MPA Consumers

Thinking of repainting?

Paint is more than just a pretty face. It also performs the important job of protecting the structure beneath it.

We recommend you trust a Member of MPA to that job for you as they hold all of the appropriate licenses and insurance–undoubtedly the best option in reducing the risk for the consumer. For more information in relation to licensing, click here.

If maintenance is not kept up-to-date, the painter could face peeling, blistering and cracking paint, maybe even rust and mould. At the very first sign of any paint breakdown, it could already be past time to call an expert. It is strongly recommended to repaint before problems are visible and certainly with the lifetime cycles estimated by the manufacturer.

It is up to you to tell the master painter what you want done. The wise homeowner however, will listen to expert advice before making the final decision. The master painter will also be happy to work with you in developing a desirable colour scheme.

The next very important step is to agree on all job details and have them set down in writing before the work begins. You are entering a contract with the painter at this point, a contract which should only change through mutual agreement, in writing.

List every surface you want painted, the brand of paint specified and the colours chosen, with sample chips if possible. This will make it easier for the painter to give an accurate quotation, allow you to compare with other quotes and give you a permanent record for the future.

It is very important to understand the various stages of the work to be done. Remember that the basis of a good job is often determined at the preparation stage, so discuss these requirements with the painter. Ensure that manufacturers’ recommendations form the basis of the whole process from application through to the final finish.

A member of the Master Painters Association will submit a written quotation that clearly sets out all the points you agreed on such as price, estimated job duration or completion date, preferred brand, progress payments, terms and conditions.

The quote will also provide for the protection of surroundings, access to obstructed surfaces, removing splatters and clean up time during and at the end of the job.

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