Residential painters typically work on small-scale projects, such as refinishing kitchen cabinets or repainting the exterior of a single home. Their job requires the ability to understand homeowners’ vision for their living spaces and deliver quality results with a minimum of fuss. They also know how to handle and use household paints that are usually oil-based, water-based or latex.
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They also know how to set up strategic timelines for completing tasks. It is important to have the correct paint applied, especially if it will be used in high traffic areas. Using low-quality paint will increase the amount of time required to finish a painting project.
In addition to these skills, residential painters are accustomed to working in a home environment that is often full of distractions and movements of family members and children. Having this skill allows them to respect the privacy of homeowners and complete their painting projects in a timely manner without disrupting their daily routine.
A good way to find a professional residential painter is by asking friends and family who have recently had their home painted for referrals. Alternatively, you can find many painting companies on social media that feature pictures of their previous projects along with customer testimonials and references.
The next step in finding the right painter is to get a few quotes and compare the costs of each. There are two major cost categories: direct and indirect. Direct costs include things like paint, labor and gas (especially if the painter lives out of town). Indirect costs are the other charges that you don’t usually think about when looking at an estimate, such as cleaning fees or insurance coverage.