How To Choose A Residential Painter
Hiring a trusted residential painter means better quality and longer-lasting results. Still, with so many house painters out there in the market, it can be hard to choose one that is both affordable and reliable. Here are some tips for finding expert customer service and quality painting from the professionals.
What to look for in a house painter
Do your research: While it may be easier to hire the closest painter to your home, it can save you a lot of time and money to do further research into the company. A quick look at the painter’s website and reviews can tell you a lot about their professionalism and the quality of their work.
Always get multiple quotes and compare reviews. Consider also their skills and experience painting houses like your own and using paints that are made to withstand the climate and environment of where you live.
Ensure they are licensed or registered: In Queensland, hiring a licensed or registered painter is a great way to ensure you won’t be ripped off and are getting a quality tradesman. Customers who hire a licensed professional are protected from unnecessary conflict if the work does not turn out to standard.
Work closely with your painter: You may feel like you’re hovering or bugging your painter by asking lots of questions or inspecting their work, but any professional would much prefer their customers to be happy than to go with unanswered questions or a paint job they aren’t completely satisfied with.
You can work with our team at Wes Hull Painters through every step of the journey, from selecting a colour or colour matching all the way through to post-paint maintenance and care.
Things to avoid when hiring a professional house painter
Don’t rush into things when you’re hiring a residential house painter. It may seem like they are just refreshing your home but a new coat of paint can add thousands of dollars of value to your home.
Take the time to seek out a painter that is friendly, professional, and communicates clearly without any hidden costs. Our team at Wes Hull Painters even provides a workmanship guarantee on all jobs.
It’s also important that you don’t set unrealistic expectations. Even if you hire a professional painter, depending on the size of the job, it may not be completed in one day. Any painter that promises to get the job done as quickly as possible might skip some steps and do a sloppy job, leaving your newly painted walls prone to drying with unsightly streaks and bubbles, which can even lead to cracking.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’ll happily answer anything. Here are a few examples of great questions to ask your residential house painter:
- Can you show me your registration?
- What insurance coverage do you have?
- Can you provide references?
- Do you have any visual examples of previous work?
- What brand of paint do you use?
- How much time do you intend to spend on this project and will it affect the cost?
- How do you calculate the price of a painting project?
- What is included in the quote?
- What should I do to prepare before you arrive?
Experienced and reliable painters will be able to answer these kinds of questions easily and be happy to discuss them further. If you are not satisfied with their responses, it may be worth seeking out a different painter.
Get a free quote with Wes Hull Painters
As your local family-owned and operated painter in North Brisbane, we can provide a premium service at an affordable price with a free quote and no hidden costs.
Your quote will include the type of paint to be used (including brand and number of coats required), a detailed description of the preparation to be carried out, the areas to be painted, any warranties, the total cost of the project, the amount for the deposit and a date for when the quote expires.
Our team at Wes Hull Painters is a tight-knit family owned and operated business run by Wes Hull and his wife Kelly, so you know you are working with a genuine local family business that opts to use paint brands such as Haymes, Dulux, and Taubmans which all have low volatile organic compounds (VOC) and a 20-year or lifetime guarantee, perfect for any home in the sunshine state of Queensland.
Our full suite of house painting services includes complete repaints of interior and exterior homes. We also have extensive experience in rentals and body corporate work, insurance work, feature walls, plaster repairs, fence painting, roof painting and much, much more.
Give your home a refresh to bring out a whole new look and feel for your abode by calling us today on 0400 528 648 for a free quote.