Interior Painter

6 Important Questions You Should Ask Your Professional Interior Painters

While researching for a professional interior painter, you must ask all your chosen painting companies some essential questions. It is important to determine their professionalism and competency accurately. Therefore, asking these questions will help you select the right painter for the job.

Below, we have mentioned six important questions you must ask any professional interior painters.

1. How to prepare a room for painting?

A high-quality professional painting company will do most painting prep jobs for you. They are most likely going to place tarps or sheets over your furniture and floors while painting. They may also move your furniture and other valuable items out of the room which can get in the way while painting. They will also perform repairs such as spackling, caulking, and sanding as needed.

2. How long does interior painting take?

The timeframe of the project depends on its scale and complexity, i.e., the number of rooms to paint, height of walls and ceilings, prep work, and the amount of items needing moved prior to painting.

If spraying is required for the job, a considerable amount of masking will take place to ensure no overspray gets places it shouldn’t. Examples of times spraying may be used are while painting cabinets, trim, and doors.

3. How long does interior paint last?

Premium quality interior paint usually lasts for many years before showing signs of discoloration or wear. However, how often you paint the interior of your home entirely depends on your needs. For instance, if you want to update your interior walls, you can repaint them whenever you feel like it.

Also, if you see signs of wear and tear, you can repaint your interior to make them look new, even if you got them painted just a few years ago.

Kids, dogs, and multiple people living in a home can cause paint jobs to wear down quicker due to the walls, trim, etc, getting touched and potentially banged up which may require touch-up paint or possibly repainting the interior of your home.

4. Which interior paint is best?

Professional painting contractors know which paint brands would suit your requirements the best. Some common sheens and areas they should be applied are flat for ceilings, eggshell for walls, eggshell/satin for bathrooms, and semi-gloss for trim and doors. Estimates should include different brands along with instructions for applying those paints so that your property looks perfect, and the paint lasts several years.

5. How much does it cost?

The total price of the painting project depends on multiple factors – the scale of the project, the time of year, the chosen paint brand, etc. Since most homeowners get their exterior painted in spring and summer, you will get highly competitive prices for interiors during this period and possibly have painters turn down the job during these peak times of year.

However, many painting companies offer discounts and promotions if willing to wait until winter. This is a lesser-known hack for getting the best price for your project.

6. Do painters need to be licensed, bonded, and insured?

A reliable and genuine painting contractor will have insurance to protect you and your property. You must look for painters who are not only licensed but also bonded and insured. Their CCB#’s, if licensed, are typically posted somewhere on their estimates.

About West Rivers Painting

Asking the above-mentioned questions will help you hire a reliable and professional interior painter. At West Rivers Painting, we have a talented crew of highly professional painters specializing in interior and exterior house painting. Our clients choose us for our expertise and experience in the industry. For more information, contact us at (541) 419 3912, email at, or fill out our contact form.

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