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"Jack and his team have repainted our 2 bedroom apartment quicker than we expected. We’re really happy with the results and the details, including je fixed all the hairline and cracks in the wall! We highly recommend Jack and his team!! "

Paint a 2 bedroom unit

$1,800

"Bethany is so careful and considerate when doing her task. Thank you."

Painting Prep Assistance

$120

"Great job by an experienced team. Paul was flexible with my requirements and the boys got the job done efficiently. Will not hesitate to use your services again."

I need apartment painting

$800

"Mark has done a wonderful job. I am very much satisfied. I would highly recommend him. Very nice personality as well."

Painting the front door

$250

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Painter required

$1,000

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Top Painting related questions

What does a painter do?

Professional painters apply paint to surfaces, like furniture, internal walls, external walls and features, and fixtures. Most painters will paint using one flat colour, although some create a murals or graffiti art.

How often do interior and exterior surfaces need repainting?

Exteriors need to be repainted every 5-10 years. Harsh weather/climate, or low quality materials could mean you need to paint more regularly. You’ll need to repaint walls and ceilings inside more frequently - as often as 2-4 years, especially in high-traffic areas.

Why should I hire a professional painter vs doing it myself?

You might be tempted to DIY your painting but unless you’re experienced, this can make your project take a lot longer, cost more (due to purchasing new equipment), and lead to a less professional result. Professional painters come with the tools, skills, and experience to get your painting done quickly and professionally.

Will I need to supply paint and equipment to my painter, or will they bring their own?

Many professional painters have access to trade discounts, plus they know the best brands and equipment, so it can be worth ordering your paint supplies through them. However, if you already have paint and supplies on hand, you can let your painter know.

How long does it take to paint a room?

Minor painting projects may take an hour, while whole-house paint jobs can take a week or more. An average 12m2 room would take a professional painter around 4 hours to complete, including preparation, cleaning, taping, and several coats of paint.

How much does professional painting cost?

The cost of exterior house painting normally ranges from $800-$6000. However, interior painting ranges between $150-$500 per task when you hire your painter through Airtasker. The exact price will depend on the condition of the surface, size, access to the area, the number of coats needed, and how long the job is likely to take.

Do I need a specialist licence for painting services?

For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant painting service licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

What does a painting service include?

Usually, painting services will include the full process from setup and preparation to painting and final clean up. Some common painting services include:

Interior wall painting?

Painting your interior walls will give your space a fresh new look, help reduce cooking smells, control mould, and remove fingerprints and marks. A professional painter will choose paints to suit the style and function of your office, house, bedroom, apartment, or bathroom. Preparation starts with removing or covering furniture and putting down drop sheets, along with washing any wall surfaces. Your painter will repair any surface holes then sand rough areas and prime if needed. To paint walls and ceilings, your painter will start by cutting in with a small brush, before covering the remaining surfaces with a roller brush. They may apply 2-3 coats to create a smooth, even surface. Finally, your painter will clean up by washing out the brushes and rollers, folding up drop any cloths, and removing the tape from windows and outlets.

Exterior painting

It’s important to maintain paintwork for your home’s exterior, not only for your home’s value and first impressions but because it’s constantly exposed to the elements. You’ll need to repaint weatherboards every few years, plus fences, gutters, window-sills, and doorways every 5-10 years to maintain a fresh look. When you hire an exterior painter, they’ll usually sand back and prep the area, taking off any cracked or peeling paint, and then prime and paint the surfaces. They’ll choose a paint designed for your climate and structure to ensure it lasts. Once they’re finished, your painter will inspect for any missed spots and check the edges are all neat.

Graffiti and murals

Your business, nursery, or feature wall will stand out from the crowd with a graffiti mural, or larger-than-life artwork. If you have a design ready to go, your painter can enlarge this onto your walls, or design a custom piece for your home or office. Your painter will prepare the surface by cleaning it carefully, putting down drop sheets, and painting a base colour if needed. Then they’ll get to work on your artwork, using a ladder to reach each part of the painting. They’ll likely reference an existing drawing or photo throughout the process to ensure they have every detail right. Once they’re finished, they’ll pack up their equipment, wash out any brushes used, and remove the drop sheet. Some artwork may be finished in just a few hours, while larger, highly detailed pieces may take weeks.

Paint stripping?

Many painters are experienced in paint removal, too. Since paint stripping is generally a messy and time-consuming job, it’s a good idea to outsource it to a professional. Some common reasons for paint stripping include new colour for your interior doors, removing wood stain from kitchen cabinets so you can update the colour, or stripping cracked paint from a surface so it’s ready for repainting. Your professional painter can also help with graffiti removal and repainting, as well. Depending on the surface, they’ll use a mixture of scraping tools, sandpaper, and chemicals to remove as much paint as is needed, ensuring proper safety and ventilation throughout.

Recent Painting tasks

Paint colorbond fence

$10

Sydney NSW Australia

20th Nov 2020

Need colorblind fence to be painted - 2 coats. Paint will be provided. Need someone who has a spray gun they can bring to use. Pls reply with hourly rate. Thanks

Paint underneath a deck

$300

Monash ACT, Australia

20th Nov 2020

I am need the under joists and supports of my second floor deck painted

Painting Cafe Ceiling

$400

St Lucia QLD, Australia

20th Nov 2020

Hello ??! I would like a professional to pain my small café’s ceiling and a couple of pillars. They are black at the moment, I would want them to be off white. Also would like to take down some hanging lamps and replace with in built ceiling LED (if you can do that) Thanks much!

Help to Finish Painting

$230

St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

18th Nov 2020

I got eaves i need Painters to Finished 'also I got everything ready i mean i supplied Paint .

Kale D Im very happy about the painting Job he did for Us , absolutely I'll hire him again and recommend for everyone. Regards. Kadak Painting

Outdoor painting job available

$150

Belmont North NSW 2280, Australia

18th Nov 2020

Repaint (at least two coats would be needed) one fence, one simple flat external door, one ceiling beam (I have a ladder), and garden beds (they’re only one or two sleepers tall). * please note, this isn’t fencing around the whole house - it is only one length of fence as shown in photo * Need to be completed on either; * Tuesday 17 Nov or * Thursday 19 Nov (All of the plants and furniture etc in photos will be removed and out of your way before you arrive.) I have the paint ready for you to use, but you’ll supply your own brushes or rollers etc Belmont North ??

Brett is an incredibly hard worker. I love the painting job that he has done and will most certainly hire Brett again. ??

Patch ceiling plaster

$80

Cronulla NSW 2230, Australia

16th Nov 2020

As per photo patch hole and touch up paint.

Great service.. thanks

Patch few screw pictures frame holes and paint

$100

Windsor VIC 3181, Australia

16th Nov 2020

Need someone to patch a few screw holes on the walls. say 10 screw holes 3 walls and skirting cut touch up also. Only touch up paint. Easy 40 min job

Darren was amazing got the job done and he’s absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend him

Oil deck floor (6x5m)

$150

Dickson ACT 2602, Australia

20th Nov 2020

I've hosed & scrubbed it clean now but some spot sanding/cleaning may be required

Painter for 2 rooms/ one entrance.

$180

Pascoe Vale South VIC, Australia

20th Nov 2020

I’m looking for a painter to paint some rooms in my apartment white. The kitchen/ lounge and one bedroom. Also a small entrance.

Cover up a phone number on shop sign

$150

Truganina VIC, Australia

20th Nov 2020

Old phone number needs to be covered up or removed on 2 shop signs at our barbershop in Hoppers Crossing. If it can’t be removed, you can paint over it in black or cover with black tape etc. - or whatever other method is neatest and most effective. Easy roof access via stairs is available for the top sign, may just need a ladder for the second sign. Thank you.

Attended the job within 30 mins of accepting, and got job done with no problems. Thank you!

Fix, touch up plaster on inside wall

$80

Sandringham VIC 3191, Australia

18th Nov 2020

Fix wall with ployfilla, touch up plaster on inside wall and repaint white.

Great response and very professional

Clean ceiling of light mould and paint another

$145

Ormond VIC, Australia

17th Nov 2020

Hello, I have 2 rooms that need the ceiling tended too. Room 1: bedroom - has light mould. I have vinegar spray and gloves. Room 2: Bathroom - needs clean and repaint. I will buy whatever paint you need to do the job. I have step ladder. I have paint brushes and small roller. ( flexible with date )

Great communication and great job. Thanks

Wall to be painted teal

$200

Gaythorne QLD 4051, Australia

16th Nov 2020

Singular wall in rental property to be painted teal for bond! Will need paint. Super urgent!!! Must be done before Thursday 19th.

Went above and beyond. Thanks Ben!!!

Fill Wrestling Grappling Dummy

$80

Keysborough VIC, Australia

20th Nov 2020

I’m needing assistance filling up a grappling dummy for wrestling purposes. It’s a 60kg (roughly) dummy that needs to be filled with wool, rubber bits (equipment provided). Wanting task to be completed as soon as possible!

I need car respray

$800

Earlwood NSW, Australia

20th Nov 2020

Looking to get a few white single cab utes spray painted for my business. Will need some creative flair.

Paint a mural

$1,000

Geebung QLD, Australia

20th Nov 2020

Paint a mural on a bedroom wall - theme would be fantasy/fairies/woodlands. Artistic talent required.

Clean & Oil Front Entrance Deck

$100

Balmoral QLD, Australia

19th Nov 2020

We require someone to thoroughly clean and oil an existing timber deck entrance pathway at the front of our home in Balmoral. See pictures attached. We will provide all tools and materials. We would prefer that you have prior experience in treating decks, as this is our front entrance to our home and we would like it done very neatly.

Amazing work, our deck looks impeccable! Lovely & friendly too.

Paint My Office

$5

Tuggerah NSW, Australia

18th Nov 2020

I suck at painting. I am just not a handy person, and I certainly don't have the right equipment. If you see the undercoat job I just did on the office I need painted, you will understand and agree. So I need two coats put on a small office in Tuggerah Business Park. Got the paint ready to rock, but I know it will take me four hours to do it properly when someone who knows what they are doing could knock it over in one. And they probably won't leave paint all over the carpet and can cut in to the windows and light switches without slathering them in paint! Need done urgently. Like yesterday. The $5 I am putting on this job is complete garbage, so don't be insulted by it. I have no idea how long it will take someone who knows what they are doing, and how much such a person would deserve to get paid to pull this sort of job off.

Good job! Well done!

Paint room approx 6m x 6m

$300

Dee Why NSW, Australia

17th Nov 2020

Remove small tv from wall (Inc remove wall bracket). Patch up and paint wall/s and ceiling. Colors: Ceiling plain white, walls antique white.

Fantastic work thank you!

Small patch re-painting on the wall

$50

Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

16th Nov 2020

Approx 5cmx5cm patch needed as a 3m hook ripped off a small patch of the wall.

Amazing work! Very happy that I didn’t end up paying $200 extra for the same service!

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