So........How much does Interior Painting Cost? 2019

Interior House Painting Price Guide 2019

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Tip: Get your Interior painted in Winter, it may be cheaper! A painters work life is often seasonal , all that booked in external work is tricky to complete in the cooler months. Save your Interior painting pennies till late Autumn and book in your interior painter.

Whats The cost to repaint an average bedroom?

4 x Walls, Ceiling, Skirting, Architraves, Door and Frame, One Window in Victoria, Australia.

Let's assume the room is in Good condition and we are painting similar colors: 

We can do One coat ceiling,  minor patch, and two coat walls, degloss/sand and one coat gloss to trim. This should take between 8 and 12 hours. For this example, we would charge between $990 and $1100 dollars depending on the size of your room. 

Now, let's assume the room is in Poor condition, painting over stain and lacquer trims and a timber awning window: 

We need to Patch and 2 x coats ceiling,  patch, spot prime and two coat walls, degloss/sand, 2 or 3 Tannin block and undercoat, light sand and  1 coat gloss to trim. This could take up to 20 hours. For this example, we would charge between $1800 and $2000 dollars depending on the size of your room.

Interior Painting Cost Estimator:

Measure the Length m x Width m of your home or room = m2  x Sq metre rate.

Measure Ceiling Height then allow 5% more in total over 2.7m height.

So how much do painters charge per square metre? An empty home, in good condition, with 2.7 metre ceiling : we would charge $66 per Square Metre up to 100 sq metres and $49 per metre every metre over.

How much does it cost to paint a 3 bedroom house interior? Using the above guide a 120 sq metre 3 bedroom home interior repaint would cost approx $7580.00 *

For exterior price guide see here.

*This is a guide only - The cost could increase or decrease depending on discretion, features, condition, requirements and preparation - we will price your home as competitively as we can.

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Book in advance. A busy Painter will probably be booked at least 2 or 3 jobs ahead. So get organized and book in a good 4-6 weeks earlier. If you need it done tomorrow, still call you might get lucky :)

How much do you pay a painter per hour? We charge $77 per hour on a domestic painting job with a minimum charge of 4 hours.

What paint do painters use? We work in different areas around VIC so we use Haymes, Wattyl, Solver, Dulux and Resene.

What paint would you recommend? If i was painting my house - I would use the Haymes Elite Tricoat/undercoat, Ceiling Flat, Low sheen and Oil based Enamel.

If you don't have access to that, I  would use Solver Ultra Ceiling Flat and Low Sheen. The enamel is the hardest choice for coverage and usability - Oil based I would use Haymes Trim, Acrylic/Water based I would use Resene Enamacryl or Lustacryl.




We seem more expensive, so why would you hire us? Apart from our good looks and superior painting skills, we really want you to be happy. We'll turn up and get the job done efficiently, we won't ignore your calls, questions or texts, we'll take our shoes off and clean up after ourselves, we'll even let you hold up to 10% of the Cost for 7 days (depending on price) after practical completion, this lets you inspect the work and if you pick up any defects we'll come back and rectify them.

What is a defect? We use the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2311:2017 Guide to the painting of buildings to asses our work.

Hope this helps!