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Serving Bloominton, MN Home and Business Owners With Their Painting Needs
Interior painting is one of those jobs that seems like a fairly easy, if involved, do-it-yourself project, but can quickly turn into a long-lasting nightmare when unforeseen problems rear their ugly heads. Here in Bloomington, MN it will be no problem to get estimates from an interior painting contractor to decide if it is really worth trying the job yourself
Why Getting an Estimate is Vital.
Getting estimates from three interior painting contractors is the start. Family and friends are usually good sources for referrals. We have an estimate form and phone number to help on our website. Prices will depend on many things, such as area to be covered, level of preparation, whether ceilings or woodwork will be included, ease of getting to the areas to be painted, painting methods, and so on. Some painters prefer brushes and rollers while others prefer paint sprayers. Each method takes a different amount of paint to cover the same area, which will affect the price, as will methods of texturing.
You’ll want to discuss how the painter plans to deal with any light fixtures or any fixtures that cannot be removed that may get in the way of his workers or equipment. A good written estimate will contain a breakdown of details, such as type and brand of paint, the number of coats of primer and paint, and a description of the prep work anticipated.
Why References are Needed Before Hiriing a Contractor
Checking references is very important. Make sure the contractor you prefer has the proper contractor’s license. This can easily be checked at mn.gov. Getting a copy of the painter’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance certificates is also necessary, as if one of the interior painting contractor’s workers has an accident, without the necessary insurance the costs could be borne by the homeowner’s insurance.
If there will be a time limit for the interior painting job, that should be discussed, as well as the payment schedule and amounts. Final payment should not be made until you are satisfied with the job. The contract should include a warranty for a specific period of time guarding against any defects in the paint that should be repaired at no cost to the homeowner during the warranty period. If your home was built before 1978 and you suspect there is any lead paint in the area to be painted, that should be discussed also.
Protecting The Clients Valuables and Furniture.
During the job, the painters will cover any nearby areas that are not to be painted, such as floors, windows, counter tops, cabinets and other surfaces. Surface preparation on existing paint will include scraping any loose paint and light sanding as needed, and dealing with any nails sticking out. Moving furniture out of the way is usually the homeowner’s responsibility. A coat of primer is usually the first coat, whether this is a job on a new home or existing paint, then two coats of the colored paint. After the job, the painters will look for and clean up any accidents, as there no matter how well things were covered, will always be a few drips.
Finally, there should be an evaluation of the finished job with you and either the contractor or job foreman to make sure everything is to your liking. It should not be a problem to find a good interior painting contractor in Bloomington, and you’ll have a weight off your shoulders knowing that the job will be handled by a professional.