How much does it cost to paint a house?

The costs of painting a home will usually depend on quite a lot of factors. For one, there is the size of the house itself. A larger house will cost more to paint, while a smaller one will be cheaper. There is also the quality of the paint, the condition, the number of colors, the number of coats of paint, paint brand and much more. Preparation is the biggest part of the painting project and should be highly considered when you decide to paint your home. Durability, long-lasting, quality of the finish coats will all depend on the way preparation is done. However, during our site visit, we will be able to also help to provide a free quote/estimate of the costs as well as time frame and duration.

What type of paint do you use to paint interior of the house?

The type of paint that you use when it comes to your interior depends on the area of the home. Ceilings have their own types of paints which could be completely different from wall paints and woodworks. There are various types of paints and paint finishes such as gloss level and finished looking and feeling. Also, you will need to put factors such as paint durability, aesthetic appeal, kid-friendly colors (if you have kids), the gloss level of the paint, the thickness of the paint, and much more. Using kitchen and bathroom paint for a wet area such as kitchen, laundry and bathroom is another factor to be considered.

What type of paint to use when painting exterior of the house?

As for the exterior of your home, the paint implications are rather different. However, regardless of the color or type of paint that you choose, you will need to consider the durability paint will need to hold up against the weather, so durability is an important factor.

Exterior paint is a must. Also, preparation of the substrates such as cleaning, washing, sanding, and repairs prior to applying the paint and undercoat is the most important part of exterior home painting.

What is the difference between oil-based and water-based and acrylic paints?
Oil-based and water-based paints are different on quite a lot of levels. However, oil-based paints are usually slower to apply than the water-based variants, and they have a ticker feel to them. Depending on the area where the paint needs to be done, you should consider which paint to use. There are some factors to be considered when making a choice between them, so get in touch with us for a free quote and consultation.

How many coats of paint included in painting quote?
The number of coats will depend on the type of substrates need painting. Most of the substrates will require three coats of paint. That means one coat of undercoat and two coats of the finish paint. However, there are times that you won’t have to apply an undercoat of the substrate is painted before and is still in good condition and no repair needed.

Can you help on how to choose a colour?
Yes, we can. As a professional painting company, we understand that a lot of homeowners might not know the perfect color to paint their homes, so we help by considering all the factors that are peculiar in that home. At the end of the day, we can help come up with a paint color that is practical and aesthetically pleasing as well.

How long it takes to paint a house?
It can take from a week to a month depending on the size of the painting job and scope of painting work. The amount of time required to get a house painted can’t be ascertained right away, as it will depend on a varying number of factors. The most significant of these factors is the size of the painting area itself, but factors such as the number of coats and the number of colors should also be considered. Condition of the substrates is another bigger factor which can be time-consuming. Upon our site visit to provide a free painting quote, we can also figure out the timing and duration.

Can you paint the exterior of home in the wintertime?
It can surely be done during wintertime too if needed to be done and can’t wait for a warmer weather. As long as the application of paint is not being done during the rainy day, and during the cold hours of the day such as early morning and late evenings. However, we would recommend you wait till the summer if you can, where unexpected rain won’t besmirch the paint job, and the sun will be able to dry it out much faster.

What is the benefit of choosing you to paint my house?

At Luxury Design Painting, we are proud to deliver the best quality painting work for your home and project. We provide several benefits that you won’t be able to get from other painting services. We are an awards winner, professional painting company in Sydney.

We are fully licensed and insured. We are Proudly Dulux accredited painters. We are a proud member of Master Painters Associations Australia. We take our job personally and all our painters and staff are well trained by our family-owned and managed business, so there are no subcontractors or casual workers. Our process is thorough and effective, and we can assure you of a paint job that will blow away even your wildest expectations. We also provide adequate insurance, and we take you through every process from start to finish.

How do I prepare my home for painting?

There are several things that you can do in order to prepare your home for a panting service, such as packing up and moving all personal items out of the way and keep them in a place to be away from dust and paints. but we will be able to get the preparations done as well for you. Home preparation is part of our services. Surroundings will be cleaned and dusted off. Floors will be covered with drop sheets and masking tapes. Furniture will be covered with plastic sheets. We would like to ensure you that everything will be kept clean during the whole painting process.

How much does the painting job disrupt my home?

The purpose of the painting job is to ensure that your home painting and preparation and repairs are done properly and thoroughly. We will minimize all the disturbance by talking you through the steps from scratch to finish and come up with a plan which suits both. This is why you are with us. We will handle all of the extensive tasks, and see to it that your home looks clean and brand new when we are done. During the painting work, we will keep all your belongings clean and protected from dust and paint. We do a clean-up and vacuum the floor every day in order to keep your home neat and livable for you and your family. You will be able to use the kitchen and bathroom as well as your bed during the painting process if you are not planning to move elsewhere.

Can you fix water damage or holes and cracks?
As a professional painting company in Sydney, we can get this done, if it is something that we are experienced, insured and licensed to do so. However, it is important to note that our experts only covers repairs and maintenance. Major ones could threaten the structural integrity of your house itself, and we would prefer to have professionals take care of those for your safety. We will be able to identify them during the site visit while we are providing a free quote and consultation.

Can I trust your team?

Yes, you can. We are a professional painting company in Sydney, and we take great pride in the workers we have here, and we do our best to ensure that they have all that they need to get the job done the proper way. All of our staff members are highly trained by us and highly experienced, and trusted. Also, they have the necessary skills to get your painting project done seamlessly.

Are you fully insured?

Yes, we are fully insured and licensed.

Safety is the number one priority of all our tasks.

We are a member of Master Painters Associations Australia.

We are proud members of Dulux Accredited Painters.

Our family-owned and managed painting company has been in this business for decades, as we can assure you that while we will be able to provide you with seamless painting service.

Are you a licensed painter?

Yes, we are licensed.

We are a awards winner, professional painting company in Sydney.

We are fully licensed and insured.

We are Proudly Dulux accredited painters.

We are a proud member of Master Painters Associations Australia.

These make us with an aura of trustworthiness, and we have taken great efforts to get appropriate licenses and accredited memberships to operate in this state.

Can you provide references?

Yes, we have several references to projects that we have worked on in the past, feel free to get in touch with us to get the contacts of some of our past customers, and you can get proper information concerning how well we have been able to work. We are always available.

Do you offer a warranty for your work?

Yes, we offer warranties for our workmanship.

However, warranties vary widely, and they also depend on a wide array of factors. To get more information concerning the warranties that we provide, feel free to get in touch with us, and we will have a representative speak to you.

What type of paint do you use?

We work with several types of paint brands, depending on the specific requirements of the home that needs to be painted.

Dulux, Bristol, Wattyl, Taubmans, Haymes, Cabots, Sikkens, Zinsser, Berger, Porters, Murobond, Resene, Shellys, Rota Cota, Hadrian, Feast Watson, Crommelin, Colorbond, Solver, Pascol.

This is why we begin our projects with consultations; we understand the needs of the home, and we devise appropriate solutions to meet those needs.

How to estimate how much paint needed for painting my home?

We perform estimations as part of our consultation service. When we get to your property for the first time and we see the areas of the house that need to be painted, we will be able to come up with a proper estimate of how much paint will be required, as well as how much you will need to spend to get the house painted.

But in theory, there is an estimate of a liter of paint for 10 square meters per coat, but it all depends on the type of substrates and conditions.

Is it always necessary to paint two coats of paints?

Except when the paint that you want to use is the same color as the paint already there and the condition is acceptable, then there is a high probability that you will be required to use at least two coats.

However, one coat of paint is not thick enough and won’t be as durable in the long term.

Do you have to undercoat/primer before applying the topcoat?

Yes, it is important to use an undercoat or primer where the substrates are new or repaired. This is a layer that is applied to the surface before the final coats of paint, and it is important in helping the final coats of paint last longer on the substrates. At all times, we recommend that you get an undercoat.

Suitable sealer undercoat before painting the final coat will seal the surfaces and allow the paint to readily adhere to this substrate and stop the peeling at the later time and after the final coat.

Lack of sealer could result in bubbles appear after the final coat.

How often should painting home redone?

The standard recommendation for normal home in normal environments will be to have your house painted once in every five to seven years.

However, this could also depend on where your home is located.

Certain environments are much more accommodating, with minimal weather exposure.

Paint before carpet/flooring or after?

This actually depends on several factors as related to your home itself. A carpet or flooring service might not have effects on your painting, and it might. So, ensure that you check out the extent to which this service will affect your home and how much work will be needed for it to be done. Then, you can decide on whether you want to have your painting before or after.

But certain things need to be discussed with both painting companies and flooring companies to ensure they are not working on top of each other and also things are done properly in the first place.

Paint before electrician or after?

The best counsel is to wait for your electrician to perform any repairs of installations before you paint your home. Most times, electrical services tend to be very labor-intensive, and the electricians will need enough space to do their work. Painting your home before this will mean that the electricians could smear the walls once more, and you don’t want that.

What preparation to be done before painting?

Painting procedures are thorough and you will need to do some work before painting commences. For one, you will need to get out of the way all personal items and belongings and any other property that is on your wall. Also, ensure that your pets, kids, or anyone else who might tamper with the painting are aware of the schedule and looked after.

Should you hire experienced painter and professional painting company? or do it yourself?

There is a lot of merit to both. If you have the time and you are sure about your capabilities with the brush, then there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get the painting task done by yourself.

However, if you want a proper, quality painting job done, then a professional service is highly recommended.

Preparation is the biggest and most important part of the painting and it is time-consuming and labor-intensive.

What to check before hiring a painting company or a painter?

There are a lot of professional painting companies on the Internet right now, and with so many options, sifting through them is pretty difficult.

However, there are some factors which you should keep in mind when selecting these painting services.

Certain factors could be red flags, so make sure to be on the lookout.

  • Are they licensed and insured? Every state requires that painting services should get licensed before they begin sourcing for jobs. So, before you make a decision, look into the requirements in your state and ask the service whether they have the appropriate licenses. A professional painting company that is licensed will be much more accountable, experienced, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Check reference/example of recent work they have done? References should also be sent before you hire painting services on your property. If a company comes to you with claims that they have been in the business for a while, then you should be comfortable enough to ask them for a portfolio containing projects that they have been able to work on in the past.
  • What are people’s reviews and feedback about them? Another way to get a glimpse of how good painting service is will be by contacting the people who they have worked with in the past to see how well they actually performed. If you are not satisfied with the proof that you saw from the company’s portfolio, then you could always get reviews from past customers.
  • Reviews and feedbacks online: You can find these details through such resources as Google, etc. Then, there is always a source that is on the Internet. Most painting companies have websites now, and there are testimonial sections on these sites which contain experiences that others have had with them. So, feel free to log on to these sites and check out their testimonials to find out their proficiency level.