Maybe, for some home projects, do-it-yourself wall painting is acceptable; but for business rental properties, like condominiums, apartments, and commercial buildings, any condo manager would suggest hiring a professional painting service. The professional experiences and skills of painting contractors guarantee that your property will look attractive enticing and, in result, your managing agent won’t have a hard time looking for prospect renters.
For better understanding, here are the basics of contracting painting services—painting contractors’ duties, the process of hiring them, and negotiating the best price for their job.
What is a Painting Contractor?
These people usually work as a sub-contractor, under a general contractor, or can also hire themselves out directly to property owners and property management companies. Usually, painting contractors are small operation groups, ranging from one-man proprietor up to 30 painters working for a company.
How do I Find a Painting Contractor?
There are plenty of painting contractors all over Singapore. While many of them concentrate on painting alone, some perform associated tasks like minor drywall works, plaster repairs, molding, and trimming, and wallpapering.
When looking for a local painting contractor, property management companies like estate info from Singapore can provide recommendations for the most reliable local contractors. You can also ask colleagues or notice postages from lawns of houses along your homes’ neighborhood.
For bigger properties, like commercial buildings, which requires quality painting, local magazines display advertisements of established painting service companies. These magazines have lists of names and contact numbers of Singapore contractors—but be warned that most them are high-end workers and are quite expensive.
How do I Talk With a Painting Contractor?
One good thing about conversing with painters is that you don’t need specialized lingo, unlike talking with electricians and plumbers. Most contractors can easily explain the process and make things easy to understand for their clients. Some of the important points you may want to discuss with your contractor and managing agent are the cost of the paint and whether it’s already included in the estimated price, the type of paint to be used, the number of coatings to be applied, the timeframe of the job, and whether or not it’s preferable for the residents to vacate the place while the job is going on.
What Can Painting Contractors Do?
An estate managing company like www.estateinfo.sg from Singapore can help you find a painting contractor. These contractors can take on any kind of painting job, from painting windows to an entire building painting job. But for now, let’s just assume they’re painting the interiors of your property and doing some painting estate maintenance. You can expect they will do the following:
• Covering of objects and areas that are not included in the painting process, which may include the windows, floors, cabinets, kitchen counters, etc.
• Minor surface preparation, like sanding and scraping of old paint. “Minor” because stripping of old paint is a professional blaster’s job, not for painters.
• Removal of doors, lights, electrical plates, and other obstacles
• Priming new wall or the old paint with latex primer
• Double coating interior latex paint
• Double coating ceiling paint
• Clean-ups and final finishes
• Final evaluation between the homeowner and painting foreman
Beautification of property and estate maintenance is part of property management and one way to make sure your building looks striking to prospect clients is to exquisitely paint its interior and exterior walls. In doing so, let the professionals handle it and consider hiring professional painting contractors. Ask your managing agent for recommendations of quality contractors for top-notch painting results.