How much does House Painting cost in South Africa?

How much does House Painting cost in South Africa?

Painting your home is a transformative and essential part of maintenance. It not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also protects your property from the elements. In this blog post, we will delve into the factors influencing the cost of painting your house in South Africa, providing a detailed breakdown per square meter.

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Factors Influencing Painting Costs:

  1. Surface Preparation: The condition of your walls plays a significant role in determining costs. Extensive preparation, including cleaning, patching, and priming, might be needed for older or damaged surfaces.
  2. Type of Paint: The quality and type of paint you choose impact the overall cost. High-quality paints are more durable and often come with a higher price tag. Different finishes (matte, satin, gloss) also have varying costs.
  3. Number of Coats: The number of coats required depends on factors like the color change and the type of surface. Darker shades or porous surfaces may necessitate additional coats.
  4. Size and Structure of Your Home: Larger homes will naturally incur higher costs. The architectural design and complexity of your home, including features like trim, cornices, and intricate details, can affect the overall pricing.
  5. Labour Costs: Skilled labour is crucial for a professional finish. Labour costs include the wages of the painters, the time required for the job, and any additional services such as moving furniture or covering surfaces.
  6. Location: Geographical location can influence costs due to variations in the cost of living and local market conditions.

Breakdown of Costs per Square Meter:

Low-End Estimate (Basic Paint, Minimal Prep)R60 per m2R80 per m2 
Mid-Range Estimate (Quality Paint, Standard Prep)R80 per m2R120 per m2
High-End Estimate (Premium Paint, Extensive Prep)R120 per m2R200+ per m2
Painter labour (excluding materials)R450 per hourR900 per hour
Paint Prices per square meter

Additional Considerations:

  • Exterior vs. Interior:
    • Exterior painting tends to be more expensive due to the need for weather-resistant paints and additional preparation.
  • DIY vs. Professional Services:
    • While DIY can save money, professional painters ensure a high-quality finish and can often complete the job more efficiently.

Understanding the factors influencing the cost of painting your house is crucial for planning and budgeting. Keep in mind that these are estimates, and prices may vary based on specific circumstances. For accurate pricing, it’s advisable to consult with professional painters who can provide detailed quotes tailored to your unique requirements and the condition of your home.

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Painting Cost Per Room

Painting a room can breathe new life into your living space, providing a fresh and vibrant atmosphere. The cost of this transformation depends on various factors, including the size of the room, the condition of the walls, and the type of paint you choose. Below is a room-by-room estimate to help you gauge the potential costs:

Living RoomMedium to LargeHigh-quality paint, intricate details (cornices, trim)R2,500 – R6,000
BedroomMediumStandard paint, minimal wall preparationR1,500 – R3,500
KitchenMediumWashable, moisture-resistant paintR2,000 – R4,500
BathroomSmall to MediumMold-resistant paint, additional waterproofingR1,500 – R3,000
Dining RoomMedium to LargeHigh-quality paint, potential feature wallR2,000 – R5,000
HallwaySmall to MediumModerate wall preparationR1,000 – R2,500
Painting Prices per room (excluding labour costs)
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Additional Considerations:

  • Ceilings:
    • Ceilings are often priced separately. Add approximately R500 – R1,500 per room, depending on size and intricacy.
  • Doors and Trim:
    • Painting doors and trim may incur an additional cost of R200 – R500 per item, depending on size and detail.
  • DIY vs. Professional:
    • If you opt for professional services, labour costs will be an additional factor. On average, professional painters may charge R450 – R900 per hour.
  • Quality of Paint:
    • Investing in high-quality paint not only enhances the finish but also extends the life of the paint job. Consider the cost of premium paints in your budget.

Note: These cost ranges are estimates and may vary based on specific requirements, additional services, and market conditions. For accurate pricing tailored to your needs, it’s recommended to consult with professional painters and obtain detailed quotes.

Who to call?

Handyman Homes (Pty) Ltd., is a registered company established in 2015.  The Company, under the leadership of the owner, Mr. Julian Collins has grown to be a reputable repair, maintenance, and installations (handyman) service provider. The company has built its reputation based on “client satisfaction”.

For exterior painting, interior and roof painting, get in touch and contact Handyman Homes for your next painting project by emailing Jools at info@handymanhomes.co.za or complete the form alongside.

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  1. Gerrie Minnaar says:

    Very handy info to do proper estimates.

  2. Bongani Petros cindi says:

    Hi Sir/ madam. I am a handy man who is currently indeed of your assistance in regards of painting.
    I wanna know how much is labour of painting( kitchen 4×3meter per square , bedroom 4x4m per square 2 and 4×4m square

  3. Bongani Zuke says:

    I would like you’ll to help me with pricing for the double storey.

  4. Johan says:

    Starting my own maintenance business. I just want to thank you for the guidance on pricing.

  5. Godfrey says:

    Quite helpful. Very good guidance especially when you want to do paint work at home.

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