Have you just recently purchased your new home? Do you want to spruce up the house you’ve been living for a while?
No matter the reason, a new shiny paint can be a great way to refresh the look of your beloved property. Concerned how much the project might cost? For many Aucklanders, buying a home is one of the most expensive investments they’ll make, and it’s only natural to wonder how much it’ll cost to keep your property looking fresh.
Here’s everything you need to know about exterior painting cost for Auckland homes!
How much does the exterior painting cost for Auckland homes?
The average cost to paint the exterior of a house depends on variable factors, but the biggest one is size. It’s only natural that the price to paint the surface of a 1,200 square-foot home will be less expensive than painting a 6,000 square-foot mansion. If your home has multiple floors or has old paint that needs to be removed, it’s reasonable to assume you’ll need to spend more.
Aucklanders might ask: “Is there a formula that links the home size to the exterior painting cost for Auckland homes?” Here’s a handy solution you’re welcome to use:
First, measure the exterior walls of your home and multiply it by the height of your home, from the ground up to the roof line. Subtract any window trims and doors if you’re planning to use an accent colour, and you have yourself a value of an approximate surface area that needs to be painted.
Remember, a gallon of paint typically covers 250 to 400 square feet. Keep that in mind, when deciding on how much paint you need. You’ll require more if you’re painting on top of a rough surface, or if you want to re-paint a darker house with a much lighter colour.
You may also need a more expensive primer to help with the colour transition.
Aside from the size and the materials, several other factors affect the exterior painting cost for Auckland homes. One of those factors is the cost of the paint itself. Different brands offer different price points, and you can always find something that suits your needs.
We always recommend opting for a premium quality paint to ensure a beautiful and long-lasting finish. Do not be afraid to mention your paint budget to your Superior Painters project manager, and we will be able to recommend you the option that would be perfect for you and your home!
Keep in mind that if you own an older house, you should expect a little bit more work to be done to make sure it looks its best. It’s best to leave any repairing and prepping work to the pros as they will take any precautions to do the job right the first time. Painting your house is a big decision, but it’s an investment that pays dividends down the long run. When you’re trusting your paint job to the Superior Painters team, you can rest assured that your house is in the professional and caring hands. Contact us to get a personalised quote here.
Get In Touch, Free Color Consultation. Are you looking get an estimate for your painting needs? Need help choosing your paint colours or putting together a complete exterior or interior look for your property? Then request a visit from a Superior Painter Colour Consultant.
During the color consultation, you’ll receive:
- Professional advice on color selection and design for your home
- Free on-site project appraisal based on your needs
- Plan of action/ proposal for your project
- And get all your questions answered with no obligations