Summary of House Painting Prices from newly released 2022 painting price report: Data released by ServiceSeeking in May 2022 says hourly rates from painters start at $20/hour and rise to $300/hour.
The lowest price you can expect to paint a single room is $200. The average house painting cost in Australia can be anywhere from $2,500 to $20,000, depending on the size of your painting job, whether you need interior or exterior painting and what type of surface is being painted.
The cost to paint an average 2 bedroom interior ranges from $2,500 – $3,500. Customers report paying $5,500 – $20,000 for exterior painting of a 2 storey home and the average roof painting job is $2,800 – $4,500.
Wide discrepancies exist in house painting costs. House painters often use sales tactics to increase their charge out rates or total quoted prices.
An experienced painter will be able to quote more accurately to account for all the prep work required and will likely use better quality paint and materials. They should be able to justify this in a detailed written quote.
If your painter is unable to convince you of their value or to provide a written quote, it’s best to continue comparing quotes.
Based on a single undercoat and two finishing coats, the average cost to paint interior of house in Australia is about $20 to $30 per square metre, including the ceiling. The lower end of this estimate is based on using a single colour with minimal prep and trim work.
For a more difficult job that requires multiple colours, gloss architraves and a separate colour for the ceiling trim, a quote might be $30 or more per square metre. Expect to pay even more for special finishes like wallpapering, or to achieve particular effects that are non-standard like sparkles.
For a 2 bedroom unit with 1 bathroom and a laundry, expect quotes between $2,500 – $3,500. If you only want a few rooms painted, such as 2 bedrooms and the kitchen/dining area, expect to be quoted in the region of $800 – $1500.
ServiceSeeking reports more than 107,037 painting jobs have been listing on their Australian wide tradesman platform.
They have more than 14,207 house and commercial painters registered and Aussie home owners have compared over 1,084,881 house painting quotes.
Several painters on their platform maintain 5 star reviews, including Aussie Rainbow, Victorian Asset Maintenance, Stab Australia, Northern Suburbs Home & Garden Maintenance and Selective Pro Painting.