What to Know About Painting Contractors in NYC

New York City is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world.  It is home to any number of homes, apartments, and business, which in turn require special services to stay working and livable.  One such special service is paining and re-paining work.  For people in NYC, getting a professional painter can save a lot of time and money.  This is especially true when it comes up to repainting an apartment before moving.  Regardless of your need, included below are a few things you should know in advance.


For Those Moving Out

Repainting your apartment is an important part of customizing your new living space.  However, when you move out, you will most likely have to repaint the apartment again.  So, what color was it before you painted over it?  Most apartments in the city are painted “antique white,” shade of white.  This is used throughout rental properties and is a good fall back when you are not sure what shade of white to choose.

Getting Help In And Out

A major cost for those using a painting contractor NYC is the hours it takes for the professional painters to finish the job.  One major time hog is lugging equipment up to the apartment and back down again.  If you tip your super 50-100$ to keep the service elevator open, then you will be able to move their stuff quickly.  This speeds up how quickly they get the job done, allows them to go on to the next job, and everyone wins.

Now That We Are On The Topic Of Money…

Before hiring anyone, get a detailed estimate for how much the painting job is going to cost.  Prices can vary widely throughout the city, and you do not want to find yourself stuck with a bill for thousands more then you expected.  A detailed estimate includes information on the labor, the materials used, the kinds of materials used, and an understanding of how much surface preparation has to be done.  What is an average cost?  Well, 350% for a 40 square foot apartment is normal.

Anything Else To Consider?

When it comes to re-painting the apartment, don’t necessarily turn to the super.  Though he/she may be the most convenient option available, they are (most of the time) not expert painters and will not do as good of a job as people you bring in.


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