How to Choose a Painting Contractor
Does your warehouse floor need a protective coating such as National Coatings Surface Master or perhaps your wholefoods café could do with a lick of paint? No matter what the task in hand is, if you have a big paint job coming up and you know that it’s too much for one person to handle, or you just plain old don’t want to do it yourself, hiring a professional painting contractor might well be your answer.
Bringing in the professionals isn’t a cop out; let’s be honest – they will get the job done faster and more professionally than you and all those unwilling family members that you’ve roped in to help will. Think of all the time you’ll save – from going down to the store to buy your paint or protective coating, such as The Surface Master, as well as your rollers, brushes and protective clothing and covers to taping around skirting boards, doors and windows – and that’s all even before you get started!
This is what a professional painting contractor is paid to do – they know what they’re doing and they’ll do it properly. They know that you’re paying them to do a good job and where as you (or Uncle Jim who is only being paid in pizza or beer) might be tempted to cut corners and not paint behind the radiator or to not bother with a third coat, even though your walls really need it, a paid contractor will finish the job to the best of their abilities.
Sometimes the sheer scale of a job can be downright overwhelming – it’s one thing to paint the guest bedroom or give the kitchen ceiling a once over, but tackling an entire store, restaurant kitchen or mechanics workshop can be a whole new ball game. Maybe you need to re-paint a faded and flaky exterior, perhaps your floors are cracking or damaged and you need to protect them with a coating such as National Coatings Surface Master or maybe you just feel like updating your interior to attract new customers. Whatever the reason, hiring one of the professionals to do the job will save you time as well as hassle.
Plus if you’re not overly confident in your painting and decorating skills employing someone who knows what they’re doing can actually save you money too. No need to do it all again, start from scratch or go back to the beginning and repaint all the white gloss window frames that you accidentally got yellow mat emulsion all over. A contractor won’t make those mistakes – or if he does, he’ll rectify it before you notice!
Finding a professional contractor who is experienced in both interior and exterior paint jobs as well as applying protective coatings like The Surface Master shouldn’t be too difficult. Of course your Yellow Pages is a good place to start but ask around and see if friends or fellow businesses have anyone they can recommend as word of mouth is usually the best way to find a reliable candidate for the job. Once you’ve found your contractor, you can sit back and relax and let someone else do all the hard work for once!