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Key Things To Think About When Hiring An Auckland Painter and Decorator

Using a professional painter and decorator to repair or refurbish exterior walls or revamp an interior space can add value to your home but choosing a tradesman to trust with your home can be daunting. Often you will get a feel for the painting contractor from speaking to them and warm to one more than the others, but there are a few basic things that you should check out before deciding who to hire. Here are three important areas you should cover if you are planning a painting project at your property.

Quotes

Getting more than one quote can often save you money in the long run, so it is good practice to get at least three quotes if you can before choosing your painter.

A good painting company will offer a free quote either from the information you have provided or by making a visit to your home to assess the project. Try to give as much information as possible to the painter about the what the job entails and what you would like to see in the finished product. Quotes should be provided in writing and agreed before the project begins.

No two quotes will be exactly the same, but make sure you are comparing like for like. Things to check include:

  • What the quote actually includes. Is the tradesman expecting you to provide materials or do your own preparation work or is everything included in the price? If the job is for an exterior wall does the quote include the cost of scaffolding? Asking these types of questions in advance will save you dealing with unforeseen costs when it comes to paying at the end of the job.
  • The quality of the materials being used. For example, is the brand of paint one you’ve heard of and know is high quality?
  • Whether the quote is a fixed price, an estimate, or based on an hourly rate. Fixed price quotes give you a better idea of what you will pay, whereas estimates and hourly quotes could vary depending on how long the job actually takes.

References

Most good painters and decorators will be able to supply references from previous clients and will have a photo gallery of jobs. You may even be able to speak to a former client or visit the site of a previous job to see the work for yourself. Professional decorators may also be members of a trade association or have a qualification to back up their work.

The fine print

As well as checking references you should go over a few details with your painter before agreeing to a contract. Check there is insurance in place and that the contractor has the required certificates and health and safety training, especially if the job involves scaffolding or working on high levels. You should also agree whether you are paying a deposit up front and if so how much and how you will provide the painting team with access to the property during the work.

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Posted 28/06/18

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 an

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with some of our Builderscrack tradeswomen to find out their stories of working in the trades. First up is Sam Cotton, owner of S & B Painters and Decorators, based in Cambridge... Sam learnt her skills early in life, "my father was a painter and taught me most of the skills I have - working with tools, painting and building". She credits her forward-thinking parents for giving her the unwavering belief she can do anything. While studying at university for her Physical Education degree, Sam took on building and painting jobs to support herself. She continued her trade work in between her sporting work over the following years. Eventually starting up and running her own company, aptly named "Jill of All Trades". She ran this up until she became pregnant with her son. After some time off to be a mum, Sam got back to it, starting up a new business - this time focused solely on painting and decorating. Most recently, she moved to Cambridge for her son to purs

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 at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with some of our Builderscrack tradeswomen to find out their stories of working in the trades. First up is Sam Cotton, owner of S & B Painters and Decorators, based in Cambridge... Sam learnt her skills early in life, "my father was a painter and taught me most of the skills I have - working with tools, painting and building". She credits her forward-thinking parents for giving her the unwavering belief she can do anything. While studying at university for her Physical Education degree, Sam took on building and painting jobs to support herself. She continued her trade work in between her sporting work over the following years. Eventually starting up and running her own company, aptly named "Jill of All Trades". She ran this up until she became pregnant with her son. After some time off to be a mum, Sam got back to it, starting up a new business - this time focused solely on painting and decorating. Most recently, she moved to Cambridge for her son to purs

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Posted 4 days ago

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Applying a mural to my wardrobe doors!

Posted 1 week ago

I have two sets of wardrobe doors, that need a mural pasted/fitting on. I am too scared to do this myself, even though it is apparently very easy to do! This comes with instructions, and should take a wallpaper hanger no time to hang!

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Posted 6 days ago

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Posted 2 days ago

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Posted 1 week ago

Need a free quote on removing, supplying and replacing wall paper in lounge.

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Posted 3 days ago

After an interior painter to help us spruce up our new home. The job: painting two bedrooms and plastering the bits that are uneven/plugging holes in the wall; removing wallpaper in the foyer and painting the walls; painting a massive living room and plastering the bits that are uneven; painting the ceiling in the living room; sanding and painting exposed timber beams in the kitchen. It is no small feat and you'll probably need a team to help! (Please note in the pictures that the bookcase i...

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Posted 3 days ago

We are needing someone to come and put wall paper up on 2 walls in are office. Pictures are attached, it is not a big office but we would like to have wall paper on the cupboard door as well. We would also like this done asap.

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Posted 1 week ago

2001 4 bed, 2.5 bath, double garage, 2 level house. Brick and fibre cement exterior, gib interior. Existing paint poor condition, chips and faded, marked and grimey. Owner will look into wall wash and fill.

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Posted 2 days ago

Have some touch to.do.upsatirs outside the house near the window frames on a 2 story

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Posted 3 days ago

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Sad Cedar frames

Posted 18 hours ago

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Posted 4 days ago

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Posted 8 hours ago

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Posted 5 days ago

I have a bathroom bench top that was painted not long ago that has some chips in it needs repair A whole in wall from fast net broadband needs repair and paint A new skylight surround needs repaint A quote for repainting garage

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Posted 3 days ago

I can paint house office schools and the decorations

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Posted 2 days ago

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Posted 6 days ago

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1st August 2019

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 5
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Wallpaper REMOVAL start immediately 2 rooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Interior Painting required


2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Housepaint

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior painting

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repair section of damaged paint over wallpaper

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paint Bathroom


17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior Painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job - fill picture frame holes, plaster, sand paint

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wallpaper - Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

INTERIOR PAINTING AND WALLPAPERING

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New window fill and paint - arctic white

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wallpaper hung

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior Painting of Window Frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Touch up paint required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom ceiling paint & fan install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Paint bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Ensuite Ceiling Painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Joined June 2016

Hi Dear Customer We are proud to have one of the professional and experienced team in building trades that most important target in our company is make the customers happy and help them to save money and time. We always keep the quality on top level because we believe our successful's key is our customers. Cheers Sam

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

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Joined August 2019

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

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CP Ltd CML

Joined August 2015

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William Shane Waaka

Joined November 2018

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CleaningPro Auckland

Joined April 2018

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Integrity Decorating

Joined January 2010

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Wall Doctor NZ

Joined July 2018

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Mantis Renovations and Maintenance

Joined December 2017

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Cyrus Tarakona

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been working on roofs for the last 26 years. I look forward to giving you the best expert advise and the best quality service. Rest assured! You'll be well looked after. Previously I was the inspector for Modern Roofing, the biggest roof restoration company in the southern hemisphere. I quote the work and do the work. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Cyrus

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

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DMS PLASTERERS & PAINTERS LTD

Joined March 2016

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Joined May 2017

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QPP LTD Quality Painting & Plastering Limited

Joined December 2017

Perfectionistic Plastering and Painting! Ten years experience in both interior and exterior plastering and painting. We also do gib replacement - entire or partial sheets - prior to plastering. We pride ourselves on thorough prep and the highest possible level of finishing. Our painting team is highly motivated and perfectionistic to the nth degree. We operate on the basis that the fussie...

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Ideal Decorators ltd

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Your ideal choice for Quality & Professional Painters! Ideal Decorators is a small team of friendly and reliable professionals. The experienced and detail focused painters .offer interior and exterior painting in the wider Auckland region. Whether you are just planning a re-decoration of your lounge and kitchen or if you require larger painting services for new built homes or offices, call Ide...

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