How much it will cost you to paint your house

How much will it cost to paint your home?

Painting your home can be a major undertaking. You need to know what you can expect. Knowing what you can expect will make it easier to budget and manage your finances. This will make your project run as smoothly as possible.

This article will discuss the costs associated with your painting project. We will also provide estimates to help you budget.

Costs of painting a house

Factors to be aware of:

  1. Structure
  2. Estimate cost

Interior walls

  • High-quality paint
  • The number of coats
  • Painting techniques

Excluding Material (per M2): R25-R50

Including material (per M2): R50-R100

Exterior walls

  • Complexity
  • High-quality paint
  • The number of coats

At 150m2-200m2: R5000-R15 000


  • Complexity
  • High-quality paint
  • The number of coats
  • Equipment with special needs

At 150m2-200m2 R10 000 -R15 000

Every painting project has its own unique challenges and is therefore different. It is unlikely that two projects will have the same quoted price. This knowledge is essential so that you don’t spend too much on a project only to discover later that it didn’t include unexpected costs.

Make sure you hire a skilled professional to assist you with a project this large. While it may seem expensive to have an expert professional help you, even if a local guy offers lower rates, the professional will do a better job than you could imagine.

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These are just a few reasons why you should hire a professional to help with your project.

  1. You can feel confident that they have experience.
  2. They will complete the project within a given timeframe and budget.
  3. You will be provided with protections, and guarantees throughout and after the project is complete.

How to estimate your budget for painting a home

You might lose sight of some important details when you are working on a project this large. Keep these three things in mind when estimating the cost of your project.

What is the size of your house?

The cost of your project will depend on how big your house is. The larger your home, the more paint and work it will take to finish the project. The final price of the project will be affected by all these factors.

How difficult is the job?

Project complexity can also have an impact on your project. Tasks such as roof painting will require more skilled equipment and personnel. These tasks will be more expensive than painting an interior wall. Also, painting an exterior wall in a multi-storey property will cost more than painting a regular home.

Each factor that adds to the complexity of your painting project will more than likely result in increased costs for your project.

Is the paint high quality or low quality?

The quality and number of coats used in your painting project will also impact the budget. Your budget will be affected by whether you use high-quality paint or low-cost paint.

Higher quality paint will run you more money initially but will take less time to complete the job. Consider the guarantee you get and the cost to repair the paint job.

Although painting a house is a big job, it can be done easily if you are aware of what to expect. Your situation and the professional you choose will impact how much your costs may vary. It doesn’t matter how much you like the final result.

Contact your professional Pretoria painter, Mavoko Painting at 076 634 1377 for expert painting services.