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Question DetailsAsked on 3/31/2015

How do I choose interior painter?

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By recommendations from friends, neighbors, coworkers who's judgement you trust, or lacking that resource by checking out ratings and reviews for highly-rated painters on Angies List under the Painting - Interior or Painting- Exterior categories.

Then after choosing say 3 for a typical largish job, have them come and give bids and at that time evaluate your "fell" for them - are you comfortable with them in the house, do you get a feeling they know what they are talking about and that they seem to be honest and good businessmen.

Then choose based on the combined site visit/bid factors - in many cases, you will be happier with the results from a more experienced or detail-oriented contractor than with the lowest bid you can find. In fact, if you got ten bids, you would probably be quite unhappy in most cases with the top and bottom 25% of so of the bidders - on the low end because they are figuring a splash-and-go approach or underbid figuring they would make it up in change orders, and on the high end because they guy may be unrealistic due to lack of experience or excessively picky and difficult to work with (think "artiste") or may just be more expensive an operation than necessary.

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