Asking yourself WHY DO I NEED A PAINTER? will help you decide WHO you should engage.
Some people think ALL painters are ok at ALL types of job. So hiring the cheapest one (who doesn’t smell of whiskey) is ALL that’s needed.
This is not true. (Well, avoiding the whiskey smell is).
Go on, just ask yourself WHY DO I NEED A PAINTER?
If the answer is because … I WANT TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF MY 12 STORY UNIT BLOCK … you would obviously look for painters experienced in large scale exteriors, scaffolding, abseiling, insurance, body corporate work etc. This would certainly be a large well established firm.
But if the answer to … I WANT TO PAINT MY DAUGHTERS BEDROOM AS A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE … maybe the unit block guys would not be right. Here you certainly need a person who is meticulous with painting AND not getting your home messed up.
I’m exaggerating here … but only a bit.
I get calls all the time from people who want … a painter.
My first question is WHY?
Do you need a painter tomorrow to touch up a scratch in the wall before your mother in law arrives? If so, I’d recommend finding a good handyman. Most handyman are ok at small, urgent touch ups. Whereas most good full-time painters are booked weeks out. So SPEED is your why.
Do you have a rental that needs a quick once over between tenants? If so, CHEAP AND FAST is probably your why, with QUALITY way down the list.
Do you have an older home with cracks and mould that need fixing before painting ? If so then REPAIR PLUS PAINT is your why. (Also, call me. That’s what I specialise in.)
Other whys might be:
If I spend another day with peach coloured walls I’ll vomit.
I like my wall colours but they are old and marked and I want a freshen up.
I have stains from water damage.
My paint work is just so old its peeling off.
My builder has finished our reno and now I want the work painted.
I have historic plaster work that needs repair and painting.
I have a mould problem.
I have a crack problem.
Having decided on your WHY, you can now set about finding the RIGHT painter. Look for a painter who has evidence of solving your problem.
Google is the best place to start. Just chuck in all the things you want and Google supplies lots of business sites. Eg. Mosman painter plaster cracks mould
And finally, I’m really sorry if I’m teaching you to suck eggs, but … I suggest reading the websites supplied to make sure they have what you want, BEFORE ringing them. You’ll save yourself a lot of heartache and wasted time.
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