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Why Should You Hire House Painters?

“Isn’t painting a house easy?”. I get this question a lot from customers and I thought I’d take a minute to address the concern I have with this sort of question.   Do it yourself house painting is obviously always on option. We’ve seen some amazing work done by people who have little experience or even have ever held a paint brush. The reason I became a house painter was because I saw how with a lot of time and effort, you could really learn how to paint a beautiful house and when your an expert at something people are willing to spend a little extra money to get the job done right. Heck, painting is kinda fun! I won’t discourage anyone from painting their own home, but what I do recommend is that you get someone to do the job who has the intent and desire to do the job well. It can cause a nightmare to have a sloppy painting job done which lowers the value of your home and creates more time and money to fix. Before you consider doing a house painting job yourself we always recommend asking yourself 3 simple questions 1. Do I have the ability/tools to paint my house? There is no end of grief which follows trying to paint a house when you don’t have the skills or ability to paint a house. Without even mentioning the issues you will face by not having the right tools, there will just be a constant headache. I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to have to paint a house if they didn’t have the right tools.   2. Do I have the time to paint my house? Many people are often surprised at how long it actually takes to paint a full home. Before you read this line, ask yourself how long you think it will take one person (you) to paint your house if you worked full time on it. As a house painter who has done a full job on my own, I can tell you it will take roughly 3-4 days to get the job done correctly. Do you have this much time to set aside for the job?   3. Can you afford mistakes? The most common time we paint someone’s house is when they are about to move, or trying to increase the value of their home. In both these cases, there isn’t a lot of room for mistakes. If you had damage on your home because you wanted to paint it, would this cause a major crisis? Paint spills on the carpet or the roof can turn into major problems and you need to be prepared to deal with them.   We don’t want to discourage anyone and scare them into hiring a team of house painters, but if you are interested in a free quote we would love to speak to you. You can get in touch with the Langley Painters...

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How to Choose a Painter

Friends and family often ask me “How do I choose a painter?”. It seems like a really simple question that anyone could figure out, but after getting dozens of calls each year from neighbors who had a painter come and do a terrible job, I thought I’d share some wisdom on choosing a painter. I obviously want to make this as objective as possible because it’s important to me that any client of mine knows they have many options before going with my services. There are many painters in Langley, but my desire is that my client feels we’re the best company for the job and not the only option. Questions to Ask 1. “How long have you been in business?” The first question I would ever ask a painter in Langley is how long they’ve been in business. The simple truth is that people don’t often last when their work is poor quality. Most painters get their jobs from referrals, but no one is going to pass the name along of a bad painter. Ask the company how long they’ve been in business and even do some research by finding out when they incorporated their business to see if they are being honest. 2. “Do you have references?” After doing this for years, I’ve learned the best marketing asset you can ever have is a satisfied customer. The Langley Painters has a list of names who can be called at any time to vouche for our quality and this makes a huge difference to potential clients. Ask your painter if they have references who can be called. I can’t stress the importance of this enough! 3. “Who do you hire?” If we’re being honest about the industry, there are a large majority of painting companies who hire less than reputable or qualified individuals to do the job.  I could get in trouble for saying this, but I’ll state firmly that this is just my opinion. I have found in the past that the best employees are those who have a good attitude and a hard work ethic rather than professional training. 4. “Do you have insurance?” Accidents happen even with the best of painters. The Langley Painters has never had an insurance claim, but some of our friends have had some bizarre accidents which was not caused by negligence but just circumstance. Make sure there is coverage for any job you have done because you don’t want to be on the short end of the stick in the event of an painting...

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