Is your property in need of a refresh? House painting is one of the most effective and affordable ways to transform the look of your home.
Unfortunately, not all painters leave your home looking perfect. Some take nasty shortcuts that limit the lifespan of the paint, while others fail to clean up after themselves.
After reading your comments and considering your feedback, we’ve compiled a list of the top five painters in the Canberra region. Have a read, request a couple of quotes, and rest assured your home will be treated with respect.
What Makes a Fantastic Painter?
If you’ve ever given DIY painting a go, you’ll know that it isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, many DIY-ers end up spending more money and taking a whole lot longer to repaint their interior or exterior.
The best professional painters ensure the entire process runs smoothly. Yet, what exactly separates the good from the bad? Here are the traits the public believe Canberra’s most fantastic painters have.
- Skilled. At the end of the day, you want your new paint work to look great. That means smooth surfaces, even colours, and straight lines.
- Knowledgeable. It isn’t as simple as picking up a paintbrush. The best painters know when to use specialised primers, different tools, waterproof seals, and more.
- Clean and tidy. If you are inviting painters into your home, you should expect them to clean up. Painters that leave a mess aren’t worth your money.
- Prompt. Depending on your paint project, house painting can take up to a few weeks. That being said, the best painters get the job done in the shortest possible time.
- Fairly priced. The best painters quote a competitive price and stick to it. You don’t want to be overcharged for subpar service.
Anything, in particular, you look for in a fantastic painter? Share your thoughts below.
The Top 5 Canberra Painters According to You
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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.
25 years ago, Brian set out on his own, over the years he has developed skills and experiences that have now allowed for the formation of a 12-person team.
Maintaining a high standard within the local region is a priority for Brian and the team. Being a part of Canberra Painting Services ensures that the customers’ requirements will be met whilst never cutting any corners.
Specialising in both render repairs and residential painting, the team has been involved with several commercial projects, including the service for corporate and real estate companies within the ACT region.
With a Dulux accreditation, Canberra Painting Service delivers on the promise of excellent finishes and all their staff ensure industry standards are met.
With this impressive portfolio and excellent reputation for great workmanship, Canberra Painting Service come highly recommended by a satisfied customer, Ross W: ‘Your workers are prompt, responsive and a great credit to you.’
Scott and the team at ACT Painting Services focus on the finer details, 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.
Prep work is also something Scott and the team pride themselves on 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.
Check out what some of his happy customers have to say: ‘APS painted the whole interior of my home and I have called them back to paint my roof, great guys!’ And ‘Extremely professional, great price and a fabulous finish. Extremely happy with the result.’
Based in Monash, Australia’s Premier Painting comes as one of the most highly recommended painters by RiotACT reviewers with numerous comments like “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.” (GeorgeAngus).
Trade-qualified with over 20 years’ experience, they work on everything from industrial, commercial and residential properties, to government offices, rentals, new homes, units and apartments. Convenience is assured via offering low-VOC/allergen options if you have children or suffer from allergies, whilst also providing the option to use green products via request. One Facebook reviewer (Patricia O’neil) was impressed with their work, commenting “A great job! Great attention to detail and on time! Very professional approach with careful site preparation prior to painting. The result was exactly as discussed and looks fantastic!”
In addition to home painting, the local business can also help with wallpapering, concrete floor coatings and commercial painting. Rick Maier Paint Plus also include a five-year workmanship warranty, which will put the mind to ease knowing a good outcome is the only outcome. Previous customers have given them rave reviews, like this Google review from Mike Lee: “professional job with the included and helpful services of a colour consultant. Lots of detail work on trim and doors in various rooms. The team were meticulous in preparation, in moving and replacing furniture and curtains and with cleanup…”
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Painters.
If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
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