Are you looking to find a painter in Sydney?
It is quite tempting for a home owner to go the DIY route when it comes to a painting job. However, many home owners prefer to hire a professional painter for the simple reason that they can actually do a much better painting job. Painting, after all, is a trade that requires a high level of skills and considerable experience to do perfectly. More often than not, those who start to do it themselves end up making a mess or do such a poor quality job that they eventually end up spending more time and money to later find a professional painter to get it done again.
If you have a painting job that needs doing but you have no idea where to find a professional painter in Sydney, here are some tips that could help you out.
Ask friends and families for professional painter recommendations
Your first instinct would probably be to scan the Yellow Pages or surf the Internet, but one of the best ways to find a professional painter is to ask friends, colleagues and family if they know of a reliable one. They could have hired this professional painter, or they might know somebody who has hired one in the past and was satisfied with their work. This way, you can be sure you’re hiring a legit professional painter that others have been really happy with and not some dodgy one.
Write down everything about the painting job
Things would certainly be easier if you write down everything you need done before approaching a professional painter. With a list that, for instance, states which parts of the house needs painting and what type of paint you need to be used for the job, you and a professional painter can discuss these details straight away. With a detailed list, the professional painter will be able to come up with an accurate quote and make sure that nothing gets missed.
Ask for a written quote
To make sure that you’re getting the most accurate and complete quote for your painting job, you should obtain the quote in writing. The quote must contain details such as the areas to be worked on, the paints to be used, how many coats, how long the project would take, and of course, how much they charge. When making comparisons, never make a choice based on the lowest-priced quote. Get into the detail and see what each quote is offering against the other. You could find the lowest quote may be missing important elements like proper preparation of wall cracks and repairs or that the painter may be using a cheap low grade paint or doing a less number of coats. All of these have a bearing on the quality of the paint finish and overall life of the paint job.
A good quality paint job can add considerable value to your property and last your ten plus years. Whilst it may certainly cost you a little more upfront, it could pay-off long term, especially if you have any plans to sell your house.
See the painters’ recent jobs for yourself
Let’s say that the professional painter you’re talking to has been highly recommended by people you know. That is well and good, but if you want to be absolutely sure, especially if you have a major painting project in the tens of thousands of dollars, you should also ask if you can visit any prior customer homes and see the quality of the paint work for yourself. We would even suggest sighting one that is at least three years old so that you can really see how well it has lasted over time.
Ask if the painter has proper insurance
Make sure the professional painter you are considering is covered with public liability insurance and if relevant, workers compensation and an accident insurance policy. This is to protect both of you in case any injury occurs or if something in your place gets damaged during the painting job.
If you want an even easier way to find a professional painter, you don’t need to look any further than this site. We at Tradebusters offer a free service that will match you up with professional painters who belong to our trusted trade network in areas of Sydney including Bondi and the Eastern Suburbs, the Hills District and Manly to the Northern Beaches. You can contact our team about your job by phone or tell us about it completing our easy job request form and a member of our team will call you back shortly.