If you’re in the process of sourcing quotes from a Master Painter Sydney for your next painting project, be sure you know the right questions to ask (apart from just the cost).

Can you provide me with a copy of your insurance certificate?

There’s a reason that painters need to have insurance. And that reason is that accidents happen. It’s one thing to just accept that your contractor has insurance for their business. But if you want to protect yourself and one of your most significant assets, you should verify.

Don’t be nervous to ask for a copy of the insurance certificate. It is an acceptable practice, and you’ll know exactly how you’re protected. It’s not likely that an event will occur, but there’s always a chance.

If you can’t figure out what type of insurance your painter has, call their insurance agent. The agent will guide you through the different insurance types. If you have any questions, they’ll also explain what your painter’s insurance covers.

Have you worked with both old and new buildings?

A Master Painter Sydney have experience working with all types of properties. That doesn’t mean that every company is the same. If you have an older home, ask for examples of your painter’s work on older homes.

Generally, older homes are more intricate and ornate. Someone who has only painted newer homes might not be up for the challenge of painting an older home. This is especially true if you have a historic property.

If you’re unsure whether your painter is up to the task, ask for references of previous clients. Older homes and historic properties have many different features compared to standard new homes. Use this question to learn about their painting process. Then determine whether they’re qualified to paint your home.

How will you protect my property?

A professional painter understands that prep work is important for protecting your property. Also, check to see whether the painters will place drop cloths and plastic sheets on surfaces or if they will move furniture etc. It’s these small details that make cleanup easy and ensure that your property is ready for painting. Always ask questions to uncover how your painter protects your property.

How do you handle lead paint and dust?

Lead paint and dust are hazardous. Your painter must take precaution to handle these situations. This is especially important if your home was built before 1970, as lead was in most paints at the time.

Your painter should understand how to handle both lead and dust. If they aren’t protecting themselves and their employees, they also won’t protect your family. Make sure that your painter knows exactly how to deal with lead paint and dust before hiring them. Asbestos is another type of particulate that’s common. Verify that your painter knows how to manage these hazardous materials. 

Are you ready to begin your painting project? Contact Summit Coatings today, and we’ll be glad to discuss the process of painting your home. Let us show you why we provide multi-award winning service that’s focused on professionalism.