Are you moving into a new flat and need to have your old flat painted to get the full deposit back from your landlord? The paint is peeling or looks dirty? You are renovating your house and want to ask your painters in Dubai to give it new colours? You're probably wondering how much it will cost. The experts at SB painting, the leading online marketplace for painting services in Dubai, have put together this guide to help you understand the prices for various painting services.

What do painting services in Dubai involve?

As part of the service, the walls are wiped down to make them dust-free.
The painting company in Dubai will fill all the cracks in the walls.
All holes are sealed
The walls are painted with two coats of paint. 
Factors that determine the cost of painting work: 
The cost of painting your house in Dubai depends on the following factors: 

Labour: the cost of painting work depends not only on the number of painters required but also on how many days it takes to complete the work.  
Equipment and transport: Other factors to consider are equipment and tools such as ladders and brushes, materials, wall primer, paint buckets, and transport costs. 
The cost of the paint: It depends on the brand. The above prices include the cost of white or cream paint. The painting services we offer use high-quality paints such as Dulux or Jotun. If you have a colour other than white or off-white in mind, you can add that to your request as well. However, if you would like to have one or two walls painted in a different colour, the cost of purchasing the paint and a small transport fee of AED 25 for transporting the paint to your home will be added to your bill. If you wish to purchase the paint yourself, you will be given an individual price. 
A number of coats: Another factor that affects the cost of painting work is the number of coats of paint required for the job. The more coats, the more paint is used and the higher the cost. Generally, two coats of paint will be applied to your walls when you book a painting service through ServiceMarket.   

How long does it take to paint a house? 

The time it takes to paint a house depends on several factors. It goes without saying that the bigger your house, the longer the job will take. If the ceilings also need to be painted, the time required is higher. The condition of your home also plays a role, because if your walls have a lot of holes or rough spots, or if there is dampness or damage from leaking water, then these problems will also need to be fixed. If your home is furnished, painting contractors will also take care of protecting your furniture during the process. If you need to change the colour from a darker to a lighter shade, more coats of paint will be required, which in turn will take more time. An empty one-bedroom flat can usually be painted in one day.  

The cost of a move-out paint job

If you live in a rented house and move to another, your lease may require you to restore the house to its original condition. This means you may have to repaint your old home to get your deposit back in full from the landlord. The cost of this depends on the size of the flat:

You can have a studio flat painted white or off-white for as little as AED 550.
For a one-bedroom flat, you can expect to pay between AED 750 and AED 850.
If you also want to have your ceilings painted, there is an additional cost of AED 125+ per ceiling.
The cost of painting is only one or two walls.
You also have the option of having just a few walls painted in your home. This usually costs:

AED 300 + VAT for one wall
AED 450 + VAT for two walls
AED 600 + VAT for three walls
AED 750 + VAT for four walls
To get customised prices, inform your painting contractor in Dubai about the number of walls to be painted, the size of each wall and whether you want the paint to be brought as part of the service.

The cost of painting just a few rooms
If only a few rooms in your home need painting, you can expect the cost to be around AED 450 per room. However, the exact cost will depend on the size of the room and whether you want the painters to bring the paint.

How often will you need painting services in Dubai?
This depends on the quality of the paint and the painting service you hired the last time you painted your flat.