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. Disagreements could arise between you and the contractor, especially if you were not able to agree early on regarding certain features or aspects of the project. Court battles have often resulted in these disagreements, particularly when they are left unresolved. This has happened too many times already, and it would be best if you try to avoid it. First, you have to ask the prospective contractor how long it would take for him to finish the entire house painting project. Naturally, you would not want a contractor who would take too long in putting the project into action. Sure, you may not be too bothered that the progress is slow, but you would at least want to get an idea as to a target date. At least you’d be warned that it will be slow going. 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 are most likely looking for a balance between fast execution and high quality results.
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. Most contractors will, of course, claim to have done so. But do not stop there. Probe further and make sure you have relevant follow up answers. Although it looks easy and simple enough, doing a house painting job yourself is actually quite complicated. Being experienced at the task would go a long way in making sure the results would be outstanding or more than satisfactory. This is the reason why you should look into the contractor’s level of experience. You also have to inquire as to how much it would take for you to have the contractor handle the whole house painting project. Now you must be wondering why there is a need to add this question, seeing as it is something that is already part and parcel of the entire project. We have included it here because it is often a major source of misunderstanding in these sorts of projects. It therefore helps to have a frank discussion, where the contractor can tell you what his or her fees are, and what is included in those fees (and what is not included). 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. This would most likely lead to unnecessary and wasteful spending, seeing as you are paying for some things that are not truly needed for the project.