The exterior painting on your home is more important than many believe. It is constantly exposed to the sun, wind and rain.
If your exterior paint work is begining to flake and peel, it is over due for painting.
Proper preparation is paramount for the longevity of any new paint work. Prior to painting, I wash all areas thoroughly with sugar soap and a brush. Using a house wash company, a week or two before I turn up, is not good enough. Better Painters are experienced, and know what areas need more attention, even if those areas look ok to others. That's the difference between a good paint job that lasts for years to come, or one that is being repainted in three. Better Painters is also skilled in oil based enamel, two pack systems, oil based stain for cedar,etc., and all waterborne finishes. There is not a coating I cannot apply to your home.
I do not supply scaffold, nor do I organise quotes, or offer any discount, for scaffold.
I offer a better price for repainting Insulclad, textured Direct Fix, or Solid Plaster Clad homes. Better Painters have been involved with these cladding systems from the very
begining, having held Insulclad, Special Finishes,
and Glamatex Licenses. Our knowledge of these systems is quite extensive, so you will not find our quote loaded with unnecessary repairs.
We no longer install these cladding systems to new building contracts, or repair existing cladding.
We only use Sika products for sealants, and Dulux or Resene paints.
Better Painters have experience painting all exterior substrates, past and present.
Timber weatherboards require a high standard of preparation prior to painting in order to find weakness, and to cut back the oxidised surface of the existing paint. Prior to any house painting, the house must be washed. Better Painters does not use spray and blast house washers. We wash houses on the day we start, with a brush. We find it more thorough.
Some substrates painted in very dark colors, may exhibit cracking, or movement, or existing coating failure. Resene has tackled this problem with its Cool Color tinters. Clients should check that the color they want is available. Some existing colors will need a coat of white primer prior to the application of the Cool Colour top coats.
"Robin is a breeze to deal with. Prompt in his communication, honest in his time-frames and quotes, and punctual. He worked autonomously at a steady pace and I was impressed with his competency at every level. Robin was able to come in on short notice and repaired a butchered job from a previous plasterer. I would highly recommend Robin for any plaster or painting job you're considering."
"Robin was a great and knowledgeable painter. I would recommend him to anyone"
"Thank you Robin for an excellent job. The walls look great. Highly recommended and I will definitley be using Robin again!"
"very quick to respond. Good follow up communication. Helpful during site visit. Good price. Very satisfied with the result. Helpful practical advice. Relaxed and easy going approach"
"Robin was really helpful and assisted me on deciding on the best approach for this type of work even though that meant I wasn't using his services - appreciate that thanks!"
"Robin did a great painting job, helped me to find the best deals and managed other tradesmen, excellent communication, and gave lots of useful advices. The project was delayed by other tradesmen but Robin did the extra hours to stick to schedule. Definitely recommended. Thanks"
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