4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a House Painter in Lancaster, PA


I’m Todd with Todd A. Hess Painting Company. I’m here to talk to you about things you would ask a painter in Lancaster, PA, before hiring them.

Number one would be, what type of project are you looking to get done, and how often do they do that type of project

Here at Todd A. Hess Painting Company, we do a lot of large exterior paint jobs that require a lot of prep, and there’s a lot of wood involved. It may be 5, 20, or 25 years since these projects may be done. We just know that that’s a particular type of painting, and we would want you to ask the contractor how often they do the type of painting that you’re looking to get done. 

Another one would be, what insurance do they carry

This is because insurance is something that’s overlooked by a lot of homeowners, and accidents do happen. So you really want to make sure that the people that are on your job are insured, especially if there’s work that’s going to be done that’s up high, that could possibly be a safety hazard. You want to make sure that they have insurance.

Number three would be, are they using a line of paint that you know for a fact is?

If a contract says, “Hey, we’re going to use Sherwin-Williams paint, or we’re going to use PBG paint,” and nothing is telling you what line the paint is, then they’re not letting you know what quality because every manufacturer has a low quality and high-quality option. We always recommend not skimping on the quality of the paint because that’s not going to be as good. The higher quality is going to last longer and be more durable.

And the fourth would be, do they do criminal background checks on their employees

You never want to have people in your house working around your family if you don’t know for a fact that there’s been criminal background checks and that the person is safe to work in your home.

So those are the four things that we really, really encourage people to ask contractors when they come out to do painting. If you are in the market right now looking to do a project in Lancaster, PA, please reach out. Check out our website, www.toddahesspaintingco.com or give us a call at 717-881-5807.

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