project
If you started a paint project, but never quite got it finished, this would be a good time to hire a painter to complete it. A professional painter can quickly get those hard-to-reach areas. A painter for a day can get more done in a day than you can in several days. Now you can finally check that project off your list.
2. Save Time
When you paint on your own, you need to get supplies, do the prep work, paint the room, and clean up. Hiring a painter for a day gives you time to do other things while they handle all the details. A professional painter will take care of the entire project from start to finish. A painter for a day service comes to your home or business for up to eight hours to complete smaller paint projects. You can run your errands or relax while your to-do list gets done.
3. Save Money
Clients love the painter for a day service because they can tackle smaller paint jobs for a reasonable price. You can choose to refresh multiple areas in your home or business without paying a full project cost.
4. Interior and Exterior Touch-ups
If you don’t need a complete repaint, you can choose certain rooms or high-traffic areas to give your home a quick makeover. A painter for a day would be the best solution to paint an accent wall or a guest bathroom. Other paint projects can include:
- Touch up the interior trim
- Minor repairs, touching up drywall cracks and repairing water stains
- Painting a home office, hallway, or lobby
- Painting stairwells
- Touch-up interior or exterior trim
- Repaint interior or exterior doors and door frames
Why Hire a Professional Painter?
The simplest and economical way to change the look of your house is to update it with a new paint color. Once you’ve chosen the paint color, you need to decide if you’ll paint it yourself or hire a professional. The main benefit of painting it yourself is that it’s cheaper. However, there are more reasons that it makes more sense to hire a professional painter.
A professional painter correctly preps your walls and knows what types of paint sheen work best for certain areas. Correctly preparing the surface and using the correct paint ensures your paint will last longer. The final product of a professional painter looks perfect for a reason. They have years of experience cutting in and using other techniques to get the high-quality finish you’re paying for. Paint splatters won’t be left on your woodwork or your walls.
Professional painters have a process they follow for each type of paint project. They have the right tools to efficiently get the job done properly and on time. Depending on the size of the project, they can dedicate the entire day to ensure your project is complete. If additional resources are needed, a professional paint company can allocate them as necessary. Professionals know how to work efficiently.
Always hire a professional painter who is licensed and insured. If any issues would arise during the process a licensed professional will be able to correct the problem and cover those added costs. The insurance should also cover any costs should a safety incident occur at your home.
Questions to Ask a Professional Painter
Always vet your options before hiring someone to work on your home or commercial building. Failing to do so can have you end up with an inexperienced painter. This can lead to more spending to fix or redo your paint project. To help you narrow down your options, ask these questions to ensure you make the best hiring decision.
How Long Have You Worked in the Industry?
Experience is key to hiring a quality painter. It’s important because you want someone who knows what they’re doing. Be sure to check how long they’ve been in business. Also, inquire about their operational standards. An established business will have testimonials, reviews, and ratings posted online. You will have an easier time learning about a long-run company by doing a quick search online.
Are You Insured and Licensed?
Painting contractors should have comprehensive liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Make sure the painting contractor you want to hire has the proper paperwork. Comprehensive business liability insurance protects your property from damages the contractor might accidentally cause. Worker’s compensation insurance, on the other hand, protects you and the workers while they work on your home.
If someone is injured on the job, you will not be held liable, as the insurance will cover their medical bills and any other costs. Make sure the paint company is licensed as well. Their license indicates that they have met specific qualifications to be a contractor and are authorized to work in your area.
Do You Hire Subcontractors?
It is very important to know whether a paint company has a team of painters or if they subcontract their work. A company using their own employees usually means there’s more quality control with their work. It’s cheaper for painting companies to hire contractors than employees, but the chances of getting a high-quality finish diminishes.
If they use subcontractors, make sure they specify how they will manage and control the subcontractors during the project. Homeowners are not aware of the experience level of a subcontractor. They could cut corners during the project and leave you unsatisfied with the results. Ensure the painting company performs strict oversight for the project if they do hire subcontractors.
What Kind of Materials Do You Use?
Don’t forget to consider the materials and brands being used for your project. The type of paint they use can impact your project’s outcome. An experienced and knowledgeable painter should know what type of paint or coating to use for specific applications. Using the best materials and supplies is vital to achieving superior results.
Can You Provide References?
Nearly every customer reads reviews online now before making a purchase or hiring a company. This is an accessible way of determining the quality of a potential painting contractor. Websites you can use include Google My Business, Yelp, Angi’s List, and other reputable directories.
Ask each painting contractor for at least three references. Make sure the references are from previous clients. Otherwise, they might provide you with out-of-date information. Ask each reference you contact about their experience. Questions can include:
- Were they satisfied with the outcome of their project?
- Would they hire the same painting contractor instead?
- Was the painting company on time?
- Were they good at communicating?
What Are the Details of Your Warranty?
Ask each painting contractor about their guarantee or warranty, and what it specifically covers. You will want assurance that they are offering the best services possible. Be wary of lifetime warranties. Companies who offer these tend to operate as short-term businesses that quickly go out of business. Any lifetime responsibility that was promised you effectively ends when the company closes. Look for businesses with realistic warranties.
Are You a Member of a Trade Association?
Painting contractors who are members of the local chamber of commerce and any trade associations signal that they are committed to their trade. Look for businesses and contractors that are members of these kinds of institutions. They are likely committed to delivering the highest quality services and are more stable.
Can You Give Me a Timeframe and Quote?
All painters should be able to give you an estimate that includes a timeframe for completion and an estimated cost for supplies and services. Ask what’s included in the quote. The time of year, materials, and size of the project can all impact the cost.
Asking these questions will help you narrow down your options to hire and receive a high-quality painting service.
Professionals You Can Count On
Ready to give your to-do list to a real professional who can get it done in a day? The Painting Pros has been transforming homes and businesses for decades. We can tackle the entire home or just a few rooms. Contact us today for a free consultation.