So, you have decided to get your home painted and are looking at how to start? This is the starting point; how to hire a HDB or Condo painting service company in Singapore. Most of us would think that it is easy, after all, Singaporeans are king and queens are bargaining. But in the area of painting, many would find that they are clueless at the things which painting involve. Ignorance may cost you, as there are many facets of painting that you do not see. Here are some hints to help you get started.

Confirm the work to be done

In order to get accurate quotations from companies, it is important to specify exactly the work to be done. This includes the small little details such as cleaning of the areas to be painted, as dirty surfaces would cause the paint applied to be uneven. Things like the number of walls, surfaces and ceilings to be painted should be laid out from the start, the gloss level, colors you want, and when you need the paint work to be completed. This should form the basis of your quotations, as quotes differ upon different scopes of work.

Quote Time!

Now, it’s time to get the quote. If possible, try to call the company. This gives you immediate access to their person in charge, rather than emailing, which may take them up to a week to answer your email. If you like things to be in black and white, call the companies up, ask for the ball park range, and request for them to send you an email quotation of what you have spoken over the phone. Written quotes can be requested as well, but it may take longer for snail mail to be received.

Painting Process

Make sure you and the contractor are both agreeable to what is included in the painting process. What will the workers do for each surface which needs to be painted? This includes surface preparation (cleaning, smoothening of surface), priming (type and brand of primer) and finish coats (types of paint, brand, colors, number of coats and gloss level).

Time is of the essence

Agree on when the work will be started and when it will end. You can also enquire on how many workers will be working on your house, and whether there is any remedy if in any case that the job is not completed on time. Give an allowance of 1 day just in case as well.