When you are looking for a Seattle residential painting company, you need to know what they should do for you. This will protect you from getting a raw deal. You need to research into what type of job the company will do on your house. Go see samples of their work if you can. Talk to previous customers to see if they enjoyed working with this company. Ask them if they have any complaints about this painting company. This will tell you whether you want to pursue this company to do the painting of your house for you. The company should also be willing to give you a written quote for labor, all paint and materials needed for the job. This quote should also have a start date with a completion date too. Be careful not to give a large deposit up front.
Then you can start asking this company what types of painting options they can offer you. Do they do special techniques or just the run-of-the-mill options? Don't you want something special placed on your walls? Of course, you want something special. You want something unique to be applied to your walls to make them stand out from your friends' walls. When they come to visit, you want them to exclaim that they must have the painting company's name and number. You will be more than happy to share the company's information, too.
Now this Seattle residential painting company should have the kind of employees that take pride in the work. Their workmanship should be flawless. No slopping lines or overruns on the ceiling should be seen when they get through. The paint should look like it went on effortlessly with no flaws. Where as solid color was used, it should be all the same shade without variation. If it was a special technique, it should be done artistically and not haphazardly. The trim should all be done neatly and none of the paint should be on your carpet or floor.
The painters for this company should be willing to protect all your belongings like they were theirs. Drop cloths should be placed over all the furniture and fixtures. They should be trustworthy and bonded to protect your belongings. You don't want to have to watch them every minute to make sure they are not going to take your belongings from you against your will. This has happened to some people when they aren't careful to pick the right Seattle residential painting company.
Now after all the painting is done the Seattle residential painting company should allow for a walk through before you agree to pay them. There should also be provisions for touch ups if you see where they missed a spot or did not get a place just right. The crew should also clean up your house and leave it as clean as the found it. All their equipment should be removed. They should leave you enough paint in case you need to make repairs on places you damage through normal wear and tear. You should get the ultimate in customer service from the company and any crew they send to your house. So check out a few companies before you settle on one.
Eric Sorensen is the owner of Chaco Canyon Home Improvement, and one of the most respected home painters in Seattle. Eric is passionate about ensuring that each of his projects are completed with top-notch quality, and helping prospective customers choose the best colors, styles and locations to paint within their home. Find more great articles about Seattle home improvement at Chaco Canyon Designs.