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 What To Consider When Finding A Painting Contractor

Dec 1

Finding the best house painters can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Do they know what they’re doing? Are they reputable? Do they use the very best materials? What will the job turnaround be? So many variables exist that it’s enough to make your head spin.  

Climate is a definite consideration when it comes to selecting residential painters. Perth, for example, has the type of weather systems that can make it tricky when it comes to painting. Choosing the right painters for the right job is necessary. Make the wrong choice? It’s your home on the line. Your pride and joy should be treated like gold – the wrong painters may just tarnish it with the wrong brush.  

Going on Reputation

Painters truly are a dime a dozen. There are a lot of cowboys out there who have come late into the game but claim they know it all.  

Selecting a painting contractor with years of experience and a stellar reputation within the broader community means you can build a relationship based on trust. Viewing recommendations and reviews is a great way to ensure that you are making the right choice. If your painting company has decades’ worth of experience then you know that you have made the right selection. A just established company or a handyman disguised as a painter could leave you with a less than professional finished result. Sure, they might work fast, but will their work last? 

Preparation is Key

Good house painting contractors in Perth will clean and prepare all surfaces appropriately before that first lid of paint is cracked. A quick turnaround might sound promising, but a slow and steady approach that covers all bases is key when it comes to getting the job done right the first time. Painting onto an unprepared surface might be okay initially but as time moves on, the job will reveal itself to be lacking in professionalism - and the look of your home will not match up with the dream ideal that you have had your heart set on. 

Safety is Important

The right house painters in Perth will go out of their way to ensure the work area is safe and appropriate for use. They will keep in mind the safety of the house occupants and ensure that all relevant health and safety guidelines are followed to the letter. Particularly when it comes to children, ensuring a work site is appropriately secure means that you can go about your day safe and secure in the knowledge that your home and surrounds are protected against potential disaster.  

Climate Concerns

There needs to be an awareness of the surrounding climate when it comes to how the home is painted and what materials are used. Harsh climates with lots of sun can lead to cracks and faults if the job is not done properly. Choosing a local painting contractor with experience in the region means that they will be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at them.  

Money’s on the Line

Some jobs can really blow out in terms of budget. Rather than waste your time dealing with a Perth painting contractor who promises one thing and delivers another, go with a contractor that can deliver fixed quoting budgets that they will stick to, regardless of what bumps and hurdles there are along the way. Your budget is important – these are your savings and this is your home. Don’t take a chance on a job that ends up burning a huge hole in your pocket.  

Are My Painters Accredited? 

AJ Cochrane & Sons are accredited painters with Dulux. There is a five-year work guarantee. Does your painting contractor come with the same resume? Are they able to back their work with qualifications and accreditations to match their promises? Ensuring your work is in the hands of professionals who are respected in the industry is key to making your decision. 

Professional Conduct

Your home is your safe haven. You want to make sure that the work people you invite into your safe space will treat your home and your family with dignity and respect. Polite service, friendly smiles, respect for property – these are all important aspects to consider. Your home will become a work site and, unfortunately, sometimes that can mean that less than ideal behaviour and language can occur around your family members. Working with a reputable painting contractor means that you will be able to relax and know that there is no untoward behaviour happening in and around your home for the duration of the project.  

Timely Service

You want to select a painting contractor who can deliver on their promises. Sometimes jobs take longer because of factors outside of anyone’s control, but that’s not to say that you shouldn’t expect an appropriate timeframe for the completion of work.  

Working with the Professionals

AJ Cochrane & Sons have over 80 years’ worth of experience in Perth and surrounds. They are accredited with Dulux and have worked hard to build a reputation based on excellence. Contact them today to start your next painting journey.