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Roof Painting Costs in Australia


In Australia, the average costs of a qualified roof painter’s services are around $40/hr. The costs of materials and paint are not included in this sum. Depending on different aspects of the project, a roof painting professional can charge anywhere between $30/hr and $55/hr.

While any roof painter will be able to offer you an estimate quote, the actual costs of your project will be determined after the specialist makes a thorough inspection. After the inspection, the painter will take different aspects into account in order to offer you an accurate price.

The most common factors that affect the final costs of roof painting are:


1. The size of the roof


The size of the roof is one of the first things that roofing painters will enquire about before offering you a quote. It is quite obvious that roofs come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. So, when it comes to painting a roof, a large area will most likely mean a higher cost. The specialist will also need to use more materials for a large roof than for a smaller one.


2. The materials used


Painting a roof can be quite a complex project. The main role of the roof is to protect the interior of the home, which is why it will be exposed to a wide range of elements like rain or snow. Any professional painter will recommend choosing high-quality paints that are more resistant and look good for a longer time. High-quality paints and materials are more expensive and using them will impact the final costs of the project.

Make sure that you are informed about the different roof paint costs before choosing what to use. You should only use high-quality roof tile paint if you want it to stand the test of time.


3. Cleaning and repairing the roof 


It is important to know that the process of painting a roof is not always a straightforward job. Sometimes, there are different things that need to be prepared, before the painter will be able to start the actual painting.

In order to make sure that the coat of paint will be applied evenly and easily, a professional roofing painter will use high-pressure equipment to clean the roof. Cleaning the roof before painting it is an extremely important step because the paint will not adhere to a dirty surface.

Sometimes, the roof painter will also deal with minor roof repairs like replacing broken tiles. If somehow, your roof will require extensive repairs, you should hire a professional roofer.


How much does painting a roof cost in different parts of Australia?


Queensland has some of the lowest roof painting costs in the country. So here, a professional roof painter will charge between $30 and $40 per hour. In Victoria, the rates are a bit higher, the average being around $40. New South Wales has some of the highest roof painting rates in the country, the average being $45 per hour.

It is important to remember that painting the roof is a job that should be done by qualified and licenced tradesmen. By using Bricks+Agent, you will find the best roof painting professionals in your area to help you with your project.

If you want to find a qualified roof painter simply list your project or job on Bricks+Agent for free. Get at least three fully itemised quotes before you commit to hiring anyone (to compare price and level of service), and ask for references that you can follow up.

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Topics: Property Services, Tradie Advice

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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