Whether you're moving into a new home, planning to remodel the inside walls of your house, or you simply just want your walls to feature a different colour, the painting of these walls should be left to a trained professional. Residential painters have the necessary qualifications to make sure that your corners will be painted without overlapping, that no paint bubbles will form on your walls, and that the surface will have a smooth finish. Here are a few important questions to have answered by the painter before agreeing to let him work on your house.

What paint do they recommend?

Almost all professional painters will have knowledge of what type of paint best fits your surface. They should be able to recommend various colours for different rooms in order to make sure that you get the best contrasts. For example, if you are looking to paint your TV room you could opt for a dull finish so as not to have any glare at night. Skilled contractors will give you several suggestions and recommendations in order to get the best results.

What painting method will they use?

Whether you know how painting works or not, you should be aware that before the actual painting happens, the surface has to be prepared and primed. Ask the contractor about the method that they use when painting. How many primer coats do they use? Do they plan on using a combination of primer and paint in order to save time? What will they use to prepare the surface before the actual painting?

How will the painter protect your valuables?

When painting the inside of your house, you should know that all your shelves, furniture, and all valuables must be moved out of the way. Ask the painter how exactly they plan to protect those valuables. Will they use bubble wrap to protect them? What about the floor, how will they protect it? These may seem like redundant questions, but you do not want to have a floor with paint spots that can't be cleaned or pieces of furniture dotted with paint.

How long will the job take?

While it is possible for unforeseen circumstances to lead to potential delays, you want to know an estimate as to when the job will be finished. Make sure to find out exactly how many painters your work will need, as well as how many painters the company is willing to send. If you think you're getting too little painters and that the job will take longer to complete, you can negotiate for more painters. Remember that time is money and that ultimately you are the one paying if the job takes longer than expected.