We all know what they say about first impressions. That is why we should never take the exterior of our homes lightly.
Unfortunately, all it takes for anyone to pass off as a painter is a brush, bucket and ladder, and we fall for it. It happens to the best of us.
This is why, it is important to go through all the right steps to hire an expert exterior painter in Miami.
Here’s how you can do it:
Rely on Referrals
Referrals are always more trustworthy than any other means of validation. If you have found a painting contractor on your own, and if there’s company someone you know has recommended, then it’s better to go for the latter.
In this case, you can even see the contractor’s work with your own eyes. Make sure to check out their old work, so you would know how it’s holding up years later. A history of positive references speaks highly of a company.
State Your Expectations Clearly
Don’t mince your words when you’re communicating about the job to be done. Make it as clear as possible and let your expectations be known. Don’t leave things on “I’ll explain later”
When you make the job clear to each contractor, comparing quotes is much more accurate. It also saves you from misunderstandings and arguments later. The best solution is to print a list of tasks you need done, and pass it down to the contractors.
Deal with Payments Upfront
Different contractors have different policies of giving estimates, and arranging payments. Whatever it is, make sure you talk about it upfront and settle that 100% clearly before getting the work started.
Miscommunications and misunderstandings later cause problems and conflicts.
Don’t fall into the trap of Lower Bids
Money matters greatly, and we all love to get things done cheaper. Yet, 99 times out of 100, lower bids are a trap.
While they tell you about their low rates, they don’t tell you about their lack of experience, or the subpar quality of materials used for the job.
Even worse is going for DIY painting, in hopes of saving money. Unless you are professional painter, don’t risk the exterior of your house for the sake of saving money. Your bad paint job would be witnessed by the entire neighborhood, not to mention how you’ll be reminded of it every time you get home.
Decide On the Colors
Before you get the work started, in fact, even before you start looking for exterior painters in Miami, make up your mind regarding the color.
The right combination of colors greatly adds to the curb appeal, sets a theme for your home’s aesthetics, and just makes you happy every time you get home.
If you end up delaying color selection, you may rush you to make a decision, and rushed decision are not always satisfactory.
In case you cannot reach that decision yourself, then add “need help in selecting the color” in the list of expectations we mentioned earlier.
Most professional and reputable exterior painters in North Miami are artistic, and have an eye for the right combination of colors.
If you are not sure where to start, you can always reach out to Dr House Painter in Miami.