WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PAINTER
At Living Colours Painting & Paperhanging we are confident that the peace of mind gained by using a reputable company far outweighs any small cost savings you might find. However should you wish to shop around we have prepared a checklist below to help you protect your home and ensure you are comparing ‘apples to apples.’
Check that any companies you deal with are willing to stand by their work. For example, Living Colours offer a 200% guarantee on our work. If you are not happy on completion we will redo the work (at our expense) to your satisfaction. Should you still not be satisfied that the work has been done as quoted, then we will pay one of our competitors to redo it for you.
Most manufacturers have 3 tiers of paint quality, a budget, standard and premium range. Make sure any other company you consider specifies premium paint from a well known brand in their quotation Living Colours only uses the Dulux Premium Range unless specified.
Ensure that you read the specifics of the quotation carefully and that you are comparing ‘apples for apples’ in areas such as coats, professional preparation, quality of paint, etc.
Be wary as a cheaper price may reflect shortcuts, substandard preparation or workmanship or inferior materials, or may mean that the company does not pay certain overheads such as insurances.
Is the company affiliated with credible industry bodies? Living Colours is a member of the Master Painters Association (in fact we sit on the board) and Dulux Accredited.
Does the company offer a guarantee on workmanship? Living Colours guarantees their workmanship for at least 5 years.
Does the company have Public Liability insurance (copy available on request) and workers compensation?
Do all team members have a OH&S card for building sites and follow OH&S protocol?
Is there a professional team of experts to ensure a good quality job in a faster time frame?
Living Colours has been operating in Australia for over 20 years with 32 years experience in the industry both here and in Europe. Has the other company been around for many years and likely to be around in the future?
Are the owners committed to the business such as family owned or owner-run? Can you contact the owner directly should you have any queries or concerns? And are then attended to in a timely manner?
Are all members of the team experienced enough to give you professional advice on both the technical and aesthetic aspects of the job?
Does the company dispose of products in a safe way and maintain a clean worksite?
Is the company well presented, courteous & likely to look after your home?
Living Colours Painting & Paperhanging holds the National Accreditation of EnviroPainter©. This means we are versed in environmentally friendly work practices, including waste management and the latest products and materials available that will minimise the impact on the environment.
We use the ‘Enviro-Wash’ system to clean our rollers & brushes, to protect our waterways and your garden.
We dispose of all our solvents in an environmentally responsible manner.
CARING FOR YOUR HOME
The Living Colours care promise.
We will take all care of your home and will cover all floors, furniture, fixtures and fittings not to be painted to prevent paint splatters (furniture is protected with new & clean plastic drop sheets).
We will remove all materials, waste and unforseen paint splatters well before leaving your home.
We will provide our own amenities as required and will take our rubbish away with us.
Before beginning any painting work outside your home, we will protect all garden beds and shrubs with cloth, and cover any larger plants. We understand how much a garden can mean and are committed to taking extra care while working.
Living Colours is committed to offering more than you expect. Upon completion of your redecoration we will often have your windows professionally cleaned as our complimentary gift to you.