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Warning: Don't Use Portsmouth Painters And Decorators Until You Have Read This Report
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By: Marcus Starkey Email Article
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Who Can You Trust?
Not every person calling themselves Portsmouth Painters and Decorators can be trusted to do a great job! That is a fact and finding a good one isn't easy. There are many tales of discourteous workman, shoddy workmanship, work that is never completed plus the use of poor materials.

There are challenges to finding good tradesman of any kind, and Portsmouth Painters and decorators are no exception. When in good faith, you book a painter and decorator to work in your home or at your business you have a reasonable expectation of a quality job being done in a timely manner for a reasonable price, don’t you?

You Don't Always Get What You asked For
Unfortunately, that is not always what happens! To be more specific, the typical problems that these people can bring into your life are:
• Poor time keeping – Leaving you hanging around and delaying the work.
• Untidy work area – Making your life a misery and potentially hazardous.
• General lack of respect- Damaging or mishandling your property.
• Discourteous- Making it difficult to talk with them about concerns.
• Shoddy work – Poor preparation, poor materials and a lazy attitude means results that will look poor from the outset and will deteriorate quickly.

From this it is clear that some Portsmouth painters & decorators will consider your project a one-time deal and will not worry about keeping you happy for future work or referrals. They are not going to be troubled with doing a good job on your home or your business because for them it is a quick in and out that they are doing for the money.

Is Google A Good Place To Search?
As you look at that list again, you will become aware of how important it is for you to make a good job yourself of selecting a good painter and decorator, rather than just choosing the first one that you find in the yellow pages or one on Google...or worse still (perhaps!)…the cheapest.
There are some Portsmouth painters & decorators who will not be troubled with doing a good job on your home or business because they feel it is a one off, and they will not act at all conscientiously.
There are Portsmouth painters & decorators that will do a great job for you at a fair price. Endeavouring to find one is worthwhile. Search for a painter & decorator that has a good customer base. Ideally you will want someone that has clients who are willing to refer your potential contractor on the basis of their reliability as well as the quality of the painter & decorators work.

The Best Place To Start Looking
A relatively simple way to find a suitable painter & decorator is to check out people whose own paintwork looks good. Ask your friends, relatives or neighbours if they used a professional painter & decorator to paint their house, maybe they did and will be more than happy to share with you as to whether the decorator did a good job and also tell you if they had any other problems.

As covered above with the listed problems that the wrong choice can give you, the quality of work is not the only criteria that you need to look out for. Reliability and trustworthiness in a painter & decorator is very important to getting your work carried out efficiently and quickly. Some tradesmen have the habits of lack of punctuality, or just the general disrespect for your property. If your painter & decorator has these traits, everything can become quite a headache.

Can You Afford To Trust Your Own Judgements?
If you are unable to pick up any recommendations from friends, neighbours or other clients, the best you can do is to trust your instincts. It is possible to get a definite feeling from a painter & decorator when you meet them. When your potential painter and decorator meets your eye, is confident, courteous and friendly, and listens to your needs and desires and perhaps even contributes back with some good advice, then you may be on to a winner! Above all trust your gut instincts.

Unreliable Painters and decorators, whether from Portsmouth or anywhere else are always going to be around, and it is impossible to protect yourself 100%. Although you don't need to do a full background check for most kinds of jobs, it is always a good idea to do your best when selecting a Portsmouth painter & decorator. Do your research. Ask a few pre planned questions. Do this, and then you are going to be in a position better before making this important decision for your home.

Look at the author’s information that comes with this article, and discover the links that will take you to the full, free report. Good luck with your choices!

To help solve the problem of rogue local traders, Marcus Starkey has produced a series of free reports to support people wanting to use local services with confidence. They are now readily available. For your local report, go to

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