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Ian W

South Golden Beach NSW

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"Ian was very friendly and capable!"

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Chris J

Balmain NSW

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"Chris performed the job very well. "

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Jaydan T

Kew VIC

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"Excellent service from Jaydan. "

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John N

Mernda VIC

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"Top bloke and very helpful. "

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Majed E

Lakemba NSW

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"Majed, is a great guy. Did the job at short notice and too an excellent standard. Will use him again! Thanks buddy. "

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Bradley M

Hope Island QLD

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"Excellent service would highly recommend. Thanks Brad. "

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Hayden C

Hamilton QLD

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"Great communication, easy to work with, Hayden did a great job. "

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Ali B

Cranbourne VIC

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"Thanks Ali job done on time "

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Recent Painting reviews

"Rick was amazing from start to finish - everything you want from a quality tradesman. He did a great job - had all the right tools to get the job done quickly and well, and was a total professional. Oh and he came at short notice. Couldn’t recommend him more highly. "

Painting before Xmas - in aircon environment

$1,300

"Josh was very responsive with messages, punctual, cooperative and delivered an excellent job. He asked lots of questions about the job to make sure he was thoroughly briefed and also made sure I was happy with the job before packing up. Would definitely recommend. "

Painting four walls

$200

"Great work! Definitely recommend "

Interior Painting

$700

"Excellent. Great work. I’m really pleased with result, looks brilliant. "

Deck sanding, oiling

$1,000

"Daniel was fantastic, so professional and willing to please. He did an excellent job of spray painting our fence. Would highly recommend using him for any job!! Thx Daniel!! "

Paint a fence

$180

"Awesome work knew his stuff couldn’t have got a better person for the job"

Help remove plaster ceiling in house

$120

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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

What does a painter do?

Professional painters apply paint to surfaces, like furniture, internal walls, external walls and features, and fixtures. Most painters will paint using one flat colour, although some create a murals or graffiti art.

How often do interior and exterior surfaces need repainting?

Exteriors need to be repainted every 5-10 years. Harsh weather/climate, or low quality materials could mean you need to paint more regularly. You’ll need to repaint walls and ceilings inside more frequently - as often as 2-4 years, especially in high-traffic areas.

Why should I hire a professional painter vs doing it myself?

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.

Will I need to supply paint and equipment to my painter, or will they bring their own?

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.

How long does it take to paint a room?

Minor painting projects may take an hour, while whole-house paint jobs can take a week or more. An average 12m2 room would take a professional painter around 4 hours to complete, including preparation, cleaning, taping, and several coats of paint.

How much does professional painting cost?

The cost of exterior house painting normally ranges from $800-$6000. However, interior painting ranges between $150-$500 per task when you hire your painter through Airtasker. The exact price will depend on the condition of the surface, size, access to the area, the number of coats needed, and how long the job is likely to take.

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 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 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 experiences 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.

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Spray painting.

$150

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

I have a bonnet for my car that i need sprayed.

Paint Gable End

$200

Plenty VIC, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

Paint gable end - Fill cracks/holes etc, 2 coats on fascia, eave, walls - all same colour. 2 coats on window, window needs to be removed to paint all areas. I will supply the paint, so labour and tools only required. Note, timber window has been replaced and primed, and scaffolding is still in place.

Small deck extension

$2,000

Little Mountain QLD, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

Deck extension only 30cm above the ground. 8.2m2.

Collect old paint cans with paint inside. About 10

$100

St. Ives NSW, Australia

19th Jul 2019

Firm price. Take paint to tip immediately.

Another job well done. Quick, reliable and satisfied tasker

Painter Required - Woollarhra

$500

Woollahra NSW, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Experienced painter to help paint walls in a retail store. Just experienced painting labour. We have paint rollers etc . Friday 19 July 9am start. Will be 7 hours work.

Ivan was awesome. On time. Fast and effective work. Thanks mate.

Help plastering some patches up in bedroom

$60

Slacks Creek QLD 4127, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Took off skirting boards in a bedroom and that took some of the top layer off of the plaster boards around the room, needs to be plastered over before I paint. I also have 1 patch on the wall which needs going over with plaster.

Great work!!

Painting a small sunroom white

$150

Tallebudgera Valley QLD, Australia

17th Jul 2019

I have a room that I want to lighten up and freshen up It is a brick room I have already started the job but it’s a little bit hard for me as I have never really painted anything before thought I would give it ago just need a little bit help refining and perfectingWas looking at spending around 100 to 150 for someone to help me I have paint paintbrush and roller I can also offer someone a weeks accommodation in return for painting a room

thanks rob

Deck restoration 38m2

$400

Keysborough VIC, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

I have decking that is in reasonable condition covering a reasonably large space and I am going to enclose it. I wish therefore to bring the decking to as fine a finish as possible. At most I guess this will include sanding it back and refinishing it at a higher quality. Your expert advice is welcome and expected. Dimensions and photos to follow. This needs completion by August 30, exact date to be negotiated. Expect to meet you in inspection first. Regards, S.H. A number of replies received so far. Thank you. Note the long lead time on this. I will reply with dimensions over the weekend. Thank you. Deck area = 37.6m2

Cleaning marks off walls from 2 bedrooms

$60

Earlwood NSW, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

Removing scuff marks from walls from two bedrooms both 3 x 4 in size.

Experienced plasterer to patch & paint small holes

$99

Brisbane QLD, Australia

21st Jul 2019

We have 5 x sets of small holes in our walls from hanging mirrors/art/clock etc. We have started the process, we need someone to finish them off - see photos attached. These must be filled, sanded and painted today please! :)

Absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, on time, reliable and flexible. Would most definitely use Tony again and have recommended him to friends!

Painter required for full day tomorrow.

$380

Runcorn QLD 4113, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Painter required for tomorrow to assist in finishing off house renos. Paying for 8 hours work. If more time is needed then will compensate accordingly. Paint will be supplied.

Arrived on time and did the job task

Paint Garage and Apartment Skirting/Architraves

$375

Greystanes NSW 2145, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Painting of garage walls with roller on pole. Painting by hand apartment floor skirting and door architraves. All equipment and paint included. Do not require professional painter. Flexible with working days/hrs this week.

Matias was excellent to work with. He has a tonne of painting experience and did a fantastic job painting the walls, doors, skirting and architraves of our granny flat. Would highly recommend.

Paint equivalent of two bedrooms walls only

$500

Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia

17th Jul 2019

We patched but wrong colour so need to paint walls to rectify Will supply paint and rooms partly unfurnished

Wow Tim and Dirk are awesome! They are professional, problem solvers, friendly and have a “can”do”attitude plus they know what they are doing and have the right equipment to do the job. So glad we chose Tim. Highly recommend and we will definitely use again.

Paint dining & living room

$150

Carlton NSW, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

Need experienced painter with OWN PAINT & EQUIPMENT to paint refresh dining & living room & 2 doors with minimal furniture beige or off white colour not fussed ! I will provide paint for 1 feature wall in living room.

Handyperson needed to paint walls

$225

Alexandria NSW, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

Hey there, my name is Luke. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Alexandria NSW, Australia. What do you need done? Painting What is the type of property? Office Which areas of the property need work? Two Walls inside the office 2.5m long x 3m high What would you like the handyperson to work on? Painting two walls a clean white

Handyperson needed

$1,000

Westmeadows VIC, Australia

22nd Jul 2019

Hey there, my name is Paul. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Westmeadows VIC, Australia. What do you need done? Painting What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? Living room, kitchen, laundry, hallway, two bedrooms. What would you like the handyperson to work on? Painting walls, and ceiling plus a feature wall in one of the bedrooms.

Clean and Paint kitchen ceiling. Redfern.

$320

Sydney NSW Australia

20th Jul 2019

Kitchen has a ceiling that is mouldy and dirty. Need experienced painter to wash it and paint it for us. Happy to pay extra for the paint. Maybe with anti mould stuff? Please say when you can come in your offer. Maybe 3 - 5 hours work? Redfern. Chalmers St. You will need brushes and ladder.

Great job. Very efficient and thorough. Highly recommended.

Fix paint chips on wall

$50

Woolloongabba QLD 4102, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Paint has come off wall where bluetac was peeled off 2-5 areas. See pictures for details. Needs to be painted over

Great job done by Steve to help us get our bond back. Fantastic communication and completed the job within a few days!

Fix tiny hole in plaster wall

$50

Epping NSW 2121, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Very small hole needs to be filled and needs to match colour of the paint. Must bring your own materials and complete by 19th July.

Amazing ! Thank you

Spray Paint my Cyclorama White

$100

Morningside QLD, Australia

17th Jul 2019

I need my Cyclorama painted with an even coat of white with a large air spray gun. I will provide the paint, all I need to hire is your time and equipment.

Anthony did an excellent, professional job. He arrived on time despite us giving him our address very late and completed the job very quickly. He answered any questions we had and was more than happy to provide his professional opinion on how to maintain our Cyc and keep it looking its best. Thank you Anthony!

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