Messy House Painters Ruined My House
(Baltimore, MD, USA)
Personally in choosing a painting contractor I would suggest that homeowners look beyond price and I really do insist that they look for reputable companies that may cost a bit more but ensure professional service and quality work.
I was looking to have the first floor of my house painted. This paint job included the living room, dining room, a small den and the kitchen. I really needed everything painted at a reasonable but fairly cheap price so I went with a small painting contractor in my area that promised quality work for a significantly lower price than a better known competitor that was higher in price.
Basically this contractor came in my house and RUINED my hardwood floors and did a HORRIBLE paint job. The job which was supposed to be completed in a week’s time was never finished in a week because the guys who contracted to paint my house were booked to paint someone’s house also — so basically the company was overbooking appointments and didn’t have enough manpower.
They didn’t cover my floors properly — and some of the painters even moved the plastic I put down saying it was “getting in the way”. Paint eventually ended up on my hardwood floors and I was not the least bit happy about it. Also, a lot of my furniture was scuffed with them moving their ladders around and nicking my things.
My biggest mistake in hiring this contractor was basically taking the cheap way out. I should have chosen a more expensive bit more professional company to complete the paint job. Before I agreed to use their services I probably should have looked for reviews on the internet or from local people who may have used their services in the past. This would have probably steered me away from this catastrophe.
The major lesson I learned is that cheap is not always better and I know it sounds so cliché but it’s so true. I had to hire the company that I passed up to complete the job and it cost me even more money, stress and confusion which I didn’t want or need!
Be willing to spend the extra money to have a job done right and most importantly if you want to use a small company that you are unsure of, do some research first — so you don’t end up with the headache I had.
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