Once you’ve decided to paint your home it’s time to find a painting company that can do a high quality job at an affordable price. An important part of this process is obtaining an estimate from the painting contractor.
An estimate, also known as a quote, gives you a projected cost and plan for your painting project. Every homeowner has a list of needs that have to be considered during the estimating process. Every Atlanta painting company has specific requirements that need to be met in order to deliver for you. An estimate pulls these details together in one document so there are no surprises and so you can make a final decision about your painting project.
Giving you a clear estimate for painting services should be an easy part of your home improvement project.
What Details Should Be Included in a Painting Estimate
It’s important to keep in mind that an estimate is really a way to the scope out the work to be done for your residential painting project. That’s why it’s important to pay close attention to the details the contractor includes with your estimate for services. Important details to include are information on painting products to be used, estimated number of hours for the job as well as payment terms, insurance and warranty information.
Other details that should be part of an estimate include the number of rooms and walls to be painted, the amount of paint to be used, scheduling preferences, prep time requirements, and desired dates for completion.
Any specific measurements or homeowner requests should also be included with the estimate. If the information is not precise or if it’s missing specific details you mentioned, be sure to ask the contractor for clarification.
The final agreement you make with the painting contractor is based on what’s written on the estimate.
Can I Get an Painting Estimate Over the Phone?
You may think you should be able to get a painting estimate over the phone. All you have to do is tell the contractor the square footage of your house, right? In reality, the painter still needs to be able to see your home in person in order to give you an accurate estimate.
This enables the painter to determine how many coats of paint are needed for each wall, note any imperfections that need to be addressed before painting (holes, nails, damaged plaster, water stains), and make sure color selections are aligned with your existing or planned home décor.
After visiting your home, the painting contractor should draft a written document and send it to you either digitally or printed on paper.
Choosing the Right Painting Company Matters
Your painting contractor is your partner in beautifying your home so it’s important to choose the right one.
The professionals at J. Stevens Painting are ready to help you scope out your project with a free, detailed estimate.
To get started, contact J. Stevens Painting at 770-365-6889 today.