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Canberra’s Best House Painters


Is your property in need of a refresh? House painting is one of the most effective and affordable ways to transform the look of your home.

Unfortunately, not all painters leave your home looking perfect. Some take nasty shortcuts that limit the lifespan of the paint, while others fail to clean up after themselves.

After reading your comments and considering your feedback, we’ve compiled a list of the top five painters in the Canberra region. Have a read, request a couple of quotes, and rest assured your home will be treated with respect.

What Makes a Fantastic Painter?

If you’ve ever given DIY painting a go, you’ll know that it isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, many DIY-ers end up spending more money and taking a whole lot longer to repaint their interior or exterior.

The best professional painters ensure the entire process runs smoothly. Yet, what exactly separates the good from the bad? Here are the traits the public believe Canberra’s most fantastic painters have.

  • Skilled. At the end of the day, you want your new paint work to look great. That means smooth surfaces, even colours, and straight lines.
  • Knowledgeable. It isn’t as simple as picking up a paintbrush. The best painters know when to use specialised primers, different tools, waterproof seals, and more.
  • Clean and tidy. If you are inviting painters into your home, you should expect them to clean up. Painters that leave a mess aren’t worth your money.
  • Prompt. Depending on your paint project, house painting can take up to a few weeks. That being said, the best painters get the job done in the shortest possible time.
  • Fairly priced. The best painters quote a competitive price and stick to it. You don’t want to be overcharged for subpar service.

Anything, in particular, you look for in a fantastic painter? Share your thoughts below.

The Top 5 Canberra Painters According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra Painting Service

Canberra Painting Service

25 years ago, Brian set out on his own, over the years he has developed skills and experiences that have now allowed for the formation of a 12-person team.

Maintaining a high standard within the local region is a priority for Brian and the team. Being a part of Canberra Painting Services ensures that the customers’ requirements will be met whilst never cutting any corners.

Specialising in both render repairs and residential painting, the team has been involved with several commercial projects, including the service for corporate and real estate companies within the ACT region.

With a Dulux accreditation, Canberra Painting Service delivers on the promise of excellent finishes and all their staff ensure industry standards are met.

With this impressive portfolio and excellent reputation for great workmanship, Canberra Painting Service come highly recommended by a satisfied customer, Ross W: ‘Your workers are prompt, responsive and a great credit to you.’

ACT Painting Services

ACT Painting Services

Scott and the team at ACT Painting Services focus on the finer details, with a high priority aimed at attention to detail. With many interesting designs and ideas, Scott will ensure the best feature wall within your house. They specialise in interior, exterior, roof and epoxy floor painting, for both your house or office.

Prep work is also something Scott and the team pride themselves on and this contributes to the many masterpiece results they have produced. Scott is a pleasure to deal with from the moment he answers the phone and ensures ACT Painting Services offer great work for a fair price. He also stands by the no obligation free quote policy.

Check out what some of his happy customers have to say: ‘APS painted the whole interior of my home and I have called them back to paint my roof, great guys!’ And ‘Extremely professional, great price and a fabulous finish. Extremely happy with the result.’

Rick Maier Paint Plus

In addition to home painting, the local business can also help with wallpapering, concrete floor coatings and commercial painting. Rick Maier Paint Plus also include a five-year workmanship warranty, which will put the mind to ease knowing a good outcome is the only outcome. Previous customers have given them rave reviews, like this Google review from Mike Lee: “professional job with the included and helpful services of a colour consultant. Lots of detail work on trim and doors in various rooms. The team were meticulous in preparation, in moving and replacing furniture and curtains and with cleanup…”

Australian Premier Painting

Based in Monash, Australia’s Premier Painting comes as one of the most highly recommended painters by RiotACT reviewers with numerous comments like “We used Delan from Australian Premier Painting. He and his crew did a brilliant job on our house, could not fault him. His quote was very reasonable, they were quick, the workmanship was good and very polite. He delivered on all promises.” (GeorgeAngus).

Fluid Painting Solutions

Trade-qualified with over 20 years’ experience, they work on everything from industrial, commercial and residential properties, to government offices, rentals, new homes, units and apartments. Convenience is assured via offering low-VOC/allergen options if you have children or suffer from allergies, whilst also providing the option to use green products via request. One Facebook reviewer (Patricia O’neil) was impressed with their work, commenting “A great job! Great attention to detail and on time! Very professional approach with careful site preparation prior to painting. The result was exactly as discussed and looks fantastic!

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Painters.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Hired a painter in Canberra before? Share your recommendations below.

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Maddie Mish 7:28 pm 26 Mar 19

Same happened to me. Can you contact me?

J D 10:18 am 13 Mar 19

Recently had our interior repainted by Excellence Painting and I would highly recommend. We received three quotes and found them to be the most prompt and reasonably priced. The overall result was fantastic and the team were all very friendly and professional. I had a tight timeframe and they were able to get it done within that time.

derekj 12:57 pm 16 Feb 19

Having just had our interior repainted, I highly recommend Simon from Simco Decorating Painting & Finishes.

Simon is an excellent communicator (unlike some tradies), was very professional, friendly, provided us with useful advice and did a stunning job, including correcting small errors made by other tradies.

We will definitely use his services again in the future.

jakeanthony 11:02 am 19 Jan 19

Hi guys, I used Luke to paint the interior and exterior of my rendered home in Woden, he did a professional and amazing job, at an affordable price, going above and beyond what I expected.
Luke was helpful, clean and tidy, I have no hesertation in recommending Luke if you are looking for an experienced painter, call 0408 970 229

Erin Mitchell 9:37 pm 30 Apr 18

After reading the comments here, I hired Delan from Australia’s Premier Painting to paint the interior and exterior of my house. His team were very clean and professional. I was very happy with the finished result and would gladly use them again.

Elaine Riley 4:05 pm 05 Apr 18

I recently hired Robees Painting for a whole house interior paint. I have read previous reviews and felt I also needed to add my comments in agreement with others who have not been satisfied.

Robee is a cheerful person and his quote was extremely competitive. He did complete the job within a reasonable time frame but often didn’t turn up will 9.30 am. However I agree with previous writer who stated she was brought to point of tears with the amount of clean up required afterwards. after six weeks I am still finding paint splatters over appliances, benches, carpet etc. Robee needs to learn to cover up and use drop cloths and to respect people’s property as it would save a lot of extra work and clean up and enhance his skills. To be fair he did pay for my carpet to be cleaned but there were so many other places I am still cleaning and short cuts taken, ie wrong paint used, that the overall experience was not a good one for me.

Mark_74 8:33 am 12 Jan 18

I’ve hired Scott from APS Painters before as he was the only who responded to my request for quotes and had a fair price. Was a delight to have in our home.

Nick Pitsonis 11:35 am 04 Oct 17

My wife and I are more than happy to recommend Kingdom Painting Services. This is a father and son team who also call on 3 or 4 more very experienced painters as needed.
They have all the best gear including scaffolding, spray guns etc. but at the same time, no job is too small. We asked for two full coats of Dulux paint and that is exactly what we got. No annoying short cuts!
Recently Hamza and his team spent about a week at our place painting the entire exterior of our house and some surrounding fencing. We loved how clean and polite they were and how they did not allow the job to drag on like so many tradesmen do.
Right from our initial phone call to Ali (0416944655) the boys were friendly, professional and accessible. They took great pride in their job and nothing was too much trouble.
All areas are carefully taped and drop sheets are laid with great care. They volunteered useful suggestions as they went to improve our final result and their cleanup was the best I have seen from any painter; by far.
Their quote was the best of the three we obtained by some way and it was only about 24 hours from when we first rang to when our written quote arrived by email. Other painters kept us waiting for weeks.
We found these guys through RIOTACT about a month ago and we are very glad we did.
Our house looks like new and we have had lots of favourable comments from neighbours and passers-by.
If we need a painter again in the future we will go straight to these guys and we reckon you should too.

sambo83 12:37 pm 31 May 17

mmover said :

A.P.S Painters has done some work for me and my brother in law which we were both really happy with. They painted inside of both house as well as the outside of one. Great job. Call Scotty on 0450 420 100

+1 for Scott from APS, painted our place and dads place and did an excellent job

Youstolemyusername 6:11 am 12 Mar 17

Belated thank you for responding. I’m a new user and didn’t know I’d gotten responses.

8JSimo 12:34 am 05 Jan 17

I couldn’t recommend Chris from Raz Painting enough. Awesome job. Didn’t get mucked about like I have before.

Serina Huang 1:23 pm 09 Nov 16

I recently had Jad and his team from McDebitt Painting over. They did parts of inside and also repainted the deck (which badly needed it). I was extremely happy with their professionalism, and thought they were good value for money. And reliable.

Ezy 10:14 am 08 Nov 16

For Kitchens – it’s worthwhile taking a Saturday morning when both you and your husband are available to visit the show rooms around Mitchell and Fyshwick. Some of them will have an interior designer as part of the team who will produce drawings or 3D renders to help you visualise your vision. Pioneer Kitchens in Fyshwick are one of these businesses who offer this.

Painters – This is a really tricky time of year to source as they will be booked up until they close down for the year. If it isn’t a large job, they probably won’t even entertain it. Just use the yellow pages on this one to source a third quote.

For a Plumber – give Ross at Flow Plumbing a call. 0450 590 030. He may have some other contacts for tradies that can help you out.

Emily_Blue 6:30 pm 07 Mar 16

Anna_Wilson1788 said :

I used Ali from Kingdom Painting Services for both inside and outside of my house I cant stress how great of a job him and his guys did. I emailed them using gumtree received an email back organising the time for the quotation, he showed up on time explained what he was going to do and witch products he was going to use and the timeline he was going to finish in. his price was not the cheapest but it was reasonable and I liked the way he explained everything to me before starting the work. They started on the outside and finished it in three days as I am a fussy person I made sure I had a look around to see that everything was done right and I could not find any mistakes.
The interior part of the work was also done with the same great quality they put drop sheets everywhere they worked covered my furniture with plastic drop sheets did the two coats and not a drop of paint on my timber floors witch I was extremely happy about.

Their number is 0416 944 655
email is

I also used Ali From Kingdom Painting Services and they did do a fantastic job on the entire exterior and interior of my home in Lawson.
I actually took your advice from this page and decided to give him a call as well as some others I thought It would be best If I got at least three different quotations to compare prices. His price turned out to be very competitive and like you said in your post he had a lot of knowledge of witch products to use and how to use them was very friendly and explained what he was going to do and how to do it the proper way.
I can’t stress how important the painting of my home was to me and how I wanted a top quality job and Ali and his team did an absolutely great job.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality painter call Ali on 0416944655

jason_marsh 2:27 am 28 Jan 16

Hi dizzel88,

We were lucky as the painter we got recommended by our neighbor was great. He visited our place and gave us insights on few colour combination we could try and also followed by a quick quote in couple of days.

Now the place looks good and we really enjoy the color combination.

The mob we had was and we even have them bookmarked as well.

Germaine 7:17 pm 05 Jan 16

Eriksson Painting were good. Found them in the canberra weekly magazine. Had whole inside painted this Winter just gone and we are very happy with their work. Compared to the last lot we had in these guys were angels!

batmantrilogy 2:13 am 05 Jan 16

Hi Belles,

We recently got our house painted and was quite happy with the final outcome as it was quality work and finished on time.

The mob we used was Patrick and I have got his website bookmarked .

Sparkical 7:55 pm 13 Nov 15

Alpha Painting did a terrific job at our place both internally and externally. Will provided very sound advice and nothing was too much trouble. As part of his service cracks are patched and he doesn’t take short cuts. This is a man who takes pride in his work and I would recommend him to anyone.

Lindsy 9:04 am 24 Sep 15

I have used Robee’s Painting Services to paint the inside of my house. They were great. I recommend them to anyone. Good price and great work.

grandhall 9:59 am 13 Aug 15

The question asks for any good painters. As for those negative women above who just want to talk about people, it would be good to be positive. I recommend Robee’s Painting Services. Lovely painting work, very neat, finishes work, you can trust, affordable, modern, pleasant to be around. Have no problems at all. Very happy. All people who have had positive experiences with this business please say so, it would be good of you.

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