Colour changes any room. For example, your kitchen with a powerful accent colour like olive green. Or your bedroom with a calming blue. Or the children's room with a cheerful yellow. Let your imagination run wild and talk to a painter about your ideas. Even if you only want to freshen up one room or your whole house or flat. To give you an idea of what it might cost, we have compiled the costs for the most common painting jobs. Important: All values are only guidelines. If you want to know more, contact certified painters in your region and compare their offers.
Once a year, you can paint a wall in the children's room because your children have painted it with wax crayons. You should leave all other painting work to professionals. On the one hand, painting and wallpapering are more difficult and strenuous than you might think. For example, if the rooms are very high or the walls are covered with wood. On the other hand, it looks better if a professional has painted or wallpapered. There are also cases where you should keep your hands off the brush or wallpaper brush: Efflorescence on brickwork, humidity damage, open joints or wallpaper cracks. Painters do not simply paint and wallpaper, they apply special paints or coatings, professionally seal joints and carry out corrosion or fire protection measures.
In Switzerland, the costs for painting work are calculated according to time spent in hours or according to area in square metres. Almost all painters charge by surface. Inside and for ceilings according to the floor surface, outside according to the facade surface. Quotations for painter work in the house are usually for 2.50 to 3 metres of room height. Additional tasks such as painting a smoker's flat or filling and patching large cracks are charged with a percentage surcharge or usually on a time and material basis. The hourly rate for good painters is between 60 and 100 francs, depending on the region. The cheapest offer is not always the best offer. Therefore, compare all offers carefully.
Painting ceilings or walls is the most common job for painters. Painting work in the home has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Or shorter if you have small children, pets or smoke at home. Most painters charge by floor area and scale their prices for walls and ceiling by room size:
The costs also depend on the substrate and the colour. Most painters offer standard colours such as pure white (RAL 9010). Other colours are usually more expensive. In addition, a wall may need to be painted a second time, for example when changing colour from dark to light. Window sills, window frames, radiators, doors or door frames cost extra.
Wallpaper also has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. The professional removal of old wallpaper is time-consuming. If you don't take enough time, you can damage the wall. Removing the old wallpaper and wallpapering the wall with new woodchip wallpaper is also charged by the floor area:
When a room is wallpapered for the first time and the painter does not have to remove any wallpaper, his workload decreases. If you want a different wallpaper than the standard woodchip wallpaper, the material costs increase. Again, you pay extra to paint window sills, window frames, radiators, doors or door frames.
If you have the rooms painted, you should consider having the windows and doors painted opaque with varnish or stain at the same time. Especially if they are exposed to heat, cold, rain or sun. The control should be every five years when exposed to strong weather conditions or at the latest as soon as the paint is cracked or flaking. Otherwise humidity will penetrate into the wood. Then fungi will thrive and the wood will rot.
Heaters or radiators with a grey haze are just one detail. But one that can be a huge annoyance when the room has been repainted and has a fresh shine. So have them painted or sprayed at the same time. Calculate with plus/minus 60 Swiss francs for each standard-sized radiator.
In addition to the classic painting work such as painting or wallpapering, there is additional work depending on the job, object or condition:
The house facade is exposed to wind and weather. If it is still in good shape and has been insulated for energy efficiency, but no longer looks as nice, you can have it painted or varnished or glazed. Calculate with plus/minus 27 Swiss francs per square metre for priming and simple painting for old buildings or with plus/minus 25 Swiss francs per square metre for new buildings, because your facade does not have to be high-pressure cleaned. The wooden soffit costs about ten percent more for new and old buildings. In addition, there are the costs of preparing the facade (about 500 francs), mixing the colour shades (about 100 francs), as well as scaffolding fees, scaffolding rental and the costs of erecting and dismantling the scaffolding. For larger projects such as a house facade, be sure to obtain and compare several offers. Pay particular attention to the costs for the scaffolding.