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What To Look For When Hiring A Painter

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The question most homeowners ask themselves when trying to find a painting company is What do I need to look for when hiring a painter.

Recently we were asked this exact question from a potential client who was  looking to get a painting estimate.

What Do I need To Know When Hiring A House Painter

The question comes from homeowners feeling overwhelmed in their search to find a house painter.

They said that the reviews on google and the testimonials were helpful but they were still stuck on what they would need to know before hiring painters.

We’ve included some of the email communication between us to give you an idea of how the conversation went.

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Initial email from homeowner to request an appointment for a painting estimate was as follows:

” Hello! We are looking for an estimate for some interior painting services with drywall repairs to get our townhouse ready for sale.  Thank You! ”

Our honest response was to inform the homeowner that we were already pre-booked for weeks ahead  and felt we would not be able to fulfill their time frame request.

Our reply email went as follows:

“We can certainly set up an appointment to meet with you, discuss your painting requirements and provide a quote, but we feel it is important to let you know that we would not be able to provide the service until sometime end of May or early June, should you choose us to do the work. ”

But, they were looking to have their home painted sooner as they were wanting to put it up for sale in the Ottawa real estate market.

We then received another email asking for our help it went like this:

” After having read your terrific reviews we can see why you are booked so far in advance.

Might you be willing to provide  any info to help me as I continue our search.  Based on your extensive experience what would be a reasonable ballpark price range for a 1700 sq ft townhouse? Any tips you would be willing to provide would be greatly appreciated. There are so many companies out there it’s a bit overwhelming.

We will definitely keep you in mind for future work.”

Our closing email to the homeowner provided information to help them in their search.  It went like this:

“Thank you very much for the kinds words and for taking the time to reply to us and ask for our advice.

We understand that it can be overwhelming to try and find a painter and decide on which painting company to work with.

Regrettably we cannot fulfill every job request that comes through, but we can certainly try to help you in your search.

Our house painting blog is written by us with useful painting tips, advice and paint and home decor related articles.  We try our best to answer most questions homeowners may have when searching to find painters in Ottawa.  We hope you find them helpful. ”

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Discuss your painting requirements with the painter who is providing you the estimate.

Tips on What To Look For When Searching To Find A Painter

We’ve put together these tips on  How To Get A House Painting Estimate .

Our articles will give you tips and advice on what you need to look for when you call any painting company and  hire a painter to get a quote.

Lastly you might want to read this article once you’ve decided on a company.  This will point out a few important things you should  know to ensure you’re not being scammed.

We hope these tips are helpful, please feel free to search through them all.

We want to thank you for the opportunity, if you are still looking to hire a company in approximately 6-8 weeks, please feel free to contact us again and we can try again.

Wishing you the very best on the sale of your house and in the search to finding your next home.  We look forward to working with you in the future.   Best Regards ”

They replied to us with:

“It is clear that you love your work!  Thank you very much for your detailed response.  I especially appreciated the last blog post.  It was reassuring to know that were already looking for those things.

Although we’re looking to have this house painted relatively soon, we will certainly keep you in mind for when our new house needs painting. ”

It was very humbling to be asked to provide the information to a homeowner who was searching to find a painter in Ottawa.  If you are looking to hire a painting company and have questions we hope you find these tips useful.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Related Articles:

Painting Tips

How To Hire The Right Painting Contractor in Ottawa

How To Paint The Interior Of A House

How To Painting Tips for the do it yourself house painters.

Our blog purpose is to provide you the homeowner with useful tips for doing your own painting, advice on how to and about paint products.  We hope it also helps you in your quest when searching to find a painter.

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How To Decide On A Paint Colour

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Tips for Choosing Paint Colours

Deciding on a Paint Colour

Deciding on a paint colour is a personal one and we understand it’s not always easy.

Some homeowners will choose to hire an interior designer, while others visit online paint manufacturers websites to view hundreds of choices or flip through magazines or instagram photos for ideas on interior painting.

What you may not know is that if you are hiring a painting company more often than not the painter has years of painting experience and can advise you on selecting paint colours for your home.

Professional painters have a good idea of what is trending and what is classic and used the most in homes today.

Next time you are considering hiring a painter ask them for a colour consultation, you will be pleasantly surprised as to the knowledge they bring.

Related articles:

Interior Paint Colours

Don’t make these mistakes when picking out paint colours

How To Use Paint Colour Samples

How to make a small room feel larger with paint colours

How Lighting Affects Paint Colours

If you are searching to find a painter in Ottawa we look forward to hearing from you.

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Drywall Repairs and Patching

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Drywall Repairs and Patching tips

Repairs to Drywall

Holes, nail pops, cracks in the walls, trim or baseboards are just a couple of things that can require repairs to the drywall before painting.

Sometimes the repairs can be small patches, easy and quick fixes, while other times sections or entire drywall needs to be replaced.  Patching a ceiling or wall ensures all imperfections are sealed and it provides the smooth finish once the paint is applied giving you the best painting results you are looking for.

Patching Repairs

It can be the door knob that put a hole through the wall, or perhaps water damage caused to a ceiling, repairs to the drywall can be as easy as patching up the area with drywall compound.

Stipple ceilings require patching repairs if there has been water damage.  Water stains are common and can be fixed before painting. Use these helpful tips on how to paint over water stains.

Patching and Repairs Before Painting

It is an important first step when preparing drywall for painting.

Making sure all imperfections are patched and repaired gives you the professional painting result you are looking for in your home.  Read more tips on how to prepare before painting.

If you are hiring a professional painting company with the experience necessary to ensure quality repairs to the drywall and quality painting results, here are a few tips on what you can do to prepare before the painters begin.

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All In One Paints

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All In One Paints

All in one paint products are available from any paint company.  It’s usually referred to as an all in one paint because it is made thicker leading the consumer to believe that by using it you are actually skipping the priming of the walls and that one coat will give you complete coverage.

Read more in this article Paint Primer Vs All in One Paint to see what a painter recommends

Paint Primer

A paint primer provides the perfect adhesion and ensured coverage when painting.  It is important to buy a quality paint primer.  Primers can also be dyed to match the final colour to provide better coverage especially if the end paint colour is dark.  Read more on paint primers and other important painting tips.

Additional tips and advice from painters you may find useful for your next painting project are available on our blog.



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How Much Does Paint Cost

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Cost of Buying Paint for Painting

Spring is just about around the corner, and we are all looking forward to a fresh start.  Painting a new colour will get you started towards getting a new look for your space.

The Cost of Buying Paint

When buying paint for any home painting project there are considerations that take effect when looking at the cost to take your project from start to finish.

To start you can begin with estimating how much paint you will need.  After calculating how much paint you will need to buy you pick the colour or colours and then take into consideration the paint sheen.

Every paint manufacture has their own low to high end of prices for paint. Check out these buying tips  to help guide you through picking the right one.

Choosing the right paint can be tricky.  You can always ask a painter that you may have or will hire to do the job for you.

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