5 Questions To Ask Your Portland House Painter

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Friday, April 12, 2019

Repainting your home is an investment. When your home is repainted, you will add to the value of your home for years to come! Because of this, it is vital that you choose a quality painter.

An excellent paint job creates a pleasant atmosphere. Plus, when your painter uses high quality, low odor and zero VOC paint, your home will be safer for your family.

Ask these questions before you hire your next painting professional to make sure you are hiring the right team for the job.

Do you complete the work yourself?

As you begin renovations on your home, you will begin to build relationships with each of your contractors. A painting company who completes all the work with in-house employees is a company you can trust.

Some painters sub out the work to other contractors. While some subcontractors are fantastic, others may be more challenging to work with. You don’t know their skill level or work ethic.

At Sundeleaf Painting, each of our painters have gone through background checks and extensive training. Even when you aren’t home, we treat your home with the utmost respect and safety.

Do you offer training for your employees?

Another benefit to hiring painters who use in-house employees is that they will be very invested in the training process. These painting companies will provide safety training, product knowledge, and painting skills for each of their employees.

Plus, great painting companies will also implement ongoing industry training. That way, each of their employees stays up to date on the latest painting techniques and product knowledge.

When you hire a painting company who is invested in advancing the skills of their painters, the service you receive will be consistent.

Are you licensed and insured?

This question cannot be stressed enough. Homeowners tend to skip this question but proper licensing guarantees that you are working with a legitimate company. It also means that you are investing in a reputable business that cares about your safety, and the safety of their employees.

Insurance protects your home and family in case of any accidents. It also protects you in the event that a painter is injured on your property. Verify that your Portland painter has invested in both liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

What is your preparation process?

Excellent painting does not start when the paint goes on the wall. It actually starts during the preparation process!  

Your house painter will be willing to discuss their surface preparation methods. This should include various levels of cleaning, repairing damage, sanding, and priming. At this time, you can also ask how many coats of paint they will add to the walls.

Do you offer a guarantee?

A quality home painting company will stand behind their services. Many painters offer some kind of guarantee, but not all are comparable. Be cautious of a “materials only” guarantee, as this offers very little protection for the homeowner.

A quality painting company is proud of their craftsmanship, and stands behind the quality of their work with a solid guarantee.

Sundeleaf Painting: Portland's preferred painting of choice

Sundeleaf Painting has been serving the Portland area since 1930. Our exceptional quality and superior customer service has set us apart for many years.

Please feel free to ask us any of these questions, and any others that you may have! At the end of the day, you need to have the assurance you need that you’ve hired the right team for the job.  When you are ready to paint your home, please reach out to us for an estimate.

Sundeleaf Painting, Inc.
2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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