Mastering the Art of Industrial Spray Painting: Techniques, Equipment, and Safety Measures

Typically, spray painting costs between $14 and $28 per square metre. However, this is highly arbitrary due to the job’s complexity and location. Depending on the professional, the hourly rate can range from $35 to $75.

What Determines Spray Painting Prices?

Spray painting is a significant investment that requires research before starting, just like any other home improvement. Before providing a quote, a qualified spray painter will need to inspect your property because a number of variables could affect the cost. Including:

The Surface

The condition of the surface you’re planning to spray paint on affects the final price. For instance, concrete surfaces may have grime or dirt that requires pressure washing to remove, ready for spray painting. Additionally, gloss surfaces typically cost more than other alternatives. 

Preparation Required

The amount of preparation work required affects the spray painting cost as it adds time and effort to the job. For example, smooth surfaces may require extra preparation to thicken the foundation so spray paint can be applied.


Following on from preparation, the actual condition of the wall will impact whether spray painting will cost more due to additional time and effort becoming necessary for repairs. 

Colour Choice 

Your colour choices may affect a painter’s quote, as selecting two or more colours means adjoining surfaces require masking and more attention to detail. 

Size of the Job

Obviously, the size of the job will impact the price. Typically the more area you are covering, the more it will cost you. However, it is worth knowing that some small jobs may have extra costs to compensate for the travel/setup and time taken out of their day. 


High ceilings or roofs may cost more due to the need for increased safety requirements such as harnesses, ropes, and ladders. Typically it will also take a bit longer to carry out the task. 


Complex jobs may cost more due to the added skill and time necessary to apply the spray paint. For example, a Victorian home has many fine details that require extra attention and effort for the intricate details. 


Cabinetry doors and drawers in a kitchen need to be thoroughly sanded, which will cost an additional fee. 

To avoid any unexpected costs arising during or after your job, we recommend accounting for all of these factors when speaking with your prospective spray painting professional. A good spray painter will ask about these factors and account for them in the quote accordingly. 

When Should You Hire a Spray Painter?

Spray painting is a great option when covering a large area as it applies and dries faster than most paints. Working brilliantly on both your interior and exterior home improvements, it’s also optimal for carrying out any trim work or claddings on your exterior. 

Spray paint can be applied to your kitchen/bathroom cabinets or any doors to provide a stunningly smooth finish (in both matte and gloss). You can even design and carry out a beautiful feature wall with spray painting! Roofing is not off limits, though it will require proper cleaning and possible repair work (note that specific roof paint will be required). 

Providing a pleasing alternative to the brush and roller strokes and dimples, spray paint is perfect against rough surfaces as it pierces the surface. The end result will be a visually appealing design for your home or property.

Can I Spray Paint Myself? — DIY

Simply put, we would not encourage taking on a large spray painting job yourself. Spray painting is best left to the experts as amateurs who attempt the task more often than not will achieve sub-par results. Spray painters have to mask surrounding areas to ensure there are no unsightly crossovers. Additionally, professionals have special equipment that DIYers do not have access to. 

To learn more, get in touch with local painters today.

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