The ancient city of Kanpur located in close proximity to Lucknow maybe more famous for its leather and textile industry but it is now fast gaining prominence as one of the state’s ideal cities to settle down. The growth in infrastructure that has been facilitated by government has helped to increase business and job opportunities urging NCAER to declare Kanpur among “boomtowns” of India. Homes in Kanpur are affordable unlike most large cities in India and has the distinct charm of a harmonious town. With a strong online community and websites provides a plethora of home improvement services from interior décor and renovation to basic services like painting, plumbing, tiling, flooring and others so people of Kanpur have no problem in finding the ideal handyman for their needs.
So if you are looking to hire a Kanpur painter for your residence the process will be relatively easy but getting the job done to your satisfaction and expectation may require some groundwork even if you are hiring through references. Walk around the house with the painter when he is taking measurements to prepare the estimate and listen to his suggestions about the condition of the walls or the roof that may require extra touches. Ask every Kanpur painter that your invite for an estimate about the number of staff that will be employed and approximate time required for completing the task.
Things to keep in mind while hiring a painter in Kanpur.
Clarifying expectations – Paint coat applied on the walls is not the only factor that determines the cost of a painting project as preparation of the walls and smooth surface is critical to have timeless finish. If the walls are moldy and imperfect then you may have to pay extra for cleaning the walls and maybe plugging in cracks and fissures in the wall to ensure that the surface is smooth before the painting job can begin.
Clear Estimate – Insist on a written estimate from every painting contractor that you seek to hire with breakdown of details like paint and painting tool costs, labor and any surface preparation of the walls. This will help to make a comparative statement about differences in cost between estimates to get the best value for your rupee.
References and testimonials – Get references from all shortlisted painters and check them out personally about their experience in terms of professionalism, cleanliness and timely delivery. Ideally ask them for details of projects done a couple of years earlier to check the quality of their work and longevity. This practice will save you from criminals entering your house in the guise of painting crew and escaping with whatever valuable they can lay their hands on.
Insist on a contract - If you have expensive electrical fittings, built in cupboards, heavy furniture and kitchen appliances that cannot be moved during the painting process then insist on a detailed job contract. Besides having details about painter’s address, name, contact details along with information about likely completion date of the project, it will also have specifics about ensuring that he will be responsible for any damage that occurs to your belongings during the painting process due to carelessness. Kanpur painters are thorough professionals and generally provide protection methods for all furniture and electrical fittings before beginning the task.
Therapists say that colors have psychological impact on our mind and body so choose good quality paint which is long lasting, washable and fade resistant and also does not blister easily. Select colors based on natural light that comes into the different rooms of your house based on the angle of windows else some parts will look dull when compared to others.
Yellow – Instead of plain vanilla yellow choose a brighter shade of yellow for the common areas of your house like living and dining areas which is now one of the most popular colors in most cities as it exudes inspiration and warmth. Besides being a symbol of spirituality yellow is associated with prosperity being a color of gold.
Green and Blue – While green represents nature in all its abundance it also has a soothing effect on the senses. Since it has a therapeutic effect it can be used in bedrooms and study areas that focus on rest and wellbeing. Similarly blue which represents tranquility and serenity has a soothing effect in rooms as it is associated with water. You can also use this in common areas if they are small as it tends to blur boundaries and makes the room look bigger than actual size.
Monochromatic colors for soothing look – If you are not the adventurous kind and would like to stick with simple tones than chose different shades of blue which look good in the bedroom, bathroom and also the living room. The key lies in choosing the right shades that complement each other in different rooms of the house. Other light colors for monochromatic effect are lavender, pink and yellow which provide an appealing and warm touch to the walls of your living room.