If you are interested in remodeling your home or starting a project that requires hiring a professional painter, Alfredo Casas, Director of the Comex Comprehensive Training Center, shares 8 tips that you should take into account when hiring one:
● advise yourself
Talk to different painting experts to make sure that the products you are going to buy are the right ones for your project and that the work that is going to be done is really necessary. In Comex stores, for example, you will find experts who can guide you in finding the type of coatings you require, as well as the needs that your space may have.
Dare to use color beyond white, you can rely on tools such as Combine 3C, which consists of applying 3 different colors in different proportions: 60% of a predominant color, 30% of an intermediate color and 10% of an accent color. . Apply the predominant color to the largest or longest walls; the intermediate color goes on the shorter walls, those with doors and windows and you can apply it in stripes or color blocks; Finally, the accent color can go on door and window frames, and all the furniture and accessories that make up your environment.
● Define a budget
Before starting your project, detail to your painter the type of work you require, the measurements of the space to intervene and the conditions in which the property is located, so that he can make the correct quote, since the budget must also include the type of material and the amounts needed of primer, sealer, plastic protectors, etc. On average, a house painter can charge between $35.00 and $40.00 MXN per m2.
● Ask and comment
Don’t be afraid to approach your painter when a job worries or confuses you. He speaks now or is silent forever.
● Ask about their previous jobs
Your project must fit perfectly and for that you can consult references and previous works of your painter, to make sure that it is the option you want to hire.
● Organize the time
A painting project usually requires a few hours to prepare and apply the paint, and the drying time will depend on the environment, so we recommend you organize your times and discuss them with your painter.
● If you want to waterproof, confirm that you know how to apply the product
Some products may require specific steps or techniques to follow in order to have an impeccable result; For example; The waterproofer has a special technique that not all painters know about, so it is important that you make sure they know about the product they will be applying.
● Make sure you have insurance
Some projects can cause damage to our objects, or the work can be dangerous, so make sure that the painter has insurance that covers those unforeseen events. Comex, for example, offers its affiliated painters the Safe Painter Insurance, ideal for these cases.
If your goal is to have exceptional results in your project, don’t forget to follow these infallible tips to make it a success.