Tips when hiring a painting contractor

As our lives have gotten steadily busier, people have less time to watch over a job being done. Hence, there are now companies or individuals who have started up their own businesses undertaking the hiring of labour as well as arranging contracts and payments from start to finish. The same applies to painting jobs, as one main body will manage a group of painters and allocate certain jobs based on their expertise and experience. While this procedure makes life very much easier, there are some points to bear in mind so that you gain the positives from the experience, and not lose your hard-earned money in the end.

EXPLAIN THE PROJECT
Too often, customers seem to think that simply telling them a paint job is needed is sufficient information for the painting contractors Sydney at http://www.colourway.com.au/commercial-painting-services/ to understand the job. It is not. Firstly, to obtain accurate estimates for comparison, you will need to be thorough and clear in your job description for them to quote you. This will help them analyse how big the project is, and how much they can charge. If you do not give them every detail and they find there is more work than initially anticipated down the line, they will of course increase their rates, and you will need to be prepared for that.

THE PAINTING PROCESS
As much as a job breakdown on your part is important, it is also important that they do the same for you. What is their process? Will they cover surface preparation that is needed before a paint job? What type of paints will they be using? Ensure you also get details on the quality professional painters sydney they use and what brands as well as how many coats they will be using. Furthermore, you should also ask them how they will protect your furniture and other surrounding areas while working, especially if there is work being done around the house. It would be terrible to have splashes of paint on your tables, chairs, sofas and other items as it can be impossible to get rid of.

TIMELINE
Getting any kind of work done on your house can be disruptive, as you will need to make certain adjustments to your daily routine which can be hard to deal with over a long period of time, especially if you have children. Specify how long you can spare for the job to be completed (within reason of course), and ensure if the painting contractors agree to this timeline, that they stick to it. If you find them taking more time than was agreed, you have the right to speak up as it has been stipulated in your contract. Prior to starting work, you should also agree on a course of action, should they fail to meet your time requirements.

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
If you pay enough attention to each contractor when shortlisting them by taking into account certain qualities, you will be able to narrow them down quite effectively. The key to a good contractor, is that they understand their work begins right from the enquiry and not when the painter is on-site. They need to be professional, polite and ready to answer any questions as well as provide solutions to problems that may crop up. If they respond quickly to your enquiry, you know that they are prompt and punctual in their work and take it seriously, as opposed to someone who takes so long to respond, you had forgotten all about it. If they do not match these criteria from the start, look at other options.