How much do painting services cost in New Zealand

How much do painting services cost in New Zealand?

Painters offer a wide variety of services beyond simply painting interiors, sprucing up fences, and coloring sidings.  But, because not many people are aware of this, it can be quite tough to string together a proper budget to hire a painting company.

As a means of helping you with this task, we’ve put together a collection of price estimates for basic painting services.  We’ve also taken the liberty of preparing some additional references pertaining to home improvement services, renovations, household repairs, and more.

Breaking Down the Cost of Painting Company Offerings

Breaking Down the Cost of Painting Company Offerings


Most folks that seek out the services of a painting company do so to have their home or commercial building painted.  The exact cost of this particular service will usually depend on the amount of area that needs to be painted.

Other factors can come into play such as the specific paint being used and the tools required, but the overall area is often the biggest thing to keep in mind.  It’s worth noting that larger surface areas tend to come with cheaper per square meter fees for fairer pricing.

On average, most kiwis will spend between $250 and $400 per day on painting.  To make things a bit easier, we’ve also compiled some price estimates for homes of varying sizes:

Household sizePrice
2 Bedroom House$2,500 - $3,500
3 Bedroom House$3,500 to $5,000
4 Bedroom House$5,000 to $7,000
5 Bedroom House$7,000 to $9,000


Staining services involve cleaning and refinishing wooden structures and furniture that have suffered sun bleaching and water stains.  As is the case with painting, the cost of staining services depends largely on the area that needs to be covered.

From what we can gather the average cost of staining a deck or patio is between $10 and $15 per sqm.  Now, given other factors such as labor requirements and time, this cost can rise or fall by a few hundred dollars.

Because of this, it is not uncommon for a deck with an area of 100 sqm to carry a staining cost of roughly $2000.

Drywall Repair

Since some workspaces will require considerable preparation, most painting companies also offer some type of drywall repair service.  The average cost of drywall repairs is usually between $35 to $55 per sqm with labor-intensive jobs residing on the higher end of the cost spectrum.

As a more accurate means of price estimation, we’ve pulled together yet another table of drywall repair fees for rooms of varying sizes:

Room SizePrice Range
Plaster a Small Room$1,110 – $2,000
Plaster a Medium Room$1,600 – $2,400
Plaster a Large Room$1,900 – $3,200
Plaster Small Ceiling$800 – $1,100
Plaster Medium Ceiling$800 – $1,500
Plaster Large Ceiling$800 – $1,900

Now that we’ve gone over the cost of some common painting company services, you should have an easier time making a proper budget for your next project.  We sincerely hope this article and the resources in it can be of some use to you