When hiring Toronto home painters you want to select someone who will make you house look great–after all, it’s likely your most valuable asset and you want it to look it’s best. Here are a few things to keep in mind so that you have the best painting experience possible…
When calculating out how much to charge for your painting project a painter generally estimates the number of hours the project will take and then multiplies it by their charge rate. Paint and supplies are then added on to this figure to arrive at the price they give you, the potential client.
When one painting contractor is charging you less than another painting contractor here is generally what’s happened:
- They are figuring that the job can be done in fewer hours
- Their charge rate is lower, which generally means their labour rates are lower. A painting contractor using painters in the $20-$25/hr range is usually going to offer a higher quality job than a painting contractor using painters in the $15-$20/hr range.
- They are figuring less for paint and supplies, which generally means a lower quality paint is being used.
Therefore, choosing the lowest priced painting contractor is not necessarily the best decision, because compromises have to be made to be the cheapest price.
Toronto Home Painters Tip 2: Proper Prep Work is Necessary
It takes time to properly set up a paint job. Floors must be covered and protected, furniture has to be covered with plastic, switch plate covers must be removed. All these things take time, but they are well worth it! Your house and its contents are valuable to you and as the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Also, properly prepping ceilings, walls and trim by filling nail holes and other surface imperfections result in a better looking finished product. Using primers, when necessary results in a more durable paint job and a better looking end result.
Toronto Home Painters Tip 3: It’s Worth it to Spend a Little Extra Money On Quality Paint and Primers
A higher quality paint can be twice as expensive as a lesser quality paint. What do you get for that extra cost?
- First, a higher quality paint from a reputable supplier covers better than the lower quality paint, which means that you get a better-looking result with fewer coats of paint, which saves labour cost.
- Next, higher quality paints are generally more durable than their cheaper counterparts. You will save money by having to paint less often.
For most painting projects paint and supplies only make up 10-20% of the total cost of the project, so you’re far better to spend a little extra on the paint to save it on the labour cost both now and in the future.
Keep these 3 things in mind when choosing a painting contractor and why not schedule a quote with CAM Painters? We’d be happy to Transform your home with lasting beauty!