Star West Painting & Epoxy


House Painting Lethbridge | Over time, our business properties and homes tend to look dated and need to be given a refreshing look. Whatever the changes are needed, one of the most cost-effective ways of achieving that is to apply a fresh coat of paint. Whether it’s the exterior or interior, a new layer of paint can instantly change the look and feel of a home or commercial building and enhance its appeal.

If you are thinking of having your home or business painted by a professional, you naturally want to hire the best. A professional painter efficiently delivers a high-quality finish that lasts. However, finding the best professional for the job is easier said than done. It can be tricky to invest time in the research to get the best painter for your project. Taking the necessary measures and doing due diligence can help avoid mistakes when hiring a professional painter. 

To ensure you do not make commonly made errors and choose the best professional painter for your requirement, Star West Painting & Epoxy has got you covered! Read on to learn about the most common mistakes people make when hiring a painter.

1. Hiring a ‘friend of a friend’ or ‘friend of a relative’
Generally, people care more for their friend or relative they are trying to get work for than for the person spending the money. If you do get a referral like this, you should check other references. Of course, if the relative or friend is a professional painter who is good at their job, you can have the best of both worlds by hiring that person.

2. Hire the ‘sweet talker’
Some people can certainly talk the talk; don’t be fooled. Ask detailed questions about their painting process to be sure they know their business. The ‘sweet talker’ can pull you into the comfort of accepting them without checking their references. However, if they’re bad at their job, you’ll be stuck with a substandard service despite paying the total amount and having to pay again for a rework.

3. Not asking for references
The best way to know what someone can do for you is to find out what they have done for others in the past. Ask for at least six references or more before choosing which ones you will call. References are a good way of understanding a person’s skill, professionalism levels and quality of service before hiring them. 

4. Not getting a solid commitment
When you hire a painter, get a solid commitment on when they will start and finish the work. If you are the one who says “there’s no hurry” it is too easy for the painter to keep pushing you off to accept other priority work. Also, if you don’t get a solid commitment to finishing the work then they will just buy more time before actually finishing the project, not making your project a priority.

5. Paying upfront
It is industry standard to pay a deposit but never pay the majority of the price, or especially all of it before the work is started or even done. There are too many scammers out there. By checking references, you’ll know whether or not the contractor is trustworthy to pay a deposit to. Once you’re sure about the painter’s integrity, go ahead and make the minimum payment. 

To avoid these and other mistakes people make when hiring a painter, reach out to Star West Painting & Epoxy – Residential/ Commercial Painters In Lethbridge, AB. 

All of our staff are full-time employees, not subcontractors. Even though we hire painters with many years of experience, we still do regular site visits to monitor their progress. We are WCB validated and fully insured. When you choose to hire us, you’re working with experts with excellent customer service, and you can see it in every step of the process.

To learn more about the painting services that we provide, please click here. If you have any questions about your painting needs, feel free to get in touch with us by clicking here