Tips on Hiring a Home Painting Contractor

A fresh coat of paint always does the job of giving your house the “lift.” You can do it DIY, but it is best to leave it to the pros. Home painting contractors in Toronto work faster and can deal with issues along the way. But before hitting the search icon, you need to do a little work yourself. So do not go empty-handed or with little knowledge when hiring a painting contractor. The following are a few questions you can research and answer for yourself to compare to a professional estimate:

  1. What parts of the house do you think need or will benefit more from a fresh coat of paint? Home painting in Toronto needs planning and budgeting. Before getting a contractor, you need to know what you want out of a job—starting with the parts of the house that will get the fresh coat, interior or exterior, and preparing the rooms or surfaces before painting. 
  2. How much is your budget? First, you must have a baseline budget for the materials and labor. Then, research the type of paint and how much paint will be used relative to the space measurements, workdays, and professional painters’ labor rates. Finally, you can research online and ask friends or family who’ve recently painted their homes.
  3. What items need to be moved? How will this affect your daily life? In Toronto, home painting is still a disruptive process, with people going in and out of the house and materials, tools, or equipment in the way. This is important with the timetable you expect your contractor will present and implement.

Now that you have ideas and plans for your Toronto home painting project. It is time to look for a contractor. Research contractors online or offline. Contractors must have a license and insurance coverage and a minimum of five years of experience with a list of referrals or satisfied customers that you can verify.

Interview and Meeting Home Painting Contractor in Toronto

The initial interview with the contractor can be done by phone or mobile. You can ask that they provide you with a copy of their company profile (if available) when you meet. A company profile usually includes copies of their licenses and insurance and a list of their previous clients.

Other questions you should ask are the type of paint, initial estimate cost, the volume of paint relative to space measurements, and the number of coats. You should also ask if they prefer the residents to be home during the project. Then talk about the payment scheme, down payment, during or after project, and retaining balance.

Make it formal by asking for a formal estimate of the home painting project in Toronto. Choose the contractor with estimates closest to your plan.