Since 1991, Moloney Painting has delivered high quality commercial, residential, and institutional painting services in Victoria BC and surrounding areas.
Perhaps the paint on your home looks worn out from exposure to harsh weather. Maybe your business will be moving, and the new office needs work. There are plenty of situations that call for a fresh coat of paint. Instead of finding the time to paint, count on Moloney Painting to do the job for you and add some colour back to your property. We work with a range of customers, from residential homeowners to business corporations. No matter the size of the project, allow us to make your space look just the way you want it. We offer a variety of services for your painting needs:
We are proud of our 30+ years of smooth operations. We know that painting Victoria BC can be a delicate and detailed job to do, and we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail and quality of work. We want to make sure that you are left completely satisfied with each project. When you turn to Moloney Painting, you have no need to fret about half-done, sloppy jobs. We stick to our values of efficiency and quality.
Check out some of our recent client testimonials below.
This is a great question as we’re sure you want to hire a painter who has the proper licences to complete your project safely and legally. Moloney Painting is fully licensed to work within British Columbia. We have a business licence for all of the local municipalities in Greater Victoria. We are up to date with our Workers Compensation (our number is 465024). We encourage everyone to check that the contractor they’re planning to hire is up to date on licenses and Workers Compensation. Many small contractors skip this and ignore regulations, leaving homeowners liable if a worker injures themselves on their property. With Moloney Painting, you don’t have to worry about that!
This is a great question to ask and anyone looking to hire a painter in Victoria BC should be hiring one who is insured, bonded, and fully licensed.
Moloney Painting is insured for Public Liability for $5,000,000.00. The industry standard is usually 3 million liability, but we go the extra step to ensure we are sufficiently covered. What this means is that if we were to have an accident on your property, you are covered up to our insured amount. Whilst we have never had to use this policy, I believe it’s a fundamental part of any business, especially for painters. If requested, we can provide our policy for your viewing prior to starting your project.
As for bonding, we are one of a handful of companies in Victoria that have bonding. What this means is that we are able to supply a labour and materials bond if required. To receive this we go through a stringent process from the bonding company. They check all your financials and thoroughly check prior projects. This bonding is usually for larger projects and means that we provide a labour and materials bond to ensure all work is thoroughly completed.
All prep work is included and detailed in every estimate by Moloney Painting. We firmly believe this is what sets us apart from other painting companies here in Victoria BC. We have the experience to know this is vitally important. Most people see the finished product and comment on the colours (i.e. decoration). Moloney Painting sees painting as preservation. We are preserving the surfaces that we are painting to enhance the longevity of your assets.
We can understand how this is such a common question. After all, a painting contractor has numerous jobs on the go and requires many employees to operate without hiccups — so for many contractors it is tempting to sub-contract their projects so they can save the hassle of hiring/managing their own employees. However, this practice typically results in lower-quality work and less care and respect on the part of the painters, as they are not incentivized to uphold the company’s reputation.
At Moloney Painting, we never sub-contract any portion of our work. We have hired the best painters, have developed standard practices and training that results in consistently high-quality work. If we were to hire sub-contractors, we feel our work might suffer and not be to the standards we demand.
When it comes to prepping surfaces for painting, we get asked a lot of questions. That’s why Moloney Painting includes full details of our preparation practices on all of our quotes. Our prep work typically inculdes washing/cleaning/dusting surfaces, scraping peeling/flaky paint, power & hand sanding to smooth edges, applying a coat of primer to bare wood, and taping/masking off windows and other areas. We also prep the surroundings by covering and protecting gardens, decks and sidewalks when painting the exterior of your home, and covering furniture and other personal assets with high-quality drop cloths when painting the interior of your home.
There is a reason why we include full preparation. If a customer requested that we just paint with no prep, we wouldn’t take the job. We like to paint what we prep. That way we take full ownership of the project’s quality in case anything goes wrong.
Choosing an honest and trustworthy painter in Victoria BC can seem difficult. There are more and more companies opening up shop every week, and it can be difficult to know if they can be trusted. But that’s why you are here. You want to know if we provide references from past clients. My name is Caio Cesar Dandalo, the owner of Moloney Painting, and I encourage you to contact our past clients so you can hear for yourselves that we can be trusted to carry out your painting project with the utmost professionalism.
There are a lot of review sites out there these days. Yelp, Google +, and Yellow Pages are just a few generic review sites for painting contractors. The difficult thing is you can’t see what those homes look like and what type of work you can expect from us.
To combat the problem with review sites, Moloney Painting provides written references, including addresses of past customers and their phone numbers (with their permission) so you can follow up directly with them and ask about their experiences with us. I urge all potential customers to check with past clients — it’s simply the best way to ensure you’re hiring the right team.
As consumers, we want the best deal. No matter if we are shopping for a new TV, vehicle or for professional painting services. That is why we often get asked if we will price match another company’s quote. We can understand you want the best possible price and the highest quality product. Homes in the Victoria area are expensive and you need to save as much money as possible when painting as part of a renovation or update.
However, price matching is not a practice that Moloney Painting gets involved in. To properly price match, one needs to ensure that all pricing includes exactly the same amount of detail and scope of work. Our principle is that we have estimated for a thorough and quality paint job with no short cuts. We don’t sub-contract and we pay our employees above market value. We have a loyal crew with some being around for 10+ years. Moloney Painting values their commitment to quality work and to Moloney Painting.
If you would like us to provide a quote for your home or business, please fill out this form. It’s absolutely free!
This is a great question because you want to know exactly how many people are going to be painting your home. Depending on the size of the project, Moloney Painting usually staffs each project with 2 painters. We never stop/start a project unless it’s a weather-related delay. Depending on circumstances, Moloney Painting can add more painters to a project to expedite the process.
Moloney Painting’s preference is to use Cloverdale Paint products as we have been working with them for many years. However, if a customer prefers another supplier, we’re happy to oblige or make alternative recommendations. We have found Cloverdale Paint to be most helpful in a few situations where warranty has been an issue. Cloverdale Paint is a company that stands 100% behind their products and we like to work with a brand that does so. This is good for home owners in case of the rare occasion where a batch of paint does not properly stand the test of time.
If you are needing your home painted and are not sure of the costs, be sure to take advantage of our free quote.
Many of our clients have come to us trying to figure out how they can budget for painting their home in Victoria BC. Our payment terms are as follows: Moloney Painting does not take deposits for work until the project has been awarded. Keep in mind that all companies have accounts to buy paint and any reputable Victoria painting company has cash flow to pay their expenses (employees and payables) without requiring a deposit. Moloney Painting expects payment only when our customers are 100% satisfied with the project’s results. I encourage any homeowner to never pay up front for painting services.
This is a common question we get asked a lot and for good reason. You want to know how long the interior of your house will be essentially out-of-commission for. The size and scope of the project will determine the length of the project. As most houses in Victoria are occupied when Moloney Painting starts a project, we typically provide a larger crew so the project can be completed in a timely manner. As we know this is a major inconvenience for the homeowner, the sooner we complete the work, the sooner you can get back to normal living once again. Thanks to our size and standard practices of never sub-contracting our work, there will never be unforeseen delays in the middle of a project.
Doing business in British Columbia and Victoria makes us appreciate how beautiful this city, province, and planet is. Everyone who lives here wants to protect the environment as best as they can. So naturally, a lot of people ask us what kind of environmentally friendly products we use.
We too care about the environment and we always use eco-friendly products where possible — from low VOC paints to paint strippers that are not solvent-based. Not only do we care about the environment but we also care about our clients. Using high VOC paints and strippers would be potentially harmful to our clients and thus we choose not to use them.
We are eco-friendly painters in Victoria BC and proud of it! We even created an eco friendly painting resource guide which we invite you to look at. Creating this will show you how serious we are about our impact on the earth. The guide details the potential harms from paints on your health and the environment. We even discuss the many eco-friendly paint brands and accessories available on the market.
Are you thinking of hiring an exterior house painter in Victoria BC? If so you might be wondering what type of exterior surfaces can be painted? This is a great question and one we get asked a lot at Moloney Painting.
When it comes to what kind of exterior surfaces can be painted, most surfaces on the exterior of your home can be painted, such as wood, stucco and metal. From Moloney Painting’s experience, most surfaces can be painted if the correct primer and preparation is used. This is the most important part so that the paint is able to stick.
When it comes to our painting services in Victoria BC, we get asked a lot of questions. Many of those questions deal with our free estimates and whether any additional/hidden fees could pop up.
Moloney Painting includes all known work in our estimate. We always do a site tour and never a drive-by. It is important that we meet all of our potential customers face-to-face when possible. That way we can take note of your needs and desires and write all the relevant details in our estimate. Moloney Painting stands behind our written estimates and no additional charges will be added, unless at the request of the homeowner.
When it comes to painting your home in Victoria BC, you want to be sure that no unexpected charges are going to come your way. Moloney Painting does not practice in this manner. We pass on our material discounts directly to our customers. Some customers request that they buy the paint, however we encourage them to let us purchase it as our discount will be much greater.
We hope that you choose a painting company in Victoria BC whom you can trust will not try to make a profit from your project’s materials. We hope that company is us and that you take advantage of our free quotes.
Hiring a painting company in Victoria BC to paint the exterior of your home can be exhausting. There’s so much to think about and consider. One big unknown is how long it will take. This is a very common question. Unfortunately, this is a very difficult question to answer as it depends on the scope of work. During the site tour, Moloney Painting can usually give you a rough idea of the duration of the project. But we can’t blindly give you an idea of the timeframe to paint the exterior of your Victoria home. We wish we could but we like to be honest and upfront with all of our clients.
Lots of homes in Victoria BC have crown moldings. So it’s no wonder why we frequently get asked this question. Crown moldings are beautiful but also difficult to paint. In many cases it’s best to paint them if you are going to be painting the interior of your home anyways.
Moloney Painting will always paint what the customer wants, and this includes baseboards and crown moldings. We use a high performance semi-gloss, for both baseboards and crown moldings as it is more durable and provides a classier finish, which gives the areas a touch of distinction.