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Europaint Ltd

PROFESSIONAL. EXPERIENCED. SKILLED. You can trust Europaint to get your painting, plastering or decorating project done right. Trained in Europe, owner Anze Gorjup brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in Europe and New Zealand. Having worked on a wide range of projects, including the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Anze is an expert in all aspects of interior and exterior finishing and decorating, and he brings these skills to Christchurch, New Zealand with the help of his highly professional team. Anze and the Europaint team are available for all types of residential projects, small or large. In addition to plastering, painting and decorating, Europaint can manage your project to ensure that it is finished to the highest standard. Europaint puts the craft back into decorating. Contact Anze today to request a free quote for your project.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love the satisfaction that comes from exceeding my clients’ expectations, whether it’s transforming the look of a much-loved family home or hard-working commercial property, adding the finishing touches to a brand-new build, bringing a tired property back to life or providing essential maintenance work to ensure the longevity of what is often a client’s biggest asset.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Painting is in my blood and I learned the trade working in my father’s business in Europe – where learning to paint meant a long apprenticeship before earning the right to call yourself a painter. When I came to Christchurch after the 2011 earthquakes, I was surprised to see people employed as a painter (or even forming their own companies) with no experience in the trade!

I started Europaint five years ago and quickly discovered that there was strong demand for highly skilled painters – since then we’ve worked on a diverse range of projects from family homes and investment properties through to heritage buildings and commercial sites.

Why should our clients choose you?

I have more than 20 years’ experience in painting, learning the trade in my father’s business, a highly regarded painting company in Europe. There I worked on high-calibre projects such as the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since arriving in New Zealand ten years ago, I have worked with both large construction companies and smaller painting firms, learning the unique characteristics of the NZ environment, construction techniques and materials.

Since starting Europaint five years ago, I have brought all of this experience to a wide range of projects, from plastering to painting, indoors and out, on both large and small projects. Earning a reputation for quality that has seen us working on such significant buildings as St Patrick’s Church in Akaroa, Koukourarata Marae in Port Levy and the new Nazareth House Chapel in Brougham Street, I am proud to bring to every job – from the smallest home renovation to a transformation of your home, investment or commercial property – a level of expertise and attention to detail that exceeds expectations!

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

While the services we provide obviously need to be performed on site, I am very happy to work with clients who are based elsewhere or not able to visit the site. Provided secure arrangements can be made for accessing the worksite, I am able to visit the site independently, provide a quote via email and perform the work without the client being present.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

The Europaint team is conscientious about providing a safe and hygienic work environment, practising regular hand washing/hand sanitising and sanitising work equipment. I provide quotes by email and we are able to work independently on site (provided secure arrangements can be made for access) if the client is more comfortable to isolate themselves rather than meeting in person.

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How much does it cost to hire interior painters? Though the figure can vary slightly depending on where you are based, there are some simple day rate figures you can use to calculate roughly how much you should be looking to spend.

The difference between an interior specialist and an exterior specialist comes down to skill sets, materials and the tools involved. Exterior painters may specialize in things like the outside of large buildings, bridges and other structures.

On the other hand, interior decorators focus on the interior aspect of living, commercial or hospitality spaces. While some companies will offer both commercial interior and exterior painting, it is a good idea to search for a specific indoor specialist to suit your project’s brief.

There are a number of interior decorating styles to choose from and after a little bit of research, you can be sure to find one to suit your space’s needs. Before hiring your decorator, it helps to have some ideas of the look you wish to create.

  • Transitional - Transitional designs are elegant and give a balance between elegant existing features like fireplaces but also more modern accessories with clean lines. Simple colour schemes are often used.

  • Art Deco - Most people have heard of this style of design. It originated in France in the early 1900s and features graduated motifs as well as Egyptian and African designs and more exotic accenting styles.

  • Classical - Classical is another design style that will often have a minimal colour scheme, as well as a lot of sophisticated features like columns and architectural features. This interior style has its roots in Greek and Roman cultures and ancient civilizations.

  • Contemporary - Of course, what is contemporary and popular at the time can change, but contemporary interior design involves clean lines and modern style. Both finishes and colour schemes are often simplistic.

Depending on where you are based, it can be tricky to check the credentials of your painter or decorator. An interior decorator certification can be a good indicator. For example, if someone advertises that they are a Certified Interior Decorator (CID) then this shows they have a qualification.

Any tradesperson you are involving in your house’s interior decoration should be able to provide you with proof of insurance. It’s a good idea to check reviews from previous customers and examples of past work. Not only will this help you get fresh inspiration for your interior project, but it will also help you make an informed decision on what decorator to hire.

Before you work with a painter and decorator, consider the following:

  • Quotes - Are they happy to provide you with a quote with no obligation?

  • Testimonials - They should be able to provide you with proof of other happy customers. A website or social media profile is a good place to look for images of past projects, too.

  • Memberships and accreditations - Check if they have the CID qualification or are a member of other painting and decorating bodies specific to the area.

  • Specialist expertise - They may have a specific ability or reputation of working with a specific style of interior design that you are looking for.

When you are looking for interior decorating services you will find both interior design and interior decorating services advertised. What is the difference?

The role of an Interior Designer
An interior designer is skilled in curating the look and feel of a space, including the planning of the design, fittings and furnishings. Though they might also offer decorating services, they are usually employed for their expertise when it comes to making a space look beautiful and stay functional.

The role of an Interior Decorator
So, what does an interior decorator do?
An interior decorator will not be involved in the design aspect. Simply put, a painting and decorating specialist will be carrying out the legwork but not necessarily doing any of the planning and consulting. They don’t provide the interior decorating ideas, instead, they put the ideas into action. This may include preparing walls for paint, removing and hanging wallpaper and painting walls.



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