Why Job Walkthroughs Are Important
Hiring a contractor of any kind is never easy, in fact it can be very difficult and sometimes overwhelming.
During this walkthrough, you will not only be helping out the contractor by showing them the project, you will also be able to discuss the details of how you’d like the job to get accomplished. During the walk, you should:
Make Sure the Surface Area is Known: It is important that your contractor know exactly how big the surface area is in which they are about to paint. A professional contractor should have the tools necessary to measure the surface area. This will also help determine an estimated job time and cost.
Colors & Schemes: It is important that you and your painting contractor are on the same page to help you achieve your vision. Understanding the color vision for the job and working with the contractor is key; a professional should have experience with palettes of colors, and offer advice for your project.
Asset Protection: It is very important that you apply proper protection to your surroundings. You don’t want areas to be painted that shouldn’t be. It is important to make sure that non-project areas can be masked off and protected. Ask if this is something included in your contractor’s job details, and if it is, make sure you let them know exactly what should and should not be painted!
Inspect the Surface Condition: A contractor should thoroughly inspect all surfaces that are going to be painted to make sure they’re clean and ready for paint. Otherwise there may be splotches or unsightly bumps in the paint.
Safety: For all professional painting contractors, safety should be a major concern. OSHA makes it very clear what a contractor should and should not do. During their initial visit, they should be looking for potential areas of concern, and planning how they will protect their workers while painting your home or business.
At Mike’s Quality Painting, we make sure that during our job walks, we ask all the right questions to get your job done with 100% satisfaction! If you want the best for your Albuquerque or Santa Fe home or business, schedule an estimate by clicking here or by calling (505) 508-5342. We can guide you to a perfect paint job – from choosing paint colors to setting a timeline that works for your busy schedule!