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 4 Painters in Canberra
Our readers left a ton of comments recounting their experiences with painters in the Canberra region. We read them all, and put together this list.
1. Australian Premier Painting
Wow – Australian Premier Painting was the most highly recommended painting company by our commenters. The team’s skill, professionalism, price, and attitude was praised.
One commenter, AnneB, had this to say, “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.”
Another commenter, painting, couldn’t believe how fast Australian Premier Painting got the job done. “They were quick and clean and a pleasure to have in the house,” they wrote. “They painted both interior and exterior of a reasonably large four-bedroom house – four days for each job.” That sounds good to us.
2. Canberra Painting Services (CPS)
CPS has served the Canberra region for nearly two decades. Today, their competent team works with commercial, real estate, body corporate, and private clients.
Dedicated to perfect results, CPS offer interior and exterior painting, as well as water damage repair, and specialist render repairs and coatings.
CPS is also priced competitively. One of our readers, niknak, got six quotes before deciding to work with Canberra Painting Services. The good news is, they were happy with their decision. “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.”
3. APS Painters
Servicing Canberra and surrounding areas, APS Painters offer comprehensive painting services. In addition to interior and exterior work, their experienced team is equipped to perform repairs, plastering, and event expert colour consulting.
Here’s what commenter mmover had to say: “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 houses as well as the outside of one. Great job.”
Your Experience with a Canberra Painter
Hired a painter in Canberra before? Share your recommendations below.