How much does it cost to have furniture painted?

Price guide

$150 - $400

low

$150

median

$250

high

$400

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How much does it cost to have furniture painted?

If you want to give your furniture an updated look but save on costs for refinishing it, painting your furniture is a great alternative! On average, it only costs from $150 to $400 to paint furniture. There's a wide variety of services you can avail that are included in the costs of painting furniture like paint stripping or kitchen cabinet painting. Furniture painting can also be a part of a much bigger project like dining room renovation

If you're still on the fence and unsure about things like how much paint for furniture or how much to get furniture painted a different colour, then you've come to the right place. Read this cost guide if you want to know more about the costs of spray painting furniture.

Paint prices per finish

mint green chair with paint can, paint brush and fabric

Your furniture can make or break the look of your entire living space. Bringing a second life to your furniture comes in different ways. One such way is by painting your furniture. This is a perfect opportunity to restore and give it an updated look! It's a cheap, easy way to customise your furniture to fit your liking. Here are some of the most common paints used for furniture.

Satin

This is the most common paint finish. A satin finish creates a certain glow on surfaces. Thus, it is great for perking up your living space. It is also very durable and easy to clean and maintain, making it ideal for high traffic areas. It costs approximately $30 to $40 for a litre. 

Gloss

Much like satin, a gloss finish has a sheen to it. The difference is that gloss reflects light more, so it shines more. Costing around $35 to $45, this kind of finish is commonly seen on doors, cupboards, and other high traffic furniture as it is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. 

Matte

Matte paints cost around  $25 to $40 for a 1-litre tin. In contrast to satin, matte doesn't reflect much light. Mattes aren't as durable, though, as they are easily marked. If you're going to use a matte finish for your furniture, you might want to avoid using it on something that will be heavily used. 

Eggshell

The eggshell finish is a mix between satin and matte finish lustres. They're not as heavy traffic as satin is, but not as high maintenance as matte. So you might want to place them somewhere with a moderate amount of traffic. They're somewhere around $40 to $60 for 1 litre.  

Furniture painting price list

Check out the table below to see how much it costs to paint furniture depending on the type of finish:

Paint finish

Cost

Satin

$30 to $40 per litre

Gloss

$35 to $45 per litre

Matte

$25 to $40 per litre

Eggshell

$40 to $60 per litre


Factors that affect the cost to paint furnitureperson holding brush painting furniture purpleCondition of the furniture

The condition of the furniture affects the cost to paint furniture. Well-kept furniture will probably take faster to paint, while others will require refurbishment or restoration. This means additional work for the Tasker.

The size of the furniture

A big piece of furniture like a wardrobe or a dresser will take up more paint to cover and take multiple coats to get the paint, compared to something small and simple like a chair. 

Paint price (colour and finish)

The finish you choose for your furniture is as important as the colour. The paint finish will complete the look. There are different paint finishes for your furniture, each costing different than the other.

Tasker's skill level

The skill level of your Tasker will have a big impact on their quote. You don't want to cheap out on your Tasker, so you get a consistent paint finish in your furniture. 

Your location

The retail price of the paint will also depend on the location. It will most likely cost more to get furniture painted in an urbanised area because of high demand in its market. If you live in the suburbs, you might get a lower quote for this if you find a Tasker in your area. 

How do I find a professional to do the job?

Booking a Tasker to do your task for you is as easy as 1-2-3! Just click "Post a Task" and follow the instructions on how to fill up your task request!

Here are some things you need to remember when posting a task for furniture painting:

  • Have a schedule in mind
  • Indicate your budget
  • Mention your location
  • Specify the piece of furniture you want painted
  • Indicate the finish you want done

 The more specific you get about your painting needs, the easier it is for the Tasker to assess if they can do it. This also allows for faster transaction and project completion. 

Price guide

$150 - $400

low

$150

median

$250

high

$400

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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FAQs

Painting may look easy, but getting those coats in takes a lot of time and hard work. An experienced Tasker who paints knows how to sand down wood and cover up wood discolouration to get a consistent finish. This isn't as easy as it seems!

Most furniture can be salvaged and either refinished or refurbished, depending on how bad the damage is. Refinishing is the more intensive work involving sanding down the wood before painting over it. Refurbishing is a more gentle approach as it only involves touch-ups on paint.

Ideally, wood will have to be painted two coats of paint. Keep in mind to let the wood dry in between coats to get an even, consistent finish.

Painting may look easy, but getting those coats in takes a lot of time and hard work. An experienced Tasker who paints knows how to sand down wood and cover up wood discolouration to get a consistent finish. This isn't as easy as it seems!

Ideally, wood will have to be painted two coats of paint. Keep in mind to let the wood dry in between coats to get an even, consistent finish.

Most furniture can be salvaged and either refinished or refurbished, depending on how bad the damage is. Refinishing is the more intensive work involving sanding down the wood before painting over it. Refurbishing is a more gentle approach as it only involves touch-ups on paint.

It takes less than 2 minutes. And it's free.