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    We have a painting company and so came across this article.

    We found it a great piece to read and in particular the section about some key steps to choosing a professional painter. We learnt the hard way with your last point ‘Whats required of you to prepare the area’ on our first couple of jobs when we showed up to houses and had to spend half the morning preparing the area that could have easily been done by the owner before we got there.

    A good read, thank you for writing

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    Thanks Twins Painters, we appreciate the comment.

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    house painter auckland

    Excellent post. I want to thank you for this informative read I think it is really important to find someone who pays attention to detail like you mentioned.This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic.

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    Thanks for your comment Garry. Sorry to hear you’ve had a few bad experiences. Most homeowners and tradies like to work to a quoted price, as both know the costs upfront vs the unknown of an hourly rate, which can blow out. Agreed that some tradies quote unreasonably but I assure you not all do. Next time take advantage of the Builderscrack platform, which makes it easy to get and compare quotes, so you can quickly see if any tradies are being unreasonable.

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    Garry Graham

    My experience of hiring a painter is that you won’t get one to work on an hourly rate. They all want to quote for the job and then complete it at twice their hourly rate. They are just rip offs.

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