When you get your oil changed, it doesn’t much matter who does it (assuming, of course, they do it correctly). When you hire an interior house painter, however, you want more than just an adequate company; you want someone who will handle your home like a treasure, someone who catches your dreams and turns them into reality! Because so much of your time is spent in your home, the quality of your interior house paint truly affects your quality of life.
There are so many house painters here in Chantilly, Virginia. How can you know you are hiring a good one? How can you sort between all those painting companies to choose the right one? The key is to take your time and do your research.
Choosing a Chantilly House Painter
Start by asking your friends in Chantilly and the surrounding area if they have any painters they recommend (or any to avoid). Next, use a search engine to browse online for painting companies that operate in and around Chantilly. As you find them, look at the quality of their reviews on sites like Google, Angie’s List, Yelp, and so on (keeping in mind that every company will have some negative reviews, or even competitors leaving false negative reviews; don’t be too swayed by a minority voice in reviews!).
Narrow down your list to five or six painters, and then look at them in more depth. Does their website look professional? Do they have a portfolio of projects you can view? Are they licensed and insured?
Once you have narrowed your list down to three or four house painters, contact them to schedule an estimate. When the estimator comes, ask lots of questions about the history of the company, and about what the experience of working with them is like. All of your conversations with the office staff and estimators will help you get a feel for the professionalism and customer service you can expect from the company.
When you have all of the painting estimates in your hands, take a good look. Definitely consider the price, but beyond that, also take note of what they have included in the estimates. If they didn’t specify how many coats of paint, or the quality of the paint, or how much surface preparation they will do, that is a red flag. You want detailed estimates that show exactly what is included in the price you are quoted. Otherwise, you are open to very unpleasant surprises later on.
Having all the information before you, it’s time to choose. You need to take your pick based on the following three factors, in this order of importance:
- How good do you feel about their professionalism, integrity, and customer service? (As part of this, licensing and insurance are not negotiable!)
- How thorough of a job are they planning to do, in terms of surface preparation, number of coats, and quality of paint?
- What is the total price they are quoting you?
Williams Professional Painting, Chantilly and Northern Virginia
If you live in or around Chantilly, Virginia, we invite you to consider Williams Professional Painting as part of your search for the perfect interior house painter. We offer no-pressure, no-cost estimates for every job, so there is no risk in getting to know us.
Williams Professional Painting offers a wide range of painting services, including interior painting, exterior painting, cabinet refinishing, deck maintenance, pressure washing, popcorn ceiling removal, carpentry, and more! Operating here in Northern Virginia since 1979, we are a family-owned and operated business, and we have built our reputation on exceptional customer service and beautiful painting results.
Give us a call today; we look forward to meeting you!