Get a Contract From Your Painting Contractor
The first thing you should do after you find out if the painting contractor has liability and workmans comp insurance is get a contract. Make them list the services included with the paint installation, and here's why:
I hired a seemingly nice young man to do some house painting for me. He stated that it would take 3 days and a total of 2200.00 dollars to paint the residence.
When I returned a week and a half later the work was complete and not bad but the bill he gave me was for 2655.00. I asked him why and he stated that he had to pay for materials and plastic to cover furniture and the extra cost was a 100.00 fee for moving furniture.
Make sure that when you deal with contractors that you get a contract stating what services are included and what you can expect from them. Always set the expectation up front. Being personable and nice is not necessary when you are doing business. Stay polite and firm and make them explain the totality of the costs involved.
I hope that this can help someone out there not to make the mistake that I had made.
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