“What’ll it cost to paint this place?” – It’s a question I’ve answered hundreds of times over the years for folks sprucing up their beloved 2 bedroom homes. After quoting more jobs than I can count as a professional house painter in Sydney for over 10 years, I’ve broken it down to a science.
If you just want some colour revived on those dreary old walls of your single or double story 2 bedroom house, plan on investing anywhere from $1,800 to $4,000. I know, that’s quite the range! But helping create fresh interiors is as much art as science given the number of variables involved.
The wall space is the biggest factor driving cost differences. As in, how many walls do you actually want painted? And remember – that range is strictly for putting two quality coats on the wall surfaces alone. No trims, ceilings or fancy accents included in my estimate…I’ve learned to start simple with clients and add those nice-to-haves as the vision comes together.
Now before your head starts spinning on costs, let me share the secrets to making every hard earned dollar count when painting. It all comes down to prep in my book (and a decade of experience that backs me up!). Allow me to explain further as we dive into the method behind refreshing your home with a brush and roller…
Here are my tips as a professional painter on estimating the total litres of paint needed for interior walls in a 2 bedroom house:
For a standard sized 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with about 80-100 square metres of total wall space on a single story, you should prepare to purchase:
So in total, for walls throughout a 1-story, 2-bedroom house, have at least 24-30 litres of interior paint on hand.
Up that to 36 litres for dark or multi-color schemes requiring extra coats.
And remember – those estimates are strictly for wall surfaces. You’ll need more if painting ceilings, trims and doors in the process.
Here’s an estimate as a professional house painter on how long it will take to transform the interiors of a standard 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom single story home:
I know it feels disruptive having workers in your home for days. But I promise an experienced team moves efficiently from room to room to transform your tight interior within 1-2 weeks. We isolate work zones, communicate clearly, and respect your family’s space by cleaning up after ourselves each day.
Take the first step towards your dream home today. Call our lead painter, Ibby, and schedule a free onsite visit for a free no-obligation quote.
Call now, and let’s make your dream a reality!
I'm Ibby, the lead painter at Painters Parramatta. I'm not just a professional painter; I'm a passionate writer with a deep love for all things related to painting. As the proud owner of PaintersParramatta.com.au, I've dedicated my career to the art of transforming spaces and enhancing the beauty of homes and businesses in the vibrant city of Sydney, Australia. With nearly two decades of experience in the painting industry, I've left my artistic mark on countless homes and spaces. My love for painting is evident in the meticulous craftsmanship I bring to every project, creating stunning transformations that captivate the eye and enrich the soul.