Are you thinking of having your house repainted? If the answer is "yes", then you've probably come across a lot of information regarding how you can go about doing it. First things first, you will need to find a good painting company Chicago has to offer and there are many. You only have to go through the local newspaper's classified section to see how many painters are listed there. Each contractor promises to give you the best service. Most promise fast, efficient and cheap services. That is all good, but you should also be looking for professional, experienced companies.
List the painting companies that appeal to you and start asking for quotes. The quotes should not only state the price, but they should include details like estimated completion date as well as payment options and what constitutes final acceptance of work. A professional painting company Chicago has to offer will include a warranty for their work in case want to know when touch ups are required later.
Before you engage any company interview potential candidates to verify how experienced they are. Ask for references to make sure that they have a solid customer base of people who are happy with their work. Ask for pictures, if they cannot provide that, ask if they will allow you to visit a work site they are currently busy with. A company that will allow you to do that is confident and proud of the work that it does, that should count for something in your final analysis. During a site visit take note of cleanliness or neatness as well as safety and conduct of workers. This will indicate how your own painting project will be handled.
After collecting quotes, conducting interviews and checking references and work ethic, decide on the painting company Chicago has to offer. The company you choose should have the right combination of skill, experience and price. Once you have made the choice communicate with the company to know paints textures, etc. Be sure to pick a person you are comfortable speaking to, who has the time and patience accommodate your questions and satisfy your curiosity about the job at hand. Do make sure that contractors are clear on the price and can break it down to specifics. Some contractors would simply give you a quote that says something like house painting for $5000. Cheap quotes sometimes leave the important aspects of the job out. Make sure that you know what amount of money goes to what. Take the process seriously, a handshake is not a professional way of agreeing to a contract, especially when there are no specifications. The sensible and professional thing to do is to list everything that will go into the job and allocate a dollar value, as for details or promises like having the crew starting on time everyday and being clean and unobtrusive, these should be put in writing too. If this is too much of a challenge for a paint company then walk away and find the company that can give you solid details in writing. A contractor who can sort the details and commit to them on paper is more likely to follow through.