Finding the right interior painter can be a difficult task. Before hiring any painting contractor make a list of questions to ask them to be sure you are hiring the right one that will best suit your needs.
As you interview each contractor take them to every room in your home. Every room in your home requires a different preparations, designs, and paints sometimes according to the condition of the walls. Kitchens and bathrooms in particular are exposed to more moisture than other rooms in your home. If you have children that play in their rooms there can be holes, thumtacks or even marks that a painting contractor will have to remove or repair before they begin painting. Walls and ceilings are often different heights especially if you have vaulted ceilings. Some of the other questions to ask painting contractors are what colors will look best in each room or what color combination would look best.
If you are undecided what colors would look best in each room try using an object from the room such as an area rug or a small piece of furniture that is a solid color. All profession painting contractors use color wheels to determine which colors are best. Compare the color of the object you chose with various colors on the wheel to determine which color is best for each room in your home. For example, if one of your favorite colors is green, then choosing various shades of green would be called analogous color and selecting shades of yellow would be call complementary colors. For the best results try choosing colors inspired by nature such as ocean blue or various earth tones. You can even use browns with yellows.
Once the colors are chosen, the prep work begins. Most painting contractors will move all furniture into the center of each room so they have room for ladders and drop cloths. The next step is to cover all fixtures and surfaces that will not be painted to protect them from paint splatter. Next all holes are filled and sanding which includes nail holes from pictures and removing any bumps. Finally the painting begins. Professional painting contractors understand that they are painting rooms that are normally used by family members so they work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Most rooms can be painted in a day depending on the size of the room and if a second coat is needed. These details should already be in the bid that was presented to you prior to hiring that painting contractor.
As with hiring any contractor, be sure you ask for references and verify that the painting contractor you have chosen is reliable and has a good long standing reputation in your local area.