Unfortunately, there are painting contractors out there who cut corners, use sub-standard materials, and employ inexperienced, low paid staff. At Professional Painters, we do all we can to live up to our name, in terms of using high spec paints and other products, employing experienced tradesmen, and taking a professional approach to Project Management.
What sort of products do we work with?
The standard of paints and other materials used on the job will effect appearances and longevity. There exists a massive variation when it comes to quality concerning surface finishes such as paints and wall coverings. Additionally, there are numerous customized finishes that ought to be utilized for particular functions. Variations in the price of a cheap tin of paint versus a professional grade tin of paint account for serious variations in the constituents, with higher cost paint having higher quality materials which look superior and have a longer lifespan, like binders, resins, and titanium.
Along with surface finishes, the caliber of other sorts of components makes a difference as well. For instance, the standard of filler a decorator applies effects its durability and function. With that said that you need to request specifics of the paints and other materials which will be used on your job whilst ensuring the contractor is aware of what they are working with and the relevance to your desired results.
The primary shortcut is not to stipulate the kinds of materials to be employed on the work and apply cheap products. This will save a company money whilst impinging on the standard and durability of the decorating job. Find out about the paints which will be applied and be certain they are right for the task.
Quotations and Management
We can provide a fast quote on any job within 24 to 48 hours. However, some companies outsource their estimation work. This raises the following dilemma for a client:
Being the person providing the quote, will you be professionally associated with the work? If you’re not, in what way will the job be managed?
Frequently you might speak to the estimator or manager prior to the start of the project, but they won’t in reality be carrying out the work. That is not unusual, and there is nothing inappropriate with it, so long as the firm has a program for taking care of your job.
It is an area where you can find lousy business practices. If an estimate is very low, make no mistake – the employees will be paid little and will probably be inexperienced and untrained. They do not have a lot of motivation to do a good job. How can a job be expertly handled if lacking professionals taking care of the work?
Project management involves the setting up, delivery and post project support of the work you have paid for. This is significant as it will enable your job to operate correctly and guarantee that you receive the outcome you want.
Great project management consists of:
- A reliable quote which is comprehensive having specs that checklist the work you have agreed to have conducted and will direct the tradesmen throughout their work.
- A particular program for undertaking each stage of the undertaking (such as preparation, work surface and equipment protection, paint application, clean up, and so on.)
- All modifications to the work conveyed and documented and agreed upon by client and contractor.
A process for the workforce to evaluate and assess the work they do.
- A final check at the end of the work in which the project manager goes over the project with the customer to guarantee all has gone to plan.
Project management is essential for contract decorating projects as it supports good customer relations as well as minimizing the risk of grievances. By using a suitable project management process, these issues are usually averted and the project will be executed professionally.