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5 tips on how to evaluate a painting quote

  • Jun 10, 2020

5 tips on how to evaluate a painting quote

Number One Scope of Work to be carried out

Ensure the quote specifies areas to be painted. It may seem obvious to you but is the shed to be painted? Is it the inside or outside to be painted?

Number Two Specifications

Details of the process including -:

  • Initial preparation - cleaning, sanding, filling, defect correction etc
  • Paints to be used - primers or sealers, number of coats, drying time
  • Brand of paints to be used - look for premium lines of quality paint brands

Number Three Price

Messy Painter with Roller
If it sounds to good to be true it probably is. (be wary of quotes a lot lower than professionals)
Short-cuts to look out for -:

  • Unqualified or unlicensed
  • Inferior workmanship
  • Inferior paints and or preparation
  • Non-compliance with labor laws, insurance, saftey and environmental disposal of toxic items

Check this process on Comparing a Painting Quote

Number Four Identify Potential problems

Eco Repaint Non Toxic Paints

There are times that a professional painter needs to warn you of potential cost blow-outs.
For example if there has been shoddy workmanship on previous paint jobs the preparation time may be longer.
Stripping wallpaper may lead to issues.
Leaking roofs, poor plumbing or poor workmanship in other trades that can lead to cost blow-outs.
Experienced painters will be able to inform you of issues before starting any work.

Number Five Warranties

Girl Painting Wall House

Ensure you have the appropriate warranties in place so there are no surprises.
Occasionnally unforeseen issues arise, at least if you have followed the above procedures you will have a quality painter who will stand by their work and increase the life of the paint job - and the value of your home or business.


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