Painting your entire house can be a big task as there is so much area to cover. You need to select a painter that works according to a timeline, provides reliable service and gives a quality finish in their work. So you need to check their qualifications and credentials before you select a painter.
You need to understand where to start the search. You should look at all the options that you have for painters in your local area. This can be easily done with a simple Google search. However, this will not give you any idea about the reliability of the painter. You can also add a few contacts to your list by asking friends, family and neighbours for references on painters Melbourne. This way you can get a reliable reference that somebody you know has worked with. But it is best to choose a local painter as they will be quick to respond and it will be easy for you to meet with the company as well. The travelling costs that the painter will charge will also be less. You can also check for the reviews of contacts that you find online. There are websites that provide honest reviews of companies and you can get an idea of the customer service offered by the company.
Through reviews and references, you will be able to narrow down the list of companies to a smaller number. You can also check the websites of the companies to see photos of work they have done and client testimonials. You can then contact potential companies to visit your site whether it is your home or any other building so they can get an idea of the scope of the project and send in a bid. You need to get multiple quotations so that it gives you something to compare. However, if you are thinking of going with the lowest bid that you obtained, you need to look at other factors as well such as the services they offer and the quality of work. If you don’t check their other qualifications and choose the company based on cost only, the end result will suffer.
After you get about three bids, you can then speak to the companies further to get an understanding of how the project will be carried out. This is where you need to evaluate their competency and professionalism. You need to check their response time when you call or email them. They need to be available to respond to queries or clarify items in the quote. You should ask all the questions you have in this meeting so that there is no confusion left in the end. You should ask how long they have been in the business and the different services they offer. There may be certain items they will not do so you need to clarify this as well. During painting you may come across minor repairs that need to be done such as dry wall repairs or carpentry modifications. You can ask if this is an area they undertake or not.