House painting is a serious job, it can break your wallet and even damage your home design and value if done wrong.

Getting your interior, exterior, roof, fence or overall home painted or repainted is not the type of project you do very often. High-quality professional painting can last up to 15 to 20 years.

If you’re a homeowner in Canberra, Queanbeyan or Surrounding areas and looking for a house painter – do not choose a painting contractor until you read this.

Below are 7 qualities and attributes of a great painter.

1. Experience

Experience is the best teacher. When hiring a house painter it’s critical to check the level of experience, the number of years in business and the completed painting projects portfolio of the company you are considering hiring.

An experienced home painter has a wealth of knowledge about painting products, techniques and preparation. Experienced painters are veterans – they work seamlessly ensuring your family and property are safe. They take full responsibility for every detail and process involved in the painting job, regardless of the size and complexity of your project.

So how to know if the painters are experienced?

In Canberra or Queanbeyan, you will know if the painters are experienced because of the number of years they have been in the industry and the feedback of the previous clients they have.

If you want to be sure, you can ask around, or do your search on Google.

You can also check reviews on Google, Facebook, and other platforms like Yelp, Yellowsite etc.

2. Expertise & Professionalism

The primary reason you want to hire a home painter that are professional experts is that you want to get the best value for your money.

House painting is an important project for every homeowner. You don’t do it out of haste. In fact, you spend some time thinking about the colour of paint to choose, the brand, and the painters to hire. Others may have solicited advice from parents, friends, local experts and even search for ideas from Google.

  • High-quality and correct primer for your surface
  • Quality painting products, materials & professional techniques
  • Clean and organized workspace.
  • Prestige results, you can be proud of for many years to come
  • Excellent surface preparation to ensure you’ll get a spotless and smooth finish.
  • Saves you time, money and effort.
  • Peace of mind.
  • Professional painters are licensed and insured to carry out house painting projects.
  • Professional residential painters have all the expertise and know-how on the tools to ensure your painting project runs smoothly.

3. Award-Winning

The ‘Awards for Excellence for The ACT administered by the Master Painters Australia NSW Association Inc. observes strict guidelines that each participant should adhere to 100%.

So, what does it mean to choose a house painter that’s award-winning?

It simply means you are choosing a painting company with an excellent reputation, stellar workmanship, and remarkable work ethic.

Being a recipient of the award for excellence is such an honour in the painting industry. If you want to choose a great painter for your next home painting project, do not forget to check if the painting company or contractor is award-winning.

4. Previously Completed Projects

Painting contractors or companies should be able to show you their previously completed projects. If a painting company owns a website, Facebook page, Google My Business, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest or TikTok – do not forget to check their portfolios.

Most websites these days have a gallery or project page where you can see a bunch of previously finished projects. Some might be showing off before and after images that customers can refer to.

5. Reviews

For online reviews, the platforms you can check are Facebook, Google My Business, Yelp, True Local, Service Seeking, Yellow Pages etc. It will take time to check online reviews but it’s well worth it.

Here’s an example of an online review we have received from a client. Note, this is mainly for your reference.

We’ve used Fluid Painting Solutions Canberra before and once again Gabe and his team have provided a highly professional and top-quality service. I would recommend Fluid Painting Solutions to anyone wanting any type of interior or exterior painting done to the highest standards. – Vickie Hingston-JonesYou can read more here.

6. Soft Skills

Not all residential painters possess the soft skills necessary to get the job done but with so many competitors in the market, tactfulness has now become one of the most important qualifications for hiring painting contractors.

What are the soft skills a great house painter in Canberra should have?

  • The ability to communicate effectively and explain the process, timeline and even the investment involved in the project.
  • How the painter presents himself. Does he look professional? Is the house painter polite and organized? Is the house painter thorough enough to address all painting-related queries you have? May it be in person or via a phone call – a professional painter will be able to lead the conversation appropriately, gaining rapport and eventually earning your trust.
  • Attention to detail and mindfulness. Is the painter mindful of his actions and the manner he carries himself? Does he pay 100% attention to detail? A mindful painting contractor will make sure he covers all the house painting related questions you want to be answered.

7. Master Painters Member

Another thing you should check if you want to hire a great painter is if they are Members of the Master Painters Association.

Hiring a Master Painter is a must and below are the reasons why.

  • Quality workmanship and service that’s done professionally every time
  • Master Painters Members are fully qualified tradesmen
  • Offers expert advice, and follows a process to ensure excellent results for your painting project
  • Master Painters adhere to the MPA code of ethics and conduct themselves professionally at all times
  • Master Painters only uses high-quality products approved by the Australian Market.
  • And Master Painters will go above and beyond to ensure you’ll get the best finishes for your home’s surfaces no matter the size of your project.

Other factors you need to look at when choosing a home painter are:

  1. Service or workmanship warranty
  2. Licensed & Insurance
  3. Products Used
  4. Process Observed
  5. Services Offered
  6. Availability
  7. Quality Service
If you have any questions or need more information about finding a great painter for your home painting project in Canberra, Queanbeyan & Surrounds – give Gabe a call on 0421 359 062 or click here to contact us.