What do Painters do?
A professional painter is responsible for preparing and painting interior and exterior surfaces. These professionals may work in various industries, both with residential and commercial properties. Aside from their regular duties, painters may also be responsible for managing employees (especially if they head up their own company), handling finances, and ensuring customer satisfaction.
Typically, a Painter will learn their trade on the job work or through an apprenticeship. With on-the-job training, it is possible to start a painting career without any prior knowledge
What will a Edinburgh painter have to do when I hire them?
A painter has various responsibilities on a project including:
Mixing the correct paint and colours needed for the surface
Using the right type of paint for interiors and exteriors
Knowledge of mould and damage to the paint
Taping off areas that they don’t want to be exposed to the paint
Working with scaffolding, harnesses, and ladders to reach higher areas
Working with various paint brushes, rollers and other painting equipment
What should I do before I hire a Glasgow painter?
Prepare the space ahead of your painter’s arrival so they can start right away. One of the things you can do is to remove all furniture and decorations from the space, as well as the plugs and door handles if you feel comfortable taking on the task. You can also apply paint tape around the window frames and protect the floor with tarpaulins, sheets or newspapers. Walls should be cleaned before applying paint. Wipe dry with a dry cloth, then wipe with a damp cloth and wipe dry again. Do not leave this preparation work to the last minute. Plan everything a few days in advance.
If your goal is to change the atmosphere of a certain space by using strong and vibrant colors, remember that it may take three or four coats to achieve the desired look. For the exterior, light colours are favoured, since the dark ones lose the vivacity with the sun. With regard to the choice of paints, remember that choosing the cheapest is not always the best option. Normally, they are the ones that have less quality and those that are going away to wear faster. For this reason, it may be worth investing more at the outset, to spend less in the future.
How do I find a good painter in Edinburgh?
You can search through reputable contractor and lifestyle directories such as homify to source your talented painter for the job. You can also ask for referrals and check with friends or work colleagues who could possibly recommend someone.