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How Much Does It Cost To Paint A House Exterior in Brisbane?

The cost for exterior house painting in Brisbane or exterior commercial painting in Brisbane area can vary. This is because it depends on several factors, such as the current condition of paint coating on your exterior surfaces. The condition can significantly increase or decrease the amount of work it can take to create a clean and smooth surface to get the best result for your property.

At Surepaint™, we believe that the priority for any external paint project is to protect the building from the elements. These elements can include sun, rain, heat, cold, and moisture. Therefore, we assess the state of the property and what steps we need to take to get the best results. Our expert team also recommends the best paints and sheen levels to help protect the life of your paint coating.

At Surepaint™, we offer an exclusive 10-year warranty on all our painting projects to provide peace of mind for our customers. In addition, we’re passionate about establishing the proper planning and preparation to get the best result for your home. This guide reviews the elements you need to consider for a professional paint project on an exterior house that will provide you with a return on investment over a five to seven-year period.

Process For Painting Exterior Surfaces​

The process of painting an exterior of a house or building is relatively systematic regardless of the structure or surface and involves:

  1. Adequately cleaning surfaces – The first step involves pressure cleaning all exterior surfaces with an anti-mold and anti-fungus solution. A clean surface is essential for new paints or primers to stick well.
  2.  Scraping and sanding – Before we can begin painting, it’s necessary to prepare the surfaces to get the best finish. When our painters are undertaking this part of the process, they use scrapers with special tungsten blades to ‌remove previous paint coating, which has poor adhesion. We then use a mechanical sander to smooth out the area. Finally, sanding the surface is essential as it scuffs the surface to create adhesion for the following new coatings.
  3. Filling and caulking – Filling refers to fixing up any holes in the surface or gaps where the different building materials meet and can help inhibit any moisture from entering behind the new paint coating, protecting your surface.
  4. Priming the surface – We conduct priming to all previously painted enamel surfaces, and any area sanded back to bare as part of the preparation process. Priming exterior surfaces is vital to creating adhesion for the new coatings to stick. In addition, to extend the lifespan of the new paint job, priming all previously painted surfaces may be necessary if your paint coatings are heavily degraded.
  5. Applying premium topcoats – We always recommend applying two coatings of self-priming ultra-premium grade paint, such as Dulux Weathershield. It’s essential to understand how different sheen levels can protect and extend the life of the new paint.

The above process may deviate slightly. However, this is the general way a Brisbane painter will paint the exterior of a house or building.

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When painting exterior surfaces, height access can either be easy to access or sometimes it can be highly challenging. For example, suppose your exterior painting job has easy access for painters trestles, and the building height is within their limits. In that case, you shouldn’t have too many issues. If, however, we need to hire mechanical height access equipment or purpose-built scaffolding to reach surfaces safely, this can escalate costs quickly.

What Are The Factors That Affect The Cost Of Your
Exterior Painting Project

Several factors can either increase or decrease the cost of painting the exterior of a house or building professionally.

Factors that can mean additional costs include:

Surface Preparation

When the previous coatings have mould and mildew growth or are heavily degraded, our paint team will require a significant amount of additional time preparing the surface. This can involve scraping and sanding away previous paint coatings that may be cracking, peeling and flaking. Given the extra time and work involved, this will increase the overall cost to paint your home or building.

Site Access

How easy or difficult it is to gain access to the exterior of your home or building can affect the cost of your project. For example, if there is no street parking available and our painters have to pay for parking, this will increase costs. Suppose you manage or own a commercial property where we can only paint when tenants are not on-site. In that case, this may mean paying our painters overtime rates and the job taking longer to complete.

Existing Hazardous Coating

Any house or building built before 1978 will contain lead-based paint. Lead was used in paint in the early to late 19th century and can be extremely dangerous when it breaks down. Therefore, we use special safety precautions and methods when sanding and scraping a project with lead-based paint. These safety measures help ensure everyone on-site and located nearby is kept safe. Find out more about removing lead-based paint.

Paint Coatings

While many people are looking for budget alternatives to save money, it's essential to realise that using cheaper paint is likely to negatively affect your investment when it comes to painting the exterior of your home or building. Cheaper paints won't help to protect your exterior surfaces from the elements and can mean you will need to repaint sooner than you think.

How Much Does It Cost To Paint
A House Exterior?

Its important to note the above prices are an indication only and all projects should be inspected and quoted according to the specific requirements.

We Help You Choose The Perfect
Colour Scheme

By working with Surepaint, our team of skilled professionals can help you choose the perfect colour scheme for your property.

You can have total peace of mind with our unique colour selection process by taking advantage of our colour consultants and digital overlay process. 

Take a look at the below digital overlay we did for a client. This is not a finished product but rather a digital rendering of her colour choices.

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Thinking Of Just Getting Someone Else To Sort It All For You?

At Surepaint our team can not only take the stress out of painting but also help with design you the perfect colour schemes.

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Our exclusive 10-year warranty speaks volumes about the confidence we have in the quality of our paint and our workmanship. Our customers are provided peace of mind their paint job undertaken by us will be covered by our quality commitment. From the correct planning to preparation. Your newly applied paint will not peel, flake or blister for 10 years. This we guarantee.

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