Q: How much does it cost to hire a painter?
A: The hourly rate for painters in Australia ranges from $35-$45 per hour. However, the project's total cost will depend on the size and scope of the job. Larger homes with more rooms and furnishings will typically cost more to paint.
Q: How much does it cost to paint a house exterior in Australia?
A: Several factors will affect the cost of exterior house painting in Australia, including your property's size, location, and condition. Price points can range from $3,000 to $30,000, so it’s always best to get an accurate quote before paying someone to do the job.
Q: Do I need to be home while the painters are working?
A: You don't need to be present while the painters are working. However, you’ll need to provide them with access to your home via a spare key or access code. As the job progresses, we’ll be sure to regularly update you.
Q: What type of paint do you use?
A: We use high-quality, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint from top-rated manufacturers like Dulux, Valspar, and Taubmans. In addition to enhancing your home's appearance, we ensure that the paint we use is safe for your family and the environment.
Q: Can I buy the paint and only pay for labour?
A: Yes, however, you may find that purchasing the paint yourself is more expensive than having us provide it. This is because we receive discounted prices from our suppliers.
Q: Should I get a painter for my home's interior or paint myself?
A: While it's entirely feasible for a person to DIY paint their own home, we recommend hiring a professional for the best results. They will have the experience and expertise to get the job done right in a fraction of the time.
Q: How long does it take to paint the exterior or a house?
A: Our painters generally take three to four days to the average-sized house with two teams. Your standard house will have one to two stories and 2-4 bedrooms. Larger homes that exceed these dimensions can take up to five to six days to be painted.
Q: How should I prepare my home for painting?
A: For interior surfaces, we recommend that you remove all personal items, such as pictures and vases, from the walls and surfaces that we'll be painting. After placing drop cloths, we'll prepare your surface by sanding, patching, and priming it. We'll also pressure wash the surface to remove any dirt or debris for exterior surfaces.
Q: What if I'm not satisfied with my paint job?
A: It's fairly common for amateur painters to make mistakes. The result being your interior or exterior surface is left with cracks, bubbles or paint flakes. While we take every precaution to avoid these mistakes, we'll make it right if you're not happy with our work. We want you to be satisfied with our services and recommend us to your friends and family.
Q: Can I reschedule or cancel my painting appointment?
A: Yes, and it's effortless to do so. After logging in and accessing your dashboard, you'll be able to view and manage all of your upcoming appointments. From there, you can reschedule or cancel an appointment with ease. We're here to accommodate you and make the process as stress-free as possible.
Q: What if I need to change the scope of work?
A: If you need to make changes to the scope of work, we'll be more than happy to do so. We recognise that things come up, and sometimes you need to make changes on the fly. We'll work around these changes to still provide the goods.
However, there may be an additional fee depending on the request and how labour-intensive it is. We'll let you know if that's the case before we get started, so there are no surprises.
Q: Why choose Sidepost?
A: From the hiring process of painters to choosing the right paint for your home, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to maximising quality. We also follow a streamlined process designed to ensure your painting project is completed on time and within your budget. So, if you're looking for a professional painting company that puts its customers first, look no further than Sidepost!
Contact us today to learn more about our house painting services or to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!