28 February 2012

interior painting cost in Canberra?

| janandian
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Hi Rioters,

I know this could be another version of how long is a piece of string, but can anyone give me a ballpark estimate of how much it would cost for a professional painter to prepare and paint 2 double bedrooms including wardrobe doors and ceilings?

Surfaces are fair wear and tear damaged, so a bit of spac required, and they have grubby marks on them.

I am talking about the painter having free access to cleared out rooms, so nothing tricky to interfere with the job.

Walk in, paint, walk out. How much?

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We paid 4500 for our 3 bedroom house to be painted all through last year. Did a fair job. We had higher and lower quotes. For two bedrooms with clear access I would expect about $1500. Our painter put a lot of pressure on for cash in hand rather than direct deposit so make sure you sort out payment types/terms before the job is started. He had 4-5 blokes there and it took 3 full days.

sexynotsmart7:09 pm 28 Feb 12

Prepare yourself for a shock.

I got a couple of quotes late last year for inside our 3 bedroom house. I had already done the outside bits. Our house is small – the Sister-Out-Law calls it the “dogbox”. We have aluminium windows, so the only internal wood is skirting boards and half a dozen door frames.

Quotes were $4600 and $5100. I almost asked where the ‘Candid Cameras’ were. I was not expecting 5 grand for a few hundred bucks of paint and a couple of dudes on a one-day job.

So on that guide, expect $2k for 2 rooms.

For those that care… I’m doing the inside myself. Eventually, I promise.

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