What’s in a painted front door? What does you front door say about you? Say goodbye to the Black front door, now that was over so long ago, but some people forgot to mention that to some other people and it lasted too darn long. Sterling Painters Melbourne know this.
Colour is so much more of a statement than black. Black says Number 10 Downing Street. Full stop. Colour says who you are, what you are, where you’re going, when you’re at and how you’ve made a statement. Unless you’re the Prime Minister of England then black is good!
Remember – Reason, Season, Lifetime. And go for it.
Oh just in case you don’t know, with painted front doors, Lilac, No!
Season, Reason, Lifetime – New Paint Colour
If, or when, you get bored, painting over a front door is easy. It’s not like painting your entire house. You can do it on a whim, as fashion dictates, seasonally. Life sometimes moves on, and so should your front door. What fulfilled your needs last year, may not do this year. Move on. Don’t look back. Get a colour chart, be brave, put a pin in it. Call us, Sterling Painters, and we’ll paint over that ghastly colour from last year.
You have friends around and having a little garden party, nibbles, cocktails. The sun is out, the sky is blue, birds are singing. Perfect. You notice that your friends are looking at your house but are avoiding your eye contact. What could be wrong?
That’s right, your house is looking a little shabby! When was the last time you showed it any interest? Last time you had a party? Last year? Shame on you!
Sterling Painters can help hide your embarrassment, and in-fact make you the talking point of the street. ‘It’s true she’s having the house painted, and in such lovely colours’.
Leave the entire service to us, we can provide a Decorator to help you choose colours, and sheen levels, a Handyman to do a little nip tuck and of course Painters to make your neighbours envious.
Now let me get this right you’re going to give a man lots of money for a figure on a piece of scrap paper! where’s your Painting Quote?
Or here’s the one I love, he’s got a calculator and punched in some numbers, taken a deep sharp intake of breath, and shows it to you looking disgusted in the opposite direction, tutting!
Here’s what HAS to be on a painting quote:
Contractors complete details. i.e.
Clients full details, that’s you.
All Painting Quotes should include:
1. Scope of works. This clearly identifies items to be painted i.e. walls, ceiling, windows, doors etc
2. Specification. This section identifies areas such as the Preparation required i.e. Sanding, filling of holes and indentations. The quote should also state if previous coatings need to be removed to obtain a sound surface before repainting and does the surface need to be washed down? i.e kitchen, wood work etc
This section should also include the number of coats to be applied, type of paint to be
Used, colour required, and the selected gloss level.
3. Exclusions. This section identifies what is not to be painted and is just as important as the Scope of Works.
4. Insurance. Contractors must have Public Liability and Personnel Accident Insurance.
This is for your protection in case something goes wrong.
It is important that you sight their current Certificate of Compliance.
5. GST. Must be included in the final quotation amount
What is a professional painter? Now there’s a question!
Neat and tidy or looking like a can of paint has exploded over them! In my mind the answer is simple, if the painter has paint all over them then chances are there’s paint all over your house, and not just the bits you wanted painted!
Surely if you want a neat and tidy paint job you employ the neat and tidy painter. It’s your house. Simple.
However, there is a bit more to it than that:
Unfortunately Painting is a career that most people think they can simple just do. I walked passed Bunnings once – therefore I’m a painter!
Qualifications and Experience really do matter, as in any business. You should always check on these things. Ask the questions.
First impressions really count when you want to sell your home, Sterling Decorators will work with you to design a tailor-made home display package of cosmetic changes to transform it into the stylish home of a buyer’s dreams. And all for a fraction of what dropping your asking price would cost. Your property won’t just look fantastic; it will also sell faster and for the best price.
Flexible Decorator Services
We can offer a flexible service to suit your needs, whether you just require an initial verbal consultation and advice, right through to project managing the entire makeover.
We understand that moving into a new home can be a stressful experience, particularly if you have just sold a property. Once you have moved in we can help make your new house feel like home.
We have a great Colour Consultant, who with just a colour palette, can transform your home into something special. It’s really surprising how much of a difference colour can make to a home. A colour consultancy can add a style to your of your choosing, or sell it faster and for more. An econimic masterstroke, a guaranteed win.