CLVEC Painters – Dublin Painting and Decorating

Our company is called CLVEC Painters and we paint all across Dublin city and county. In fact we now also go out to the surrounding areas such as Wicklow, Kildare, Louth, Meath and other areas close by. This is because our services have been in such demand that we have gone through a huge hiring spree this last winter. Before, we simply didn’t have the staff required to serve that large of an area.

Painterly.ie are also good friends of ours and we highly recommend them as one of the best professional painters in Dublin.

To ensure that the quality of our service stays high as we rapidly grow and add new painters to our company we have devised an exceptionally tough hiring process. We have in-person interviews that go in multiple stages. We contact past employers, check out example of work that they’ve been personally responsible for. We get them to do some painting of different materials and areas for us. Then they have a short written and then a verbal exam administered by our most senior and experienced painters and decorators.

Then they have to go through our training program to make sure that they are doing things exactly the way that we want. We have checklists for everything and this is exactly how we ensure a quality job on a consistent basis. Everyone from surgeons to pilots use checklists to ensure that the correct steps are followed each and every time. So it’s only natural that we would follow their example and use the same principles in our business.

Most other painting and decorating companies see this as complete and utter overkill, not to mention that its very time consuming and costly. But then they also complain about how hard it is to find quality painters, and how they constantly have to keep hiring and firing their staff. Staff turnover is a real profit and momentum killer for any business and that’s why we put all our painters through the ringer before offering them a full time position. We aren’t just hiring them for skill either though. We are also looking for the right attitude. A willingness to learn and a desire to both improve and a real desire to do their very best each and every time. Not to rush through the job and get home or to the pub but to take real pride in their work. To be proud of what they create. They also have to fit our team spirit and get on with each other. We are not saying they all need to be best friends but during work hours they need to be respectful, courteous and amicable with each other and of course to all of our clients as well.

This is truly the secret to our excellent reputation and this is why we charge as much as we do. We are certainly not cheap but we are absolutely excellent at what we do. We can charge for quality because we always product quality. Plus maintaining this quality is not cheap at all. So again we have to account for that in our pricing.

A lot of painting companies, in an effort to save costs and increase their profits, will use old and poor quality equipment. But of course anyone with a brain will quickly realise that this is a very poor strategy. If you use bad tools or ones that are not properly suited for the job then no matter how skilled you or your team might be, you will always be producing sub par work. It is just not possible to do otherwise. This is another secret of ours. We always make sure that we are using the very best tools and we regularly replace our brushes, paint rollers and spraying machine heads too. Again this is costly but this is reflected in the brilliant results we produce for our clients. We also insist to our clients on using the very best paint.

Of course we aren’t just a painting company. As we have branched out into different areas of Dublin and Ireland we have also added extra services to our roster to ensure that we are meeting the demands of our clients. With that in mind we have in 2018, introduced a wallpapering service. Our teams are able to apply new wallpaper to the wall or remove old wallpaper with our state of the art steam machines.

painter in dublinWe also have special consultants who are experts in all manner of interior design. They can help you plan out any new room in your home or office building and make sure that the project goes smoothly from start to finish. They can help you choose different wallpaper styles and colours and of course can do the same for all the different paints that are available. They will make your dreams come true and do it within your budget and within your schedule, guaranteed.

A very often requested service that we now have available is for drywalling and plastering. Whether its putting up new sheet rock or drywall or plasterboard, doing repairs, plastering and patching the outside of your home or just doing a completely new plastering build for a brand new house, then our professionals are able to tackle the job. Their experience and skills are vast and they can deal with any all situations or problems that you might need solving.

Onto our most recent services, we have garden fence and railing painting or staining of decks and patios too. Pretty much we can paint any surface in and around our house, garden or even any commercial premises too such as bars, pubs, restaurants, office buildings, shops, stores, doctors surgeries and any other places you can think of too.

To make it even easier to choose us we have many full verified reviews available online on our website and on other affiliate websites too. We have gone to great lengths to gain accreditation with various national bodies to again prove both our skill level, trustworthiness and commitment to satisfying our clients.

We make sure that every painter or decorator in our company has a certain level of painting and decorating experience and qualifications. Of course we also do our bit to take on apprentices and train up the next generation of master painters. But any inexperienced painters on a team will have their work checked over constantly and will be scrutinised accordingly to make sure they are producing quality results.

 

How to Hire The Best Painting Contractors

It can be very difficult to know if you are hiring the right painting professional for the job or whether you are about to hire someone who absolutely does not know what they are doing.

If you end up getting a bad painter in, you can turn what should be a fairly simple job into an absolute nightmare situation for you and your family. It can end up causing you a lot of stress, lost time and even more scarily it could end up costing you a lot of money. One of the most important things you should look for in any prospective contractor is proper insurance details. Not only will this give you an idea of their seriousness towards their business but also it will let you know how big and successful their business is.

Insurance cover is not cheap for a contractor to obtain, so if they have gone through the cost and trouble to get it then you know that they are doing a good amount of work. Presumably if they can keep that volume of clients then they are doing good work as the most common and easiest way to get work as a contractor is to be referred by a former client to one of their friends or family.

Of course insurance cover is important for other reasons too. If a builder or one of his employees were to hurt themselves while on your property and they didn’t have the proper insurance cover, then they could actually sue you, the homeowner, for any medical bills or lost wages due to them being unfit for work.

This has happened to many shocked homeowners and it really is a terrible scenario to find yourself in as you don’t really have any legal recourse. So make sure that you ask for and thoroughly inspect the insurance details of anyone who will be doing any work on your property.

The first place you should be looking when trying to decide on who you should hire to complete your painting project is with family and friends or work colleagues. If they have had work done in the past and they have been happy with it then their recommendation is as good as gold. They will give you a 100% honest appraisal of the work they received. They don’t want to be responsible for anything that goes wrong with your painting so they will only recommend the very best contractors to you in an effort to make sure that everything goes well for you.

If you don’t have anyone in your close social circle who can give you a referral then another great place to check out is the local hardware store or builder’s providers. These businesses are often frequented by building contractors of all types and again they will give you a good recommendation because if they give you a referral to a contractor who ends up doing poor quality workmanship, then you are not going to want to buy any future goods or services from that store. The store owner will not want to lose any of your future business so he will only be working and associating himself with high quality and reliable painters.

Another strong place to look is to ask the builders that you currently have working in your home. Let’s say that you are getting some painting and tiling done or carpet laid at the same time. Then ask the tiler and carpet layer if they can recommend anyone. People who work in the building trade often know other painters and will often have agreements to refer work to each other. In an attempt to hold onto future contracts from you and so that you’ll still be happy to refer them to other people you know, they will be honest and not lead you astray here.

I wanted to also talk a little about online reviews. Unfortunately these are often faked and that can be easily done. In fact not only are there a lot of fake five star reviews planted there by the owner himself or by friends and family. But sometimes even the 1 star reviews are fake as rival companies will often try to sabotage their competitor’s ratings in an effort to hurt their business and steal business and customers for themselves. This is rather disgusting behaviour and incredibly dishonest but is also all too common. One thing you can do here is be very careful with companies that have only a few reviews. But if a company has 50 reviews then that is much more difficult to fake as platforms online do have methods of detecting and removing fake reviews.

Google is notorious for being easy to plant a false review. So the best thing to do is check a company’s Facebook reviews instead. These are much harder to game as each review needs a separate account which now needs a phone number attached to it for verification purposes. Also each review is linked to a separate Facebook account which you can click on to investigate if the account is real or not. Facebook ratings are often significantly more accurate and should be your main source. There are other smaller platforms which are aiming to clean up online company ratings by contacting clients directly to attain fully verified ratings. but this wont usually be useful to you if you live outside the US as they are not often used.

If you plan on having a very large painting project being done then I’d highly recommend asking the painter for past references. And I don’t just mean photos either. You should call that previous client or clients and you should also try your best to go and take a look at the actual work that was carried out too. Then you can see once and for all what kind of quality workmanship your painter is capable of producing. Pictures can be taken at certain angles to make a job look better than it actually is but when you are seeing something in person you can get the real and full picture. This is quite involved though and likely is only worth it if you are going to be getting a large amount of painting done, lets say for a major interior or exterior repainting that is going to set you back a few thousand euro.

Thank you very much for taking a look at one of my first ever blog posts. I know that articles like this are very valuable because I’ve gotten so much positive feedback already from our readers. Life can be difficult so I just want to make your house painting go as quickly and easily as I can for you. Keep checking out my site regularly to find out lots more great and useful information on painting inside and outside your home. Also don’t forget that I am a professional painter myself based in Dublin, Ireland. If you want to hire me (and you should!) then you can do so by using the details listed at the top of the page or send me a quick message using the contact me link that is situated at the top right hand corner of this very page (and indeed all pages on this website). I’ll also be posting pictures and videos of my previous work so that you can get a better idea of exactly what we are capable of here at CLVEC Painters.