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Awesome job, great guy, great communication. Would use again

Paint an outdoor fence

$350

Sam did a great job. Very positive and got stuck into painting the front door. Completed on time - Many Thanks!

Paint front door

$500

Excellent work and communication

Paint Retaining Wall

$400

Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended. Jordan is thorough, has great attention to detail, is incredibly reliable and a really nice guy. Thrilled with the work he did for me :)

Exterior wall clean and paint

$350

excellent communication and was quick to do task once accepted.

Move wooden railing and relocate small 2 rise steps

$100

Annette was amazing...she went above and beyond to help me prepare my decks to apply Cabots decking oil - thank you so much!

Two decks waterblasted

$200

What's the average cost of a painter

$245 - $577

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Excellent work and communication

Paint Retaining Wall

$400

Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended. Jordan is thorough, has great attention to detail, is incredibly reliable and a really nice guy. Thrilled with the work he did for me :)

Exterior wall clean and paint

$350

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$262 - $362

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$362

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Paint plays a much more important part in our lives than many people realise. Whether it’s in your home, office or shop, the difference between a room that’s been freshly painted and one that has peeling paint on the wall can dramatically affect your mood and wellbeing.

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Top Painting related questions

Generally, painting costs in New Zealand range from $15 to $30 per square meter. The average cost of painting services in New Zealand varies based on factors such as the type of painting (interior or exterior), the size of the project, and specific requirements. 

  • House painting- In general, painting an entire house from top to bottom can take anywhere between three to five days. The exact time frame will boil down to the condition of your walls, ceilings, and other surfaces, as well as weather conditions in case there's exterior painting involved.
  • Bathroom painting- Thoroughly coating an average-sized bathroom should only take a few hours, longer if it's larger than a usual home bathroom. Also, keep in mind the recommended drying time of your paint since it will determine how long you'll have to wait before applying a second coat.
  • Ceiling painting - It depends on how big the ceiling is, how many rooms or areas need painting, and how intricate you want your paint or design to be. On average, it takes 30 to 45 minutes to paint a ceiling with the initial coat. If a second coat is necessary, you'll need to wait for at least two hours for the first coat to dry before doing another round of paint application.
  • Kitchen painting - Prepping an average-sized kitchen can take around an hour or two. But, the time can still vary, especially if your kitchen needs a lot of fixing before the painting application begins. You'll need another two hours for the actual painting, and 30 minutes to an hour for finishing and clean-up.

Typical home painting work lasts between five to ten years, depending on local climate and weather conditions and the quality of the paint used. Other signs to look out for include cracks, peels, chips, and flaking paint. If not repaired right away, these issues can lead to further trouble down the road. You’ll need to repaint walls and ceilings inside more frequently - as often as 2-4 years, especially in high-traffic areas.

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

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.


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.


Not necessarily. If you need to attend any urgent tasks or more essential responsibilities, your Tasker can just proceed with painting. All you need to do is provide them access to your property and leave specific instructions if you have any. You can also drop by or stick around if you want to monitor and check the progress.

Flat finish is best to hide the flaws of a textured ceiling. It doesn't reflect light at you, which is perfect for diffusing light in your room. Compared to other types of sheens, you can easily touch up a flat paint finish. Keep in mind, however, that it can be tricky to clean due to its porous surface. It's also easy for a flat sheen to trap debris and dust. Make sure to look for high-quality variants with scrubbable surfaces that can be easier to clean.

Both paint and wallpaper can bring out the best in your kitchen, but if you want efficiency and looking to save time, painting your kitchen might be a better option. Also, since wallpapers require adhesive upon application, it can easily peel away from your high-moisture kitchen walls. With kitchen repainting, you can also save up on repairing damaged sections since there are paint varieties that are mould-resistant and can deal with humidity as well.

House painters can monitor the weather forecast before and on the day of your painting project. It's always best to avoid painting work during rainy or even dry and sunny days. However, in case it suddenly rains, or there's excessive humidity in the middle of the painting job, house painters can pause the painting work and continue as soon as weather conditions improve.

There are many ways to prepare beforehand for your house painting job. Take out any bulky appliances, wall hangings, and other fragile furniture items, so they are safely out of the way. You can vacuum or sweep away any loose fur or hair, especially if you have dogs or pets around. You can also remove any minor stains on your baseboards gently with a damp cloth.

First, check if the house painter has the relevant experience for the specific painting work you need. Have they painted homes before or are all their previous projects restricted to commercial properties? You can ask them about their past work and if they can meet your deadline if you have any. On Airtasker, you can compare ratings and read reviews so you can make sure you're hiring someone who's a brilliant fit for the job.

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 with a Certificate IV license 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 using a painting software, 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 interior Wellington

$1,500

Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

20th Feb 2024

Paint interior lounge dining room - Due date: Before Thursday, 29 February 2024

Two bathrooms to be painted and a single garage

$800

Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

22nd Jan 2024

The bathrooms ceiling and walls needed to be prepared and painted. The bath needs to be sealed around. the top of the bath. All paint will be supplied - Due date: Flexible

Sanding and Painting

$150

Rolleston, New Zealand

18th Jan 2024

I need two walls and two skirtings sanded down and repainted. Paint the ceiling and door. All tools and paint provided. - Due date: Flexible

Painting of a cane chair for undercover room outside

$200

Rototuna, Hamilton, New Zealand

15th Jan 2024

Have a cane armchair that I would like to change the colour of please. - Due date: Before Monday, 22 January 2024

Painter ..for room painting

$50

Mount Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand

12th Jan 2024

Painting of walls at my home - Due date: Before Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Paint Bedroom set white

$300

Auckland 2016, New Zealand

10th Jan 2024

need to change the loo of my bedroom - Due date: Flexible

Paint both bathrooms walls and ceilings

$300

Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

10th Jan 2024

Both bathrooms walls and ceilings to be painted - Due date: Flexible

Plastering

$1,000

Palmerston North 4412, New Zealand

28th Dec 2023

Plastering kitchen for paint finish - Due date: Flexible

Commodore VE headliner

$200

Auckland 0632, New Zealand

23rd Dec 2023

Headliner repair, colour is Commodore Grey, for a 2010 Sv6 VE - Due date: Flexible

Extentions

$65

Tauranga, New Zealand

18th Nov 2023

nail extentions with some a single colour some chequered - Due date: Before Saturday, 23 December 2023

Chest of drawers stripped and sanded

$150

Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

16th Nov 2023

I have a chest of drawers painted with chalk paint I need stripped and sanded. I have done the drawers but they could sanded a bit more. The body needs stripping. I can supply the paint stripper. - Due date: Before Sunday, 26 November 2023

Lovely girl very friendly and efficient.

Paint car exterior

$500

Te Kauwhata, New Zealand

16th Nov 2023

Spray car exterior of Morris minor already primed. - Due date: Flexible

Plaster and painter

$100

Kaiapoi 7630, New Zealand

14th Nov 2023

Have a small hole that needs painted and plastered. Have got paint to match wall Price negotiable - Due date: Flexible

Deck clean and coat

$1,000

Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand

6th Nov 2023

76sqm deck needs a new coat. It has ridges facing up so sanding may not be effective but could use a chemical clean before either a varnish or paint. - Due date: Flexible

Internal painting

$1,000

Wellington 5028, New Zealand

29th Oct 2023

Hallway painting (sanding and plastering some of it is over old wall paper or you can strip it) must be a professional painter with good finishing (no paint runs or brush marks and must apply paint evenly!) and have your own high quality paint tools plus drop sheets. The hallway ceiling is tall so you’ll need a sturdy extender paint roller. I will supply the base cost and top coat paint (will need two top coats). - Due date: Before Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Need to make open wardrobe for small bedroom

$250

Auckland 0600, New Zealand

28th Oct 2023

Need to make open wardroom for small bedroom. The material will be provided by us. - Due date: Flexible

Fence painted

$1,000

Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand

15th Oct 2023

Front wooden fence and gate painted. Garage door too - Due date: Flexible

Bathroom ceiling mould removal

$190

Maungatapu, Tauranga, New Zealand

4th Oct 2023

Need to remove mould from bathroom high ceiling. - Due date: Flexible

Antifouling a boat, sanding and painting

$1,200

Auckland, New Zealand

2nd Oct 2023

Sand and prepare boat hull for antifouling, paint boat hull. Other odd jobs, approx 3 to 4 days work. $50 per hour cash - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 24 October 2023

Ceiling and wall crack to repair and skimming, can provide material.

$400

Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

24th Sep 2023

room ceiling and walls cracks to repair and skimming, can provide most of the material, however you need to bring your own tools. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 1 October 2023