How much does it cost to paint a house?

If you’re looking to brighten up your home with some renovations to make it more attractive or improve its curb appeal, a brand-new paint job is a great place to start. Repainting your home is a great way to add value, especially if you’re already beginning to notice signs of flaking or peeling paint. A fresh coat of paint can dramatically change the appearance of your home. It can brighten your walls and making your home feel newer and fresher. But how much does it cost to actually paint a house on the Mornington Peninsula?

Interior house painting

For a standard 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom house, house painters on the Mornington Peninsula will generally charge between $5-10K. However, this is dependant on the size and the features inside your home.

Larger homes featuring multiple stories and wet areas (bathrooms, laundry etc) will generally cost between $10-15K. This estimate will vary based on the resources and time required to get the job done.

If you own a more complex home that may be heritage listed, or that a home that contains colonial windows, cathedral ceilings or any other intricate features, interior painting on the Mornington Peninsula may cost you between $15-20K.

There may be some additional costs to consider if your home contains further complex features. This includes feature walls or venetian plaster. These features can require additional care and consideration and may take longer to complete than other sections of the home. 

Is the cost of painting different for each room?

The cost of painting can definitely vary depending on the specific room. Certain rooms are easier and quicker to paint than others. For instance, an interior hallway may typically cost around $1,000. On the other hand, areas like bathrooms and spaces prone to humidity and moisture, which require high-quality paint, may cost approximately $1,000 to $1,500 or more. It all depends on the size of the room and what the room will be used for.

The number of rooms you wish to have painted can also influence the total price. Some painters and decorators may offer adjusted estimates if you hire them for multiple rooms. However, it’s important to note that not all individuals or companies follow this practice, and the flexibility of pricing can vary based on their specific approach.

Exterior house painting

For a standard brick 3-bedroom home with eves, windows, and downpipes, a house painter on the Mornington Peninsula will generally charge between $5-10K.

For a more complex house with render or weatherboards, you could be looking at between $10-25K. This is dependent on how much preparation work is required, and prices may vary.

It is important to note that these figures are just general guidelines, and do not constitute a detailed quote. For all the projects we assess, we need to look at plans to provide an exact quote. This article is a guide to provide a general estimate.

Sometimes it can be hard to tell when your house is ready for a new coat of paint. The harsh Australian climate and UV rays can begin to degrade your paint slowly over time. Before you know it, your walls can begin to bubble and flake. If you’re unsure whether or not you need a new paint job, you can view our blog to discover some signs that your house exterior needs repainting.

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Factors that may impact price


The condition of your walls can have an effect on how much your paint job will cost. If you have rotting timber on your walls, this can take some additional time. Sections may need to be removed and repaired before the painting process can begin. The same applies to mouldy wood or rusted metal, which will be factored into the price. 


If your house is two stories or more, you could require scaffolding to reach the upper levels. This will also factor into the cost of your new paint job. At SG Coatings the safety of our team, our clients and their properties is paramount.

Access issues

If your house is particularly difficult to access, it becomes harder to use ladders and equipment. Limited access can be a result of overgrown grass, wood piles, building materials, plants, etc. Removing these obstacles and working around them can take time which contributes to the price of your new paint job.

Extra care

Some homes require some extra care before the painting process begins. Heritage listed homes often boast some intricate features including sash windows, shutters, door frames etc. We know how important it is to treat a heritage home with care. For this reason, we ensure that the preparation and painting process is done carefully and correctly. This can sometimes require more time and resources. Homes that contain asbestos or lead paint will also require some considered preparation in order to manage the hazards correctly. This can also factor into the price.

Obtaining Quotes

Most professional house painters will typically request an on-site visit to your property as part of the quotation process. This step ensures you receive an accurate and fair price for your painting project. Seeing the areas in person allows them to provide insights and recommendations regarding the quantity and type of paint required. It also offers an opportunity to identify any potential challenges that may arise. If they happen to come across issues such as mould, dirt, or uneven surfaces that require attention before commencing the painting work, these factors will be taken into account when determining the final cost.

If you’re in the initial stages of seeking an estimate, you have the option to request a quote online or over the phone. However, it is essential to be specific in your communication. Provide your painter with as much detailed information as possible, including details about your home’s structure, the total square meters to be painted, the current condition of the surfaces, and any trims, windows, or doors that require painting or protection during the project.

It’s important to note that phone and internet estimates should be regarded as rough guidelines. A reputable professional painter should schedule an in-person inspection of your property before providing a final price. This approach is in your best interest because while it’s possible to discuss your home’s needs through phone or online conversations, having an expert assess the project area can lead to the discovery of details you might overlook. They may also offer cost-effective suggestions on how to effectively tackle the project.

Painting your house for sale?

Pouring a substantial amount of money into a property you’re preparing to sell may not be the most logical choice. However, making a few small enhancements before entering the market can potentially boost the value of your home.

When you read any real estate blog that offers tips for increasing your home’s value before selling, you’ll often come across advice to spruce up the kitchen and bathroom. This recommendation isn’t surprising when you consider the significant amount of time you and your family spend in these two rooms. If you aim to keep your pre-selling renovation costs to a minimum, a fresh coat of paint in these spaces could be the way to go.

Nevertheless, if your goal is to significantly raise your home’s value before selling, you might contemplate painting the entire interior and exterior areas. The less prospective buyers need to do upon moving in, the easier it becomes for them to envision themselves living there, and the more money your house could sell for.

Before diving into renovations and upgrades for a property you’re preparing to sell, we would advise you to weigh the cost of painting services against the valuation provided by your real estate agent. It’s only going to be worthwhile if it guarantees you a return on your investment.

Get an in-person quote for accurate pricing

The cost of painting a house can vary greatly. It is dependent on the square meterage of the walls, the size of your home, the materials used etc. All of these factors combined can make it difficult to estimate how much it will cost to paint your home. This is why we offer obligation free quotes to our clients. By offering a quote, we can assess your home in detail and offer you a much more accurate estimate.

At SG Coatings, we provide reliable, high-quality painting services to our residential clients. No matter how intricate the project may be, we have the skills to complete the job to a high standard. Our team of male and female painters on the Mornington Peninsula have years of experience. We are also highly regarded for our attention to detail, which you can view in our portfolio. If you’re interested in reading some testimonials from some of our local clients, you can check out our google reviews by clicking here.

If you’re looking to book in a free design consultation and/or free painting quote to discuss interior or exterior painting on the Mornington Peninsula or the surrounding suburbs, please contact us today. We’d love to hear from you. For more painting tips and tricks, check out our blogs.

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