What To Look For When Hiring A Painter In Calgary

Are you hiring a painter for a home interior or exterior repaint or possibly a larger scale commercial project? Here are a few things to consider.

Some Things To Consider When Hiring A Painter

Credibility and experience are two of the most important characteristics you need to look for when hiring a contractor to handle your home renovation works. The credibility of a painting contractor speaks for the quality of service they can provide which guarantees an excellent outcome. Their years of experience ensure that they know what they are doing, and they can provide a more cost-effective painting service cost.

Earl’s Paintworks, Inc. has listed some of the best questions you can ask yourself and your prospect painting contractors in Calgary before hiring them:

  1. Are they professional painting contractors?

The first thing you need to know is whether they are professional painting contractors who can deliver the demands and desires you want for your interior painting renovation. It is good to keep at least three professional painting contractors as your options. Recommendations from relatives, friends, and neighbors are also a good way to find suitable painting contractors.

  1. Do they give free painting estimates?

Money is the biggest consideration for many homeowners when deciding on a home interior renovation. Some home painting renovations can be costly and getting a free estimate can be a good point. Moreover, free estimates provide a closer look at the total expense that the interior painting services costs.

  1. What painting projects have they had in the past?

You can visit the company’s social media or company website to look for their previous projects. You can also check for reviews and testimonies from the company’s previous clients. This will give you background about the contractor’s character and performance. You can then ensure their credibility and experience in providing the best painting service.

  1. Can they do repairs?

Most houses aged with time then suffered some damages from exposure to the great heat of summer sun or moisture build-up during monsoon seasons. It is important to know whether your contractor is capable of repairing wall cracks or ceiling leaks once they discovered one during the prep work.

  1. Will they keep you updated?

An interior painting renovation might a week or two. At some point, you might not be around to check the progress of their work. It is important to guarantee that your painting contractor will keep you posted about updates on your home.

  1. Do they have contracts and warranties?

Contracts are binding. This serves as your weapon when things get out of hand, and contractors did not meet the quality outcome you expected. The contract should contain all the painters’ and contractors’ details including their name, address, contact number, and license number. Make sure that it is stipulated in your contract what is and isn’t included in the job.

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.