You can find allegations of a College Pro Painters scam sprinkled across the internet from homeowners who say they had a less than perfect experience with College Pro Painters. Sometimes there is a genuine miscommunication between consumer and contractor, but, more often than not, a perceived College Pro Painters scam can be avoided by knowing how to choose a professional painting contractor.
Protecting and beautifying one of your most valuable assets is important, which is why homeowners need to carefully research and understand the exterior painting process to avoid a College Pro Painters scam. However, this can be a confusing and complicated process, which is why College Pro would like to offer the following advice to any person considering painting their home. A bit of research can go a long way and help you avoid a College Pro Painters scam.
The first step needed to avoid a College Pro Painters scam is comparing. You should always contact multiple contractors and receive quotes prior to making any decisions. A professional will come to your residence at the time of your choosing and walk around your home to assess the amount of work needed to complete the project successfully. The contractor should be polite and answer all your questions clearly and thoroughly. After investigation, the contractor should provide you with a detailed, written estimate which should include price, surfaces to be painted, methods and extent of surface preparation, payment procedures and the warranty. Your project is less likely to veer off track if detailed plans are settled and signed in advance.
If you have 2-3 choices in mind, make sure you research each one thoroughly. A College Pro Painters scam is more likely to be questioned if all options are not considered carefully. Talk to your friends and neighbors, word of mouth advertising is still the most effective and you know you will be receiving an honest review. Next you should begin researching online. While you are sure to find plenty of reviews on sites like Yelp, Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau, take information you find online with a grain of salt. Oftentimes, an unhappy consumer that perceived a College Pro Painters scam is more likely to complain about their experience than the hundreds of satisfied, happy customers who College Pro has served. Use logic, if a contractor has 8 glowing reviews and one that claims a College Pro Painters scam, odds are the business genuinely cares about the satisfaction of their clients.
Before you settle on a painting contractor you should ask about their preparation methods. Preparing a home for painting is almost as important as the actual paint job. A sloppy prep job can lead to poor results that do not last as long as they should. Be sure that your contractor plans to scrape, patch, sand and prime surfaces before adding paint to them. A good contractor will also outline how they intend to protect other elements of your home from paint spills and dust. Trim for example, is a challenge to paint and to paint around. Attention to detail must be given when prepping and painting trim to insure that the end result is clean and professional. And don’t forget about driveways, porches, doors, windows and plant life. A professional painting contractor will provide detail on their strategy for protecting all these elements through a combination of taping, removing and covering.
Hiring a painting contractor can be daunting, but researching your options and making informed decisions is the best way to avoid a College Pro Painters scam.