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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 5 days ago

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Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 1 week ago

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Queen Mary Ave

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there. The front of my garage and some exterior trim work needs refreshing on Villa/Bungalow home.

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Posted 3 hours ago

Hello Team, Please can you assist!! I need a bathroom ceiling painted in my rental property in New Windsor. I presumme the ceiling will need to be sanded, sealed and painted. The home is accessiable during the day. Please let me know if you can do the job! Many thanks Marina Thorpe ...

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Posted 6 days ago

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Posted 1 day ago

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Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 6 days ago

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Posted 1 day ago

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Posted 4 days ago

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Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 3 days ago

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DSA Handyman Services

Joined September 2021

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

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T"N"T Painting and Decorating Limited

Joined March 2017

Hi there, T"N"T have been in the Painting Industry for over 25years. Works ranging from Residential to Commercial jobs. Experienced in all Painting, Plastering work and Handyman jobs. If you are looking for a great Tradesman then I'm your Man. No short cuts, No bull, No excuses. Im an honest painter, making an honest living. My work is Guaranteed and I will keep you informed with...

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Green Apple Painting Ltd

Joined July 2013

Owner/Operator. Trade qualified. We specialise in all kinds of interior and exterior work, be it private or business. Very neat work (according to references). Neat in appearance. Fully insured. Professional attitude, reliable. Excellent rates, free quotes. Ask for Marcus. GST Registered Number : ... . NZ Companies Registered Number: ... .

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Wardrobe World

Joined September 2019

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Living Colour Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi my name is Andy; I have over 10 years full time painting experience in residential and commercial. I consider myself to be honest, hardworking, reliable person. I am confident of my hard work provides which makes all the clients happy. Key Skills and Qualities: 1: Over 10 years painting experience (competent in the use of brushes and rollers) 2: 5 years experience spray new house ( Fle...

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DMS PLASTERERS & PAINTERS LTD

Joined March 2016

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

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PA Service 2018 ltd

Joined September 2020

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White Rose Painting Limited

Joined August 2018

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Summit Painting

Joined July 2019

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Homes and Gardens Property Maintenance Limited

Joined February 2021

I've been a Manager for a specialist building product company for the last 14 years. Before that I managed my own plastering business, painting business and asbestos removal business. Growing up on the North Shore, I brought my family up here and reside in Glenfield. Giving excellent customer service at a reasonable price is key to maintaining a great reputation . I'm a one man band but hav...

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Sam the Painter

Joined October 2020

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Tetragon Property Maintenance

Joined April 2017

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All Surface Solutions

Joined July 2016

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Turner Painting Ltd

Joined July 2018

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J & J Professional Services

Joined April 2018

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CP Ltd CML

Joined August 2015

"Love where you live...renovate" Hi,we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years.While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and clients expectations. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Qualified and...

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