Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will get answers to some of the most common questions we receive from our valued customers.
Q: What is the advantage of hiring professional painters?
For those who are thinking of painting their home, hiring a professional painters is usually the most practical route. Painting can be a very challenging task that requires skill, experience, and incredible patience. A professional painter can provide better results for both the exterior and interior of a building.
Q: What qualifications do Queensland Government require for painting contractors?
To become a painter, one should complete an apprenticeship in painting. Entry requirement may vary, but employers usually require Year 10. Likewise, tradesman who carry out work valued at more than $3300 must work under someone who holds a painting license issued by the QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission). The Painters Institute also has some good information on required qualifications.
Q: Do I need a qualified painter?
Yes. Qualifications mean they have the required skills and experience to carry out the job. Aside from that, they also take the time needed for a professional, quality paint job, providing thorough preparation services, as well as quality inspections. It’s also a good idea to check to see if the are members of the Master Painters Association.
Q. What brands of paint do you use?
We work with multiple brands depending on the job and surface. Brands include Benjamin Moore, BEHR, Sherwin Williams, Dulux and others. We also recommend a variety of low-VOC and zero-VOC paints for low toxicity and odor.
Q: Do you offer colour advice?
Yes, we provide expert advice on what colours to choose. The final decision is left up to the client.
Q: Do you do provide commercial painting?
Yes, we can also offer services for commercial and industrial building, offices and schools. We can paint interiors and exteriors of buildings, such as multi-family units, new construction, apartment complexes, and many more. We are also experienced for all real estate and body corporate work.
Q: How long does the paint take to dry?
This will depend on the brand being used, as well as the weather condition. Also whether it is exterior or interior. It will be touch dry within a few hours but may take up to 2 weeks to fully cure.
Q: What is the average cost of painting?
The average cost of hiring a painter in Australia is around $25 – $125 per hour. That may seem like a big gap but there are so many variables to consider. Many contractors will price the entire job as it is easier for customers. Average rooms will cost between $400 and $1000. Extra detailing like doors and architraves can take additional time. The cost of paint is also sometimes included in the hourly rate.
Q: What’s The Difference between interior and exterior paint?
Exterior paints are specifically designed to be applied to exterior surfaces with the intent to withstand water, sun, and mildew; that’s why it has more amount of pigment and resin in the paint. On the other hand, interior paints are designed to withstand abrasion and it usually has zero or low VOC.
Q: Do you carry out the preparation of surfaces before painting?
We will perform extensive exterior and interior preparation work on all surfaces. It is essential for a quality job.
We are always happy to answer any other questions you have. Please complete your job details into our quote form on the home-page or call our crew direct on 07 3555 7910.