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Guidelines for Choosing a Good Painter and Decorator

You might be shocked to learn that choosing a paint colour takes more time than selecting a designer or contractor. Some people fail to understand that excellent colour cannot hide shoddy labour, and the outcome will undoubtedly be substandard. Only when you work with proper expert decorators will you acquire a finished product and service that exceeds your expectations. Now that we know how important it is, we will provide you with some advice on picking the best painter and decorator.

Tips on Selecting Your Painter or Decorator

Choosing a painter and decorator is an important decision. You want to make sure that they are qualified, experienced and insured before they start working on your property. You also need to check that they have the right equipment and accreditation. And last but not least there is always the question of whether or not they will be able to communicate clearly with you about all aspects of the job, including pricing.

• Look for Referrals.

You can get referrals from online reviews if not from previous customers who were satisfied with their work. 

It’s also helpful if you can get referrals from friends and family who have had similar projects done by their previous painter and decorator. If you’re working with someone new, it’s always a good idea to check out what kind of references they have online by searching for reviews on sites like Yelp or Google Reviews.

If you don’t have any friends or family members who can refer you or are willing to give an honest review of someone, there are other ways of finding reliable painters and decorators.

• Check That They Are Qualified.

You should make sure that the painter and decorator you will hire have the right qualifications. Make sure they are registered with a professional body, according to your locale. This is important because it will give you peace of mind knowing that their work has been inspected by someone who knows what they’re doing. It also means that if something goes wrong in your home, there’s an organisation you can turn to for help with repairs or replacements.

• Do They Have Insurance and Accreditation?

Painting and decorating are two of the most skilled trades, but they’re also some of the riskiest. That’s why it’s so important for your painter to have insurance and accreditation.

Insurance covers your property against damage to it during painting services. It also protects you from liability if someone gets hurt in your house as a result of work being done on it by someone else (even if that person is an employee). 

Accreditation means that your commercial painter has met certain standards set out by their industry association or guild, which makes them eligible for membership with those organisations’ membership programs. Accredited painters will often have their names listed under ‘Accredited Professionals’ on their website.

• Do They Have a Portfolio or Previous Work Samples?

A good painter and decorator should have a portfolio of previous work. You can ask for examples from their existing customers, or even better, ask them to show you some of their best work.

• Check Their Reputation.

When you’re looking for a painter and decorator, it’s important to check their reputation. You can do this by looking at their social media accounts aside from reviews on websites like Google. If possible, contact the local council or association to see if there are any complaints against them in the area where you live.

• Ask Questions.

If you’re going to hire a painter, ask them about the painting process. Ask them how they work and what materials they use. You can also ask if there are any restrictions on what colours can be used or what kind of paint is used in their work.

Ask about their time scale before hiring them so that you know how long it will take for your project to be finished and if there are any restrictions on when it needs to be completed. For example, if I’m paying someone $50 per hour, then I wouldn’t want them coming over after midnight.

If possible, get quotes from several different painters and decorators before making a final decision as this will give you more options when choosing which one is right for your needs.

• Will a Painter And Decorator Give You a Guarantee?

A painter and decorator should offer at least a two-year guarantee on the work done. This means that if your home is damaged, it will be repaired or replaced free of charge. A good guarantee should also cover materials used in the job, as well as labour costs associated with completing it. It’s best to have this document in writing, so there are no misunderstandings when you begin working with your painter/decorator. If possible, try not to sign any contracts without reading them first!

• Ask for a Quote

Lastly, if you have picked your painter and decorator, you can ask for a detailed quote. And there shouldn’t be any if and buts and hidden charges that will appear once the quote is printed and handed. A professional painter and decorator will provide you with a detailed quote and a timeline of work, which is something to keep in mind when picking one.

Finding a Master Painter in Australia

There are many different types of painters out there who can do the job at a price you’re willing to pay, which means it’s important to do your research before choosing one!

We hope that we have given you some great tips on what makes good quality work from our experience working with them all over the country. If you need any advice about choosing a painter or decorator, then feel free to contact us at Master Painters Australia. We can recommend the best painter and decorator for your projects.