Frequently Asked Questions

These numbers carry a lot of assumptions, so do contact us and we will provide a deatailed quotation.

The color consultation is absolutely free of cost

The rates vary based on the wall condition and products used. Rough cost per SFT in Mumbai for fresh painting/ re-painting/ 2-coat painting is as follows:
Luxury (Royal Luxury, Berger Silk, Berger Easy Clean): 30/ 21/ 13
Premium (e.g Apcolite, Rangoli, Nerolac Excel): 25/ 17/ 10
Basic Emulsion (e.g Tractor Emulsion, Berger Bison Acrylic Emulsion ): 20/ 13/ 8

The actual rates can easily go up and down by 20% basis the ground realities.

Tractor Emulsion by Asian Paints, Bison Super Emulsion by Berger and Beauty Smooth by Nerolac.

Textures are formed by using different color paints/ putty and spread on the wall using different shaped paddles and brushes. There are special paints, which are thicker and high on sheen, made specially for texture painting.

Distempers are Lime/ Chalk mixed with colouring pigments, glue and a solvent like water or oil. Distempers have very low life when compared to emulsions.

Stencials are a cost effective way to decorate your wallls. Stencil are pre-cut shapes which help in making a shape repeatedly on the wall. It is something that lot of modern households do it on their own as a fun family activity.

Paint Price Calculator

How much does it cost to paint my house or office? This question has probably crossed your mind at least once or twice. Are you estimating the painting budget for your new house? Or are there some cracks or dampness on your old walls - and you are wondering how much it will cost to get a fresh coat of paint?

For all cases, you will find all the info you need to budget, plan and execute your painting project on this page! The average cost of painting varies depending on the size of the project, materials, and other factors.

Do remember - painting your home is a great way to improve its appearance and value. But if you don’t know how much it costs to paint a room, you might end up spending too much. In addition, you might also miss out on cheap ways to spruce up your rooms.

Cost of painting your home or office depends on the following factors (details below):

  1. Materials - Product type & finish
  2. Materials - Product Brand
  3. Surface
  4. Surface condition
  5. Area & Accessibility
  6. Color Shades
  7. Number of Color Shades
  8. Custom Design Finishes
  9. Location
  10. Painter's skill level

A few other frequent questions you want to know:

Is Putty work really necessary?

Putty work is an absolute necessity for the first time you are getting the house painted. For the second time painting, it depends on the cracks on the walls.

Fresh-Painting vs Re-painting

The main difference between fresh painting and re-painting is the putty work. So in the overall cost, roughly 7-10 rs gets added per square feet when you are going for putty work. This is assuming that primer is used when doing re-painting. We always advise customers to use primer even in repainting it is very important. Secondly, it depends on the condition of your walls. with time walls distort and cracks appear. It is advisable to get a good putty work done before painting when that is the case. Third factor is the type of paint, the premium paints need a good plain wall for the desired look. So it is advisable to get some putty work done to wall correction before you use premium products.

Labor costs in different cities

Labour cost is going up. Where few years back the cost used to be around 500 per day it is close to 1000 per day across all the major cities. Considering the high cost of loving we can expect this to keep increasing at a rate higher than inflation in the time to come.

Pricing per sqft vs lumpsum costs - pros & cons

Strictly speaking, the cost of painting your house should not change whether you are paying on a lumpsum basis or per square feet basis, as the cost of materials and coats of paint does not change. The benefit of demanding a per square feet rate is that one can understand what is the basis of the cost. And it helps the owner better understand the exact service they are getting. It also helps in understanding what different service providers are planning to do. Professional painters always quote rates on a per square feet basis and it helps them understand their own profit and loss better, rather than getting surprised later - which can lead to disagreement between professional and owner. Square footage is an important factor, but not the only factor. When a professional gives a line-by-line quote, you can be sure that there are no surprises coming your way later and that the professional has taken a good look at the condition of the wall and ceiling and also understands the exact square footage. Freshhomez only provides pricing per square feet and mails the quotation directly to the customer as long as a valid email id is available.

Exterior painting costs

While most homes have similar paintable areas, the same cannot be said about the exteriors of the building. Depending on the type of project the paintable area can vary from few thousand to few lacs of square footage. Exterior paint also come in many varieties. Our painting calculator is built considering the quote is needed for individual houses and not large projects, where a good volume discount can be expected. Also in large projects, the contractors tend to push different types of paints, as the cost-benefit is significant. It is advisable to stay with the large brands such as Asian Paints and Berger and not look to save on the material cost by adopting a less known brand. For large projects, big brands also offer special pricing. Also, there are cases where contractors get old paints at discounted rates and use it on large projects, so ensure you have good fresh paint for the desired result from the paint job.

Benefits of using Paint Cost Calculator

Unlike texture paints where there is a big price difference depending on the design, the wall paint market has standard prices. So as a user of the calculator, you can understand the rough cost of your painting project. We have also bifurcated repainting vs fresh paint projects. We have also added different cities to account for changes in labor costs and material costs in that geography. We have also tried to cover the most popular water-based paints and oil-based paints offered by major brands like Asian Paints, Berger, Nerolac, Nippon Paint, Dulux Paints.

How to use the budget estimate

There are many paint calculator offered by many brands which are good at computing the house painting cost. We offer an advanced calculator, which takes into account wide range of factors like city, finish and existing wall condition to derive a rough estimate. A perfect finish or a smooth finish does not depend only on the product used but also on the process followed, so it is important that you hire the right partner, who does not cut corner and do the necessary work for a long-lasting paint job along with perfect finish.

What is the average cost to paint a room?How much would it cost to paint a 1600 sqft house?How much would it cost to paint a 5000 sqft house?How much would it cost to have a living room painted?

There are so many factors that influence the answer to this question. Note that we provide professional painting services across multiple Indian cities and below is an honest attempt at providing numbers that will be close to actual cost. Be aware that by cutting corners, using old/ mixed paints, many elements works for even lower rates.

Important points to note

  1. Prices vary 15% up and down easily based on multiple factors
  2. One can expect higher discounts with larger houses, as there are cost savings in larger projects
  3. The area to carpet area factor is an assumption and varies between 1.5x to 3x depending on the size of the room. E.g if a 1BHK is built on a 1,000 sft carpet area vs a 2BHK, the 2BHK will have more walls and so more wall area, so needs more paint.

How-to save money while painting your home? How not to save money while painting your home?

Yes, this is a very important question. One way to save money is to get your overall budget down. There are many ways.

  1. Choose the right paint type for your need: So if you use distemper paint instead of enamel paint, the budget will obviously reduce. So choose the right product by understanding what you need. Always check for the lifeline of the product you are planning to use.
  2. Purchase from a known supplier: Paint supplies like many products in India is a tricky business. Old and spurious products can really affect the look and feel of your walls in long term and lead to the need for repainting well within time. So try to stick with professional vendors such as FreshHomez.
  3. Type of Finish: As a general rule of thumb - a shiny finish lasts longer and needs better wall preparation and will be costlier. So Matte finish will be cheaper than satin finish in most of the cases. That is why most house owners think of finish for ceiling choose a matte finish.
  4. Colour combinations: Red and shades of red are costly, similarly darker colors are costly. So check for price range when you are choosing a painting service vendor and also check the painting charges variation with different colors.