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Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely… (view full article)

Painters and Decorators - What They Do and How to Find a Good One

Hiring a quality painter can feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to a big project. But it needn't be.... There's a key step right at the beginning that can almost guarantee finding the perfect painter/decorator for your job, and that's carrying out detailed research on any prospective tradesperson and their business. To help with this we have put together a list, using the help of one of our Pro tradesmen, John Quaid from JJ Painters and Decorators, that… (view full article)

How Builderscrack Has Helped a Painters Business

Keep an eye on your profile page and reviews, they can mean more business.....  This month we got a chance to have a quick chat with a local tradie to find out how Builderscrack has helped his painting and decorating business. With 38 jobs under his belt in just over a year and a half, John Quaid owner of JJ Painters and Decorators is a good example of leveraging the Builderscrack platform to it’s best advantage. It's helped him keep business rolling in, even in the post EQC… (view full article)

Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to use and what tradesmen accreditations are right for the job you want doing? Is an industry based accreditation offer the same as one from the government? We’re here to dive into the mysteries of what the most common tradespeople accreditation are. Let’s jump on in! Tradespeople accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal,… (view full article)

Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Decorating your child's bedroom is an enjoyable yet challenging task. Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedroom uniquely suited to your child. A child who likes rugby, sea creatures or Batman, would love design elements that reflect these interests. Involve your son or daughter in the design and planning process as much as possible and appropriate for his age. This makes for a great… (view full article)

Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

At some point in your life, your home may become too small for your family. Undertaking a major renovation such as adding a house extension will give you extra space. But are you better off building a second floor instead? Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages between adding a storey verses building a new addition. How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can choose to build up or build out. As sections become smaller,… (view full article)

Recent jobs posted by Painters & Decorators Nationwide

Just wanting wallpaper put up in the standard sized rooms. Not wanting anything fancy just as long as wall covered. I have no idea how much paper I would need and how it works you can tell and I’ll go out and buy or you…


My house's floor area is 300 square metres (not sure how big is the surface, I think it's less than 300 square metres). Need to paint the exterior for maintenance.


We need two sides of our two-story weatherboard house water-blasted and painted with high quality paint. The section is level and allows for easy scaffolding. Paint can be sourced ourselves or included in the job - up…


Two bedroom unit. Sand and paint outside 7 windows and paint under eaves.


I have one roll of pre-pasted vinyl wallpaper to be hung as a feature wall in a conservatory. There's an 1800mm doorway in the middle so basically one and a half drops either side of that and across the top of the…


Exterior wood prep and paint. Standard three bedroom brick house with pergola at front door. Needs to be done asap, so looking for quotes from someone that can start in the next couple of weeks. Please excuse photo…


We bought Aualin fence paint, I already painted few meters over the weekend, because I have to work full time, we would like someone to help us to complete the painting job. The fence totally about 25 meters long…


Looking for someone to give me a hand, have been trying to paint my house and have fallen behind schedule due to weather and other things beyond my control. Needing to get it finished by the end of the week so looking…


Hi, we are looking for a professional painter for a clinic space around 37m. We will provide the paint. Its a straight forward job (all white), may require some stopping. we would like the job completed before or the…


Painting of 2-storey interior hallway. Would love it to be done before the 20th December!


I want to paint the outside windows, please contact us


We have a small bathroom that needs painting, walls and ceiling everything. Walls etc will need to be sanded as well. We would like a professional finish and using the correct paint for a wet area. Quote first please.…


I need someone to finish painting the outside of my house. It was started last summer and has a first coat on about 80% of the house. I have all the paint, brushes, rollers and a spray gun. I need it done asap. I am…


Hello We have a home in renwick, interior walls are in good condition. Window frames have swelled in placed so it would be good to replace where necessary. We're looking at a full interior re-paint. the house is…


Door and window frames of house badly in need of full sanding, priming and paint. Both exterior and interior. It is a big house (2 levels) with multiple doors and large window frames. See photos so I will need a…