What Exactly Is a High-End Painting Company, and How Do You Know If You Found One?
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Friday, September 25, 2015
When you think “high-end,” what comes to mind? If you love cars you might suddenly envision leather seats, sleek trim, unique features, and high horsepower. If you love fine dining, the term could bring to mind a restaurant where they serve course after course of creative, delicious food.
In short, “high-end” conjures up the concept of quality, refinement, and something you can simply enjoy because of its features and benefits.
Why should interior and exterior painting be any different?
What Does a High-End Painting Company Look Like?
There are several key attributes of a quality painting company that you should look for:
- A focus on surface preparation - Rather than just jumping directly to the application stage, a high-end painter will make sure that the surface is prepared. This ensures a longer-lasting, more attractive finish. Ask your prospective painter what their methods are!
- Quality products - There is a huge difference between low-grade paint and the work of name-brand, reputable manufacturers. For more about that, take a look at Apartment Therapy’s helpful article: Why Some Paint Is More Expensive than Others (And Worth it).
- Proper application - It takes training and skill to apply paint with clean lines, smooth strokes, and crisp edges. And beyond that, it’s important to have an understanding of how to treat and address the particular surface being painted.
- Quality work on display - Be sure to click through their online portfolios, getting a sense of the work they do.
Is a High-End Painter Always the Most Expensive?
They might not be the most expensive, but they’re also not the kind of company that is interested in being the cheapest. In the end, investing in quality craftsmen who offer longer-lasting, exceptional work will end up being a more cost-effective option. For more about that, and for a real-life example, take a look at our previous article: What Does Your Painting Estimate Include?
Are You Looking for a Portland Painting Company?
If so, the Sundeleaf team here is here and ready to help. Just give us a call to begin discussing your project goals.