How much does it cost to paint your home?

You have two ways to go about a painting project – hire a professional or do it yourself.

Hiring a Professional


The cost to hire a tradesman to paint an average-sized room (10×12 feet) currently ranges from $200.00 to $250.00. There are the three major factors that will determine cost when it comes to hiring a tradesman to paint a room in your home.

Room Size: Before you start considering colours, provide your painter with the room size to estimate how much paint is needed. To calculate your painting surface area, add together the length of every wall in the room and multiply by the height of the room from floor to ceiling. Then use the same calculation (length x height) on the windows, doors, and skirtings and subtract those numbers from the overall area. One 4 litre bucket of paint covers about 8 – 10 square metres.

Use our easy calculator.

Textured Walls: A textured wall will need more paint than a smooth wall to ensure that the surface is completely covered. Painters generally estimate about 3 square metres per litre of paint to account for texture finish.  Factor in this additional surface area into your square footage calculations when seeking an estimate.

Time: Time to finish the job will also affect the cost.

DIY Project


If you want to DIY, you can buy paint and equipment from Deluxe Coatings at very reasonable prices. Visit our store, today.

Here are a few pointers:

  • Decide on a colour palette by taking home colour samples pots from our store and testing them out on different spots on your walls.
  • Buy supplies — including rollers, brushes in a range of sizes, standard painter’s tape, a drop cloth, a paint tray, paint rollers.
  • Remove or cover all furniture to protect it from stains, using a canvas drop sheet, Deluxe Coatings has all sizes that are reasonably priced.
  • Sweep surface with a soft broom to remove any dust, prepare the surface,  mask up any surfaces that need to be masked up using our 14 Day Masking Tape , being careful not to get to much masking tape on the wall surface.
  • Paint the first coat; allow it to dry according to specifications.  Apply the second coat. Remove the masking tape before the second coat is dry.

Finishes available

  • Lo-Sheen – has a slight sheen and suited for areas requiring frequent cleaning like living rooms, hallways and children’s bedrooms.
  •  Semi-gloss – has a medium sheen and can be easily cleaned, ideal for skirtings, kitchens and bathrooms.

Don’t forget that almost any paint job will require a primer, especially on surfaces and on previously painted doors, door frames and skirtings.

Popular colour choices this year are: Shades of Grey and Pastel colours.

Happy Painting!


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