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Tips on hiring a contractor to paint your home

MGN Online
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:25pm

Thinking of updating your home with some paint jobs this summer?

The Better Business Bureau offers some tips if you plan to hire a contractor to do the job.

-Check with Better Business Bureau http://wynco.bbb.org for BBB Accredited painting contractors in your area.
-Get at Least Three Estimates.
-Make sure the painting contractor is registered and licensed with the state.
-Make sure they are able to acquire permits that are mandatory for the job.
-Ask the painting contractor to supply a detailed contract that includes: the contractor's registration number, contact information, the start and completion date, area being painted, colors being used and a list of itemized costs.
-Make a Payment Plan and do not pay more than one-third of the cost upfront.    

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