For many your home is your most prized possession and will most likely be the biggest financial investment you make. I’ve seen a lot over my years of painting from paint slapped all over windows frames to peeling paint all over the place, trust me when I say these kind of mistakes can cost you a fortune to fix if even possible. This is why when it comes to making decisions regarding your property not many are as important as choosing the right painter. There is simply no end to the amount of damage a dodgy or unlicensed painter can do to your property.
When I see people putting their most prized possession in the hands of an unlicensed painter for the sake of saving a few dollars i’m left scratching my head and with no regulatory body to turn to you’ll be left with no recourse.
So given that we all understand how important finding the right painter is, how do we make the right decision? Below are a few guidelines to follow.
Check that they have a QBCC license and are insured. It may surprise you just how many unlicensed painters are running businesses on the Sunshine Coast. Legally you can complete work up to the value of $3,300 without a licence leaving the door open for every man and his dog who thinks he can paint.
Make sure they have at least 5 years experience in your local area. If they can run a business without going out of business that’s usually a good sign. We have been servicing the Sunshine Coast since 1988.
Check their google reviews. They should have a solid history of satisfied customers with 5 star ratings.
When comparing quotes look for details like what preparation will be carried out, how they will be applying the paint, what quality of paint is being used and how many coats are being applied.
Accreditations with various industry bodies like Taubmans & Dulux Certified, MPA (Master Painters Australia) are all good signs that you are dealing with a reputable business.
Check out their website. If they don’t have one in this day and age that’s not a good sign. If they do they should have loads of detailed photographs to showcase their expertise. Maybe even a blog like this one!
Don’t forget to use your own judgement when meeting the painter. They should be honest and open to answering any questions/concerns you may have, be presentable and leave you feeling confident that you're putting your most prized possession in the hands of a trustworthy business. - Kenny