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For an excellent Myrtle Beach painting service, Mills Painting, Inc. is the best place to call. Our team of professionals can help you with all of you projects. You won't be disappointed.

We Specialize In:

  • Interiors
  • Exteriors
  • Painting Services
  • Custom Painting
  • Drywall Repairs

How to Hire a Myrtle Beach Painter

As a homeowner, you may be an avid do-it-yourselfer, but when it comes to painting the inside or outside of your home, the job could get a little overwhelming especially if you don’t have all the appropriate equipment. Hiring a professional painter to take on the project is probably an easier solution particularly when dealing with ladders and high places. If you hire a qualified Myrtle Beach painter you can be certain he’ll have all the proper equipment to complete the job quickly and safely.

The purpose of painting your home is to improve its appearance and protect your investment but if the work is unprofessional or the products inferior your job won’t be successful. Anyone can claim to be a painter, but painting takes a certain amount of detailed skill so when you decide to hire someone for the job you need to become an informed consumer. Whether you’re looking for someone to paint a single room or the entire exterior of your home you want to make certain you’re hiring a qualified painter for the job.

Where to Look for Your Prospective Myrtle Beach Painter

When you make the decision to hire a Myrtle Beach painter there are a number of places you can start. Check with your local paint store or home building center. Many of these stores will have bulletin boards where painters and other contractors can post their business cards. Do a search online for a directory of qualified local Myrtle Beach painters. The certification process that is sometime involved can be take time and money and usually only professionals will make the effort.

Find out if anyone you know has ever hired a painter in the past. If they’ve had work done on their homes possibly they can show you first hand and tell you if they were happy with the completed project or if there were problems. If the Myrtle Beach painter did a good job, it could be an excellent way to get a recommendation.

Interviewing a Myrtle Beach Painter

It’s not usually a good idea to hire a Myrtle Beach painter simply because he offers you a low estimate. When asking for an estimate take some time to actually conduct interviews to help you find the right painter for the work you want done. Choose a few painters to come to your home and look over the project. Start by asking each one some questions concerning their past experience and knowledge in the field. Ask if they have done any work with other established local contractors. This is usually a good indication that they provide quality work.

Request proof of current state license and insurance policies from each Myrtle Beach painter. Every Myrtle Beach painter should have liability insurance to protect you in case of damage. Also verify that they carry workers compensation insurance for any employees. If someone gets hurt while on the job, you don’t want to be held responsible for some hefty medical bills. Make certain the painter is also bonded. If he should leave you with some unfinished work you then have recourse for getting the job completed.

Ask for references from each Myrtle Beach painter and follow up on them, but don’t rely on references alone. While references might be a good indicator of a reputable painter, the truth is if there are any unsatisfied customers out there, you probably won’t be given their contact information. Check with the local Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints on file. Ask what they were and if they were resolved. An occasional complaint isn’t uncommon but how the painter takes care of it says a lot about his business practices.

Once you have a few painters in mind, it’s time to get some estimates. If you don’t plan ahead, this could be confusing since every Myrtle Beach painter has his own method of handling a job, from the paint he prefers to use to the final cleanup. There could be differences in the prep work such as on exterior work where one painter may scrape and sand and another may use a pressure washer. These differences can greatly impact the figures on the bids you receive. You should supply each Myrtle Beach painter with a list of what you would like included in their bid. This way you are essentially comparing apples to apples and should see some uniformity in all the bids that will make comparing them much easier.

Getting a Contract from a Myrtle Beach Painter

After you’ve located the Myrtle Beach painter that you believe is the one you want for your project it’s time to talk about a contract. A contract should include a detailed outline of the job stating exactly what work is to be done, how it will be done and the paint that will be used along with the cost of materials and labor and an agreed upon payment schedule. It should also include all the painter’s contact information as well as his contractor’s license number. He should also attach copies of any necessary insurance policies. You’ll also want a date for completion of the job.

Find out if the painter includes a guarantee for his work if there is a problem with fading, chipping or peeling within a specific amount of time. Get it in writing that the painter agrees to fix the problem at little or no expense to you. While the paint itself may come with an extensive warranty, it will not include the labor cost of having the job redone.

Remember that you want to hire a painter you can trust. He may be working when you’re not around and it’s difficult to keep an eye on what he’s doing. And once the job is done you really have no way of knowing if the surface was actually primed or how many coats of paint were used. Hiring a reliable Myrtle Beach painter is just as important as hiring any other contractor to come into your home and you want the best one for the job.

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