Red Flags That Signal You’re Working with the Wrong Painter

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Last updated on January 14, 2021

Not all professional painters are the same, and you don’t want to get stuck working with the wrong painter. If you’re contracting a painter for your home remodel, here’s how to spot an unprofessional paint service.

Lack of Detail in the Contract

Some contractors out there intentionally leave out the extent of work that needs to be done on your home in order to produce a quality paint job. If your contractor makes no mention of prep work, think twice about them. Either they don’t plan on prepping your house properly, and therefore, the result will be poor, or additional fees will appear on your bill that weren’t in your quote.

Too Good to be True

You’ve searched “house painters Kansas City,” and many, many choices came up, all of which had vastly different pricing. Although it’s very tempting to select a contract painter that’s well below what you’ve budgeted for, there’s usually a reason for the low price.

Professional painters actually go through apprenticeships in order to learn best practices and how to produce a quality paint. It’s important to realize that the extra little bit of money you spend on a painter who isn’t just a handyman is an investment in a job done right the first time.

The Painter Has No Reviews or Not-So-Great Reviews

Word of mouth is everything, but it’s often easy to overlook the bad reviews if the painter comes at a good price. When you’re tempted, remember that a quality paint at a fair price is worth the investment, and a cheap painter is not worth the risk of having to repaint your home.

No reviews say something too. That painter is inexperienced or has unsatisfied customers. A professional painter who delivers a great result and customer experience will receive resounding reviews from clients who felt compelled to express their satisfaction.

Your Painter Isn’t Listening to Your Vision

You’ve been living in your home for years and have finally decided to make it exactly how you want it to be. If your painter doesn’t listen closely to your plans and doesn’t ask detailed questions about the look that you want, you may need to consider hiring a different painter.

A professional painter will be dedicated to helping you create a home that you’ll love for years to come, and they shouldn’t glaze over the details that are essential to helping you get the perfect paint for your home.

A Painter, But No Paint

There are also some paint contractors out there who will charge based on the number of coats, leaving out the value and importance of the type of paint that is used. Depending on the paint you select, more than the stated two coats could be needed, leaving you with unforeseen costs. Be sure to discuss the type of paint, primer, and coats that will go into completing your project.

Schloegel Design Remodel has the professional painting services you need to get the home of your dreams. We have years of experience to guide you through your options and the entire process. Tell our friendly staff about your house and your goals, and we’ll happily provide you with a detailed estimate. Call us at 816-844-6158 or send us a message online.

Need more painting tips? Be sure to check out our Complete Homeowner’s Guide to Painting Your Home in Kansas City.