I don’t have time to talk to anyone who has an ad in the newspaper or phone book!” you say. “I’m a busy guy!” I hear you say. You’ve asked around at work, and no one has had any painting completed, or if they do, horror stories and nightmare scenarios abound. In short, no one can make a personal recommendation for you. Do you think you’re out of luck? No, don’t give up; I’ll reveal a few secrets, including the questions you must pose while interviewing a painting contractor. There are concerns that go beyond the obvious ones such as whether or not they are certified and insured. This is important because the contractor should be knowledgeable not only about how to apply paint, but also about what would look best in your house. You want to work with a painter who has studied colour theory and is familiar with how colour interacts in your environment. If the painting company refuses to assist you in selecting your color(s), they may not be the best choice for your project. GSD Painting and Decorating Contractors offers excellent info on this.
A professional painter understands how light influences colour and how the chosen colour will appear once applied. Additionally, certain shades have intrinsic defects. Darker colours can necessitate the use of a tinted primer and multiple coats. It’s possible that different shades of the same colour will clash. A Painting Professional with a background in colour theory would be aware of these factors and will assist you in making the best colour choices. The painting professional should be able to show you most, if not all, of the paint fan decks that are available. Inquire as to why the painter only has one fan deck open. There’s no excuse not to have a variety of colour fans from different manufacturers on hand. “This is the only paint I buy,” is not an appropriate excuse.