Why a Cheap House Painter Could End Up Costing You More
At first glance, cheap estimates always look better; after all, who would want to pay extra money for no reason? Why would you waste your hard-earned dollars that could be used for so many other things? But are there any dangers you should be aware of before choosing a low house painting estimate? Could it end up costing more in the end than hiring a non-bargain-basement painting contractor? Let’s take a look.
Are There Hidden Costs?
Sometimes, the reason that a company is able to offer low prices is simply that the estimate they are giving doesn’t include all the expenses. If materials aren’t included in the price, it will throw the numbers way off -- materials are a significant expense! Also, there could be extra fees or small things that you assumed were part of the estimate. When you are looking at estimates, always make sure to check what they include, otherwise your cheap estimate might turn out a lot more expensive than you bargained for.
Do They Have Licensing and Insurance?
Licensing and insurance cost a lost of money, and it can seem like a good idea to some painting companies not to maintain them. This lowers their expenses, thus lowering their prices, giving them more clients, earning them more money. However, this isn’t good for everyone… it isn’t good for you! A painting company without licensing and insurance may not be safe or qualified. Also, in the case of a mishap, you are not covered. Make sure you are hiring a fully-licensed and insured painting company before you jump for the cheapest offer.
Is Their Work Thorough?
Another possible downside to hiring an inexpensive painting contractor is that their work may not be very thorough. To achieve a great paint job, you need high-quality supplies, ample surface preparation, and often, several coats of paint. These all take extra time and/or money, so they are corners that cheap painting companies may have to cut in order to keep their prices low. It really does make a difference if the surface is lumpy or the paint is patchy because there’s only one coat.
Will Their Paint Job Last?
It can sometimes be hard to tell an excellent paint job from a mediocre one at first, but its real quality shines through in the longer term. Even if a low-quality paint job looks fine or even good to begin with, it may deteriorate quickly. That would mean you would have to repaint. If you need to repaint often, it would be more worthwhile to hire a high-quality painting contractor and get a paint job that will last.
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