Master Painters provides an independent inspection service for those circumstances where you may have a dispute with a painting contractor, or you have had a painting project completed and are not satisfied with the result.
Our technical inspection service is available to all parties, from painting contractors (who are in dispute with a client and need an independent perspective) through to consumers who are unhappy with the quality of a paint job provided.
This service will include an on-site inspection of any works completed, as well as interviews with parties involved. Following this, our technical expert will complete a written report that can be provided to:
- The other party
- The Queensland Building Construction Commission
- Use as evidence in legal action
While all our inspectors are industry qualified and have extensive industry experience, it is important to note that the Master Painters Association of Queensland is not a regulatory body or enforcement authority. We cannot impose any sanctions, and our recommendations cannot be enforced. It is only the Queensland Building Construction Commission that can, by law, take direct action against contractors in Queensland. Please note, a defect list is not typically provided within the report. A defect list can be provided for an additional cost.
We can, however, strongly recommend that painters who are MPA members follow our advice, and impose strict membership sanctions on those who violate our Code of Ethics.
For a single dwelling in the Brisbane metropolitan area, a standard report costs $725, inclusive of GST. Travel costs on top of the above fee will apply outside the metropolitan area and multiple dwellings will be quoted on the size and scope of inspection required.
Please contact the office for Commercial and Industrial inspections to arrange a quote.
Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict using specialised communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process.
Master Painters Association provide a mediation service to assist with the resolution of disputes between a painter and the consumer/other party.
The cost for mediation services is $150 per hour. Please contact our office too arrange a quote.
If you want to commit to a new painting project, why risk having an average colour scheme?
The workmanship may very well be fantastic, but if the colour scheme doesn’t make the grade then your property could lose out on thousands of dollars’ worth of value.
Given that colour has such a great impact on perception, and that a favourable perception can add a huge amount of value to your property, it’s often a savvy move to hire a professional colour consultant.
We work with only the most professional colour consultants, capable of adding value to your project for an affordable rate. The process can take a few hours, and it goes without saying that its best to call in the colour consultant some time before your painter arrives to start work.
Taking time to reflect on the colours recommended by your colour consultant with a fresh mind is also recommended, to make sure you’re happy with the colours selected.
Colour consultancy fees range between $100 to $180 per hour, and a fixed fee may be charged in place of an hourly rate. With an extensive knowledge of the large variety of paint products available, and far more colours to choose from than you’ll find down your local paint shop, colour consultants are able to zero-in on the tone required to find the perfect colour for your project.
If you’re working with colour and want to maximise the value of your project, get in contact with MPA Queensland for our best referrals
Please contact our officer for the contact details of a colour consultant in your area.
Master Painters Association of Queensland is the peak representative body & a union of employers for the state’s painting & decorating industry. We represent the interests of all individuals and companies operating within the industry, & encourage high standards of craftsmanship & business practices.