5 Questions To Ask Your House Painters And Decorators


An excellent paint job creates a pleasant atmosphere. Plus, when your painter uses high quality, low odor and zero VOC paint, your home will be safer for your family.

Ask these questions before you hire your next painting professional to make sure you are hiring the right team for the job.

Do you complete the work yourself or use sub contractors?

As you begin renovations on your home, you will begin to build relationships with each of your contractors. A painting company who completes all the work with in-house employees is a company you can trust.

Some painters sub out the work to other contractors. While some subcontractors are fantastic, others may be more challenging to work with. You don’t know their skill level or work ethic.

At The House Painters, each of our painters have gone through background checks and extensive training. Even when you aren’t home, we treat your home with the utmost respect and safety.

Do you offer training for your employees?

Another benefit to hiring painters who use in-house employees is that they will be very invested in the training process. These painting companies will provide safety training, product knowledge, and painting skills for each of their employees.

Plus, great painting companies will also implement ongoing industry training. That way, each of their employees stays up to date on the latest painting techniques and product knowledge.

When you hire a painting company who is invested in advancing the skills of their painters, the service you receive will be consistent.

Are you licensed and insured?

This question cannot be stressed enough. Homeowners tend to skip this question but proper licensing guarantees that you are working with a legitimate company. It also means that you are investing in a reputable business that cares about your safety, and the safety of their employees.

Insurance protects your home and family in case of any accidents. It also protects you in the event that a painter is injured on your property. Verify that your Melbourne painters has invested in both liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

What is your preparation process?

Excellent painting does not start when the paint goes on the wall. It actually starts during the preparation process!

Your house painter will be willing to discuss their surface preparation methods. This should include various levels of cleaning, repairing damage, sanding, and priming. At this time, you can also ask how many coats of paint they will add to the walls.

Do you offer a guarantee?

A quality home painting company will stand behind their services. Many painters offer some kind of guarantee, but not all are comparable. Be cautious of a “materials only” guarantee, as this offers very little protection for the homeowner.

A quality painting company is proud of their craftsmanship, and stands behind the quality of their work with a solid guarantee.

About The House Painters

The House Painters has been serving the Melbourne, Victoria since 1997. Our exceptional quality and superior customer service has set us apart for many years.

Please feel free to ask us any of these questions, and any others that you may have! At the end of the day, you need to have the assurance you need that you’ve hired the right team for the job. When you are ready to paint your home, please reach House Painters Melbourne for no obligation Free estimate.

10 Responses

  1. This article should help me quite a bit in finding a commercial painter near me. I’ll have to ask for refferals before inquiring online, as you say. I may check with a paint store near me as well, per your recommendation.

  2. I don’t know of anyone that recently had painting done at their house. I appreciate the advice to look for leads at the local paint store instead of a home improvement store. It makes sense to me that the contractors would go to the paint store instead of a home improvement store. It always seems to me that the paint store has a bigger selection of paints available.

  3. I like how you say that the BBB has strict standards and therefore is a good way to gauge the quality of a painting contractor. It would seem that if they are in good standing with the better business bureau you would be able to trust them. My husband and I just got done with a home remodel, so we’ll have to find a painting contractor who is in good standing with the BBB to help us paint the rooms.

  4. Google places is a great way for painting customers to find us. Yes we are competing with other listed painters. Fr example there are at least 10 painters in port st lucie florida. However, we juice up our listing with photos of our painting work that is visible to the public. Also requesting reviews on google from past customers is very helpful

  5. My wife and I just moved and want to do some interior repainting but aren’t sure where to look. I like that you suggest asking a local paint store for services because we hadn’t considered that before. I think asking about painters who have been around for awhile would be beneficial because they likely have the most experience and are trustworthy. Thanks for the helpful tips!

  6. I like that you talked about how it’s best to ask around when you’re looking for a painting contractor so you can find a painting contractor that has satisfied customers. My parents are considering to sell their house. This is why they want to make sure that the exterior part of their house will look appealing from the potential buyers’ perspective. It will surely be great for my parents to choose a painting contractor that’s being recommended by other people because they can expect to be given an excellent service as well. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. You made a good point when you said to ask for referrals as one way to find a good painting contractor. Your friends, family, and neighbors may be able to recommend a painting company which they may have contracted previously. You may want to ask for the quality of work done and the overall professionalism exhibited by the said contractor. If I were to look for commercial painting services, I would make sure to keep this in mind. Thanks.

  8. We provide full-service paint services that include interior painting, exterior painting, residential painting, cabinet painting, faux finish painting, wallpaper, and wall coverings installation. Whatever paint services you need, call us today to schedule a free consultation.

  9. Thank you very much for posting this valuable information about places to find painting contractors. As a homeowner, it can be difficult to know where to turn to find a reliable and experienced contractor, and this list will be a great help for anybody looking for a quality painting contractor. Additionally, for those interested in researching the best options for their painting needs, some other great resources include online review sites to check customer feedback and ratings, as well as professional associations and trade organizations. Taking the time to do some research and ask the right questions can help ensure that the contractor chosen is qualified and knowledgeable about the job at hand. Thanks again for providing this helpful information!

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