Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Painting Company

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When choosing painting contractors, apart from their skills and price points, you also need to consider their reliability. After all, you will be inviting them into your home and trusting them to execute a high-quality paint up. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not verify the trustworthiness of painting contractors and companies. They base their choices solely on the face value of a business, which generally leads to unsavory results, unexpected expenses, delays, and other issues.

To help you avoid making this and other costly errors, Canadian Professional Refinishing Inc (CPR) has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a painting company.

1. Not validating their insurance
You must verify if your painting company has insured its employees to determine if you will be liable to compensate them should they get injured while working on your property. Doing a simple validation can save you from a lot of trouble should an unfortunate accident occur during a painting project.

2. Not checking their WSIB standing or clearance certificate
Companies with a valid Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) standing or clearance certificate, usually take their safety and legal responsibilities seriously. These companies also happen to be registered businesses that have the standard equipment required to conduct a job quickly and safely.

3. Not considering their Better Business Bureau reviews
A crucial indicator of service quality is business reviews from past clients. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a renowned review platform where companies can list their business and invite clients to review their products and services for other clients to see. 

4. Not confirming the quality of their products and equipment
Today, almost every painting company boasts of quality products and equipment. To know if their promises about quality hold true, find out what kind of tools and equipment they use and how they enhance the quality of a paint job.

5. Not verifying if they are trained
To ensure you receive desirable results from your painting company, you need to ensure that their painters are experienced and trained in their field. Painting a house may seem like a simple task, but in reality, it takes a great deal of skill and practice.

6. Not double-checking their local reference or reputation
Besides reading your painting company’s reviews online, make sure that you confirm their credibility by talking to people who’ve used them before. You can consult with friends, family, and colleagues for their opinions about the company you’re considering, then accordingly make your final decision.

To avoid other mistakes when choosing a painting company, reach out to the experts at Canadian Professional Refinishing Inc (CPR). We are an experienced residential, commercial, and industrial painting company in Toronto, ON. We are a locally owned and operated business that believes in putting our clients first. We have a valid WSIB coverage and a $2 Million liability insurance policy to protect you and our team in the event of a workplace injury or damage to your property. We also provide the longest painting warranty compared to all our competitors as we believe in the quality of our workmanship and products.

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