How to choose a licensed painter Sydney
How to choose a licensed painter in Sydney is extremely important! House painting covers a huge area of your home – inside, outside, walls, ceilings, architraves, features and the list goes on.
With so much paintwork you are looking at it regularly, how can you avoid not to. But when you look at something so regularly and there is an imperfection that is where your eye will be drawn 100% of the time.
And how annoying and frustrating is that!!!!
So, it’s important to get it done right the first time. Otherwise, fixing mistakes and errors can be quite costly in the long run depending what the damage is.
There are 6 important factors on how to choose a licensed painter in Sydney
Experience is so important when choosing a licensed painter in Sydney
Ask them about previous work they have carried out, ask for references and testimonials from previous and current clients and check out their online presence.
Do they have a website and social media channels? Is the website showing actual properties they have painted or do the images look like stock images?
Also, ask them how long they have been in business. this is quite important as if they have only been in business quite a short time that can be cause for alarm, but everyone has to start somewhere and that may be all it is.
If they have only been in business a short time, ask them about their background. Have they previously been a house painter and if so for how long?
They may have only just gone out on their own but have oodles of experience behind them.
If they are new to business though make sure they have all their insurances and licenses in place. As this is something that can be sometimes overlooked but is an extremely important part of a business and engaging a painting contractor.
Are they a Sydney Master Painter? Being a member of the Master Painters Association NSW or the relevant state body to where you are located says a lot.
Quotes are another important aspect when choosing a licensed painter in Sydney
We recommend getting at least 3. And engage 3 reputable companies too. Referrals from friends and neighbours go a long way to finding a reputable house painter in Sydney.
Pay attention to how you are treated during the quotation process. If you are mucked around, rescheduled, they’re late, don’t turn up at all and there is no communication explaining what is happening then that’s a red flag for how the painting process will go.
Time is precious, and everyone would love more of it. We are in business ourselves and understand things happen. A client may be running late, we might have been held up ourselves for an unforeseen reason, traffic could be bad, etc. But a quick phone call to let your potential client know what is happening goes a long way!
Insurance and license considerations when deciding how to choose a licensed painter in Sydney
It is critical that the painters you decide to use have the correct insurances and licenses in place. It doesn’t matter if it’s strata painting you need, a heritage painter in Sydney or residential painters in Northern Beaches. Or even if it’s a hi-rise painter in Sydney.
All painting contractors, businesses and companies should have the relevant licenses and insurances to protect themselves, you, your home and the public.
Don’t be afraid to ask the question – do they have insurance and licenses? General liability, workers compensation and Home Warranty Insurance if the work to be carried out is over $20,000.
Ask to see their Certificate of Currency for their insurances. Don’t just take their word for it.
The Master Painters Association of NSW or your state is full of great information regarding painting contractors. Do check to see what the requirements are in your state as they do vary from state to state
Preparation and tools can say a lot about when your painting contractor is professional and licensed
First impressions are everything and after the quoting processing seeing how they prepare the area to be painted and what tools your painters have can say a lot about them.
If their tools are haggard and on their last legs or look like they’ve fallen off the back of a truck well that’s a huge warning bell for you.
When it comes to preparation you don’t your home or commercial painter to hold back in this area. It’s the foundation for your finish so you want the area prepped properly to get a professional finish.
Testimonials and references relevant to the work you are having carried out
Whether you are having:
- Residential painting completed
- Strata painting
- Heritage painting
- Hi-rise painting
- Roof painting
You want to see testimonials and references or speak to those that have similar work completed to what you are wanting to have done.
Make sure you do your due diligence and check any testimonials and references provided by your professional painters.
Guarantee – do your licensed painters provide one?
Always check what sort of guarantee your licenses painters in Sydney provide. Or do they provide one at all?
If they don’t provide one, then that is again a warning bell.
There should be a guarantee on the actual paint and materials used but also on the preparation and application of the paint itself.
Summit Coatings are professional and licensed painters in Sydney
We have a proven track record with over 30 years experience. We have many awards from the Master Painters Association NSW.
You can rest assured you will receive and quality and reliable workmanship with a professional service.
We would love to talk to you about your next painting project with it be your residential home, commercial property or strata property. No job is too big or too small for Summit Coatings.
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Call us today 02 9973 3131