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Paint Warranty: How Does it Work?

Contractors may give you different kinds of warranty which limits their responsibility post-paint job.Before closing the deal, you should check the written warranty certificate from a painting contractor thoroughly.

Some things to consider in a contractor’s warranty are; the limit of the warranty, for how long will it be valid and would it only include the manufacturer’s liability or the contractor’s him/herself.

Thoroughly check and identify the limits and coverage of the warranty provided by the contractor. Normally, damages caused by natural disasters are not included within the contractor’s liability. Normal wear and tear should also be considered when checking the warranty as some may specify the extent of damages caused and by what measures can they provide you with a touch up.

The length of the warranty’s validity should also be put into mind as this proves how much the contractor is willing to stand behind his finished work. Warranties that last for more years give you an idea of more confident contractors, while ones that are valid for short periods of time may mean that the contractors are not that willing to take responsibility for the job that they are about t do.

A contractor can show you a warranty that only covers the paint or product used. Clients should be cautious when being faced with this kind of warranty as this only limits the liability to the paint used and not with the damage done by improper pre-painting techniques or preparation of the surface or furniture pre-painting.

A written warranty that covers the contractor’s whole paint job is a better way to go as this shows the quality of work he/she is about to provide. Damages caused by improper preparation done by the contractor is covered, which leaves you more confident with the contractor that you are about to hire.

After carefully checking the warranty that the contractor will provide, it’s key to make sure that everything is stated clearly. Discuss parts that don’t suit your needs or you’re not comfortable with and try to have a common ground with the contractor. It is always better to discuss and clear the air before the deal is sealed rather than having problems arise due to lack of proper communication.

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