If you are considering strata development exterior painting in Surrey BC or exterior painting for your residential home, now is a good time to start getting painting quotes for late summer and early fall. Painting contractors can be booked several months in advance depending on many factors. Sometimes it’s a busy real estate market so many home owners are cleaning up and repainting, and at other times it seems that everyone makes the decision to have that drab house or strata exterior painted at the same time.

Organizing things earlier, rather than later, could mean the difference between getting your residence or strata property painted when you want, or, having to wait six months because you had a late start on your planning.

Here are some tips to help you when shopping for exterior residential painting estimates in Surrey (or anywhere else for that matter).

  1. Make an inventory of your exterior painting needs and decide on the colour palette for your late summer or early fall painting plans
    Consider what needs painting and make a list. Take photos of other homes, condos, or strata developments that have the colours you like. Check Google images for exterior painting colour choices, and find a palette you like and can borrow ideas from. Create a scrapbook (or online bookmarks) of your colour choices and narrow them down to a few.
  2. Strata managers need to start the decision process earlier than home owners
    If your apartment or condo is a strata development, and you need to hold meetings to decide on getting exterior painting quotes, ensure that you hold those meetings well before you wish the painting project to begin. As we all know, strata decisions don’t always happen as fast as we’d like. Many considerations and voices must be heard for decisions to be made, so an early start is a good idea.
  3. Get painting estimates, but, make sure you are comparing apples to apples
    When obtaining exterior painting estimates from professional painters in Surrey, it’s important that you compare apples to apples. Know exactly what the painting company is providing in detail in the estimate they provide.
  4. When obtaining exterior painting quotes, remember to estimate quality in addition to price
    Although a residential painting estimate won’t tell you much about the quality of the painter’s work, you can evaluate that yourself by visiting the company’s website and viewing exterior strata painting photos or residential exterior photos in their gallery. If they don’t have a gallery find out why.  It’s not necessarily a sign that they are hiding their work, as they could be a new company or have not updated their website, but it’s something to be aware of. And of course, read their client’s painting testimonials to learn more about the company’s reputation and the work they do.
  5. Cheap, fast, and good are often mutually exclusive
    Some Surrey painting companies are cheap. Some are fast, and some are good, but rarely is a painting contractor cheap, fast and good. Remember that when purchasing services by skilled painters with the experience to do the job right from start to finish, cheap, fast, and high quality workmanship are usually mutually exclusive — and they should be. A low quote might be easy on your bank account but will you be repainting that exterior again in just a few years? How will it look? If a painting company can complete the job in two days, is that necessarily a good thing? Always weigh quality against price and time when shopping for exterior painting estimates.

Book an Exterior Painting Estimate

Have questions about exterior or strata painting? Shopping for painting estimates in Surrey BC? Contact Blue Chip Painting Inc. We’ll answer all of your questions and provide a free painting quote now so you can beat the spring and summer rush and book us for the time that suits your schedule.