Hiring professional house painters from Body Corporate Painting Brisbane is one of the simplest tasks you’ll ever undertake. However, you need to know what to look for when they’re unavailable. A lot of factors and considerations go into hiring a painter. Below are some important things to look for as you hire a professional house painter.

Free Estimates

Cost shouldn’t be the leading factor when hiring a professional painter or any other professional. However, you need your prospective painter to demonstrate good faith and a strong belief in the quality of their services by offering free estimates.

Ask the painter if they offer free estimates before inviting them over to inspect your property. Painters who offer free estimates give you a chance to budget wisely. Their estimates can also guide you in deciding between three to four other professionals.

Pro Tip: Always ask for a detailed estimate and material breakdown from the painter. This gives you an idea of the type of paint material they intend to use and their service prices. Compare and contrast these details when choosing your preferred painter.


Communication is an important part of any project. You deserve to work with a house painter that can keep you in the loop. One of the best ways to test out a painter’s communication is to contact them. 

Please choose the most preferred means to contact them, whether via email or on the phone. Wait for how long they respond to calls, how they respond to calls, and the customer service. You can easily tell a company that will keep you up to date and one that’ll leave you hanging.

Cleanup after project 

One of the most important questions to ask while vetting painters for your project is whether they offer cleanup services at the end of the project. 

It would help if you didn’t have to incur extra costs by hiring a cleaning service company to get this done. Most painters take preventive steps and offer cleanup services at the end of the project.

If the company isn’t offering cleanup services, compare their prices and service quality to others that do. You may opt for them if they offer a better service at a considerable price point.

Will damages be fixed?

Damaged soffits, drywalls, and trims are not to be painted over. These are to be repaired or replaced in an ideal setting before a fresh coat of paint is added on.

Your painter shouldn’t be too eager to paint over those damaged areas. Instead, they should point them out and recommend fixes. They can either fix the problem or recommend a professional to get the job done before painting over.

If your painter fails to notice and acknowledge these damages, it may be best to avoid hiring them for the project.

Project Timeline 

A house painting should be done and completed in the shortest possible time. This is to allow the homeowners unbridled access to their property. 

It would help if you discussed the estimated timeline for the project at the start of it. Painters who cannot offer a guaranteed timeline should be discarded within 2-5 days. It is important to note that the timeline required to complete the project will depend on the size of the home and the painter’s workforce.

Painters with more hands-on jobs will complete the job faster than those with fewer hands.

Good Listener and Honesty

You deserve to work with a painting contractor that is honest and a good listener. A good listener will listen to your ideas for your next painting project and offer professional advice based on what you’ve said. Good listeners can also suggest color schemes that are in line with your preferences. They are aware of the dos and don’ts and take note of the specific demands you make.

An honest painter is also keen on delivering excellent services at the right price. You may be able to spot a dishonest painter by comparing their quotes with others. Most dishonest painters try to inflate the materials needed for the job or the material costs. They may also extend the duration of the project to allow them to claim more hourly rates.

Focus on comparing quotes from three or more painters before selecting the perfect option for your next painting project.

Punctual and Courteous

Punctuality is the soul of business. You can tell a punctual professional by how deliberate they are about timing. Watch how your painter treats time, whether they are on-site early for inspection or not. It would help if you also focused on how courteous and professional your painter was during the initial encounter. 

An unprofessional painter is a bad sign, and they should be removed from your list of options.

By Manali