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Sydney - cost of externally painting a wooden house

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Gockie, 6th Nov, 2015.

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How much would you pay to have your house painted externally

  1. PPOR <3k

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  2. PPOR <5k

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  3. PPOR <8k

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  4. PPOR <=10k

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  5. PPOR >10k

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  6. IP <3k

    50.0%
  7. IP <5k

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  8. IP <8k

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  10. IP >10k

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hi,
    I've been having a debate with a friend who reckons people near him are paying 10k and upwards for externally painting their new houses with some timber. And these painters are only painting 1 day a week ("too much demand"?)

    I think they would be getting ripped off...
    He lives in Eastwood - close to Epping. So the properties I suppose are 1.5mill - $1.8mill or so.
    Not a typical IP...
    Anyway if I could consistently be paid 10k to paint houses...
    I'd change career.
    So.... assuming its a 3/2/2, how much would you pay to have your house externally painted? Exclude the roof for the sake of the argument.

    Yes I know it can be relative to the value of the house but I still think the home owners, at 10k, are overpaying.
     
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  2. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    You realise painting is more than just a paint brush / roller right?
    There is a crap load of prep work that needs to happen.
    Especially when the wood is all worn out, etc.

    For me, even painting internal, more time is spent on prep (eg filler, sanding, etc) than painting itself.

    So price is really dependent on condition.
     
  3. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    Painting is 90% preparation
     
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  4. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    My friend mentioned "new build". So no old bad paint to deal with.
     
  5. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    @Gockie sorry, didnt see that mentioned in your original post. Should probably update your poll to include the word "new"
     
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  6. Scott No Mates

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  7. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Agree. Post updated.