The best house painters in Canberra

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C&C Painting Group, one of Canberra’s most recommended painters. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

There’s nothing like a fresh lick of paint to breathe new life into your home. And while painting is usually cheaper than renovating, the final result can be just as dramatic – especially when completed using the right colours, technique and creative flair. DIY can be a great option if you’re on a tight budget and know your way around drop sheets and paint rollers. But, if you’re serious about quality, or your job is on the tricky side (i.e. ceiling painting, exterior painting), a professional painter is worth the investment.

Hiring a professional house painter means an industry guarantee of a wonderful finished product. You will also save yourself the time of having to do it on your own, get a better looking finish, and even some professional advice on what colours are going to look the best for your space.

Whether you’re keen to update your home before putting it on the market, or think your living room needs a freshen up, here are some key factors to consider when choosing a painter to hire, as well as a list of some of Canberra’s best services.

What makes a great house painter?

If you’ve ever given DIY painting a go, chances are you’ll know that getting a paint job right isn’t as easy as it looks. Many DIY-ers end up spending more money and time than they originally planned, for less than optimal results.

Here are a few questions to ask before choosing a professional painter.

  • Years of experience. Painters with years of experience have seen it all. They know how to identify damage like rot and mould. They know when to use a brush instead of a roller, and how many coats of paint it will take to get your home looking its best.
  • Proper preparation. This is a particularly important question for exterior painting jobs. Good preparation (i.e. thoroughly cleaning surfaces, sanding, filling gaps) is the secret to a lasting paint job.
  • Time. Rushed painters may apply a second coat of paint when the first is not yet dry. Check that the contract will allow for the minimum drying time required when asking for an estimate of how long the entire job will take.
  • Brand options. Many professional painters have a preferred paint brand, but they should be equally happy to work with products you supply. If you decide to use the paint supplied by the painter, do your research to make sure it is a high quality product.
  • Post-job services. From small splatterings of paint to any dust that gets kicked up in the process, there’s bound to be a bit of a mess at the end of a day of painting. Hiring a professional painter shouldn’t mean extra clean-up for you, so make sure to check what they can do to mitigate this for you, such as drop-sheets, furniture covering, and thorough post-job cleaning services.

The best house painters in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

ACT Painting Services

ACT Painting Services

Scott and the team at ACT Painting Services focus on finesse and precision, with a high priority aimed at attention to detail. With many interesting designs and ideas, Scott will ensure the best feature wall within your house. They specialise in interior, exterior, roof and epoxy floor painting, for both your house or office.

Scott and the team pride themselves on proper prep work for the surfaces, and this contributes to the many masterpiece results they have produced. Scott is a pleasure to deal with from the moment he answers the phone and ensures ACT Painting Services offer great work for a fair price. He also stands by the no obligation free quote policy.

As Ben Thomson writes in their review for ACT Painting Services, "Scott took on our large job of painting a 4 bedroom house inside and out. (...) All through he helped with things like selecting low allergen paints and he also gap filled and tidied up cracks and small holes before painting. He dealt with everything in a friendly and professional manner and the finished product looks amazing. (...) Highly recommend Scott for any painting jobs around Canberra."

Simco Decorating

Simco Decorating

After first working alongside the capitals best painting companies, Simon Parancin took a leap of faith and opened his own painting enterprise. Fast forward over twenty-years, what is now known as Simco Decorating, have built an enviable reputation as one of Canberra’s finest house painters.

Simco Decorating offers an impressive list of painting, decorating, and restoration services. Catering to both private and commercial clients this includes internal and external painting; textured coatings; wallpapering; along with heritage conservation and restoration.

Simco Decorating boasts a team of trade qualified, licensed, accredited, and insured painters. As consummate professionals this award-winning team have received industry recognition from peak industry body Master Painters Australia.

What sets this family-owned and operated business apart is their wealth of knowledge, seasoned expertise, strong industry connections. Their steadfast focus on detail and quality at every turn is evident in the pride they have for their craft. In fact, Simco Decorating offer a compelling five-year painters workmanship warranty. This guarantee supports their ethos of quality workmanship, whilst providing valuable peace of mind for clients.

Indeed, the team are well versed in the individual needs of projects of any calibre and scale; and tailor their approach to deliver the highest standard of finish. Importantly, they believe in transparency and open communication at every project stage.

For painting mastery and professional services look to Simco Decorating.

Greg Peake shared his experience with the team on Google, "Simon and his team painted interior and exterior of our house. This was a big job and they were outstanding with a great result. Nothing was too much trouble and the back up service just great. Thoroughly recommended."

13 Redshaw Street
Coombs ACT 2611
Golden Brush Painting

Golden Brush Painting

Billed as Canberra's premier painting business, Golden Brush Painting specialises in residential re-painting. It focuses on customer service, attention to detail and top-quality work at a competitive price. And, if you're unsure about which colours or finishes will look best in your home, the team at Golden Brush Painting can provide recommendations to help you choose a look you'll love for years to come.

Golden Brush Painting have also been recognised for their work, having painted the project that won the 2020 MBA Best Renovation over $1.5m. They have also been finalists for several MBA and HIA awards, in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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For attention to detail, friendly customer service and reliability at an affordable price, contact Golden Brush Painting.

As Elizabeth wrote on Google,"The Golden Brush Team did a fantastic job! They responded within 24hrs with a quote and provided friendly, professional advice. I am very happy with the end results and would definitely recommend them."

C&C Painting Group

C&C Painting Group

C&C Painting Group was formed in 2018 by Directors Luke Chamberlain and Daniel Carrick, who each have over 20 years of local industry experience. After quickly making a name as one of Canberra’s leading quality painting & decorating companies, C&C Painting Group have also gone on to win multiple awards in the Master Painters Association Awards for Excellence.

Specialising predominantly in repaints, C&C Painting Group cover residential, commercial, strata, and government painting services. C&C Painting Group also undertake various speciality painting and decorating services including decorative concrete resurfacing which is a cost-effective way to improve the condition and look of concrete without having to remove and install new concrete.

With a builders license and experience in the broader building and construction industry, C&C Painting Group also provides home revamp services such as plaster repairs, rendering and render repairs, roofing repairs and electrical work. This works perfectly for those wanting to deal with one trusted contractor for their entire revamp project.

Skilled professional tradesmen complete each job to the highest standards and ensure full customer satisfaction, and the dedicated office team are always on hand for added customer support.  A complimentary colour consultation services is also provided with some services so that clients can choose their dream home colours with confidence.

Fast no-obligation online and in person quotes are available.

On Google, David Bryant wrote “Over the past 24 months we have had multiple tradesmen and the quality of their work and customer service is average. Then along came C&C Painting Group who are in a league of their own. They arrive on time, check with you to confirm quality and are a pleasure to work with”.

Canberra Painting Service

Canberra Painting Service

In their own words, Canberra Painting Service “isn’t the cheapest, but we do the job right.” From humble beginnings as a one-man outfit 25 years ago, Canberra Painting Service now has a 12-person team, and a reputation for quality.

Managing director Brian Wilson prides himself on meeting customer needs without cutting corners. His team specialises in render repairs and residential painting, as well as commercial projects.

With a Dulux accreditation, Canberra Painting Service delivers on the promise of excellent finishes and all its staff ensure industry standards are met. Brian has been on the Master Painters Association of Canberra executive committee for more than a decade, so it’s safe to say he has sound knowledge of the local market and its unique paint requirements.

With an impressive portfolio and reputation for quality workmanship, Canberra Painting Service come highly recommended by satisfied customer Mark Graeme, who wrote in their review, "Did a great job. Went above and beyond to make sure the final result was high quality."

67 Anthony Rolfe Avenue
Gungahlin ACT 2912

If you’re looking for more of Canberra’s construction contractors to help you build or renovate your space, check out our articles on the best tilers, the best flooring specialists, the best plasterers and the best carpenters in Canberra. Or, if you’re after a more specific service for your area, check out our recently updated articles on the best kitchen renovators and the best bathroom renovators our region has to offer.

Your experience with house painters in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the house painters listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire a professional painter?

Taking on a paint job can be a daunting task and require far more materials and skill than you might have considered, from adequate surface preparation to even application. Hiring a professional painter ensures a high-quality, durable, good looking and long lasting finish to your space.

Are there environmentally-friendly paint products available?

There are numerous paint products that are designed to be environmentally-friendly, free of heavy metals, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds. These environmentally-friendly paints are made with completely natural products, free of the harmful chemicals that, when freshly applied, make you feel dizzy or nauseous. A professional painter should have a range of products that are environmentally-friendly, and if they don't then you can supply them with your own purchases.

How long does a paint job normally take?

This depends entirely on how much space you're looking to get painted, but on average to apply a coat of paint to a standard 3-bedroom house takes around 5 hours. Remember though, painting always requires a second coat of paint that cannot be applied until the first is completely dry, so no matter what, you're probably looking at a couple of days until the job will be completely finished.

Will house painters clean up after themselves?

As well as using plastic covering and drop sheets to protect surfaces and furniture, most house painting services include a post-job cleanup to take care of any missed sprays of paint on uncovered surfaces or dust that was kicked up in the process. Ask your painter what clean-up services they offer before engaging their services, to give you peace of mind.

How do I decide what colour to paint my house?

The colour you choose to paint your home can have a huge impact on how the space feels - darker colours tend to make rooms feel smaller, while light and neutral colours can have the effect of making small rooms feel more spacious, and colourful feature walls can add personality to an otherwise bland room. Consider the particular space that you are looking to repaint, think about what aesthetic you want to achieve, and talk it over with your painters and see what they advise.

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Karen van Geelen8:47 pm 22 Nov 22

We engaged Scott from ACT Painting Services to paint our newly renovated kitchen. Scott was incredibly timely and the quality of his work was exceptional. We were particularly impressed with his attention to detail and his meticulous approach to ensuring the colours were perfectly matched. We would not hesitate to engage him again.

benstrauss0110:07 pm 29 May 22

Scott from ACT Painting Services did an exceptional job every step of the way for our recent five bedroom home interior painting job. He punctually booked in a quote, and conducted a meticulous and neat job which was completed professionally and on time. I would highly recommend him. It was also reassuring to know the person quoting the job was the one who would be completing the work.

Danielle Krajina4:33 pm 28 Feb 22

Simco Painting and Decorating completely repainted the inside of our house. They were professional, reliable and the paint work was a high quality.

The team had to sand back some old textured paint work which wasnt easy, but they ensured that it was removed. The end result is excellent.

Cant speak highly enough of the team, will certainly use them again

Very happy with the service, quality and professionalism provided by Absolute Property Services. I would highly recommend.

Absolute Property Services11:05 am 10 Jan 22

Thank you Chris, We think so too!

Karen Santos11:04 pm 27 Dec 21

Scott from ACT painting services. He did a brilliant job painting the interior of our home. Very reasonably priced. Immaculate paint work. Reliable ++ showed up on time.

Thanks to Micky and Adry at Canberra Trades Solutions (www.canberratrades.com.au) for overseeing the facelift of my townhouse. They helped me through the stress of renovating and the result is a beautiful smart home!

We just hired Patrick from Pete the Painter to sand and repaint all our 70’s cupboard doors and actual doors. He did such a great job, on time and on budget and delivered beyond our expectations. This is the 3rd time we have used him and his team and they are always on time and totally professional. I can’t rate them enough

One big thing to look for when choosing a painter is reviews! See what other people have to say about them before you hire them, it can really help you dodge a bullet potentially. We avoided a few dodgy companies but ended up going with https://www.propainterscanberra.com.au to repaint our 2 bedroom investment property, really good guys and did a great job.

Avoid Faber Finishes at all costs. He recently did not complete my friends house and, what he did finish, was poor (paint runs, paint splatters on the floor and carpets which are all new).

When asked politely to repaint some areas he walked away from the job and took the money and refuses to pay them back.

They’ve had another painter come in who has said he has to redo all the work that has been done by Faber Finishes because the job was done so poorly.

I’ll add an emphatic vote for Scott McKey at ACT Painting Services. Hiring Scott was the best decision we made when we moved into our apartment. He entirely transformed our 90s beige horror – it was a big, fiddly job – lots of doors, a staircase banister, two feature walls of bold colour; every room and ceiling redone. Now it feels brand new.
We had a limited window to get our painting work done, and Scott kept every promise he made. He’s efficient, exacting and consultative, and he cares about the quality of the finish on every surface. Nothing is slap dash with Scott. He’ll be our go-to guy from now on.

ACT Painting Services for me! Scott took on the inside and out of my aging 1970’s home. Lots of repairs from previous tradies that did less than a stellar job. The place looks amazing and I would not hesitate at all to recommend Scott for your painting job, he’ll be back when we do some reno’s in the coming months.

J.A Master Painting were quick, punctual and did quality interior painting for my home and were best priced too. They’re at http://www.jamasterpainting.com

Bronwyn Leitner2:11 pm 21 Oct 20

Platinum Painter did a great job for me, https://platinumpainter.com.au/locations/canberra/ I used them a while ago for my office and just recently my home.

In my experience i would recommend https://professionalpaintperfection.com.au/ . They are really professional and have an experienced team.

We’ve used Simco Decorating https://sdecorating.com.au several times now and can’t rate them highly enough. Quality of work, professionalism, and owner Simon Parancin’s sense of humour make them great to deal with. We’ve used them for internal, external and patch up work and are very competitively priced too. Highly recommended!

My husband and I went with Excellence Painting (www.excellencepainting.com.au) and were very glad we did. They were recommended to us by a friend who also had their house repainted prior to sale and were pleased with the result and professionalism. The service and finish provided was amazing and i was highly satisfied with the final product. I would recommend contacting them for a quote as the entire experience was very easy, something i typically dread when dealing with contractors/trades.

I contacted several painting companies in Canberra about painting a nursery but didn’t have much luck. I ended up hearing from Scott from APS I was really happy with the work he did. Scott was prompt when communicating and really easy to deal with. He was on time and did a great job. The room looks amazing and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I can highly recommend!

I have also had the team at Excellence Painting repaint the interior and external eaves and fascia and was very happy with the result! Quote process was easy, it was explained to me in simple terms and the quote was reasonable. I also had some other small repairs done at the same time and was great they could do these as well (some grouting and carpet cleaning). If you are looking to have your house done i would highly recommend them, you can contact them via their website https://www.excellencepainting.com.au

I had Scott from ACT Painting Services repaint the whole exterior of my house and couldn’t be happier! He showed up when he said he would, quoted a fair price, did a great job and cleaned up after himself. He’s also a really a nice guy who my whole family got along with! Call him on 0450420100

http://actpaintingservices.com.au

Pete the Painter is excellent – we have used them twice and they are always so easy to deal with. They give thorough quotes, schedule quickly and take the time to fix issues along the way. The last time they painted our house they worked through the weekend to make sure we hit our deadline (carpet being laid) without us even asking. Just an absolute pleasure. https://www.yellowpages.com.au/act/evatt/peter-the-painter-11844990-listing.html

We used Riotact recommended Ali from Kingdom painting services for our Interior repainting work we needed done before the sale of our property in Nicholls.
They are such great people to work with, they covered everything with plastic drop sheets and drop sheets on the floor even vacuumed up when they finished.
Really professional in arriving on time and explaining how the work is going to be done.

Thanks Riotact for the recommendation was absolutely happy with the work.
Call Ali from Kingdom Painting Services on 0416944655 if you need any type of painting work done.

Same happened to me. Can you contact me?

what happened to you Maddie?

Recently had our interior repainted by Excellence Painting and I would highly recommend. We received three quotes and found them to be the most prompt and reasonably priced. The overall result was fantastic and the team were all very friendly and professional. I had a tight timeframe and they were able to get it done within that time. http://www.excellencepainting.com.au

Having just had our interior repainted, I highly recommend Simon from Simco Decorating Painting & Finishes.

Simon is an excellent communicator (unlike some tradies), was very professional, friendly, provided us with useful advice and did a stunning job, including correcting small errors made by other tradies.

We will definitely use his services again in the future.

Hi guys, I used Luke to paint the interior and exterior of my rendered home in Woden, he did a professional and amazing job, at an affordable price, going above and beyond what I expected.
Luke was helpful, clean and tidy, I have no hesertation in recommending Luke if you are looking for an experienced painter, call 0408 970 229

Erin Mitchell9:37 pm 30 Apr 18

After reading the comments here, I hired Delan from Australia’s Premier Painting to paint the interior and exterior of my house. His team were very clean and professional. I was very happy with the finished result and would gladly use them again.

Elaine Riley4:05 pm 05 Apr 18

I recently hired Robees Painting for a whole house interior paint. I have read previous reviews and felt I also needed to add my comments in agreement with others who have not been satisfied.

Robee is a cheerful person and his quote was extremely competitive. He did complete the job within a reasonable time frame but often didn’t turn up will 9.30 am. However I agree with previous writer who stated she was brought to point of tears with the amount of clean up required afterwards. after six weeks I am still finding paint splatters over appliances, benches, carpet etc. Robee needs to learn to cover up and use drop cloths and to respect people’s property as it would save a lot of extra work and clean up and enhance his skills. To be fair he did pay for my carpet to be cleaned but there were so many other places I am still cleaning and short cuts taken, ie wrong paint used, that the overall experience was not a good one for me.

I’ve hired Scott from APS Painters before as he was the only who responded to my request for quotes and had a fair price. Was a delight to have in our home.

Nick Pitsonis11:35 am 04 Oct 17

My wife and I are more than happy to recommend Kingdom Painting Services. This is a father and son team who also call on 3 or 4 more very experienced painters as needed.
They have all the best gear including scaffolding, spray guns etc. but at the same time, no job is too small. We asked for two full coats of Dulux paint and that is exactly what we got. No annoying short cuts!
Recently Hamza and his team spent about a week at our place painting the entire exterior of our house and some surrounding fencing. We loved how clean and polite they were and how they did not allow the job to drag on like so many tradesmen do.
Right from our initial phone call to Ali (0416944655) the boys were friendly, professional and accessible. They took great pride in their job and nothing was too much trouble.
All areas are carefully taped and drop sheets are laid with great care. They volunteered useful suggestions as they went to improve our final result and their cleanup was the best I have seen from any painter; by far.
Their quote was the best of the three we obtained by some way and it was only about 24 hours from when we first rang to when our written quote arrived by email. Other painters kept us waiting for weeks.
We found these guys through RIOTACT about a month ago and we are very glad we did.
Our house looks like new and we have had lots of favourable comments from neighbours and passers-by.
If we need a painter again in the future we will go straight to these guys and we reckon you should too.

mmover said :

A.P.S Painters has done some work for me and my brother in law which we were both really happy with. They painted inside of both house as well as the outside of one. Great job. Call Scotty on 0450 420 100

+1 for Scott from APS, painted our place and dads place and did an excellent job

Youstolemyusername6:11 am 12 Mar 17

Belated thank you for responding. I’m a new user and didn’t know I’d gotten responses.

I couldn’t recommend Chris from Raz Painting enough. Awesome job. Didn’t get mucked about like I have before.

http://razpaintingcanberra.com.au

Serina Huang1:23 pm 09 Nov 16

I recently had Jad and his team from McDebitt Painting over. They did parts of inside and also repainted the deck (which badly needed it). I was extremely happy with their professionalism, and thought they were good value for money. And reliable.

For Kitchens – it’s worthwhile taking a Saturday morning when both you and your husband are available to visit the show rooms around Mitchell and Fyshwick. Some of them will have an interior designer as part of the team who will produce drawings or 3D renders to help you visualise your vision. Pioneer Kitchens in Fyshwick are one of these businesses who offer this.

Painters – This is a really tricky time of year to source as they will be booked up until they close down for the year. If it isn’t a large job, they probably won’t even entertain it. Just use the yellow pages on this one to source a third quote.

For a Plumber – give Ross at Flow Plumbing a call.http://www.flowplumb.com.au 0450 590 030. He may have some other contacts for tradies that can help you out.

Anna_Wilson1788 said :

I used Ali from Kingdom Painting Services for both inside and outside of my house I cant stress how great of a job him and his guys did. I emailed them using gumtree received an email back organising the time for the quotation, he showed up on time explained what he was going to do and witch products he was going to use and the timeline he was going to finish in. his price was not the cheapest but it was reasonable and I liked the way he explained everything to me before starting the work. They started on the outside and finished it in three days as I am a fussy person I made sure I had a look around to see that everything was done right and I could not find any mistakes.
The interior part of the work was also done with the same great quality they put drop sheets everywhere they worked covered my furniture with plastic drop sheets did the two coats and not a drop of paint on my timber floors witch I was extremely happy about.

Their number is 0416 944 655
email is Kingdom_Painting_Services@hotmail.com

I also used Ali From Kingdom Painting Services and they did do a fantastic job on the entire exterior and interior of my home in Lawson.
I actually took your advice from this page and decided to give him a call as well as some others I thought It would be best If I got at least three different quotations to compare prices. His price turned out to be very competitive and like you said in your post he had a lot of knowledge of witch products to use and how to use them was very friendly and explained what he was going to do and how to do it the proper way.
I can’t stress how important the painting of my home was to me and how I wanted a top quality job and Ali and his team did an absolutely great job.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality painter call Ali on 0416944655

Hi dizzel88,

We were lucky as the painter we got recommended by our neighbor was great. He visited our place and gave us insights on few colour combination we could try and also followed by a quick quote in couple of days.

Now the place looks good and we really enjoy the color combination.

The mob we had was http://www.peterthepainter.com.au and we even have them bookmarked as well.

Eriksson Painting were good. Found them in the canberra weekly magazine. Had whole inside painted this Winter just gone and we are very happy with their work. Compared to the last lot we had in these guys were angels!

batmantrilogy2:13 am 05 Jan 16

Hi Belles,

We recently got our house painted and was quite happy with the final outcome as it was quality work and finished on time.

The mob we used was Patrick and I have got his website bookmarked http://www.peterthepainter.com.au .

Alpha Painting did a terrific job at our place both internally and externally. Will provided very sound advice and nothing was too much trouble. As part of his service cracks are patched and he doesn’t take short cuts. This is a man who takes pride in his work and I would recommend him to anyone.

I have used Robee’s Painting Services to paint the inside of my house. They were great. I recommend them to anyone. Good price and great work.

The question asks for any good painters. As for those negative women above who just want to talk about people, it would be good to be positive. I recommend Robee’s Painting Services. Lovely painting work, very neat, finishes work, you can trust, affordable, modern, pleasant to be around. Have no problems at all. Very happy. All people who have had positive experiences with this business please say so, it would be good of you.

The above three females are accusing a good painter of not being good. I got Robee’s Painting Services to paint the inside and outside of my house. He did an excellent job. Clean, tidy, beautiful painting, honest, finished the job, shows up, reliable worker, professional, no harassment of any kind at all, good fair price. I recommend Robee’s Painting Services to anyone. I wanted to post this along time ago when I first saw the question about recommending a good painting business but didn’t realize that I didn’t do it properly and that my comment didn’t show. I RECOMMEND ROBEE’S PAINTING SERVICES TO ANY ONE.

Scott from Trend Painters did a great job on my house, he even helped with picking the colours. Scott was really polite, reliable and passionate about painting. His number is 0450 420 100

Scott from Trend Painters did a great job on my house, he even helped with picking the colours. Scott was really polite, reliable and passionate about painting. His number is 0450 420 100

Scott from Trend Painters did a great job on my house, he even helped with picking the colours. Scott was really polite, reliable and passionate about painting. His number is 0450 420 100

We used Delan from Australian Premier Painting. He and his crew did a brilliant job on our house, could not fault him. His quote was very reasonable, they were quick, the workmanship was good and very polite.
He delivered on all promises.

Anna_Wilson17881:14 pm 29 Apr 15

I used Ali from Kingdom Painting Services for both inside and outside of my house I cant stress how great of a job him and his guys did. I emailed them using gumtree received an email back organising the time for the quotation, he showed up on time explained what he was going to do and witch products he was going to use and the timeline he was going to finish in. his price was not the cheapest but it was reasonable and I liked the way he explained everything to me before starting the work. They started on the outside and finished it in three days as I am a fussy person I made sure I had a look around to see that everything was done right and I could not find any mistakes.
The interior part of the work was also done with the same great quality they put drop sheets everywhere they worked covered my furniture with plastic drop sheets did the two coats and not a drop of paint on my timber floors witch I was extremely happy about.

Their number is 0416 944 655
email is Kingdom_Painting_Services@hotmail.com

Anna_Wilson17889:29 am 29 Apr 15

I used Ali from Kingdom Painting Services they did a great job on my house a little more expensive then the other quotes I was provided with but definitely worth it, he explained what they where going to do products that they where going to use and timeline they where going to finish in. I can truly say to begin with I was not looking forward to getting the work done just because of the story’s you hear going around about dodgy paint work but I had a fantastic experience with this company they showed up on time everyday and completed the work on time. I inspected the work after and had not problems with peeling paint work and my water damaged ceiling was also fixed properly.

their email is Kingdom_Painting_Services@hotmail.com for those who need a reliable and quality painter.

Jamestheduke2110:36 am 18 Feb 15

I know the feeling of not wanting to hire a company. It’s good you’re taking precautions! I would look at their reviews, or some of their past work. Otherwise, it looks like you’ve found a pretty good deal! http://ccspainting.com

Pitchka said :

I want a great painter, that does a mickey mouse job, but i want it for a cheap price.

Good luck with that one.. If you think painting is ‘easy’, give it a try yourself. A good painter, who uses good quality paint (Dulux etc), will charge you accordingly.

Like with most trades, you get what you pay for.

Pretty sure the OP asked for a REASONABLE quote, never said anything about a cheap price…
There is a difference.
And, you don’t always get what you pay for, unfortunately.

gowriegoldfish4:47 pm 09 Feb 15

Can I please have a few current recommendatios for good reliable painters in Canberra.
Much appreciated.

Moved_to_Curtin8:48 pm 29 Oct 14

I used Astor Painters in May 2014 after getting a recommendation from a property manager who gives him repeat business. Its a small business run by a local who has been painting is entire life and knows the craft of painting. By the questions the owner asked during quoting I saw that he had an eye for detail. He did two coats of paint, filled cracks, repaired minor wall damage. It was three days of interior painting.The price was in line with other quotes. The work was top quality and I would use them again.

Tim – Whalan Painting 0415 250 134. He is well priced and does a fantastic job.

Tim’s, number is 0415 250 134 🙂

Hi, we had our house painted by Tim from Whalan Painting & Decorating. He did a fantastic job and we are very impressed with how it turned out. He was reliable and made sure that everything was cleaned up.

I can recommend someone not to use for definite – Robee from Robee’s Painting and Pergola Services.

He comes across as a lovely guy, very sweet and genuine, until you approach him with an issue or question, then its like unleashing the beast.

I’m not the kind of person who usually says anything bad about people but this was a particularly bad experience and I haven’t been the only one.

Ignore the comment above you most certainly do not get what you pay for. We recently had our tri level townhouse painted and we got 4 quotes. The range we were quoted was 8000 – 3000. The variation astounded us.

We went with Steven Weir at Preprite painting and I highly recommend him. He did an excellent job for the best price. We recommended him to friends who went ahead and used him as well and they too are very very happy.
http://www.prepritepainting.com.au/contact.html

AnneB said :

After reading RiotACT for a long time and listening to reviews about tradies, I just wanted to follow up. I contacted Dilan from Australian Premier Painting and can’t recommend him highly enough. He turned up when he said he would (early each time), quoted very reasonably and was thoroughly professional and polite to engage with.

I also tried to receive quotes from A&R painting – Rick came and looked at the house, but couldn’t follow through with the quote as he had won a big job. No worries – we want the house painted later in the year – could you send through a formal quote of the verbal one you gave us. No quote. Chased him with an email – no response.

And as for Milan from National Capital Painters – he never bothered to show up. He had gone home early that day ‘as it was raining’ and didn’t bother to contact me to cancel the appointment. Very unimpressed.

Again, can’t recommend Dilan highly enough. Very impressive.

Thanks for your recommendation. Can I ask, Was their work impressive? and did they clean up after themselves and not leave the place in a mess? I’m finding it hard to make a decision on who to call! Help!! 🙂

I want a great painter, that does a mickey mouse job, but i want it for a cheap price.

Good luck with that one.. If you think painting is ‘easy’, give it a try yourself. A good painter, who uses good quality paint (Dulux etc), will charge you accordingly.

Like with most trades, you get what you pay for.

Jamie at JB Painting Contractors. 6242 7582 or 0401 566 757. Not the cheapest guy around, but definitely one of the better ones.

Do *not* call Glendinning Painting. I absolutely *loathe* their ads on 2CC.

The recommendation of #1. BelcoMan, is now supported by well-painted bookcases and a bank balance reduced by a not unreasonable sum.

“after my well-meaning but amateurish start”

haha, I know /exactly/ how you feel…been there, done that! They make it look so easy on TV…then all of a sudden you have a mess 🙂

No Holden Caulfied, not Dorothy.
Richard not available for six weeks, so if you can wait, then his busyness is a good sign. I can’t so I’m currently waiting for Gabriel to visit.
Thanks for the later recommendations.

xtreme painting and decorating

ben, good fella, good work.

Holden Caulfield12:29 pm 12 Feb 14

Shercom said :

Thanks for the quick response – RiotACT has lived up to the plug given to it by eldest daughter.

Is her name Dorothy by any chance?

Thanks for the quick response – RiotACT has lived up to the plug given to it by eldest daughter.

cynical_rendering10:00 pm 10 Feb 14

After a bad experience with an alleged “painter” I had Adrian from Azzika Painting re-do my Cedar frames. He was punctual, transparent about job detail, and delivered a quality finish. Not sure if he does small jobs, but no harm in asking. 0424836575.

I recommend Richard Murfet – glossmasta@hotmail.com

I’ve used him twice. Semi-retired so he may or may not be available. Takes his work seriously. A good man.

Cheers

Gabriel de Vries 0421-359-062.

Good service, good price and a nice young guy to boot

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but 3 thread resurrections after 6 months of inactivity that all recommend Australian Premier Painting? One user is even named “painting”. I understand that getting your house painted is a big life moment but it’s not usually a moment you use as an Internet forum handle.

BTW, I have no affiliation with this company.

After reading RiotACT for a long time and listening to reviews about tradies, I just wanted to follow up. I contacted Dilan from Australian Premier Painting and can’t recommend him highly enough. He turned up when he said he would (early each time), quoted very reasonably and was thoroughly professional and polite to engage with.

I also tried to receive quotes from A&R painting – Rick came and looked at the house, but couldn’t follow through with the quote as he had won a big job. No worries – we want the house painted later in the year – could you send through a formal quote of the verbal one you gave us. No quote. Chased him with an email – no response.

And as for Milan from National Capital Painters – he never bothered to show up. He had gone home early that day ‘as it was raining’ and didn’t bother to contact me to cancel the appointment. Very unimpressed.

Again, can’t recommend Dilan highly enough. Very impressive.

Zeddiculus said :

Ok… so my wife and I painted out main bedroom!
Fast forward to the ensuing phone call to Milan at http://www.nationalcapitalpainters.com.au/
A REALLY SUPERB JOB DONE on the rest of what we wanted to paint. He was even able to pass the “8 months pregnant and nesting” wifes demanding scrutineering.
Thankyou Milan … a fantastic result.
Oh and the price was brilliant too!

Zed, is that you? (-:

familyguy1974 said :

http://www.nationalcapitalpainters.com.au

Highly recommended!! You can see their prices n the Chronicle also

I totally agree with familyguy1974.

My wife and I had a go at painting our bedroom and realised we would like a better finish. Called Milan at National Capital Painters and he came out and quoted a great price and organised to get it all done for us.
Thanks Milan.. great job.. fast, reliable and kept me in the good books with my sweetie!!!

Ok… so my wife and I painted out main bedroom!
Fast forward to the ensuing phone call to Milan at http://www.nationalcapitalpainters.com.au/
A REALLY SUPERB JOB DONE on the rest of what we wanted to paint. He was even able to pass the “8 months pregnant and nesting” wifes demanding scrutineering.
Thankyou Milan … a fantastic result.
Oh and the price was brilliant too!

Hello Rioters
Just had the outside (gutters,facias and eaves) of our house painted, and cannot recommend highly enough Delan Khaffaf of Australia’s Premier Painting. Delan was prompt when he quoted the job, and he and his boys were on time each day and did a excellent job. Thanks Delan.

I also used Delan from Australian Premier Painting, thansk to other Rioters for the recommendation. He and his team did a great job inside my house. Will get them back to do some more painting soon as I’ve decided to change the trim in my house 🙂 I have to say they were some of the most polite and efficient tradies I have used ever. I have no affiliation with the company.

familyguy19742:48 pm 16 Apr 13

http://www.nationalcapitalpainters.com.au

Highly recommended!! You can see their prices in the Chronicle also

We strongly recommend Delan and his team from Australian Premier Painting. We found them on this site, they had the most competitive quote and they delivered against that quote. They were quick and clean and a pleasure to have in the house. They painted both interior and exterior of a reasonably large four-bedroom house – four days for each job.

We have no affiliation with the company.

Great site by the way – each of the four quotes we received based on recommendations here would have won the job, but Australian Premier Painting demonstrated value for money.
Contact Delan 0415 599 327

GenXCanberran7:47 pm 12 Dec 12

Last week I had my whole house painted by Australia’s Premier Painters and can highly recommend them. The workmanship was good, the gentleman were well mannered, they were clean, fast, and reasonably priced. We will be calling them for our external work too. I have no affiliation with this company.

Contact Delan 0415 599 327

A few people I am friends with have used the following guy who is punctual, highly professional, honest, undertakes and completes all painting work brilliantly and meticulously; the bonus is that he is inexpensive. His website is http://www.decoratingandpainting.com.au and email is standecoratingandpainting@gmail.com

Jessiegirl201212:58 pm 24 Jul 12

I would second Northsidechick in recommending nobody should hire Robees Painting Services. I had a terrible experience with him, he left paint mess everywhere, including the neighbours paving after cleaning his spray gun through the fence, mess all over my bathroom tiles, then he never returned to complete the job.
I should have reported him to fair trading, however I honestly did not want him to have the option to come back to my house to rectify the problems so I just finished it off myself and cleaned for weeks and weeks…. I am still livid about this now.

Affirmative Action Man9:11 am 08 Feb 12

Allan Harding – 0418 656 607 in Weston Ck is a master painter & his work is excellent.

He is a friend but we have used him to paint some doors & timber frames & the job was first class

We did extensive research and got about 6 quotes before engaging Canberra Painting Services to paint the exterior of our house. The painters did a fabulous job, especially because it hadn’t been painted in 50 years and there was a bit of restoration work to be done too.

Canberra Painting Services weren’t the cheapest but they wern’t the most expensive either. They provided a detailed quote and are members of the Master Painters Association.

Have to say they wern’t great at communication. I often had to ring several times to speak to the bloke in charge and emails weren’t answered.

But we persisted and the results are great. We are thinking of asking them to come back and do the interior too.

nothingtoprove5:16 pm 07 Feb 12

Karl Allred of First Class Painting.

Does excellent work at a fair price, definatly compared to other local painting companies.

Contact Karl on 0421 763 600

Northsidechick4:52 pm 07 Feb 12

Somebody you don’t want to hire is Robee’s Painting Service. The painter was so dodgy (on a few different counts) that he probably should have been reported but I was just happy to have him out of my house.

I can recall someone asking this once before and I’ll give the same recommendation I did then…

A & R Painting Service

http://www.homeimprovementpages.com.au/connect/aandrpaintingservice/service/80519

Many people I know, and I, have used them on several jobs. They’re friendly, efficient and do excellent quality work at a great price.

A.P.S Painters has done some work for me and my brother in law which we were both really happy with. They painted inside of both house as well as the outside of one. Great job. Call Scotty on 0450 420 100

RandomPoster1:31 pm 07 Feb 12

We have used Felix Modella for the outside of the house and family have used him for both inside and outside. Very happy with both the price and quality of the work.

http://www.yellowpages.com.au/act/torrens/molleda-felix-12019880-listing.html?context=businessNameSearch&referredBy=www.yellowpages.com.au

troll-sniffer1:56 pm 25 May 11

Big_like_bull said :

Yassine Saleh Eminence painting solutions

Great bloke good fair prices always punctual will go above and beyond to meet your needs

0412824031

Hmmm… sorry to burst a bubble here but said business quoted $700 to do a tiny bathroom, to which I reluctantly agreed when the job was promised to be rub back properly, one undercoat, then two coats of paint, a two day job apparently. Since I was assured the rubbing back and the priming would mean the painting wouldn’t be done til the second day, I figured I was going to get a careful top-notch job.

Without going into detail, the painter was finished the same day, which I queried, and was told that because the painter was able to put a heater in there and have three coats dry sufficiently in one day. I wasn’t there so i had to take his word for it.

The job looked OK but unfortunately for the painter, I had a bath reglazed 5 days later, and when the bath man put his low adhesion masking tape on the new paint, it came away. I then inspected the job and found that a primer had not been applied, and the paint was simply applied over the old paint, and I was able to peel the new paint with my little fingernail.

After some robust discussion the painter agreed it had not been done properly and agreed to rub it back, apply some genuine undercoat, I was then able to inspect the preparation, and authorise the subsequent painting, which has been done. Whether one or two coats of paint have been applied I don’t know, as the painting was done when I wasn’t around, but I can only trust the painter’s word that the job was finally done as quoted.

Next time I’ll be relying on a bit more of a recommendation for an honest tradesman than the anonymous postings on this site, no matter how well intentioned they may have been!

Finest Painting Services, turned up on time and did a great job on the house (inside and out)

DIY… well, inside at least…. why spend thousands on something that any primate with an opposable thumb can do?

Big_like_bull4:59 pm 30 Nov 10

Yassine Saleh Eminence painting solutions

Great bloke good fair prices always punctual will go above and beyond to meet your needs

0412824031

DeadlySchnauzer said :

As always you get what you pay for.

Sometimes you don’t even get that.

Can’t recommend Kenro.

Nelson Geuvara of Guevara Painting Contractors. Not cheap, but an excellent painter who cares deeply about the quality of his work and turns up when he says he will. Nice guy too and, in my experience at least, seems to wear coveralls (so no bum crack displays).

Steve of Sevans Design – 0410 523 717

DeadlySchnauzer9:32 am 30 Nov 10

http://www.canberrapainting.com.au/ were very good. Included a free interior design session, and the results were really high quality. They were however quite expensive.

We have also had an experience using dodgy brothers co because they had the cheapest price. Well that was somewhat of a disaster… really uneven results, patches of wall and skirting missed, paint on carpets etc.

As always you get what you pay for.

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