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Recommendations for house painters in Canberra – internal and external

By deezagood - 30 November 2010 17

Hi Rioters,

I was just wondering if anybody might be able to recommend a house painter (we live on the southern side of Canberra) who has proven to be:

– Reliable (actually turns up to provide a quote at the arranged time, and then turns up to undertake the said work)
– Reasonable (expects a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work)
– Friendly-but-not-creepy-or-dodgy (somebody that I could trust to leave in my house, and proximity of my underwear drawer, unsupervised)
– Does work of a reasonable quality
– Avoids random arse-crack displays at all costs
– Refrains from drinking whilst on the job, or at very least until 12pm on working days

Yes, we have been very badly bitten by certain tradies in the past … any well-intentioned advice would be most appreciated.

What’s Your opinion?

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Recommendations for house painters in Canberra – internal and external
Anna_Wilson1788 9:29 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 for those who need a reliable and quality painter.

Jamestheduke21 10:36 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!

Zeddiculus 4:51 pm 06 Sep 13

familyguy1974 said :

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!!!

VicePope 11:01 pm 23 Jun 13

I’d avoid Replenish, starring Waylon B. Quote was good, quality excellent and Waylon and team are nice blokes. Or, at least they were, on the increasingly rare occasions they came around to work, despite streams of promises to show up that day or tomorrow. Eventually, it all stopped, with about 90% of the job done and 100% paid for (because I believed his stories about having had his van,gear and money stolen and needing to get stuff to do the work). He left some gear here, but seems to have forgotten the address.

mccoymob 6:06 pm 23 Jun 13

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.

familyguy1974 2:48 pm 16 Apr 13

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

troll-sniffer 1:56 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


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!

erv 12:30 am 01 Dec 10

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

Jethro 5:18 pm 30 Nov 10

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

Big_like_bull 4:59 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


enrique 11:40 am 30 Nov 10
Me no fry 11:15 am 30 Nov 10

DeadlySchnauzer said :

As always you get what you pay for.

Sometimes you don’t even get that.

Can’t recommend Kenro.

jimbocool 9:42 am 30 Nov 10

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).

fox 9:36 am 30 Nov 10

Steve of Sevans Design – 0410 523 717

DeadlySchnauzer 9:32 am 30 Nov 10 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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