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Understanding A Painters Warranty Vs Paint Warranty

A painters workmanship warranty is important if your plan on getting he best return on your investment. When you’re requesting a quote for painting work at your home or business, there are a few things you’ll want to discuss with your painting contractor during the quotation. 

Two of these things are product warranty and workmanship warranty.

Always remember to ask which brand of paint the contractors use for their painting projects and ask about the details of the product warranty for the paint brand. Another important question to ask your Brisbane painter is whether or not they offer a workmanship warranty on their painting labour.

Failure to check with your painting contractor about these simple questions can leave you with a sub-standard paint job that you’ll be left to rectify out of your own pocket. Without the proper warranties in place, your options for correcting any faulty work will be limited.

Talking legalese about the product warranty and workmanship warranty with your painting contractor may not be the most exciting conversation topic in the world. But it can save you a lot of time, money and headaches with your Brisbane painting project down the track.


What Does Paint Warranty Cover?

There is often confusion about the difference between product warranty and workmanship warranty. A lot of people don’t realise that the product warranty is a separate agreement to the workmanship warranty. When it comes to Surepaint, the team works exclusively with the Dulux brand of paint.


Dulux Is One Of The Most Trusted And Most Recognised Paint Brands In Australia.

An example of the durability of the product is the large Australia-wide project undertaken by Dulux, helping repaint Surf Life Saving Clubs across Australia.

Australian beaches are a location that are exposed to multiple types of elements and are also subjected to harsh weather conditions through the year. Dulux has the ability to withstand the often extreme Australian weather conditions, rain, hail or shine.


The Dulux Paint warranty provides you with the following safeguard against defective paint:

Dulux guarantees that Weathershield will not peel, flake or blister for 15 years. It must be applied on properly prepared surfaces as per an approved written Dulux DuSpec Specification.

The Dulux product warranty does not include normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident or abuse. While this might sound like a comprehensive warranty, a competent Brisbane painter will also make sure that your project is covered by a workmanship warranty.


What Does Painters Warranty Cover?

As noted above, when you choose Dulux, you’re covered by a product warranty that lasts for 15 years. This demonstrates that Dulux have confidence in and stand behind the quality of their paint.

But what about the labour that your painting contractor provides?

Are you covered for defective paintwork if something were to go wrong with the paint job?

Be sure to ask your painter upfront to confirm the length of their specific workmanshipguarantee and the inclusions of their guarantee.

In Queensland, a minimum 6-month statutory workmanship warranty on all non-structural defects (which includes paintwork) is applicable under Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) legislation.

If your painting contractor doesn’t offer you a workmanship warranty, the only warranty you’re covered by is the 6-month QBCCworkmanship warranty.

Any competent painting contractor will offer you a standard 2 year warranty.

This is the minimum workmanship warranty you should look for when you’re screening painting companies for your redecorating or renovation project.

Surepaint provide you with a two year workmanship guarantee for all painting work undertaken. In the very unlikely event that something needs attention when the job is complete, Surepaint will be promptly rectify it free of charge within two years after completion.

Surepaint has been painting exclusively with Dulux for the entire 7 years they’ve been in business and they highly recommend the brand to their clients.

The team at Surepaint always follow the official Dulux DuSpec Specifications, so you’re always fully covered by both the product warranty and workmanship warranty. This gives you peace of mind that even after your painting project is done, you’re protected by a comprehensive warranty.


Considering The Cost Of Your Painting Project


When you’re working out the budget and comparing quotes for paint work, it’s important to use the right set of criteria to determine which Brisbane painter is right for you.

Painting is a type of service that you don’t want to cut corners on by going with the absolute cheapest quote you find. Because the project will potentially end up costing you a lot more than you had originally anticipated. When painting jobs are completed by contractors who don’t provide you with the industry-standard minimum 2 year warranty, or who don’t follow the correct specifications of a paint brand, there’s greater likelihood of problems occurring with your paintwork down the track.

Having to refresh your painting job long before it’s due for a new coat of paint is going to cost you more in the long run. Whether you’re a home owner, property investor or a business owner, you have an annual budget that you need to keep within, so it’s smart to choose a painter who has your best interests in mind.

If you choose a contractor with all the right warranties and work procedures in place, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your paint job is going to last you for many years before you have to revisit the job again.

Remember to always choose a painting contractor who can clearly specify the product warranty, the product specifications and the workmanship warranty when quoting your project. This will ensure that your painting job goes to plan and that you can continue to enjoy the paintwork for many years to come.