Tips for Choosing the Right Painter for your Project

When you are planning to hire painters and decorators for your home or office, it is essential to consider a few factors in order to choose the right one. There are many things to look for as you want that high-quality finish for your home. At SB Decorations, we have seen everything there is when it comes to decorating homes. We have created a list of things to look for in your chosen painting company.

Prep Work

One of the main things to look for and a question to ask is what kind of prep work the company will be doing. For example, if you are hiring a company for exterior painting, will they be pressure washing the surface first? If not, this should be a red flag. Quality exterior painting starts with a clean surface in order to achieve that perfect finish.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for an interior painter to paint over new plaster, you should make sure they allow enough time for the plaster to dry before painting. As well as this, you should ask if they use primer and use enough coats of paint to completely transform the room.


When it comes to pricing, it is important to get quotes from a few different companies to see what the average price is. You should also ask what is included in the price and if there are any hidden costs. For example, some companies may charge extra for primer or labour.

However, you want to get the best service for your money so you should be wary of quotes that are much less or even much higher than the quotes that are quite similar. A quote that is cheaper may mean a more rushed service whereas a high quote could just be an expensive company.

At SB Decorations, we believe in transparency when it comes to pricing. We will always let you know exactly what is included in the price and there will be no hidden costs. We also offer free quotes so you can get an idea of what the job will cost before you decide to go ahead with it.

Reviews & Referrals

As mentioned above, you want to get the best service for your money and that’s why it is vital you go from a referral or online reviews.

If you have friends or family that have had a positive experience with and painting and decorating company, chances are they are great at what they do. Another great thing about referrals is that they come from someone you trust and therefore know the quality of work is great.

However, sometimes you may not have friends and family who have used a professional company before. In this case, online reviews are perfect and do the same job. Sites like Check a Trade and Trust a Trader are great examples where you can find detailed reviews about a company.

Things to be Aware Of

One of the main things you should be aware of is companies who substitute expensive paint brands for cheaper ones. This makes it cheaper for the company whilst you are still paying for the premium paint. They do this by filling empty branded paint tins with a cheaper paint. Therefore, looking like they have used expensive paint and that’s what they will charge you for.

Another thing to look for is if they don’t mask windows and other surfaces. This should be done as part of the prep work and shows that the company does a fantastic job.

To conclude, there are many ways in which you can find a great painting company. Painting can become expensive if done wrong. If you are looking for a team of painters and decorators in Cambridge, SB Decorations is the company for you. Get in touch with us today for a free quote.

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