If your house in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, or areas around Winona Lake is looking dated, worn out and neglected, you’ve probably decided it’s time to give it a new coat of paint. Hiring a painting contractor like Matthews’ Painting is the most efficient, easiest, and cost-effective way of having your home repainted.
Very few homeowners and DIY enthusiasts attempt to paint their own home, and many times this ends up in a huge colorful disappointment. Painting a home is more than just dubbing a brush in paint and applying your favorite color on the surface. There is a lot that happens before the actual painting begins. And the whole process from start to finish can be quite laborious and exhausting.
So if you’ve chosen to hire a painting contractor for your home painting needs, that’s a wise move. However, if this is your first time, or you haven’t been much involved in a home painting project before, you might be wondering what to do next. Well, we can sum up what needs to happen in three simple steps below:
Finding A Painting Contractor
Assuming you haven’t located a painting contractor yet, your first step would be to find a reputable painter in your local region that matches your painting needs. Start by asking your friends, family members, neighbors, and colleagues if they know of any reliable painter whom they can recommend. If they’ve worked directly with the painter, you can even get to see how their previous project turned out.
If you can’t find a reliable referral from within your inner circles, you might want to try searching online using Google or service listing platforms like Yelp.com, Yellowpages.com, or Better Business Bureau (bbb.org). Be sure to narrow down to your local region or town.
Hiring the Painter
When doing your search for residential painters in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, Lake Tippecanoe area, Winona Lake area, Columbia City, Indiana, or surrounding Indiana cities, narrow down to three of the best companies. Consider things like painting experience, overall rating, and reputation, services provided, insurance, etc.
Next, request a painting estimate from each of the three painters, after inviting them to your home/property separately and briefing them on the project. Some painting contractors will have formulas that they use to create estimates, totaling up the square footage of walls and ceilings, along with linear footage of trim. They will calculate preparation time, as well as the costs for primer and paint.
Don’t be tempted to choose the cheapest painter on the list. Rather, go for value; choose a painter that meets all your painting needs, is highly rated and recommended, and understands his trade.
Choosing the Colors
Once you’ve decided on which painter to work with, decide which colors you want to use. If you’re repainting using the same color scheme, simply let the painter know which exact paint color shades were used previously.
If you’re changing the paint color, you’ve lots of things to consider; from the paint color shades, finish, lighting, and neighborhood, to furniture and décor, and your personal preferences. The professional painter you choose can help you come up with the best color scheme factoring in all the above considerations and more.
The Bottom Line
Each painting project is often unique; the specifics may vary depending on many factors. But for most jobs, you need to choose the painter based on your needs, explain your project, request for a painting estimate, choose your paint color, and they will pretty much take over everything from there.
If you haven’t located a painting contractor for your project yet, Matthews’ Painting would love to be your favorite painter. We have over 20 years of residential painting serving the areas of Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, Lake Tippecanoe area, Goshen, Winona Lake area, Columbia City, Indiana, and surrounding Indiana cities.
To get started with us, simply call us today on (574) 834-3575 to book our services or ask any question.