So, you’ve decided it’s time your home got a makeover – with a fresh new coat of paint. You’re excited about the project, but also a tad bit nervous. After all, you want everything to go as planned. That’s understandable. When you’re working with a fixed budget, there’s no room for errors, which is why it’s important to ask any potential House Painter Sydney that you’re looking to hire, the following questions.
Are you licensed and insured?
In NSW, you need a licensed painter for any painting job over $1,000. When hiring a House Painter in Sydney, it is advised to ask them if they’re licensed and insured. They should be able to readily provide you with proof of their credentials. A copy of their insurance will suffice as evidence of them being insured (just be sure to check the dates to ensure it’s valid). Insurance will protect you – covering your home if they cause any damage as well as covering you should they get injured in your home, while working. Hiring an uninsured painter can turn out to be a very expensive mistake for you, so avoid it at all costs.
Can you provide a quick rundown of your painting process?
Asking for a brief explanation of their painting process can help you weed out the inexperienced painters. Not all Residential Painters Sydney are the same. If a painter’s quote is too good to be true, it probably is. Maybe they don’t prep the surface as thoroughly as they should. Ask them to give you a step by step explanation of their painting process so you can determine whether they’ll be taking shortcuts to cut costs. Also, an experienced painter will know exactly what they’ll need to do and will be able to give you a clear explanation. If the painter is hesitant to share the process or seems inexperienced when talking about the process, that’s a big red flag.
Can you provide an itemised quote?
When requesting a quote, ask for an itemised quote. An itemised quote is your guideline, outlining all the processes that will be carried out. It gives you a step by step account of what’s involved and what exactly you’re paying for. Ask for every detail to be listed. For instance, how many coats of paint will be needed? Does the quote also include the ceiling, eaves or window trims? The final quote should include everything you need to be done. It’s better to know upright how much your residential painting project will cost you, instead of assuming that everything’s included, only to later be told that you’ll have to pay more to get what you want to be done.