Most of us play favorites when it comes to getting services we need. Rather than choosing a new hairdresser, A/C repairman, dentist and mechanic each time we need help, we tend to stick with someone once we know they do good work. How can you get to this point with an exterior house painting company? How do you sort through all the options for Langley Park house painters, and choose the one you will come back to every time?
We could skip right to the punchline and tell you to hire Williams Professional Painting, but that wouldn't be fair! Instead, let's take a look at a process you can use to select your exterior painting company. Then, when you begin your selection process, we would be honored if you would include us in your considerations.
Narrowing the Field: How to Pre-Screen Painting Contractors
If you search online for Langley Park exterior house painters, you are likely to end up with a vast array of options. How do you sort through these options to get your short list?
A great way to begin is by asking your acquaintances here in Langley Park, such as friends, neighbors, family and coworkers. Ask them which painting contractors they have worked with, and how their experiences have been. These personal referrals are worth much more than information you can find online.
That said, it is also a great idea to search for Langley Park painting companies online, but make sure you read reviews to get an idea who you are dealing with.
Narrow down your list of options to 3 or 4 likely candidates, and then begin your "interview" process.
Using the Exterior Painting Estimate Process as an Interview
You can find out a surprising amount about a painting company by requesting a free estimate and observing them closely throughout the process. Though it takes a bit of time, once you have decided upon your Langley Park exterior painter, you should never have to repeat it!
The first thing to look at is their communication. Do they respond to your requests promptly and courteously? Are they proactive and helpful?
Next, consider the estimate process. Is the estimator helpful or pushy? Does he or she have a professional appearance and demeanor? Does the painting estimator arrive on time? Do you feel comfortable with this person in your home?
Once you have an estimate from each Langley Park exterior painting company, take a look at the details.
- What level of surface preparation will they do?
- Will they use primer?
- How many coats of paint will they apply?
- What surfaces are included or excluded?
- Is there a warranty on their work?
Finally, ask your estimator for proof of state licensing and liability/Worker's Compensation insurance. A reputable house painter will be happy to provide you with this reassurance.
If You Are Not Sure, Start Small
Before you hire a painting company to do a major repainting project on your Langley Park house, you might want to start with a small job. For example, you could hire them to paint a garage door, your window trim, or a deck. If you are happy with their work, then you could invite them back to do a whole exterior house painting job.
Williams Professional Painting
Serving the Washington, D.C. region since 1979, Williams Professional Painting is an excellent choice for exterior painting on your Langley Park home. We pride ourselves on superior customer service, exceptional painting quality, and unbeatable overall value.
Besides exterior house painting, we also offer interior painting, carpentry, kitchen cabinet painting, popcorn ceiling removal, and more. Contact our office or use our online estimate request form for your free exterior house painting estimate today!