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3 Questions to Ask a Painting Contractor Before You Hire Them

Posted on November 2, 2018

Exterior Paint Contractors

Hiring a painting contractor is never a decision that should be made without careful research. In addition to doing your own research online — reading up on reviews and the painting contractor's reputation — there are questions you should ask when you have the chance to interview them. This is another reason why it's a good idea to get a few quotes from different contractors before making a final decision. You can compare answers and find the contractor that's truly best for you.

What Is Your Warranty?

Many painting contractors only offer warranties of a year or two. Everyone's budget is different, but for most of us, repainting every year can become a bit expensive. In addition, many contractors only offer a verbal promise of a warranty. Frankly, that's not good enough. Ask to see the warranty in writing, and make sure that you discuss the fine print as well before making a decision.

At No Risk Painting, we offer a no-nonsense five year unconditional warranty in writing. We're proud of the warranty we offer, which is why we display it on our website for anyone to read.

How Much Money Do I Need to Put Down?

Sometimes painting contractors will ask for a deposit upfront as soon as you hire them. You may get the feeling that this is the normal practice and there's no way around it, but that's not true. At No Risk Painting, we don't charge a dime for labor until you're 100% satisfied. All you have to do is pay for the painting materials upfront. But this is why it's important to ask. Know what you'll have to pay for upfront, and pay close attention to your quote to get an idea of your overall cost.

What If I'm Not Satisfied?

You should also have an idea of what your painting contractor's plan is for customer satisfaction. What happens if the contractor says the work is done, but you're not 100% satisfied? In some cases, they'll claim that they've upheld their end of the contract and go home. This can also be an issue if you've paid 1/3 of the labor deposit upfront. Even if you decide to end the contract and choose another painting contractor, you don't get that deposit back. At No Risk Painting, we make a commitment to your satisfaction. You don't pay for labor until you're completely satisfied with the work. 

Have any questions for No Risk Painting? Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.

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