Unfortunately, this is the key question many people base their decision on. Not all painting companies are created equal.
If you only rely on price to choose you are very likely to end up with a project that peels, cracks or blisters in the next 6 months.
A better approach is to require every painting contractor to visit your home and conduct a thorough review of your needs. It is impossible to provide an accurate estimate over the phone without visiting your property. Painting contractors that provide “ballpark” estimates should be avoided.
Painting estimates that are written on the back of a business card are worthless – because all you know is the price. It is far more important to know what is included in the price including the specific steps that will be performed and the materials to be used.
I meet every client in person; ask plenty of questions to make sure I understand your painting needs. I take all of that information and prepare a written estimate including our detailed preparation and painting procedure for a typical home.
When you schedule an appointment with me, I will provide you with my consumer awareness guide and my written step-by-step painting process prior to our meeting.
This information allows you to easily understand the cost of painting your home or business and to compare on an “apples to apples” basis our proposal with another proposal.
Unfortunately, many people believe that you can hire any painting contractor and get the same result. Maybe that is why more than 33% of the ones that were in business 5 years ago in Winnipeg are long gone.