When you move in to your first place you tend to go to the hardware or paint store, pick up a couple of cans of paint and do the job yourself. It might take a few days after work every night, or maybe you’re using your holiday time to paint, but eventually it gets done. There comes a time, however, when you realize that it’s time to bring in the professionals. The first time we hired painters, we were moving into our first house and had a two year old and three year old running around. We realized we were no longer in a position to do the job ourselves — or at least, were not able to paint the entire house within a reasonable time frame — say, before winter (it was June).Click to Read more about painting services Melbourne Your Satisfaction Guaranteed
Since then we have hired many painters to paint many, many rooms in several houses. They have scraped 30 year old sea grass wallpaper off walls, they have (much to their dismay) painted over original gumwood trim and dark cedar ceilings, they have filled holes, repaired divots, sanded away bumps and finally, painted the walls and ceilings. Along the way I’ve developed a checklist of things to watch out for and to discuss with your prospective painters to make sure you’re talking about the same job and getting the quote for the work you intended.
Price Quotation: Make sure you look carefully at the written price quotation you’re given to find out what it includes. Some painters will break down the quote into labour and materials. Make sure they’ve included:prepping the walls, including sanding, filling any divots, scrapes and picture holes if necessary, removing wallpaper and doing a quick skim coat if necessary, have included the number of coats of paint you expect (which is generally two, plus primer) in their price, brand and quality of paint they intend to use, approximate amount of time painting will take.
Once you have all of your stripes outlined with painter’s tape, you are almost ready to begin painting stripes. Press the painter’s tape along the outline of each stripe to be sure it is attached to the wall as securely as possible. A good way to ensure that your stripes come out with crisp lines is applying a thin layer of caulk along the inside of the tape outlines before painting. This will help prevent paint from seeping under the tape. You can go ahead and paint the stripes inside the outlines before the caulk has dried. Remove the painter’s tape before the paint has dried completely for best results. Finally, your beautiful new room is unveiled!