Hiring a House Painter

If you have just bought a house and need to start work on it where should you begin? After the exterior and civil work it’s time for house painting. The interiors need to be tackled after basic electric fitting and floor work but has to be done before the furniture, especially before those pieces that need to be built into the wall.

If you think house painting is too much of a task for you and you don’t know where to begin, hire a professional painter. It is hassle free and saves time. Here are some things to keep in mind while choosing a commercial painter for exterior and interior painting.

o Mark out all the areas that need a fresh coat of paint. If you are remodelling your home you will realise that some areas need immediate attention and some don’t need a fresh coat of paint at all. So survey your property and prioritise.

o Look for a good professional painter that will help you out. Ask for references from family and friends. You may have liked something you saw at the neighbour’s or at your sister’s place. Ask them for referrals and their experiences. Many people hire young students on their summer break to paint their home but this has some risks. You never know how the final outcome will be and if the kids are experienced enough to handle the job. You can also ask your local paint store for some information on house painters in the vicinity.

o Once you have short listed the house painters it’s time to meet and evaluate them. Find out about their previous work, is inputs on the job at hand and time needed for completion. After you explain your requirements ask them for a detailed quote.

o Make sure you know if the quote is inclusive of hardware, paint supplies and taxes. Make a calculation of the materials you require from the painter. If it adds up and fits in your budget, talk about payment terms. The contract you sign with the commercial painter should be fool proof and include number of coats, brand and type of paint to be used, their responsibilities in terms of cleaning up after the job and scraping of old paint before they begin.

o Before they begin with interior or exterior painting make sure minor repairs and water leakages are taken care off to avoid any mishaps in the job. All you have to do now is select the colours or textures you need, cover up all the furniture while interior painting and get ready to be amazed.

If you need more information on house painting and other painting services you can visit www.jimspainting.com.au. You can also find out everything you need to know about painting and decorating.