Hiring the experts to take care of an interior paint job guarantees unbeatable results. Nevertheless, it also has the potential to be slightly pricier than doing it yourself. It all comes down to the nature and extent of the job, along with the team you work with.
Still, some might argue that you can’t put a price on a flawless finish. Us being part of this group – there’s simply nothing like the luster and sparkle of a professional paint job. Tackling things manually can be enjoyable and rewarding, but you’ll never quite be looking at the same fabulous finish.
The question being – what can you do to keep costs to an absolute minimum, while at the same time benefiting from expert help?
Truth is, professional painting services aren’t nearly as expensive as you may think. Particularly for anyone looking to tackle an interior painting job, who doesn’t already have all the high-end gear and accessories they’ll need to get it done. By the time you’ve picked up all the products and extras you need, you could have saved money by calling the pros.
In any case, there are various ways and means by which costs can be reduced further, without compromising quality. So if you’re considering a pro interior painting job and would prefer not to overpay, here’s a quick rundown of five ways to cut the costs accordingly:
Insist On Fixed Quotes
First and foremost, don’t even think about working with a professional painting team that isn’t willing to provide you with a fixed quotation. This means a quotation in writing, which under no circumstances will change at any time. If they say the whole thing will cost you $500, this should be the maximum you are willing to pay and not a penny more. Always remember that any quotations provided on a verbal basis could be quite different come payment time.
Prepare And Protect
As for the logistics, you can save your painting team time and effort by going about a little of the preparatory work yourself. Always remember that the quicker and easier it is for them to get the job done, the less you can expect to pay for it. For example, if you have the time and inclination to do so, you could go about the wallpaper removal process yourself. You could make the effort to remove all the furniture and fixtures from the respective space, use protective covers to shield everything in the vicinity and so on. Any good painting team will offer these kinds of services no-questions-asked, but there’s nothing to say you can’t lend a helping hand.
Carry Out Repairs If Possible
The same also applies to any minor repairs that may need tackling around the place. If there are any minor holes in your walls for example, you could arm yourself with a batch of filler and make with the repairs. This is only a good idea if you know what you’re doing – mess it up and they’ll simply have to reverse what you’ve done and start again. Take a look around the place and see if there’s anything you could address ahead of time.
Ask About Peak/Off-Peak Times
Depending on the team of painters you work with, you may find that they charge entirely different prices in accordance with different days and times. It all depends on the times their services are in highest demand, the most/least convenient times for the team to visit you, how much of a rush you are in and so on. This doesn’t always make a difference as not all painting teams have peak and off-peak times. Nevertheless, there’s no harm in asking.
Ensure There’s A Warranty Included
Last but not least, always quiz the painting team ahead of time regarding the provision of warranties. The reason being that paying a low price is one thing, but having to arrange touch-ups and re-dos a few weeks further down the line is something else entirely. The whole point of hiring the pros should be to ensure you’re left with an outstanding finish that lasts. Not a half-cooked job you could have quite easily done yourself!
For more information about interior painting or to arrange an obligation-free quotation, contact a member of the team at Homm CPS today.