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Finding Painters for Your Home

Finding Painters for Your Home

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July 13, 2007

There's nothing like a new coat of paint to help revitalize a home and make it look new.  But finding good painters that will do the job to your satisfaction should not be a chore.  Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to find reasonably priced and skilled painters for your next project - interior or exterior.  You just need to know where the painters are looking for work.

You might want to consider the three classes of painters: professionals, seasonal help, and people you know.  Professionals only handle painting work and they have generally been in the business for years, allowing you to feel confident in their abilities to handle any project you have.  They can be found through classified ads in your local paper as well as through leads that you post through online construction and remodeling job boards.  You might also want to talk to the sales people in the painting department of your local hardware supply store as that's where many of these painters will be heading for their supplies.


Seasonal help painters can be found through college message boards as well as through services that only hire college students.  While this seems like a risky move, these painters will have been trained in technique so they're reliable and skilled.  Painting is generally their only job during the summer months away from school, so they're focused on that job alone - making their skills advance rapidly.  They're also typically backed by management workers that will check their work to make sure it's of high quality.

And if you're looking for a way to save money and have fun, you can always employ friends and family to help you with your project.  While this can be slightly risky in terms of quality, most paints are now quite user friendly and most people have tackled a painting project at one point or another.  These painters can also feel responsible for their work, so they might do better work on your house than you might think.  And if you promise to help them with their next project, you can always return the favor.

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