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Recent Painting reviews in Cairns

"Reliable punctual professional "

Paint touch ups


"Danny arrived on time and ready to paint!! He did a very thorough job and made no mess at all. He's a happy chappy with a great work ethic. Highly recommended!! "

Fence painting


"Steve is an excellent trades person. Fast, efficient, very good suggestions to complete the job. Knowledgable and professional approach. Fantastic outcome. Highly recommend."

Painting a ceiling in one room


"Thanks Ben great job couldn’t be happier was a pleasure doing business with you . 👍🏻"

Paint two concrete Graves .


"Another amazing job from Reuben and his team "

Work 9 and 7


"Super fast and work was immaculate Thanks "

Patch hole in wall + paint


What's the average cost of a painter in Cairns

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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 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 in Cairns

Painting quote needs


Cairns QLD, Australia

18th May 2022

Paint quote - scaffold require Working at hights ticket required (Obviously not 5$ just need quotes)

Clean mould from ceilings


Earlville QLD 4870, Australia

29th Apr 2022

Hi looking for help to clean the mould from My ceilings all equipment and necessary items to complete task can be supplied Flexible on time and day when eve it suites - Due date: Flexible

Sugar soap walls in our house


Redlynch QLD, Australia

15th Apr 2022

We need our walls sugar soaped and our mat and couches upholstery cleaned :) Flexible-ish with times, with notice, as we both work but can be home at certain times. - Due date: Flexible

Ceiling of garage


Manunda QLD 4870, Australia

4th Apr 2022

Black mould on one side of garage ceiling - Due date: Before Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Paint stripping approx 7 meters


Holloways Beach QLD, Australia

21st Mar 2022

Besser block approx 7 meters needs to be stripped back in preparation for tiles - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 28 March 2022

Small linen cubpoard door painted.


Mooroobool QLD 4870, Australia

29th Dec 2021

I have a small linen cubpoard to be painted. (Door Only) Measurements are 60cm (W) x 173cm (H) I will supply paint. - Due date: Before Friday, 7th Jan 2022

Great job. Reliable. Would use again.

One bedroom one lounge bathroom all very small unit/bed sitter


Smithfield QLD, Australia

27th Nov 2021

It is a very small one bedroom one lounge room one small bathroom ceilings walls require painting paint is provided - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 29th Nov 2021

Very helpful

Painting of one bedroom wall and small ensuite


Redlynch QLD, Australia

4th May 2022

Painting of one wall 3mx2.4m and ensuite approx 2mx1m.Plus one door - Due date: Flexible

Alex is an incredibly talented and innovative tradesman.If you want six star,Alex is the man to tackle whatever you need done.Seems nothing is too much of a challenge for him,you're in safe hands all the way with Alex,on time or early,so refreshing to find someone who takes pride in his work,and rightfully so.

Painting and repairing


Yorkeys Knob QLD, Australia

26th Apr 2022

We want to paint the front and back facades of the house. Also need repair work on a patio and the roof of the main house. - Due date: Flexible

Painter Required


Cairns QLD, Australia

11th Apr 2022

Needing a 1 bedroom Lounge and kitchen appartment walls finished 2 coats, 50% done, also 4 doors painted and 3 door handles fitted, Need done ASAP. all paint supplied. I have new brushes, just need the normal, roller etc

Great guy, great service, A plus,

Painter or someone Handy helping me paint a house


Manunda QLD 4870, Australia

1st Apr 2022

Entire house in Manunda 3 br Vacant I will paint myself So I need Someone who can paint walls but does not have to be a professional painter . I could think of an hourly rate or daily rate . Time frame 1.4-5.4

Alex is very relatable and easy to deal with Thanks f ur help

Paint 3 bedroom house


Earlville QLD, Australia

16th Mar 2022

Wanting 3 bedroom house painted and freshened up inside - walls and ceilings throughout. Walls are block. House will be vacant so no furniture to work around or move. Looking for offers/quotes - hoping to have job done in April, can work around your schedule. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 April 2022

Adam is a keen and diligent worker. Quality work. Well priced. Great communication, kept us updated throughout the whole process. Would recommend him. Thanks Adam!

Paint gable ends and fascia


Shorncliffe QLD, Australia

7th Dec 2021

Paint gable ends, fascia and eves as photo and approximately 60 linear metres of fascia under existing gutter on high set house. All paint supplied.

Really nice guy and a hard worker. No hesitation in recommending him.

Paint car bonnet white


Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

18th May 2022

Theres a small area which needs touching up on bonnet

Plastering a hole in the wall


Edge Hill QLD, Australia

1st May 2022

Two holes in walls inside house need plastering. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Great quality and timely job. Very reliable and great to deal with.

Help with minor dent and scratch repairs on Crewman


Redlynch QLD, Australia

19th Apr 2022

I have a holden crewman that I want to repair some dents and scratches with car filler so I can prep to paint it. Looking for someone to quote on doing the work if I provide materials or possibly show me how its done. I have no idea on what this should cost so budget is made up - Due date: Flexible

Fence painting


Kewarra Beach QLD, Australia

4th Apr 2022

Paint my timber paling fence and top rail. Just needs a refresh. 33 metres long among some gardens but easy to access. 1.8m high. I’ll supply the paint. I think 3 hours work at tops

Rendering outside walls mainly retaining walls +concrete steps.


Earlville QLD 4870, Australia

30th Mar 2022

+ Surfacing steps and landing. Add nosing to them - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 April 2022

Internal house painting


Kewarra Beach QLD, Australia

13th Mar 2022

Looking for someone to give me a hand to finish off painting internally throughout our house. 1 day work. All paint/equipment supplied

Rens was a great help today with my Dads painting. He is a great worker and does a great job

Painter/handyman required


Kuranda QLD 4881, Australia

3rd Dec 2021

Hello! I need a suitably experience painter/handyman to sand back and weather treat the wooden beams and supports under my verandah (see attached photos). Date and budget negotiable.

An absolute champion! Adam is an excellent communicator, an efficient worker, and did an excellent job cleaning and retaining my wooden beams. Highly recommend him!