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What Affects the Cost to Paint a House in NZ?

There are several factors that will affect the cost of painting a house. These include:

The size of the house:

Larger houses will obviously take longer to paint and will therefore be more expensive.

The condition of the house:

If the house is in need of repairs (e.g. cracks in the walls, flaking paint, etc.), these will need to be addressed before painting can begin. This will obviously add to the overall cost.

The type of paint:

There are many different types of paint on the market, and some are more expensive than others. If you’re looking for a high-quality paint job, you’ll need to use high-quality paint, and the job will possibly require additional preparation – which will obviously be more expensive.

The number of coats:

The number of coats required will also affect the cost to paint a house in NZ. Generally speaking, two coats are sufficient, but in some cases (e.g. difficult-to-cover colours), three coats may be necessary.

Any special finishes:

If you want or need any special finishes (e.g. textured walls), this will also add to the overall cost

Labour costs:

The hourly rate charged by painters will vary depending on their level of experience and expertise. Obviously, more experienced painters will charge more per hour than those who are just starting out

It costs $8000-$12000 + GST to paint a house in NZ

As you can see, there are many factors that affect the cost to paint a house in NZ. However, as a general rule of thumb, you should expect to pay between $8,000 and $12,000 for a standard three-bedroom house. Of course, if your house is larger or requires additional work (e..g repairs, additional prep work, is two-storied, or required special finishes, etc.), the price will be higher. Hopefully, this article has given you a better understanding of the cost of painting a house so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with your project. If this price bracket is within your budget, the best way forward is to get a quote. 

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