How Much Does it Cost to Paint the Exterior of a House in Brisbane (2024)?

It may be that time in your home’s life where it needs a fresh coat of paint to revitalise its exterior, or perhaps you’d like an updated colour scheme to go with your renovations. If that’s the case, you’re probably looking to budget for the project, and naturally want to factor in the cost to paint the exterior of a house in Brisbane. Repainting your house will increase its overall value, but not everybody has enough funds lying around to go ahead with this kind of project immediately. 

Whether your home is new or old, brick, timber or a Queenslander, or hasn’t been painted in over a decade, this blog will help you determine how much you should be laying aside. Let’s explore the factors you’ll need to consider, how you can get the most out of any exterior house painting job, as well as how to reduce the cost as much as possible. 

Factors that Influence the Painting of Your Home

Costs for Brisbane house painting can vary hugely depending on a whole range of factors, therefore we always recommend seeking a detailed quote based on your property, the scope of work, location and timeline. However, we understand you might wish to get an indication of ballpark figures before you start. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the things that influence the cost of repainting a house. 

The Current Paint Job in Your Home

As professional painters, the team at Prime Building Painters frequently work on homes that haven’t been painted for decades. As is often the case with older paint jobs, some of these homes have been painted with lead paint. 

This outdated paint is no longer used in homes, because it’s been identified as chemically dangerous. If lead paint has to first be removed, this process will likely add to the cost of your new paint job. That’s because removing lead paint needs to be done safely, and requires professional skill and equipment to do so. Therefore we strongly recommend you hire a company that specialises in lead paint removal.

The Size of Your Home

The size of your home is an obvious factor that will influence the cost of repainting. As a general guideline, you can budget around AU$4000 to AU$6000 for a single story house with three bedrooms. Remember that this is for the exterior of your house only, although many companies will offer packages if you are interested in combining with other services such as roof and gutter painting, and interior painting

The Type of Home You Live In

Some homes require specialised care in the repainting process. Queenslander homes have plenty of ornate features that while adding to their character, also add to the time, skill, materials, and ultimately cost of painting. Prices can start from around AU$20,000 to repaint and restore a Queenslander exterior, so it is worth consulting with a company experienced in painting Queenslanders as they will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.

The Current Condition of Your Home

In order to paint the exterior of any home, there are sometimes repairs that need to be done first. This could include gutter repairs, small roof repairs, or wall chips that need to be filled in. If your home is in good condition, this will slightly reduce the cost of your new paint job. 

Repainting exterior of large two-storey home in Chelmer Brisbane

Ways You Can Reduce the Cost of Painting Your Home

One way to reduce the cost of repainting your home is to make sure small repairs on your fences, walls, roof, and gutters are done beforehand, and clearing any items ahead of the painters arrival. This can reduce the amount of time and preparatory work the professional painters will need to allocate before they can start the painting process. However, if you don’t have the adequate skills or equipment, it may be best to leave these jobs to the professionals, as poor preparation or further damage can ultimately cost more to remedy.

Another option is to get a free Dulux colour consultation. Our experts can help you choose more affordable colours or types of paints, without compromising on quality. This will end up saving you some cash—especially if your home is very large. 

Understanding the Cost-to-Value Ratio of Repainting a House

Bear in mind that house painting delivers savings in and of itself. Repainting with high quality exterior paint provides overall protection from the rain, hail, and intense heat we experience in Brisbane. It also adds value to your home should you decide to sell it one day. By protecting and updating the look of your house, you’re investing in your property. 

How to Get the Most Value Out of Painting a Home

In order to get more value out of painting your home, make sure you hire a professional team to do it for you. Paint is expensive, and you want to ensure you use it correctly following proper preparation, and avoid wasting it. Also consult with paint experts and make the best choice regarding the colour scheme you want to go for. Once you’ve chosen the right colour for your home exterior, you can enjoy watching the transformation in double quick time when it’s done by the professionals. 

If you’re looking for premium quality exterior house painting services in Brisbane, call Prime Building Painters on (07) 4277 7577 today!