How to choose a painter

Choosing the right painter can be a very important decision considering how much the quality of the work can change from painter to painter. Here are some helpful hints on how to choose the right person for the job.

Be sure of the job you want done

Spend some time thinking about and writing out everything you need done. Make some decisions about the style of the job, and start thinking about things like colour and texture. Look at the area that you want to paint to try and see if you might need some extra surface preparation by checking for peeling or chipping paint, or cracking and crumbling plaster. Read More

General Painting Q & A

Why do painters quote such a broad range of prices?

Unethical Painters: Some painters are not licensed and charge less to try and pull customers from qualified providers. Others use cheaper materials, like cheap watered down paint. This obviously lowers the cost for the painters but doesn’t provide a lasting solution for the customer. There are also a number of painters that don’t have adequate insurance, so hiring their services can be somewhat of a risk considering neither you nor the painter is protected should something go wrong.

Surface Preparation: Different jobs require different levels of surface preparation, so even painters licensed by the MPA will give you different quotes. Surface preparation requires a lot of attention to detail, and can take more time than actually painting. This can lead to a big difference in quotes for what seems to be the same amount of work. Read More

Exterior Painting Q & A

If you think it might be time to give the exterior of your home a new coat of paint, don't put the job off. Whether you're going with professional exterior painters in Melbourne or handling the work yourself, acting soon rather than later has very real benefits in that you're likely to get a longer-lasting finish. It's worthwhile doing your research on paint types and what works for you. Although 9 times out of 10 you're going to be getting a better result – and probably saving yourself money – by going with a professional painting company.

At Joyce Painting, we make it a top priority to collaborate with our clients from the start to the end of the project. This means running you through your options and making recommendations on how you can get the most out of your investment. Read More

Safety Q & A