Here in Laurel, Maryland, there are many lovely neighborhoods where the streets are lined with stately trees, the community has a rooted, established feel, and the homes have a bit more age. On the other hand, Laurel also has many brand new or recently built communities, which also have a clear appeal to them. No matter what type of Laurel community you live in, however, you definitely need a local interior painting company you can trust to take excellent care of your home!
How do you find that house painter? What is the best way to sift through all the Laurel painting companies you could choose from? Here are a couple of helpful steps.
Ask Friends about Their Painting Company Experiences
I know... for most of us our first impulse is to search online, and there is a place for that. In fact, using online review sites is a great way to find the names of local interior painters and see how others have liked them. However, nothing beats a personal testimonial from someone you know.
A great place to start is with your neighbors. You can also reach out to family and friends who live nearby, and discuss it with your coworkers. Ask them if they have any experience with Laurel painters, and if they would recommend them or not. People are usually happy to share their stories, the good ones and the bad, when asked.
Narrow Down Your List
Once you have gathered a list of painting company names, use those recommendations and online reviews to narrow down your list to about 3-4 options.
Contact each of these companies to ask for a free interior painting estimate. In some cases you will need to contact the office by phone or email, but some house painters have an online contact form that allows you to enter your information and make your request quickly and easily.
Now comes the trickier part!
Use the Estimate Process Like a Job Interview
As you interact with each of the prospective painting contractors, look for clues as to who seems to be the most professional, capable, and trustworthy. The first place to do this is in their communication. Are they prompt and responsive? Are they polite and helpful? Do they give you confidence, or do they make you feel pressured?
When the employee shows up at your home for the interior painting estimate, look for more clues as to the character of the company. Do they have company vehicles and employee uniforms? Do they show up on time? Are they courteous and knowledgeable?
Ask lots of questions at this stage. Ask them how much surface preparation they would do, what kind of paint they would use, and what the process would look like. Also, ask the company for proof of their state and local licensing and their insurance, both liability and worker's compensation. Any reputable company should be ready and willing to furnish this proof.
Finally, compare the estimates. Don't just look at the total cost, though that is relevant, of course. Instead, look for the details. Do they include the details that affect the craftsmanship, such as the paint quality, the level of surface preparation, the inclusion or omission of primer, the number of coats of paint, and so on. Don't just take the estimator's word for it. You need to have these things in writing on official company letterhead.
Once you have determined who you feel best about, it's time to schedule the job!
Williams Professional Painting
If you are looking for a Laurel interior painting company, we encourage you to consider Williams Professional Painting. We strive to treat every job and every client with the utmost care and respect. Since 1979, we have been earning a reputation throughout Maryland and northern Virginia for unbeatable craftsmanship at a fair price!
One way to help determine how much you like an interior house painting contractor is to hire them for a small job first. If they do a great job with that, then you can feel completely comfortable hiring them for a major project! One example of this is the Painter for a Day program that we offer.
Call our office or use our online contact form to request your interior house painting estimate today. We are excited to meet you!