Ugly colors? Chipped finishes? No matter what your reason for hiring a Sydney painter is, one thing is for absolute certain - you want the job done right. Whoever is working on your home or building should be professional, skilled, experienced, and ideally, as cheap as possible.
Here’s your quick breakdown on choosing the perfect painter (commercial or residential) for your project, as well as what you should expect from the process overall.
First: Key reasons you shouldn’t try to paint yourself
If this is your first time hiring a painter, there’s a chance you’re still deciding between hiring someone and doing it yourself.
We strongly recommend you put down the brush if this is a building or home you care about. Why you shouldn’t boils down to three primary reasons, listed below.
- Lack of materials - It starts with a paintbrush, then spirals out to where you’ve spent almost as much on supplies as you would have hiring a professional the first time around.
- Lack of time - Painting takes a long time. Especially as a beginner, doing everything will take you days, weeks, or even months for larger projects. Do you have that time to spare?
- Lack of skill - Your mistakes will be there to stay and could potentially affect resale value. A professional painter won’t make mistakes (assuming you follow our recommendations below).
How to hire a good Sydney painting company
There aren’t any accreditations or certificates required to call yourself a painter in Sydney. Anyone can decide to offer their services to the world one day. But as a smart homeowner, you want to be hiring only the established companies run by people who really know how to paint. These are the people who can get the job done in an efficient manner with minimal headache for you.
Here are a few things to look out for.
How long has the company been in business?
Doing something for a while doesn’t always mean you’re good at it, but in general, if a painting company has been around for a considerable amount of time, you can expect the people there know what they’re doing to some degree.
Rest assured there are plenty of experienced painters for Sydney residents to choose from. All we’re saying is don’t hire the crew that started taking on jobs just this past summer - there are more of those than you’d expect.
What are others saying about them?
References aren’t always an accurate representation of how a company does business. Doing good by a few customers doesn’t mean that every customer has been happy.
Do a search on the free business review sites (e.g. Yelp) for whichever Sydney company you’re considering. Read through every single review to get a firm understanding of the people you’re about to trust your project to before committing to anything.
When it comes to anything related to contracting, go with your gut. Always remember that you are the client, and the contractor should be doing everything to win your business. If the people you talk to are unhelpful or unwilling to answer questions, move onto a real team of house or commercial painters in Sydney. You deserve it!
What to expect from the quality Sydney painters
When you make that first call, you should expect the painter (or whoever is speaking with you) to ask a few basics questions about your project - amount of surface area to be covered, residential or commercial painting, etc.
The next step is the on-site assessment - any reliable company will confirm the specifications of a project before guaranteeing a quote. When the painter comes for the assessment, pay attention to how long he or she takes to look around - in general, the longer he or she takes, the more accurate the quote you’ll receive and the more reliable the company you’ll be working with.
From there, the painter or painting company will schedule dates to paint and give you a firm deadline for completion. Depending on the project, this can be anywhere from days to months, but no matter how long the project takes, we guarantee it will exponentially faster and less stressful than doing it yourself.
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