With any home renovation project you decide to jump on, you’re going to get a variety of quotes from different service providers, especially if you have the very good habit of shopping around. For specialized services like electricians or roofers, it’s pretty obvious you should avoid any dramatically low price quotes however many people succumb to this when it comes to residential painting services in Ottawa. We’ve listed our best tips for choosing the right painting company so you can find the right balance between price and saving time / avoiding a headache.
One of the best ways to filter out unprofessional painters, other than the way they conduct themselves, is to request proof of commercial liability insurance. This is a small detail that an inexperienced painter will not have invested in this which can cost you if there is an accident while they provide painting services on your property. Liability insurance essentially protects you from legal issues should a painter fall off a ladder, burn themselves, or hurt them in any way. Failure to check off this small box can cost you big since it leaves the door open for them to sue you should they wish. You might think this is a small detail that won’t effect you especially if your having the interior of a hallway or small bedroom painted but it can lead to a nightmare scenario down the road.
Another easy way to vet any house painter in Ottawa you are considering hiring is to ask for references and look for examples of successfully completed projects. A random nobody without a brand, or proper track record off Kijiji will always be cheaper, however it will definitely show up when it comes to the finished product. An experienced painting company knows how many coats are needed for your investment to last, have experience with difficult or awkward painting angles. Fly by night operators just want to get the job done and move on to the next one, so expect lots of corners cut and a generally rushed experience.
Keep your eye on our blog as we’ll be releasing more painting and renovation themed posts in the coming weeks. We’re confident you’ll enjoy this content, especially if you’re considering undertaking some projects on your own for experience and money saving awesomeness …