Brushy Bee Ltd / Home Painters / Residential Painting Contractors in Tuakau

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Primary contact
Paul Toschi

Postal address
PO box 1312,
Pukekohe,
2340

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    "I regard it as my great good fortune to have found Paul since he has single-handedly smartened up my property and prepared it ready for sale. He is an excellent painter but he's also a wonderful jack-of-all trades, always willing to assist and honest to a fault. He kept me well informed throughout the job and offered wise counsel as well. He's a safe pair of hands. It was a relief to trust him with the work. I have no hesitation in recommending him."
    Rating by: Yvonne  |  Rating posted: 29th Jul  |  Contact: Paul Toschi  |  Job date: Jul, 2017
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    "Paul from Brushy Bee completely re-vitalized my wooden kitchen benchtop and re-painted the Master bedroom. If you want punctuality, knowledge and 'old school' attention to detail, then Paul's your man. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is looking for a superior paint finish. "
    Rating by: Rachel  |  Rating posted: 6th May  |  Contact: Paul Toschi  |  Job date: May, 2017
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    "Paul did an excellent job of stripping back and painting our whole 2 story house, he was very professional and always kept in touch if the weather became an issue, he even handle our crazy dogs being there the whole time. we cant thank him enough for the superior job he has done."
    Rating by: Tania  |  Rating posted: 5th Dec, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toschi  |  Job date: Oct, 2016
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    "We hired Paul to paint our living room and kitchen , once our existing wallpaper was removed we realised we needed a plasterer which Paul also arranged for us . Paul was extremely knowledgable and completed the job to a extremely high standard for a competitive price not to mention he made the whole process extremely pleasant and stress free , I would not hesitant to recommend . "
    Rating by: Katie  |  Rating posted: 12th Nov, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toshi  |  Job date: Sep, 2016
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    "We are extremely pleased with all of Paul's work. He has done an excellent job on all of our various projects and a lot of the time has gone over and above expectations. He is very polite, helpful and always professional. He is also very neat and tidy which is a big plus for us. We would highly recommend Paul and his work."
    Rating by: Deborah  |  Rating posted: 5th Aug, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toschi  |  Job date: Aug, 2016
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    "Paul did a wonderful job on our playgroup. He was overly generous with the time and resources he donated and went above and beyond to make sure everything was done to a high standard."
    Rating by: Nicola  |  Rating posted: 24th Apr, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toshi  |  Job date: Apr, 2016
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    "I needed to get the job before an important event hosted in my home. Paul and Marshall got onto it right away, and when there was an unavoidable delay due to the scaffolding company being unable to supply, they quickly arranged for an alternative, dismantled the scaffolding for the event and finished it up in the following week. They were flexible enough to change the exterior colour when it turned out to be a bit light, and did a few extra's for free to make the place look nice for our big day."
    Rating by: Piki  |  Rating posted: 22nd Apr, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toschi, with Marshall Paddison  |  Job date: Mar, 2016
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    "Paul installed brick paving at my bach, preparing the area by digging out the grass, rocks and dirt, contouring and levelling the area, laying a bed of compacted sand and carefully laying the paving bricks so that there were no ridges or gaps. Great attention to detail and knowledge of the task, A year later the paving is still in great shape and an asset to the property."
    Rating by: Brian  |  Rating posted: 23rd Mar, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toschi  |  Job date: Mar, 2015
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    "Paul Toschi of Brushy Bee did a great job of preparation & painting of the two story property at 51 Stevenson Rd Clarks Bch. A great deal of attention went into the treatment rusty and other special prep. & priming surfaces. I found that liberal coats had indeed been applied to all work , with the cutting in neat.Also any unpainted surfaces eg. Aluminum Windows, roof , concrete were left neat & tidy. Pauls care and attention to detail and all sorts of things extra curricular to the painting contract itself moves me to strongly recommend him to anyone seeking a thourogh yet surprisingly highly cost effective job."
    Rating by: Marshall  |  Rating posted: 9th Mar, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toschi  |  Job date: Mar, 2016
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
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    "A very high standard of workmanship."
    Rating by: Kerry  |  Rating posted: 8th Mar, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Toush  |  Job date: Nov, 2015
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Primary contact
Paul Toschi

Phone number
0800 277 492

Phone number (alternative)
09 2378343 + 021 2988527

Website
http://brushybee.nz

Availability
This week/ASAP

Physical address
2 Park Avenue,
Tuakau,
2121

Postal address
PO box 1312,
Pukekohe,
2340

About us
I am a business that focuses on residential projects with the emphasis on quality products, complying with the detailed requirements of my clients, clear communication about the strengths, limitations and features of the finishes I'm applying and keeping to budget restraints and deadlines. preferring to solve challenging problems and giving personal "wow-moment" results.

What we do

Interior and Exterior House Painting
Understanding how to choose a house painter:
There is a huge difference in painters' ability, skill level, knowledge and professionalism. Oftentimes people remark that painter "X" is expensive while painter "Y" is cheap. Many times there is a reason for the prices painters charge; often the more expensive painter is the better painter. Inexpensive painters often don't know how to adequately factor in all their costs and usually price the job too low. When this happens, the customer pays the price because the painter has to rush off the job, will use low quality materials and/or will not return your phone calls or return to the job if there is a problem.

Call three competent painters:

Don't call out ten different painters and get estimates from each one. That wastes everyone's time. Know what type of painter you want before you call people out to your house. If you want an inexpensive paint job, and you are willing to compromise on quality, tell the painters that. If you want a high quality job and are willing to pay a fair price for it, tell the painters that also. Know what you want and be direct with the painters. This saves everyone's time.
Call the painters and interview them by phone first. Listen as they speak to you. If the painter doesn't sound right, don't invite him over for an estimate. Phone estimates are your first phase of information gathering. Invite the painters who sound competent to your house for an on-site estimate. Ask the painter to speak to a few of their past customers. If they cannot supply these names for you, consider that.

Ask for a painter recommendation from your local paint store:
A great place to ask for painter recommendations is your local paint store. Paint store managers know their painters. They know about the painter's professionalism, skill and quality level. They see the quality products the painter buys and whether or not they pay their bills, if they show up at the store drunk or sober, if they are responsible, and if they know the painting trade.

Beware of using low-end paint from cheap painters:
Often, cheap painters use low-grade paints and products in people's homes and the customer has no way to check on this. This is unfortunate because the cost difference to the customer between the best and worst paints is only about $2 per litre. A small price difference, but the difference in quality and how well it will last in your home is significant. Expect the cheap painter who low balls your bid to buy the cheapest paint.
Homeowners should have the painter specify the specific paint product they will be using. It is not enough for them to just specify the paint manufacturer. Every major paint brand makes several grades of paint ranging in quality from low to high. Expensive paint costs more money but is worth it.

You can buy the paint yourself but you don't have to:
Some people think that to get the best paint they have to buy it themselves. If you verify that the labels on the buckets match the store receipt, you can have the painter get the paint. If you want to purchase the paint yourself, ask the painter to give you a bid for the labour portion of the job and materials separately. Pay the painter for the labour only. The painter will tell you how much paint to get. Another advantage of this is that the paint store will typically track your purchase history and then can look it up for you years later when you need to touch-up. Don't count on your painter to keep track of this for you.

Just because your friend/neighbour got a "good" job, doesn't mean the painter is good:

Using a reference from a friend is the most common way of finding a painter. And while sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Your friend may not have had any problems or may not know of any problems they do have. It is fine to consider their recommendation, but make sure you check additional references and use your instincts. Know the type of job you need. Friends and neighbours think they know a good painter from an unskilled painter. My experience has shown me that they don't a good painter from a bad one. They form their opinion on one being a good painter based on if he was cheap and if the house looked clean when the painter finished. That isn't the way to determine quality house painting.

Important questions to ask your house painter:

1. How many men will work at the house and for how many days?
2. Is the painter licensed and insured?
3. How long have his painters been working with him?
4. What brand of paint will be used? What specific grade level of paint will be used? All manufacturers have many grades of paint. They run from high quality/expensive to low quality/inexpensive
5. What are the bathroom arrangements for the workers?
6. Will you be priming the surfaces before you paint?
7. How many coats will you be applying?
8. Have you included everything in your estimate or could there be additional charges for work?
9. How will you dispose of the trash and old paint?
10. What type of paint is currently on my house? Will the new paint stick to it?
11. How will you clean the house prior to painting?
12. What are the payment arrangements?
13. Is there anything else I haven't asked that you should tell me?

Interior Painting
Painting preserves and beautifies. Painting your interior can liven up living spaces for very little money. It's easy to do good interior painting by following simple but important steps in both preparing the work surface and painting it whether it is a room or a whole house.

If you aren't planning to do the work yourself, do yourself a favor and hire a licensed painting contractor especially one accredited by Master Painters of NZ. There are no guarantees offered, but your chances of getting a good job done by a reputable painting contractor are much better than hiring a cheap painter off the street or getting a recommendation from your buddy "Bob".
Expert results in painting depend largely on the thoroughness of preparation work, especially pre-paint cleaning, crack filling and sealing. All decorations, curtains, blinds, pictures, and other items nailed or screwed to the walls should be removed prior to the start of work. Carefully remove plates from around wall switches and outlets. Tape over them to protect them from paint. Clean and dry the plates before replacing them.
A professional appearing job generally (but not always) requires the removal of hardware from doors, windows and cabinets. When moving and replacing appliances, it is best to have a trained appliance mover handle that. If you plan to move them by yourself, check with the manfacturer and follow their safety rules.



Categories we service
Painting & Decorating Contractors

Areas we service
Waiuku, Waipipi, Waiau Pa, Tuakau, Puni, Pukekohe, Pukekawa, Port Waikato, Pokeno, Patumahoe, Otaua, Onewhero, Miranda, Mercer, Matakawau, Maramarua, Mangatawhiri, Mangatangi, Kingseat, Kaiaua, Glenbrook , Franklin Central, Franklin Area, Drury, Clarks Beach, Buckland, Bombay, Awhitu

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