Home painters may not use VOP-containing paints at all, but are limited to paints which are not harmful to the environment, such as water-based latex or plastic-bound paints. Any home painter may use these paints as long as they are applied with a high volume, low pressure (HVLP) spray gun, electrostatic application, an airless spray gun or air-assisted spray gun.
Select a painter based on price, track record and your impressions.
Remove all furniture and other movable items before the painter is scheduled to begin. Anything not removed should be piled together in the center of the room and thoroughly covered with drop cloths.
If you intend to have highly customized painting done (such as sponging or other decorator techniques), make sure that your painter has experience doing this type of work.
Set aside a day to have several painters visit and look at the job so they can each provide an accurate estimate of the cost. Ask each painter to submit a written bid of their estimate. You should expect a bid from each within 48 hours.
Professional painters normally charge by the job for interior painting. Costs for painting vary depending on the experience of the painter, how much preparation work is needed, how many people are painting, where you are located, and the quality of supplies you want to use.