The re-decoration of our homes is one of the aspects that most worries us when it comes to personalizing our spaces or homes since they must have excellent final finishes that match the rest of the elements of the cabin.
Before starting to think about colors, shapes, and what the final results of our project will be, we must choose a Painting contractor in Sydney to carry out our indications. It is not easy to find a professional who meets all our expectations and who knows and has the knowledge to carry out clean, quality paintwork in the shortest possible time.
So, it is important that you make a list of what you need to paint and where, and also include any necessary preparation. In this way, the painter will be able to make a more precise budget.
Request a quote from at least three different painters and, if possible, ask them to come to your house to evaluate the work in person. It is important that you budget for all aspects, including preparation.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions such as:
- Who will be in charge of moving the furniture, covering it, and cleaning it afterward?
- Is the work guaranteed?
- Does the painter have insurance?
- Can you provide references from other works?
- What is the expected time frame?
A professional painter should be orderly, punctual, formal, polite, and willing to answer questions and offer suggestions. He should be just as excited about your decorating project as you are.
That being mentioned, here is a more comprehensive list of the factors to consider when choosing a professional painter:
Ask friends about the reputation of the painter
It is the oldest but the most effective method. There is nothing better than knowing the opinion of a friend or family member for whom those professionals have already worked. They can tell you if they are clean, fast, about the quality of the paint, etc. Ask the closest people and tell them if they would recommend them for your project.
Ask the painter for references and samples
Don’t be afraid to ask for samples, references, or photos of other works. A good painter will always be able to point you to other clients for whom he has worked and you may even know him, therefore you can ask directly about his experience with the painter in question. In addition, painters always tend to carry a portfolio of previous works that perhaps can give you an idea for your project.
Ask the painter to identify his professionalism
You should ask the painter you have chosen what their experience is with the type of work you are going to commission. At the end of the day, it is a hiring, you are the boss. Take it as if you were doing a brief job interview in which you want to inquire about their experience, skills, knowledge, etc.
If the job you have in mind requires much more skill, your “interview” should be more comprehensive and about applying the “ask for references and samples” point.
Ask for the deadlines for completion
This is a key point when choosing Painting services in Sydney since nobody wants to have their living room, bedroom or business occupied for several weeks. There are works that require more time, but you have to agree in advance the deadlines with the chosen painter.
Sometimes there are unforeseen events, so you have to count on it and not stick too closely, and other times, maybe they need half-day more to be able to do the final touches, which should not matter to you.
Ask for the type of paint to be used
Ask the painter about the types of paint and materials that will be used for the job, there are times when we take things for granted and it doesn’t have to be that way. In addition, the quality of the paint is always linked to the price.
The cheapest budget you have will surely not use the same quality of paint as the most expensive. Ask about the quality of the paint, about the best colours to paint a home, if it is washable if it is resistant to stains, etc. The quality of the painting is directly linked to the final result of the work.
Know the budget for the job
Perhaps this is one of the points that will worry you the most if you are thinking about how to choose a good painter. But remember that the premise “cheap is expensive” is true.
Ask them to break down the prices of each element of the project, of the materials, of the labor, and if necessary, with the technical datasheets of the products to be used.
Keep in mind that the final price is based on the complexity of the work, if a lot of furniture has to be moved, if the walls are in poor condition, etc. You should also take into account the area since it does not cost the same to hire painters in Murcia as in Madrid.
Know the type of company
You have to take into account the type of professionals you need for your project. To paint a room or a door, both a freelancer and a large company can do it. On the other hand, if your project is much larger and you need speed, professionalism, and quality, you should value professionals who have experience and the necessary staff for it.
Ask the painter for guarantee and payment methods
Check with the painter for the guarantee that he offers for the work and about the form of payment and facilities that he can offer you. Normally, the full amount should not be paid before finishing the job.
If you still have doubts, at Technicolorpainting and Maintenance we wait for you to clarify them. And if you want to get it right the first time, we are your professional painters. You can always reach out to us through any of the following:
Phone: 1300 733 489 and 0412 222 706