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 put together a list of the top four 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. But, what exactly separates the good from the bad? Here are the traits we 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 pick up a paint brush and go. 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 a 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Brian started his painting service business in Gungahlin over 25 years ago and has now grown his team to 12 expert painters.
Being a high quality local business is top of mind and is super important to everyone at Canberra Painting Services – there’s no cutting corners. Specialising in render repairs, residential painting, and rendering, the team have also been involved in a number of commercial projects servicing body corporate and real estate companies in the ACT area. 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.’
Attention to detail comes naturally to Scott from ACT Painting Services, along with top quality finishes and a knack for colour matching. His appreciation for a well-painted feature wall might seem odd at first but when the feature wall is in your home, you’ll soon share the same enthusiasm. ACT Painting Services offer paint solutions for interiors, exteriors, roofs and epoxy flooring for your home or office.
Prep work is also something Scott and his 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 have called them back to paint my roof, great guys!’ And ‘Extremely professional, great price and a fabulous finish. Extremely happy with the result.’
In addition to home painting, they can also help with wallpapering, concrete floor coating and commercial painting, and they include a five-year workmanship warranty so you know they’ll do a good job.
Previous customers have given them rave reviews, like this Google review from Mike Lee: “…Very 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…”
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. They offer low-VOC/allergen options if you have children or suffer from allergies and can use green products if requested.
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!”
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.
Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based painters? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?