Consumer Reports came out with some timeless advice when it comes to hiring a painter in Minneapolis, or anywhere across the Twin Cities. The tips are good reminders that when hiring an interior painter or exterior painter, it’s well worth your time to do some research and background checking. After all, painting your home is not a decision that should be taken lightly, and here are a few tips to make sure your experience is pleasant and productive.
Meet Your Painter Before Hiring
Consumer Reports recommends a personal one-on-one meeting with a painter. Use friends and family for references. Also, be there when the professional painter arrives so you know that he/she took the time they needed to asses the home. Questions to ask:
- What’s your timeline to finish the project?
- How big is your crew?
- What is their experience level?
Looking for Repaired Walls?
Tell them if your desire is a wall surface that is clean and smooth. It may cost a couple bucks extra to repair damaged walls, but it’s worth it for how a clean coat of paint will look when the job is completed. Put your expectations out there. The painting experience is a happy one when when everyone knows what to expect.
Choose Your Own Paint
If you know what you want, tell them. Don’t let anyone talk you into something different. After all, you are the person that has to live with that paint color day in and day out. If you need help picking an interior color, here’s a list of the Most Stylish Interior Paint Colors. We also mapped out 5 Amazing Exterior Paint Colors. Of course, it never hurts to ask for a second opinion.
Those are a few of the tips from Consumer Reports on how to hire a painter, for the rest of the list, head here. Hiring a great interior painter or exterior painter in Minneapolis is vital for transforming your ordinary home into your dream home! Good luck!