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How much does it cost to paint a weatherboard house in Melbourne?

Jun 25, 2024

Weatherboard homes are some of Melbourne's most cherished houses. However, in the long run, it does require maintenance. 

Common factors that affect the cost to paint weatherboard house exterior include:

If your house hasn't been inspected for a long time, there is a chance that the timber's condition might have deteriorated with time. Many weatherboard homes need timber repairs from carpenters to replace weatherboards that are rotten or damaged before painting the home, which adds up to the overall expense.

Some of the other factors include:

  1. Preparation time: Different weatherboard homes require different amounts of preparation. Homes that haven’t been maintained for a long time will need more prep work, which increases the cost.

  2. House size: The cost will depend on whether the house is single-storey, double-storey or triple-storey.

  3. Accessibility: The need for scaffolding or harness access can affect the price.

  4. Timber repairs: Homes with damaged or rotten timber may need repairs or replacements, which adds to the cost.

  5. Number of colours: The more colours used in painting the house, the higher will be the cost.

  6. Additional structures: Features like front fences, carports, verandas or pergolas can also affect the price.

Signs suggesting your weatherboards need repainting, repairs or replacement

Here are some clear signs that indicate it’s time to repaint, repair or replace your home's weatherboards:

  1. Peeling of paint: If the paint is peeling or chipping, it’s time to repaint. If you leave it untreated, it will only get worse with exposure to external elements.

  2. Fading colour: Sun exposure can cause the paint to fade and make it look patchy. Experts can smooth out the patches and refresh the colour using industry-standard equipment.

  3. Timber rot: This is a serious issue that requires immediate attention. Get it replaced or repaired, followed by application of fresh paint to protect the timber from decay.

Process followed by Victoria Master Painting expert to prepare for weatherboard painting.

The key to painting a weatherboard home is in the preparation. Common problems with weatherboard houses include chipping, rotting and fading paint. Melbourne's harsh climate can also damage the timber. At Victoria Master Painting, we offer high-quality exterior paint for weatherboards, as well as weatherboard replacement and repair of damaged timber. Our painting projects ensure that weatherboards last up to 10 years. We use paints that can withstand seawater exposure for weatherboard houses near the sea. 

Here's an overview of the process we follow:

  1. Assessing Paint Quality: We cut an X into the paint on the weatherboard with a sharp blade and cover it with tape. If the paint comes off completely when the tape is removed, it means the paint is unsound and needs to be fully removed.

  2. Lead Paint Removal: For older homes that may have lead-based paint, our team safely removes it.

Then, we follow the below steps to paint weatherboard houses:

  1. Pressure Wash: It removes all dirt, mould and flaking paint.

  2. Sand and Scrape: Remove any flaking, blistering and bubbling paint by sanding, scraping and burning it off.

  3. Timber Repair: Identify and replace any rotting timber.

  4. Power Sanding: Smooth all surfaces with orbital sanding machines.

  5. Fill Gaps: Fill all gaps, cracks and imperfections, even the ones you can't see.

  6. Priming: Prime all bare timber and fillers thoroughly.

Upon preparing your home for painting, our expert painters are ready to paint!

Why should you choose Victoria Master Painting for your weatherboard home painting services?

With over 25 years of experience in weatherboard home painting services, we are Melbourne homeowner's most preferred choice for weatherboard painting solutions.

There are many exterior colour schemes for weatherboard houses to choose from. A coat of high-quality paint on weatherboards not only enhances your house's look but also protects the timber from damage caused by harsh weather.

Here's why you should choose our experienced painters for weatherboard painting:

  • Expertise in painting Melbourne homes.
  • Detailed and careful work process with reduced mess.
  • Use of industry-standard equipment to minimise dust.
  • Use of high-quality paint with the correct number of coats for a smooth finish.
  • A wide range of industry-tested exterior paints are available in various colours and finishes.
  • 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Apart from weatherboard home painting services, we also offer:

  1. Commercial interior and exterior painting
  2. Residential interior and exterior painting
  3. Carpentry services
  4. Caulking and sealing services

To learn more about our expert solutions, contact us on 0435 754 330  or write to us on [email protected].

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