After purchasing an older house, it's common to have a long list of features to add and improvements you want to make. If you're interested in painting the exterior of your home to improve curb appeal, there's a lot to consider due to the scale of this project. 

Before hiring just any painting contractors, there are a lot of questions to consider that can help you narrow down your options and choose painters that will be able to provide the best results. 

Check if Preparation is Included

When the home hasn't been painted in a long time, there's a good chance that the exterior needs to be prepped before painting. This includes pressure washing the exterior to remove any dirt and grime. Since this process needs to be done before the painting begins, it's wise to check with the painting contractor to see if they will provide this service as part of their help. 

Ask for an Upfront Estimate

Since the cost of painting the exterior of your home can be steep, it's a good idea to check whether you can get an estimate ahead of time. It can be frustrating to want painting done, only to find that the cost of the project is unclear.

A reputable painting contractor will be able to visit your home to perform an inspection and discuss your plans for the project. After this visit, they will be able to provide you with an estimate that makes it easy to understand how much the painting will cost. Since you just recently bought the house, you may be worried about your budget. By asking questions about the expense, you can have a written estimate that gives you peace of mind for the project. 

Understand the Schedule 

If you're interested in having painting done, but the time for the project is what worries you most, you should ask questions about how long the project is expected to take. The size of your home and the number of people that will be dedicated to painting will affect the timeline. You should be able to receive an estimate for the schedule at the same time as the estimate for the cost of the project. 

Scheduling painting for the exterior of your home means taking some steps toward finding contractors that will be the right fit. Instead of being overwhelmed by the options available or the uncertainties that can arise during the project, the above tips can help you find the right painting contractor.

Reach out to a professional house painting service to find out more.