Finding an Exterior Painting Contractor
May 28, 2010 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Selecting the right exterior painting contractor is just as important as the right paint. Choose a contractor who gives a good first impression and responds to any communication promptly. And if staying on schedule is of great importance to you, consider looking for contractors who don't have a reputation for excessive change orders.
Also be sure to obtain a full report on the painting team's safety training and record. Similarly, you must provide any hazards or potentially dangerous materials at the jobsite.
Pricing varies from contractor to contractor, but most consider 4 basic elements to determine the cost estimate: building size and height, number of windows and doors, and the amount of prep necessary. Be sure to get a complete set of plans from each contractor in order to compare apples to apples.