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Hiring a Painter for Your Office (Part One)

by / Monday, 13 February 2012 / Published in Interior House Painting

While you might opt for a DIY paint job at home, you’ll definitely want to leave the job of painting the office up to the professionals. As a businessman or woman, most likely you don’t have the time to paint your own office. You have more important things on your to-do list, like acquiring clients and closing business deals. You know—the stuff that actually makes you money. But when you decide that it’s time for a new coat of paint, how do you know which Cincinnati painting contractors to hire? When it comes to your business, it’s especially important to cover your legal bases when you hire a contractor.

To start with, you’ll want to get an on-site consultation before the painting begins. The contractor should sound very knowledgeable about the different types of paints and finishes. They should also understand that you have a certain deadline and budget to stick to. If they know that they may exceed your budget, they need to be honest and up front about this to prevent any frustration between the both of you later on.

As we’ve mentioned in earlier blogs, you want to make sure that the contractor is licensed with the EPA.  If the building was built before 1978, there’s a high probability that the original paint contains lead. Also make sure the contractor is insured. They need to provide their own liability and worker’s compensation insurance.  You need to see proof of this before the contractor sets foot on the job site. Also before work begins, you’ll need a written contract. Every item of importance should be listed in this contract. It should clearly state the job’s start date, any details concerning the contracted job, the guarantee of work, and a specific policy for cancellation.

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