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Cost of Canberra House Painting

Understanding the Cost of Painting your house in Canberra with Paint Plus Canberra

If you're looking to refresh your home's appearance in Canberra, knowing the costs involved is crucial. Paint Plus Canberra offers a transparent and detailed overview of painting costs, ensuring you can plan your budget effectively.

Cost of Getting Your House Painted in Canberra

There are many variables that affect the final cost of getting your house painted, such as the condition of the surfaces and substrate, water damage, smoke and other surface contaminates and previous coatings that have been used (lead paint being very costly to deal with).
As a general guide for interior painting work in Canberra you can expect to pay around $40 - $60 per square metre. And for exterior painting work you can expect to pay around $35 - $85 per square metre, the higher end is allowing for height access or more costly membrane coatings.
To work out your square meterage: Walls - perimeter (length of all walls added together) times the height of the walls. Ceiling - just times the length of the room by the width.
Doors cost between $150 - $250 each to be painted.
  • As with most trades, the more you are getting done, the comparatively cheaper the parts become, as there is less wasted time waiting for drying, and setting up/packing up costs are spread out.

When comparing quotes ensure that the scope of works is the same. Avoid the pitfalls of a "cheap quote" which can lead to very costly rectification, these include ensuring that your painters are:
QUALIFIED - Painting & Decorating is a 4 year qualification, which is the minimum knowledge required to effectively address painting issues and run a painting business.
FULLY INSURED - At the very least your painter should be insured for Public Liability ($20 million for commercial work) and Workers Compensation (without this you may be liable for any accidents on your site).
COMPLIANT WITH LEGISLATION - Legislation is constantly changing and it is important to stay up to date as penalties for breaches can be expensive and disruptive.
MEETS THE SPECIFICATION - The old "just one coat" to freshen it up won't cover and definitely won't be covered by a paint manufacturer's warranty (and yes they can tell). Only painting systems specified by the manufacturer will be covered by a warranty. That's why we are Dulux Accredited Painters, trusted by the biggest and best paint manufacturer in Australia.
TRUSTED & RECOMMENDED - Your painter should be all too happy to provide testimonials from past clients and examples of past works.

Key Considerations for Your Painting Project

Colour Selection:
  • Choosing the right colours can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your home. Neutrals are a safe bet for a cohesive and versatile look, while bolder colours can make a statement.
  • You need to consider the things your can't or won't change, such as bricks, carpet, timber, tiles or curtains which can all significantly effect the overall look.
  • Paint Plus Canberra takes the guess work out of picking your colour scheme by including a free colour consultation with their painting projects.

Surface Preparation:
  • Proper preparation is essential for a long-lasting paint job. This includes cleaning, sanding, and priming surfaces to ensure the paint adheres properly and provides a smooth and lasting finish.

Paint Quality:
  • High-quality paints might have a higher upfront cost but offer better coverage, durability, and a more polished finish. They can also reduce the frequency of repainting, saving you money in the long run.
  • Paint Plus Canberra uses and recommends Dulux and Porter's Premium Paints.

Is it Worth Repainting my House

Absolutely! Ask any Real Estate Agent, "What is the easiest way to add value to my house?" and one of the top answers will be to paint. Why? Because people want to imagine themselves living in their house not yours, they don't want to see the little cracks or where the dog scratched the door or all the scuff marks down the hallway and they certainly won't like whatever that smell is.
Repainting your home presents your property in its best possible light. Fresh, bright and ready to move in. A clean, tidy and freshly painted property will attract more buyers, spend less time on market and can add 5-10% onto the sale price. With the median house price in Canberra over $1million, that is an extra $50,000 - $100,000.

Maintenance and Repainting

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your home looking its best. For exterior surfaces, repainting every 7-10 years is recommended, depending on the exposure to weather elements and the type of paint used. Early intervention is always best so a yearly inspection for issues such as movement cracks and general wear and tear is recommended.
Interiors might need touch-ups or repainting more frequently, especially in high-traffic areas. It is also advisable to paint out wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries with an anti-mould paint.
Water based paints are the way to go, oil based paints are on their way out as they have serious impacts on indoor air quality, health and respirator issues and they yellow over time. Your nice white door will be a sickly yellowy beige in no time.

Get a Detailed Quote

For a comprehensive and personalised quote, request a quote from Paint Plus Canberra. We will assess your specific needs, provide expert advice, and ensure you get the best value for your investment. With our services, you can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home while ensuring its protection and longevity.
Transform your home with Paint Plus Canberra—where quality lasts.
For more information, visit Paint Plus Canberra.

Paint Plus Canberra at Duntroon House


Paint Plus Canberra proudly undertook a transformative project at Duntroon House, one of Canberra's oldest and most cherished buildings.

Our team expertly combined heritage restoration and modern wallpapering techniques to breathe new life into this historic gem.
With meticulous attention to detail, we navigated the delicate balance of preserving Duntroon House's timeless charm while introducing contemporary elements through elegant wallpapers.

Our restoration and wallpapering works harmoniously converged, paying homage to the past while embracing the present. This project stands as a testament to Paint Plus Canberra's commitment to preserving heritage treasures while infusing them with fresh character, ensuring that the story of Duntroon House lives on for generations to come.

Why Painting Prep Is Essential for Flawless Results


There's a certain allure to a freshly painted room—the crisp lines, the vibrant colors, the feeling of newness. But behind the scenes of that flawless finish lies a crucial step that often goes unnoticed: painting preparation. Whether you're tackling a DIY project or hiring professionals, the importance of proper preparation cannot be overstated. Let's dive into why painting prep is an indispensable part of achieving stunning and long-lasting results.
**1. Smooth Canvas, Smooth Finish: Think of your walls as a canvas awaiting a masterpiece. Just as an artist primes their canvas before painting, your walls need a smooth and clean surface to ensure the paint adheres properly. Sanding away imperfections, filling in cracks, and properly cleaning the surface may seem time-consuming, but they create the foundation for a flawless finish that won't peel or chip prematurely.
**2. Colors That Pop: Ever tried applying a new color over an old one, only to end up with an underwhelming shade that doesn't match the swatch? That's where preparation comes in. Priming your walls neutralizes any underlying hues and creates an even base for your chosen color to truly shine. This is especially important when transitioning from dark to light shades or vice versa, as it prevents color bleeding and ensures your final color looks exactly as intended.
**3. Durability and Longevity: A well-prepped surface isn't just about aesthetics; it's about longevity. Proper preparation helps the paint adhere effectively, reducing the risk of peeling, cracking, or blistering over time. This is particularly vital in high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens, where improper preparation can lead to paint damage and even mold growth.
**4. Time and Money Saver: It might sound counterintuitive, but investing time in preparation can actually save you time and money in the long run. Skipping prep might speed up the painting process initially, but you'll likely find yourself dealing with paint problems sooner than expected, leading to costly touch-ups and re-painting.
**5. Professional-Level Results: Professional painters understand the art of preparation and its impact on the final product. They have the experience to identify problem areas, select the right primers, and execute thorough prep work. Hiring professionals ensures your space receives the attention to detail it deserves, resulting in a finish that exudes quality and sophistication.
In the world of painting, preparation isn't just a step—it's the secret sauce to achieving stunning, lasting, and professional-quality results. So, before you dive into that next painting project, remember: a little preparation goes a long way in turning your space into a masterpiece of color and elegance.

Paint Plus Canberra Named Finalists in Australian Training Awards


We're thrilled to share some exciting news that has us beaming with pride here at Paint Plus Canberra. We've been named finalists in the prestigious Australian Training Awards! 🎉 This recognition not only reaffirms our commitment to excellence but also highlights the dedication of our team to raising the bar in the painting industry.
What are the Australian Training Awards?
For those unfamiliar, the Australian Training Awards are a celebration of skill, dedication, and innovation in vocational education and training. These awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals who contribute to the development of a highly skilled workforce and create pathways for success.
Why This Matters to Us
Being named finalists in the Australian Training Awards is a testament to our unwavering commitment to training and development. At Paint Plus Canberra, we believe in investing in our team's growth and skills. It's this commitment that allows us to consistently deliver top-notch painting services to our valued clients.
A Team Effort
This achievement wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our entire team. From our skilled painters to our administrative staff, everyone plays a crucial role in maintaining the high standards that have brought us to this point. We're immensely grateful for their passion and drive.
What's Next?
While we eagerly await the awards ceremony, being finalists in the Australian Training Awards has already filled us with a sense of pride and accomplishment. We're excited to continue our journey of excellence, providing our clients with the best painting services and investing in the growth of our team.
As we celebrate this milestone, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our clients, partners, and the entire Paint Plus Canberra team. Your support has been instrumental in making us who we are today. Stay tuned as we eagerly await the awards announcement, and in the meantime, you can trust that Paint Plus Canberra remains dedicated to delivering excellence in every stroke of the brush. 🖌️🏆

Paint Plus Canberra Wins Heritage Renovation of the Year


We're absolutely thrilled to share some exciting news that has us beaming with pride here at Paint Plus Canberra. We've been honoured with the esteemed title of "Heritage Renovation of the Year"! 🏆 This recognition is a true testament to our unwavering commitment to preserving and revitalising the rich heritage of Canberra's architectural treasures.
What Does This Award Mean?
The Heritage Renovation of the Year award holds special significance for us. It highlights our dedication to maintaining the authenticity and charm of heritage properties while infusing them with renewed life and splendour. Our team's meticulous attention to detail, paired with our passion for honouring the past, has led to this remarkable achievement.
Celebrating Our Team's Expertise
This achievement is a tribute to the expertise and dedication of our skilled team. From the initial assessment to the final brushstroke, every member of Paint Plus Canberra worked tirelessly to bring our vision to life. Their passion for heritage preservation and commitment to delivering exceptional results truly sets us apart.
A Heartfelt Thanks
As we celebrate this significant milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our clients, partners, and the community for their unwavering support. Without your trust and collaboration, winning the Heritage Renovation of the Year award wouldn't have been possible. This achievement energises us to continue our mission of elevating and preserving the beauty of Canberra's architectural heritage.
While the award itself is a moment of celebration, the real reward lies in the smiles of satisfaction on our clients' faces and the sense of accomplishment that our team feels. Paint Plus Canberra remains dedicated to crafting captivating stories through heritage renovations, one stroke of paint at a time. Stay tuned for more incredible transformations and heartfelt successes on our journey ahead! 🎨🏡