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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 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.

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What does Paint Warranty Cover?

There is often confusion about the difference between product/manufacturers warranty and workmanship warranty. A lot of people don’t realise that the product warranty is a separate agreement to the workmanship warranty.

Frontier Painting only use Manufacturers that provide paint Warranties.

A paint warranty does not include normal wear and tear or damage caused by an accident.  Generally the manufacturer will guarantee the paint will not peel, flake or blister for a certain length of time.  For the paint warranty to be valid the painting contractor must have applied the paint to the manufacturers specifications.  This is an important point to note, that if your chosen painting contractor does not apply the product to the manufacturers specifications you are not covered under this warranty.

Another important item to note is that the paint warranty only covers the cost of the paint, not the application.

What does Painters Warranty Cover?

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 workmanship guarantee and the inclusions of their guarantee.

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

Frontier Painting provide you with a five year workmanship warranty for all painting work undertaken. In the very unlikely event that the paint fails due to workmanship within the 5 year warranty period, Frontier Painting will rectify it free of charge.

Frontier Painting always follow the manufacturers application 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 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 a 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 is going to cost you more in the long run. Whether you’re a Project Manager, Builder, 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.

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