A: House painting is important for many reasons. Obviously, a good paint job beautifies and adds character and personality to your home. But paint also serves as one of your home's primary lines of defense against weather, insects, and other damage.
A: It's not uncommon for painters to request a down payment of 20 to 30 percent of a job's total cost. Local or state regulations may limit the amount allowed for a down payment, so check the rules before starting contract work.
A: You will want to ask for proof of insurance, and get a list of past customer testimonies and their phone numbers so you can call and verify. It would not hurt to ask about their level of experience as well.