When hiring a painter, your license, insurance and bond will give you peace of mind. It won't guarantee a good paint job, but it will set the tone for it. Always take your time and talk to as many painters as you need. As always, our CertaPro Painters estimators will be happy to discuss any questions you may have or to provide you with a free in-home quote.
You can become a licensed house painter or contractor through an apprenticeship. Technical schools offer learning programs sponsored by contractor organizations and unions. Applicants must be 18 years of age, pass a background check, and have the energy needed to do the job. Painting contractors must be licensed in the correct county where the work will be performed.
In addition, the type of insurance also makes a difference. Both the license and insurance may have expired, so make sure they are up to date. You can request to see a certificate, so make sure it's still in effect and hasn't expired. You don't want to get stuck if a problem arises with a claim.
A young person who is interested in painting houses will find reading plans and workshop classes that teach measurement techniques and the use of basic tools useful. Painters are in demand because of the relatively short life of domestic paint and the periodic changes in color trends.