Picking a painter should be easy, but it does not always turn out that way. Some times finding the right painting company for your project can be a real headache. So here are a few tips you can try before looking for a painter.

Decide what work you want to get done and do not forget the details. Things such as trim, ceilings, doors, inside closets, cabinets and light fixtures are often overlooked  by the home owners until the walls look so new and vibrant. Adding thing at the end or in the middle of a job leaves room for the company to tack on unnecessary charges. While the extra time and the paint for added items need to be applied many companies will give a better price when first biding the job. Once a painting company has contracted the job there is no longer a need to impress the customer with prices.

Pick your paint colors. Never leave this choice up to the painting contractor. While their input can be valuable, you will ultimately be the one living with the colors. You can use color chips or buy tester colors to help make this choice easier. When testing use a spot that gets some sun as well as some shade to get a good idea of how the color will look. Also look at the color in both day light and at night before you make the finial decision. colors have the ability to change in different lighting. The test spot should be no larger than 2"x2" area, anything bigger can sometimes show back through if you do not like the first color and change to a new one.

Ask everyone you can about their experiences with painting companies. The more you know the better prepared you will be when time comes to make a choice on what painting company will be the best for your project. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the details. What did you have painted? How big was the space? How much did they charge? These are great questions to ask, but also ask about cleanliness. Ask if they were kept informed about the job as it progressed, and if the job was completed in a timely manor? Most important of all ask if the people working for the painting company was knowledgeable about the products they used and the materials they worked with.

Research, Research, Research. Look at every painting company in your area. Find out what products they use and if they have insurance, or offer a warranty? Look at pictures of their work and reviews by their customers. Find out how long they have been in business? Check them out with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) to see if any complaints have been filed. Remember some complaints can be normal as long as the painting company has made every attempt to fix the problem or problems.

Now it is time to pick the right painting company. Once you have decided what to have painted, picked the colors you love, asked questions until your blue in the face and done all the research you should be a pro at finding the best painting company for you. One last thing to remember is that you will most likely have to wait for the painting company you want because you most likely have picked the best painting company based on price, professionalism, and quality. So the painting company may be booked out for a moth or two.