When it comes to enlisting the services of spray painting professionals, you may not be aware of exactly what questions you should be asking in order to determine the quality of their work. Below are 5 of the most important questions you should ask and explanations of what the answers are likely to indicate:
How many years of experience do you have?
When it comes to spray painting a lot of it comes down to technique, and good technique is something that can only really be gained through experience. You should ask about both the specific technician and the company itself as this will give you a good indication of the kind of outcome you should expect. A spray painting technician with a lot of experience will likely give you a smoother and more professional outcome and a company that’s been around for a while has obviously stood the test of time for a reason.
Are your staff trained and/or qualified?
Ask about the kind of training process the staff goes through, where they learned to spray paint and if they have qualifications or past experience. Asking to see examples of their work or for testimony from long-standing clients may be one of the best indicators you can get of how qualified a spray painter is to complete your project or job.
Do your services come with a warranty?
In this game, the 20-year warranties and the like are subject to conditions and are designed by the paint manufacturing companies themselves. What this means is, if you’re chasing a long term warranty on a project, that project needs to be run past the engineers at Dulux, Jotun, International, etc. for them to design the specification for the project. Our responsibility is to have the ability to do the preparation properly in accordance with the specification, prepare and apply the right products in accordance with the specification and have the relevant tools and equipment to carry out the relevant testing for the warranty. We can only warrant our workmanship, not the paint performance. Not every paint shop/painter has the capability to do warranty work, asking your painter if they can paint to warranty spec is definitely an important question. This is an indicator of a top-quality spray painting service.
How do you prepare the object for being spray-painted?
With spray paint, you often spend more time prepping a surface or an object than you do actually spray painting. Failure to prepare properly is almost guaranteed to ruin the whole project and certainly won’t leave you with a smooth and professional finish. It’s like building a house on weak foundations riddled with cracks- it’s going to be a disaster. A spray painting service that is able to tell you about the clear and methodical approach they take to prep is likely to leave you very satisfied with the outcome.
How much will your service cost?
While it’s certainly worth your while investing a bit more money into a top-quality spray painting service rather than paying a bit less for a service that’s average at best, it’s also important you’re aware of costs from the beginning. Any service provider who seems hesitant to discuss price may end up being untrustworthy.
At APT Spray Painting, we know we could answer each of these questions with enough experience, insight, and know-how to fill any potential client that walks through our doors with total confidence. To ask any of these questions (and any other questions you may have) or to learn more about our services, get in touch with us today!