How to Choose a Painting Contractor

Sooner or later, everyone needs to think about painting their house. Whether it’s to get the house ready for the market, painting a new nursery, or updating the living area, there are many reasons why you could decide to get your home painted. Once you decide on getting fresh paint for the house, you’re also going to need to find a residential painting contractor. Here are some of the essential tips you need to keep in mind to get the ideal paint contractor.

Plan the Budget

Before you start picking up the phone and dialing contractors, in my experience, the most important thing to do is to set up a budget. Be careful when deciding the budget because it’s going to dictate everything. From the quality of material used to the project’s scale, consider all these things when making a budget.

When it comes to contractor fees, look for offers that are reasonable and not too low. If the fees are too low, it may indicate that the contractor uses cheap paints, unprofessional painters, and rushed painting techniques. On the other side, don’t be distracted by claims of luxury painting services. Pick a contractor that offers a reasonable fee that goes in line with the budget!

Ask for Recommendations

While this isn’t a rule set in stone, one of the best ways to get a good residential painting contractor is by asking people you know for recommendations. Ask your friends and family if they’ve used a painting contractor in the past. Get all the details about their experience, and then decide if the contractor is worth hiring or not.

Residential painting contractors themselves are fully aware of the importance of word-of-mouth advertising in their industry. That’s why it’s important to ask for recommendations and get the best contractor possible.

Read through Online Reviews

If you don’t have access to any direct recommendations, then the internet is your ally. It’s essential that you read through online reviews with a grain of salt, since there are always two sides to every story. Keep an eye out for paint contractors and companies whose responses aren’t representing their business well. Check out Yanover Painting and Remodeling’s 5-star reviews.

Ask the Right Questions

The last step before you hire a paint contractor should be to ask them a few questions. While you can’t hold them on the phone forever, they should be more than happy to answer a few questions. Some of the most important questions that you should ask your residential painting contractor are as follows:

  • Do you have insurance?
  • Are your licenses valid?
  • How long have you been working as a paint contractor?
  • Do you offer any guarantees or warranties?
  • What types of products do you use?

These are the most important questions that you need to ask your paint contractor. If they answer these to your satisfaction, then you are free to hire the contractor.


Choosing the right residential painting contractor is incredibly important for ensuring that your vision for the house comes true. At Yanover, we help ensure that our clients’ requests are completed to the best of our ability. We offer both interior and exterior painting services. 

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