It’s not unusual for us to receive requests to paint homes. What is unusual is when we’re asked to quote on painting a home – that has only recently been painted.
Sometimes, the new paint job has started peeling after only a few months of application.
If one quote for painting the interior or exterior of your home is far cheaper than others, or seems too good to be true – it is.
It’s amazing how many people inadvertently follow this rule: “There’s never a budget to do the job properly the first time. However, when something goes wrong, the money is always there for an expensive fix up”.
Some people try and cut costs by going with the cheapest quote. However, as our expert painters have seen in many homes that went with a very cheap quote, within in a few months, they have to spend the same amount, or more, again, to have the paint job re-done so it is completed properly.
Preparation saves money: Before painting, every surface will require a clean. Over time, a build-up of oils, dust and years of weathering leave a fine layer building up on any surface. If painting directly onto an unprepared surface, the paint tends to adhere to this layer of dust, oil and flaking paint – and not the wall itself. The result? The paint will peel – quickly.
A light sand or clean will remove this built up layer. Your new paint will adhere better and stay on your wall longer.
If your wall is cracked, uneven or full of holes, the top layer of paint will not hide these imperfections. To achieve a flawless finish, time must be spent fixing the imperfections.
Choosing the wrong paint: To help your freshly painted walls look better longer, you need quality paint which is durable and allows marks and scuffs to clean off easily. If you’ve chosen the wrong paint, no matter how good the application, the result will always be flawed.
Not every painter is the right one for you: The best paints, in the hands of a slap-happy careless painter, will never result in a satisfactory, long-lasting finish.
Hire a Painter matches the best professional painter, from our tried and tested list, to your individual job. You won’t have to search through unknown listings or hazard a guess that you have the right painter.
We’ll help you with colour selection. We’ll ALWAYS complete thorough preparation and clean up. In the long run, you’ll save money and your house will look better- longer.
Speak to us today about your painting job, you’ll receive the best painter who will suit your specific job! Simply call 1300 79 HIRE (4473) and we’ll send a tried and trusted painter to you!