Why choose a painting company for exterior home paintingPosted
If your house has seen better days and is now weathered with cracked paint it’s time to repaint that house! Right now you’re probably juggling the expenses of calling in a professional exterior home painting company versus doing it yourself. Below we will discuss your exterior painting project to determine if hiring a professional company is the right choose for you to make.
A new coat of paint has the power to totally transform your home and instantly raise your property value. On average, a properly painted home should last up to 15 years. However, unlike painting a room, you’ll need much more then rollers, paint and tape. To properly paint the exterior of your home, you’ll need to take into account quality paints that can withstand the outside elements and prepare for significant amount of elbow grease.
The initial steps
Most homeowners have the perception that the same method you use to paint a room is the same method you would use to paint the exterior of your home. However, the first step of painting your home is to power wash the home. You’ll need the exterior of your home 100% clear of debris, dust, cob webs, cracked paint ect. Most paint companies have their own power washing machines that they will use before beginning to paint. The price to power wash your home is normally included in the initial estimate. If a paint company elects not to power was your home prior to exterior painting, you should look for another painting company.
The next steps involve masking the home including any trim. Primmer should be applied properly to all areas that will be painted.
Finding the right paint company for you
Many homeowners can easily become overwhelmed when trying to find a home painter that will work with them to achieve the look they want for the price or quality they want. In order to alleviate some of this initial frustration while finding a painting company it’s important to first determine exactly what you want. For instance, even if you don’t know the going rate of exterior house painting, you should be up front with the painters and tell them you want fair pricing or you are on a budget. Many painting companies can work around budgeting to give you exactly what you need – as long as you are 100% up front with the painting company.
Check into a paint companies references. Go on the social pages of a painting company or google the painting companies name and search for their references. It’s important to know the experience other people have had with this painting company before you trust them and invite them to paint your home. Sometimes paint stores will also give references for exterior painting companies. Also check on the BBB to view references.
Make sure license and insurance of the painting company is valid.