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Lorena Smalley

West Edmonton Paint Store Passionate about Colour and Design!

Gil and Sabrina Antunes opened The Brilliant Brush in the Spring of 2019. Between them, they have 30 years of experience in the commercial painting and interior design industry. Now focused exclusively on the paint business, you can lean on them for paint advice, getting estimates or choosing a colour. 

We are very excited to have The Brilliant Brush be part of our 2020 Friends of WSAC and look forward to the fun articles.


There are 4 steps to finding the perfect painting contractor.  The following article outlines the steps, provides a little detail, and even gives a bonus tip!

Guest Blog Post – How to Find & Hire a Painting Contractor

Painting is a professional skill built on experience. The good news is that finding a professional painter for any given job, whether an interior or exterior painting project, doesn’t have to be difficult.

4 Quick Steps to Finding the Perfect Painting Contractor

1. Do Your Homework – Turn to your friends, colleagues and family
2. Plan an In-Home Consult – Assess personality and presentability
3. Get Three Quotes – Estimates are usually free
4. Get a Written Contract – Protect yourself by getting info in writing
+ Bonus Tip – Why prep work matters


1. Do Your Homework
A simple online search including your postal code will yield ratings, painting testimonials from customers and more. We recommend, however, leaning on colleagues, friends and family – everyone has painted at some point, so they make a great resource. Clearly, your local Benjamin Moore retailer has plenty of local connections as part of the painting community in your neighbourhood. Simply find a Benjamin Moore authorized retailer near you, stop by, or call for a painting contractor referral.

Many painting contractors have websites – check them for before and after photos. And don’t be afraid to email a painting contractor for their portfolio. Many painting contractors may not be able to update their website regularly, but most have a portfolio of painting projects “offline” that they would be happy to share with you.

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