Reputable Paint Contractors vs Unverifiable Painters
Comparing Pro House Painting Contractors to Painters
Generally speaking, based on either personal experience or simply what you have heard, do painters have an outstanding reputation? Rightfully so – answering honestly and without elaborating, most homeowners, builders, and property managers would likely say no.
If you are a consumer that is familiar with the reputation of some painters, if you overlook the importance of conducting extensive research, didn’t ask qualifying questions, and didn’t get the proof need to make an informed decision, what would you say your chances are of having a bad experience?
Obviously, pretty likely! Right?
A New Perception of Contracting
Contracting is not conducted very often. Or is it? What about your internet or television provider? How about a restaurant? Are we not contracting a service?
Other than hunger, the attraction of the food, or the ambiance – ask yourself, what inspired enough interest for you to check that particular restaurant out?
Maybe it was word of mouth, good reviews, a good sanitation score, a clean atmosphere, professional service, the quality of the food, or maybe being close by or locally sourced food also helped. While you were considering all these factors – little did you know – you were qualifying and researching before you chose to give that particular restaurant your business.
Most dinners cost under $50 per person. As a buyer, why wouldn’t you take the additional steps needed to qualify your potential contractors for projects that typically cost much more?
What Does it Mean to Be a Painter?
What is the definition of a painter? Is it someone that can simply pick up a brush? Perhaps a painter is someone that climbs ladders while applying paint in a living room.
An experienced painter may have a few larger tools and own what appears to be a professional paint van/truck.
In many cases, a painter may be a college student or older person doing a few projects during the summer, on the side, weekend work, or attempting to paint a few local homes for extra cash.
Maybe this describes exactly what you are looking for.
Or does it sound like something you want no part of? Chances are, if you seek quality, you would likely not hire these people, right? You may ask, what’s the difference? A painter is a painter! Right?
Professional House Painting Contractors Qualities
- Painting contractors are very different from painters. A painting contractor has the ability to remove all risks and responsibilities from a potential client.
- Carrying both general liability and workers’ compensation policies is just the start of how painters and painting contractors differ. These policies will cover personal injury and any accidental or consequential damages.
- A contractor should remove any uncertainty regarding the level of quality and craftsmanship, with the ability to share their work.
- You no longer have to purchase materials or rent equipment – which is great! Having a contractor purchase the paint will eliminate the possibility of a bad paint dispute. If wrong or bad paint was purchased, it is now between the contractor and local supplier – not you!
Things to Look For
You Becoming The Contractor
Generally speaking, in order to be considered a contractor, there are standards and minimum requirements that must be met. But a professional painting contractor provides so much more than what’s standard!
As a potential buyer, it can be hard to come to terms with or articulate exactly what it is that you are looking for. In many cases, we are simply not well-researched or informed enough to make the best decisions based on our needs.
But you really can’t afford to contract the wrong company. Not doing your homework may leave you under the assumption that you have hired a painting contractor when in reality, you have just hired a part-time painter. When you hire just a painter, you, as the homeowner, have taken all responsibilities of a contractor.
Now all the responsibilities, liability, and management are on you!
Identifying Professional House Painters In Raleigh, NC
When you are considering interior/ exterior house painting, there are a few things that you should think about before you hire your next painting company.
The main reason a homeowner hires a contractor is that the job is too large, too time-consuming, or you don’t have the skills or patience. Well, this is also true with house painting contractors. Let us explain!
The Painters & Owners
Painting requires experience, skill, and, most of all, passion. To achieve professional results, a house painting contractor’s employees must have all these attributes.
It’s always good when the company owner has a passion for the trade as well. An owner should demand and obtain an expected result from all employees. That is why the business owner’s value of being an experienced contractor is vital to achieving professional house painting results.
Behind all well-run businesses, there is a good business owner. With these qualities comes a massive plus which is shown in the quality of the service.
The most considerable advantage of an interior painting project is perfectly straight lines. Many people think they can paint but are not who they think or say they are.
Some homeowners start painting and then realize later that it’s not as easy as they thought. Some painters think they can letter a truck with a company name and magically become a painter.
The truth is painting is an extremely detailed skilled trade. House painting is easy to begin, either for homeowners or someone wanting to start a business. However, house painting is not so easy to execute on a professional level.
Professional Painters Identifiable Skills
- Straight Cuts or Lines
- Correct Applications
- Paint Covering
- Proper Preparations (sanding, priming, patching, caulking)
- Even Brush Strokes
- Product Knowledge
- Credible Business
If you are searching for a professional service that you can count on, contact us for your free painting quote today!