When to go pro: Prime Decorators


Starting life as post-quake commercial painters, Canterbury-born Prime Decorators has since expanded to residential and interior and exterior plastering and painting, as well as wall papering and roof spraying in Auckland and Christchurch. Metropol catches up with Prime Decorators’ Zak Turkmani to find out what professionals bring to a project.

 

WHAT DOES GOOD LOOK LIKE IN YOUR FIELD?
“Good, of course, lies in the look of the finished job – but our motto is to become our clients’ preferred contractor. So for us this means going above and beyond and not only delivering on craftmanship, but also on time and budget. Our team are professional, polite and honest – and we also adhere to Site Safe protocols to ensure our team is safe and the project owners are legally protected.”

CLIENTS WANT RESULTS WHICH LAST. WHAT ROLE DO PRODUCTS PLAY IN ENSURING THIS?
“While the skill of the person using products is important, the product itself can make a huge difference, too. For example, we use Dulux and Resene because we know these products not only look great in terms of colour and finish, but that they are long-lasting and can handle maintenance cleaning.”

AT WHAT SCALE DOES A PROJECT EVOLVE FROM DIY TO REQUIRING PROFESSIONALS?
“Using professionals ultimately saves time and stress, and in most cases money – whether it’s a house or large building. We’re not only liable for our work, but we do it quickly and to the highest standards and finish – so clients can just turn up to a job which looks good and will last.”


 

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