How to Choose the Best Painting Company

The holiday weekend is over. You’ve been working hard outside for months preparing for this specific weekend. The mulch is down; the lawn has been mowed (probably three or four times now); the patio furniture is out; and this weekend was the first of many great gatherings. Summer has “unofficially” begun.

Well, because you’ve been so busy getting your yard in shape, you may have forgotten to take a good look at the outside of your house. When was the last time you had it painted? If you can’t remember or if it’s been over five years, it’s time to get an estimate. But, how do you start the process? How do you choose the best painting contractor for the job?

  • Ask people. Talk to friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors and see if they’ve had any great experiences with residential painting companies. (This, of course, is assuming you don’t go directly to www.archpainting.com first!)
  • Google. Search for local exterior house painters, and take the time to review their websites and reputation. Check their Better Business Bureau ratings. Are they active in the community? How is their online presence? Have you heard of them before? Do they have proper licenses and insurance? Information is right at your fingertips. Use it!
  • Get estimates. Don’t always go with the cheapest estimate. Talk to each contractor. Get a feel of how they interact with you and answer your questions. Make sure they make you feel comfortable and are professional. Remember, if they are busy, they are a good painting company! Don’t dismiss a company if they can’t get there next week.
  • Review the contract. Once you have picked the best painting company, look over every detail in the contract. Are the details of the project laid out exactly how you imagined it? Make sure the paint colors are correct – that seems like a no-brainer, but it’s VERY important. As long as you agree with the payment/deposit terms, you are good to go!

Painting your house is a big investment, so you want to trust your painting company. Arch Painting has been Boston’s top residential and commercial painting company since 1997. We don’t hire part-time help – our crews are all full-time painters who love what they do. Give us a call today at 1-844-ARCH PAINTING (844-272-4724), or click here to fill out a contact form for a free estimate.

Now, go enjoy the summer, and leave the painting to Arch!

Join the discussion 15 Comments

  • Sand and wash: when the surface is dirty or rough, the paint won’t adhere to it well. Make sure that you clean the surfaces, trim them well before you embark on painting. Create a solid painting surface in order to have a quality outcome.

  • Simon Brooks says:

    I do like that you remind people to look up the painter’s website and look for any examples of their past work. Any painting company worth their salt will usually have some kind of portfolio on their site that you can look through. If they don’t then don’t just write them off immediately, but make sure to interview them thoroughly to make sure that they can handle your project.

  • Jade Brunet says:

    Getting estimates would be a good thing to do before hiring a painting contractor. It is good to know that one should talk with each contractor and get a feel of how they interact and answer questions. Asking to speak with past customers would be another way of finding how the contractor communicates during the painting project.

  • Kyle Winters says:

    It really is important to take the article’s advice and review the contract before agreeing to sign anything. This is especially true if you are hiring a painting company to do extensive work on your home. You want to make sure that things like cost, insurance, and the quality of paint are agreed upon before signing.

  • Max Jones says:

    My wife and I have been wanting to have a good painting contractor come out to our home to help us get a good design change. I’m glad that you talked about getting estimates, and how we should talk to some different people about prices. I’m going to have to look into some options for painting contractors and hopefully get some good estimates!

  • Shaun Troy says:

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this.

  • Raisa Delima says:

    I’ve heard that members on the BBB website must adhere to strict standards. If that is the case, it would be great to find a painting contractor on that site because you would know for sure that they are a reputable company as long as they have good reviews. We just moved to a new area and don’t know anyone here, so I can see how looking on the BBB site would be really helpful in finding a company to paint our house. Thank you for suggesting that; we’ll try it out!

  • I would really like to get my home painted soon, so I think it would be good to use these tips to find a really good contractor. A good idea is to talk to people and see who they have used and how their experience was. It might also be good to look for some good reviews online to see what other people think as well. Thank for sharing the great tips!

  • handy helper says:

    Nice Blog. It is very useful to us. Thanks

  • Thanks for going over some tips for finding a painting company. I’m glad that you mentioned that you should look over the contract and go over every detail. I can definitely see the benefits of this, especially to make sure that everything is in order. That being said, it sounds like it could be beneficial to make sure that you communicate the specifications of the project so that the contract can accurately reflect that.

  • advised us not to always go with the cheapest rate. Quality work must always be a priority because you will save more in the long run. When the projects are made with the best quality, you can expect it to be long-lasting. I’m planning to sell our old house, so I’m looking to find ways to beautify it again. I will make sure to consider hiring a painting company soon.

  • Sariah says:

    My husband and I are considering having residential painting contractors repaint our home before the spring season, and, of course, we want to make sure that the job will be done right. It’s good that you mentioned reviewing the contract in detail to check if it is laid out exactly how we imagined it. We’ll definitely be sure to check if the paint colors are correct just as how we want it to be. Much appreciated!

  • jenny says:

    Thanks for sharing Ideas, I understood very well form it that hiring Professional painter is very much important.

  • I like that you mention asking people you know for recommendations when searching for a painting contractor. It also may be a good idea to ask businesses as well if you’ve noticed that they’ve recently repainted their building. It’s good to compare a few different contractors to see which one would be best for the job.

  • Really nice post.I learn How to Choose the Best Painting Company by this article thanks lot for sharing the article ..

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