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Things to consider while hiring a painter or decorator

By Mark Collins Subscribe to RSS | May 11th 2012 | Views:
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Finding a quality and reliable painter is an uphill task for every homeowner. If you want to give a fresh new look to your home or office then it is essential to hire a professional painter with years of experience who can perform excellent work. Here we will discuss about the different ways to find out the right painter.

Ask for references from friends and relatives

It is good to ask for references from your friends and relatives. It is good to spend time to get a professional painter. You can either call them or meet them directly. Never feel shy to ask to them, you can also have a look at the work done by the painter. Seeing with your own eyes gives you an overall idea about the work done by them.

Check prior experience of the painter

Next important thing to enquire is about the prior experience of the painter. Check the portfolio of the painter; if possible try to have a look at the previous work done by them. Some decorators are expert in painting outdoors while others are good at painting indoors. For few of the interior work you need to hire special decorators in Glasgow who have years of experience. Interior decorators can provide customized solution for all your decoration needs. Special effects including marbling and rag rolling are provided by skilled professional decorators.

Get price quote from the painter

It is good to get detailed price quote from the painter, price quote must include everything right from list of materials, labour charge and other things. If the painter is honest he will be ready to answer all your questions including the cost of materials and the profit he earns from painting work. Compare the price quote with different painters and choose the painter who can provide quality works at best rates.

Time for the job

Speak clearly about the time needed to perform the specific painting and decorating job. A painter who can perform work efficiently and quickly is profitable, as you need to pay them less as the work hours will be less. Decorators like Glasgow decorators performs paintwork within the stipulated time period.

Licensed or registered

No specific body governs decorators and painters however majority of them are trained as apprentices. There are special training courses available for painters including intermediate and advanced training courses.

Also make sure to check whether the painter is a member of recognized trade associations like British Decorators Association. It is one of the largest organizations for UK decorators and anyone who is the member of this association must adhere to the rules and guidelines of the association. 'Code of practice' ensures one to get quality work from tradesman.

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