Should I Be Skeptical of a Cheap House Painting Estimate?
When you are comparing prices of painting companies in your area for interior painting, you may be naturally inclined towards the cheapest one. Why spend extra money? Because, when a painting company gives you a cheap estimate, it means that they are spending less on the paint job. To do that, they are cutting corners and skimping on quality somewhere. But where? What should you look for in a house painting contractor?
ARE THEY A LEGITIMATE PAINTING COMPANY?
When you are looking for a painting contractor, make sure to check their credentials. A proper license takes work and money to maintain, so it is easier and cheaper not to get a license. Working with an unqualified painting company is dangerous to you and your house. Also, you want to make sure your painting company carries full insurance, so your family and home are protected.
HURRIED OR NONEXISTENT PREPARATION
Preparation is an absolutely necessary part of the painting process. Patching any dents, scratches or holes is very important to the look of the finished wall. However, cheap painting companies may try to save time and money by skipping this.
Priming is not always necessary, but it very often is. In some cases, skipping it could lead to poor paint coverage or early paint failure. Primer must be applied to any places that have been patched or repaired, or when significantly changing colors. Stain-sealing primers can also be used to block odors and stains.
When you compare house painting estimates, make sure they include all necessary surface preparation.
Another one of a painting company’s expenses is the supplies needed for a paint job. Budget painting companies may attempt to save by using low-quality paint, which is of course cheaper. However, high-quality paint will hold up to daily wear and tear better, and it will look more finished and attractive.
BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE
We all have had frustrating experiences with bad customer service: first no one picks up the phone, then there is a long wait, mistakes happen with scheduling, and jobs take longer than expected. This is what happens when companies try to save money by reducing office staff.
UNQUALIFIED OR UNSATISFIED WORKERS
When a painter enters your home, you are trusting him with the well-being of your property and your family. That being the case, it is important that they are well-trained and happy.
Training workers is a large investment of time and money, so it is another area in which some painting companies will try to save. However, untrained workers are likely to result in sloppy work. A good painting company will train their workers thoroughly so that your painting is done well and safely.
DECORAMAR PINTURAS may not be the cheapest painting company in ORIHUELA COSTA, but we strive to offer you premium services that make your investment worthwhile. In addition to being fully licensed and insured, we take pride in staffing and managing our company well.