When recruiting someone to take care of your house painting project, you should get some questions answered first. If you don’t take the trouble to ask these questions, you may find yourself in a very nasty situation where, in spite of paying quite a bit of money, the project is not executed to your satisfaction. It is also a possibility that you will find yourself arguing constantly with the contractor since you do not agree on this aspect or that part. The worst case scenario would be this disagreement reaching the courts. You and the contractor would be entangled in a legal battle that would not do both of you any good.
First, you have to ask the prospective contractor how long it would take for him to finish the entire house painting project. You will want to avoid a situation where a contractor takes up the project, but then goes ahead to execute it at a snail’s pace. You may not be in any rush or hurry to finish the project, but knowing how fast or slow the contractor works is also one way of being prepared. It is also important to have the contractor tell you what capacity he or she has to get the project executed as fast as you want. You will want the project to be done quickly, but without compromising quality.
The second key question you need to ask, when recruiting a contractor to handle a house painting project, is one as to whether he or she has competently handled a similar project before. It is only natural that the contractors would give an affirmative answer. It would be better if you ask further questions confirming their reply. Painting a house may look like a simple job, but those of us who have ever tried to do it on DIY basis will admit that it is not that easy. The reason why you should make sure you look into the contractor’s experience when it comes to house painting jobs is the fact that you will see a marked difference in the output of a contractor with relevant experience and one without any.
You also have to inquire as to how much it would take for you to have the contractor handle the whole house painting project. This looks like a very obvious question, and you may want to know why we have included it here. Well, it is for the simple reason that most disagreements between the house owner and the contractor stems from matters related to money or financing of the house painting project. It is to both your benefits that you and the contractor be aware of all the costs that will be incurred, so have him identify everything you will be spending your money on.
You may start out with a clear idea of what you will be spending on and a total amount. At the end of the project, you may find yourself paying more because there were costs that were added somewhere along the line. You’d probably end up with a situation where you pay very much ‘ perhaps too much — when those other things that were initially excluded from the fee are eventually accounted for.
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