Pre-Estimate Checklist: Talking To Painters Over The Phone

Don’t Bother With An Estimate If The Contractor Doesn’t Have These Three Things

brought to you by Seacoast Paint Pros – painting contractors for York County, Maine

1) Pleasant Demeanor

If he sounds like he doesn’t want to do the job, don’t hire him. How can you trust him to fulfill the work that you won’t see such as a thorough prep, use of quality materials and tools, and full second coats.

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2) Busy Schedule

If he is open for an estimate the day you call him or the following morning then he is most likely desperate for a job. Estimates are the most important part of a contractors schedule, but he should at least pretend like he has a lot of work lined up.

3) Ability to say “I don’t know”

New products and technologies come out every year. It is impossible to keep up with everything. If you have a unique problem or ask about a new product the contractor should use his resources to find the best solution.

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