How much do painters cost?

A fresh coat of paint may work wonders and breathe new life into your home or office.

Painting yourself is frustrating since it takes time and effort, and you may not know how to get a professional finish.

Hiring a professional painter makes sense since they will complete the task more quickly and professionally, thus saving you time, money, and a lot of frustration!

Painters charge by the square meter, the day, the hour, or the overall fee.

Table of painter price:




Interior painting

R40 per m2

R100 per m2

Painting one room

R600 in total

R1800 in total

Exterior painting (excluding materials)

R40 per m2

R100 per m2

Roof painting

R40 per m2

R100 per m2

Painter labor (excluding materials)

R450 per day

R800 per day

Painter labor (excluding materials)

R40 per m2

R75 per m2

 Simply ask your painting pro for an accurate quote if you want to be charged for painting per square meter, painting per room, or the overall cost of painting your home!

Painting Cost Per Room

It’s difficult to estimate an exact price for painting a single room because it depends on the size of the space and the height of the walls.It also depends on the paint you intend to use.
Painting a room estimated R500 to R2000.

What Factors Influence Painting Costs?

The cost of painting your house will depend on these factors:

  • Preparation required
  • Type of Paint used
  • Wall texture
  • Size of area
  • Exterior or interior

Preparation before painting

The amount of prep work required by your painter will determine the cost.
Filling holes in the wall, cleaning dirt off the walls, and removing loose paint will all add to the labor and ultimate expense of painting.
A layer of primer paint is required for dark paint, which increases the painting cost.

What brand and type of paint

The cost of painting is primarily determined by the type of paint used.
The higher the cost of painting, the more expensive the paint you choose.
Standard wall paint is more expensive than premium gloss paint. Keep in mind that if you choose a high-quality paint, you’ll need less coats, so the ultimate cost may be identical.

Size of the Painting Area

The higher the painting fee, the larger the area to be painted.
If you only need one room painted, it will be significantly less expensive than painting the entire house.

Extras materials

Painting your skirting boards, cupboards, or doors will be an additional cost because your painter will need to purchase additional paint and hire additional labor.
The painter may be required to sand down surfaces or remove previous paint, which will increase the cost of painting.

Choose the Right Painter

Choosing the right painter is very important as it will affect how your home or business premises looks.

Here are some pointers for picking an excellent painter:

  • Find a painter in your area. To save money on transportation, pick a painter in your neighborhood.
  • Request photos of previous work. This is a good indicator of the painter’s skill.
  • What is the painter’s level of experience? Inquire about the painter’s years of experience and specialization.

Get a quote from Local Pros by clicking the get quote button and you will get a quote from your locally vetted painting pro.

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