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Spring is fast approaching, and you may be keen to give your home a fresh look with a new coat
of paint. The fun part is visiting your local paint store, researching new colours, and selecting
paint samples to test your walls. However, when it comes to actually doing the work, it’s a lot
harder to roll up your sleeves and do the work yourself. As is often the case when it comes to
DIY projects, the right time never arrives, and your project stalls.

It’s amazing what a new coat of paint can do. It can uplift your mood and give your home that
‘wow’ factor you’ve always wanted, which is why you shouldn’t delay. Professional painters can
get your paint job done quickly and efficiently. Here are seven tips to help you find the right
professional painter for your project.

1. Create a Detailed Plan

The first thing to consider when approaching your painting job is the scope of the project. How
many rooms need painting? Do you have any special instructions that need to be addressed?
Also, assess your living arrangements— if bedrooms are being painted, can you make alternate
sleeping arrangements during this time?

What time of the year will the work commence? If it’s still cold outside, you’re unlikely to want to
open the windows and air out your rooms, so it may be best to choose low-VOC paints to
reduce the strong-smelling paint fumes.

It makes sense to figure out the details early so you can prepare well and discuss them with
your painter.

2. Research Professional Painting Contractors in

There are so many painting contractors to choose from, so it can be difficult to know if you’re hiring the best one. We recommend talking to friends and neighbours about their experiences with residential painting. Where possible, get a referral for a painting company, but you can also check out the company’s Google reviews. Independent reviews are a great way to learn more about what their customers are saying about their work so you have a better idea of what to expect.

3. Conduct Interviews with Potential Contractors

It’s important to feel comfortable with the contractors you bring into your home, so conduct
interviews to assess if they’re the right fit. Are the people you speak with friendly and helpful?

Ask them about their painting process and what measures they take to minimize disruption and
keep your home clean. Will they help you move heavy furniture and use drop cloths and
protective sheets to cover floors and furniture? A professional painter should prioritize customer
service, answering all of your questions and making you feel at ease with your choice.

4. Do They Have the Right Equipment?

Professional painters should have access to all of the equipment needed to complete the
painting project safely and efficiently. This includes access to professional-grade paints, painting
tools, ladders, scaffolding, and scissor lifts where needed.

5. Are They Fully Insured?

Professional painters should be fully insured. This helps to protect you and your home or
business in the event of any accidents, and it also protects the workers in case any harm occurs
to them on your property. Ask the company if they have full liability insurance and if their
workers are protected through WCB.

6. Are They Transparent with Their Costs?

A professional painter will assess the scope of the painting project and should provide a quote
before the work begins. Ask for a breakdown of costs and check if the cost of paint is included in
the quoted price.

7. Do They Guarantee Their Work?

While most professional painters in Edmonton stand by the work they do, it is best to check on
the guarantees they offer.

Hire an Edmonton Painter for Interior and Exterior Painting

At Schwan & Sons Painting Company, our team has over 70 years of combined painting
experience, and we’re proud to help residents in Edmonton upgrade their homes. With a three-
year warranty for interior work and two years for exterior work, we are committed to providing
excellence in all that we do. If you’d like to get a free quote on our painting services, book a visit
with one of our professional painters today.

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