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How to Tell Your Painting Contractor What You Want

You’ve made the decision to repaint your Frederick, MD home (or even just a room), and you have a vision for it. In your head, it’s crystal clear—a soothing, rustic sienna to match the living room’s earthy décor. Now all you have to do is put that image in your contractor’s head! Doesn’t sound easy, does it?


Learn how to tell your painting contractor exactly what you want.

It’s not as hard as you think to let your painting contractor know exactly what you want. With a few key communication tips, you can be sure you’re conveying your vision clearly and precisely. Keep reading to learn how to tell your painting contractor what you want.

References are Extremely Helpful

Describing the color and shade you want may seem like it makes more sense to you than it actually does. Most of us have different impressions of colors that are described. If you bring a reference to show your painting contractor the exact color you’re imaging, there will be no confusion. Plus, it puts the color into better perspective for you as well. Perhaps on paper, the color you were thinking isn’t as ideal as originally thought.

Local Frederick, MD hardware stores should have paint swatches to help you decide on the best color, and when you’ve made your decision, you can show them to contractor to make sure you both are on the same page. Even if you can’t grab a paint swatch, a computer printout of the color will suffice. Just make sure your printer accurately portrays the color on the screen!

Give the Contractor all the Details

Just saying you want “x room x color” isn’t going to get you the results you want, so be specific. Do you want the ceiling painted as well? Do you want different shades/colors on different walls? What is the size of the room? Do they already have paint on them? There are many things you should let your painting contractor know when discussing your project. Most likely, an experienced company will ask most of the important questions, but make sure your answers are as specific as possible. Being vague leaves a lot of things to interpretation.

On the other hand, if you’re versatile with your project, and don’t mind the contractor’s knowledgeable input or ideas, let them know that as well. They may respectfully wish not to cross boundaries when offering advice, so if you’re willing to accept it, let them know! Contractors can have wonderful ideas for your paint job.

An Experienced Contractor Anticipates Your Needs

Most importantly, a painting contractor who has experience in painting projects will be able to anticipate your needs, concerns, and desires. It’s easier to communicate with an expert, and there’s no better expert when it comes to interior AND exterior paint than Albaugh & Sons.

Albaugh & Sons specializes in commercial and residential interior paint, and has the tools and professionals for your paint job—guaranteed.

CONTACT US online, or give us a call at 301-964-9379 today to start your project!

Serving Maryland in the following areas: Frederick, Thurmont, Walkersville, New Market, Middletown, Myersville, Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Adamstown and Buckeystown.

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