What should I look for in a house painter?

The quality of your paintwork can have a major impact on the look of your home.

Get it right, and you’ll be rewarded with a consistent finish, long-lasting results and beautiful colours that fit in seamlessly with the wider aesthetic of your home. Get it wrong, and you could end up with uneven coverage, flaking paint and unflattering colour choices. 

Whether you’re painting the interior or exterior of your home, it’s crucial to choose the right painting company for the job. Here are five key things to consider when selecting a house painter in Auckland

1. Experience

Experience is one of the most important factors to take into consideration when choosing a house painter in Auckland. An experienced painter will have a keen eye for what colours work together, know how to prepare your walls to get the best possible finish and understand exactly what type of paint is required to deliver outstanding results. 

Here at Blackbird Projects, our head painter, Bashir, brings a wealth of experience and is widely regarded as one of the best in the industry. We also offer the service of a Resene Colour Consultant free of charge and, as an accredited Resene Eco.Decorator, we recognise the importance of operating our business in an environmentally responsible manner. 

When weighing up your options, be sure to ask your prospective house painter for references and have a chat with some of their past clients to get a better idea of what to expect. 

2. Cost

Most house painters will be more than happy to give you a free estimate, so take the time to talk to a few different companies and get some quotes. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option to help reduce project costs, it is important to remember that the lowest prices will rarely yield the best results.

With this in mind, it’s a good idea to shop around and find a house painter who suits your budget yet has the expertise needed to deliver a high-quality finish. Hiring an experienced painter ensures that your home will continue to look great for years to come and that all the effort you put into renovating is worth it in the long run. 

3. Quality prep work

A good house painter will understand the importance of preparation and will spend significant time preparing painting surfaces and fixing minor imperfections to ensure the best results. This might involve: 

  • Scraping away flaked paint
  • Filling nail holes
  • Sanding the walls
  • Cleaning the walls
  • Covering stains 
  • Sealing gaps

If your project involves exterior house painting, remember that you’ll need to factor the weather into the equation. Washing your house before you paint can also improve the quality of the finish – talk to your Auckland house painter for more information. 

4. Communication

Effective communication can go a long way toward making home renovations a less stressful experience. 

At Blackbird Projects, we’re big believers in the value of communication at every stage of the project. We’ll work with you to understand your needs, discuss which finishes are best for your building materials and provide you with a range of options to help you achieve your desired aesthetic. 

We’ll also provide you with a summary of completed tasks at the end of each day and brief you on what to expect the following day, ensuring you’re kept up to date every step of the way. 

5. Professionalism

Last but certainly not least, it’s important to look for a painter who treats your family, your property and the environment with respect. 

At Blackbird Projects, we recognise that you’re putting a certain level of trust in us by inviting us into your home to do your painting, which is why we always go above and beyond to maintain the highest level of professionalism. That means following industry-standard safety protocols, using clean drop sheets and taping to prevent property damage and always thoroughly cleaning up after ourselves when the job’s done. 

We stand behind the quality of our work and we’re proud to offer a 2 year guarantee on our painting workmanship.

Talk to the leading house painters in Auckland

Combining quality workmanship with an unwavering commitment to customer service, Blackbird Projects is the provider of choice when it comes to house painters in Auckland. 

For a free consultation, give us a call today on 0800 30 30 11 or fill out our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch with you shortly.

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