Cost to paint a house in Brisbane?

Cost to paint a house in Brisbane?

A quick and affordable way to improve any property is a fresh coat of paint. Painting the right colour scheme, especially when done correctly, can brighten up a room, create a focal point, amp up your home’s curb appeal which can help increase the value of your home.  Painting your home is the least expensive investment for the biggest return.

The average price for painting the exterior of a typical Queenslander house can start from $20,000 while a typical brick house can go for $4,000 – $6,000. These prices can fluctuate and are influenced by a number of factors which include:

  • The number of hours required to finish the painting project
  • If the scope of work changes during the project
  • How much surface preparation is required to ensure the paint has a long life span
  • The type of paint needed for the project

ESTIMATED PAINT JOB COSTS

PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK PRICE RANGE
Interior Home Painting 3BR, 2 Baths, laundry area, kitchen including cupboards $8, 500 - $10,000
Interior Home Painting 2BR, 1 Bath, kitchen, dining area or lounge $4,000 - $6,500
Exterior Home Painting Brick home - windows, doors, frames, gutters, water pipes or downpipes, fascia $5,500 - $6,500
Exterior Home Painting Queenslander home - windows, doors, frames, weatherboards, soffits, battens, gutters, fascia $20,000 - $40,000
Roof (Terracotta, tile, or tin) Includes wash down and 3 coats of paint $1,800 -$4,000
Recoating Timber decking $1,000 - $2,500

FACTORS AFFECTING PAINTING COSTS

As mentioned, several factors can affect costs. This is why we give a price range such as $X – $X for a project as variables such as project site accessibility, the amount of prep work to be done, the amount and kind of paint, prep time, and even the quality of painters that you hire can influence your total cost.

To get the most and best value out of a paint job, we have to remember that preparation is key. You don’t simply put on a fresh coat of paint and call it quits – there’s a lot that goes into this process.

First, we need to clean the house or project site before we even start painting. This includes removing flaking paint and filling out and smoothening out holes or any uneven surface and then applying primer to ensure that the paint goes on properly and stays on, especially for porous surfaces. We spend the necessary time preparing the surfaces for painting so your paint job will still look great in years to come. If this is not done properly, your paint job can start flaking after a few years and you may need to get your house painted again.  

The kind and paint quality can also affect both costs and the final outcome. Choose the right type of paint for every project such as weather resistant paints for your exteriors. Paints of high quality and those from reputable brands can also cost a little more, so it’s best to include a contingency in the budget.

HIRING PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS

Oftentimes, it’s the choice of painters that make or break your project. Professional painters are armed with the best tools and techniques to get the job done right the first time from prep work to finish.  At BCJ Painting Services we can guarantee not just a job done, but a job that’s done right and of high quality and service at all times. Our team is fully qualified and fully insured so you will have that peace of mind at all times and know that you will have recourse if something goes wrong – but of course, we make sure that we get things right!