Is your property in need of a refresh? House painting is one of the most effective and affordable ways to update your home.
The problem is that not all painters leave your home looking perfect. Some take shortcuts that limit the lifespan of the paint, while others don’t clean up after themselves.
After reading your comments and considering your feedback, we’ve compiled a list of top painters in the Canberra region. Read on to find out what makes them great.
What makes a fantastic painter?
If you’ve ever given DIY painting a go, 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 sub-optimal results.
The best professional painters care about quality. Here are the other traits our readers believe Canberra’s best painters have in common.
- Outstanding painting skills. 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. There’s more to residential painting than picking up a paintbrush. The best painters know when to use specialised primers, tools, waterproof seals, and more.
- Clean and tidy. If you are inviting painters into your home, 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 weeks. But the best painters get the job done quickly – without sacrificing quality.
- Fairly priced. While you don’t need to choose the cheapest painter, you want to be sure that you aren’t being overcharged for work that isn’t up to scratch.
The top painters in Canberra – 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.
When it comes to trust, professionalism, experience and results, readers say it’s difficult to go past Canberra Painting Company. A family business that’s been in Canberra for over 15 years, Canberra Painting Company is trusted by homeowners as well as major builders for new home builds and developments.
Canberra Painting Company’s 27 painters are fully licenced and insured. Teams take on jobs of all sizes – including full preparation, cleaning and plastering – for existing homes, new homes, commercial premises and industrial buildings.
To get started, head to your local paint store (it recommends Paint Place Mitchell) and choose your colours. Or, ask the experts at Canberra Painting Company for a colour consultation. Then relax as its friendly team handles the rest.
You won’t be left waiting either. Canberra Painting Company prides itself on a fast turn-around, offering quotes within 24 hours and a start date in as little as 7 days.
Want to paint concrete, varnish floorboards or stain a deck, give doors a new lease on life, remove rust or stains, repair water damage, or paint something 10 metres high? These guys will do that too! And, best of all – Canberra Painting Company provides full professional cleaning before every job is completed.
“We spend more time preparing than painting. Anyone can paint. What determines the quality of the job is the preparation.”
Third-generation painter and decorator Gabriel De Vries relies on word of mouth to grow Fluid Painting Solutions. And that means delivering work of a consistently high standard with minimal disruption to his customers.
Fluid Painting Solutions works on everything from industrial, commercial and residential properties to government offices, rentals, new homes, units and apartments. For people with allergies or young children, it offers low-VOC/allergen-friendly paints, and can use green products if requested.
Facebook reviewer Patricia had this to say about its services: “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!”
Rick Maier Paint Plus is an award-winning residential and commercial painting company that also offers services like wallpapering, concrete floor coatings and commercial painting. With a five-year workmanship warranty, you can expect a great outcome.
Previous customers rave about Rick Maier Paint Plus. Satisfied customer Mike left the following review: “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.”
Watson Painting thrives on experience and customer service. They can do any job that involves paint. They specialise in interior and exterior repaints, feature walls, bathrooms, as well as, outdoor features such as fence painting, timber staining, varnishing and enamel work. They also offer a range of repairs and maintenance including wallpaper removal and gap fills. Jelena J. also gave them a good review, commenting “Very reliable and dedicated painters in Canberra.”
Fusion Painting specialises in both interior and exterior house painting, as well as wallpapering, timber restorations and heritage painting. They also offer a free colour consultation service and provide a five-year written guarantee with their work. They’ve received some great feedback from a previous interior design client (Journey Home) who said, “…We are happy to recommend them to all our interior decorating project clients because we know they will do a great job, be easy to deal with and do all the right things on site…”
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst painters in Canberra.
If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
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