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Costs of home painting can rapidly scale up if not controlled. Learn how you can save with the handy tips in this article.

If painting your home has been on your mind lately, you’ve probably already done some research in terms of colours and paints for your home walls and the painting services available. But as with anyone who is thinking of house painting, the cost of painting a house is likely to be on top of your mind.

Fortunately, with careful planning, you can keep the house painting estimates within your budget. Here are some smart tips to consider so you can keep the painting costs under control:

Tip 1: Calculate wall space

Measure the wall area that needs to be painted and use a paint calculator (like this one from Berger Paints) to figure out how much paint will be required for the painting project. If more quantity of paint is required, consider buying in bulk to save more money.

Tip 2: Hire a professional painting service

There’s a famous quote in the painting industry that says, “would you rather pay 20% more or have to repaint again?”. To think of it, most people would rather go for the cheapest painting service available in the hope of saving a few rupees.. But if the paint quote is too low, it will force the painter to cut corners and compromise. Moreover, it is likely to offer no guarantee. So if you are not satisfied, it would only mean repainting and that would double the painting cost.

It is far wiser to hire a professional painting service like Berger Express Painting. The experts use a digital laser meter to measure the painting area and give you an accurate quotation. They offer a professional painting service that is guaranteed to give you value for your money.

Tip 3: Finalise the scope of the job

Before starting the painting service, discuss and finalise the scope of the painting work. You may decide to not paint areas that are still looking good or that are not visible at all, like closet interiors. Once finalized, stick to it to avoid budget overruns.

Tip 4: Invest in quality paints

Saving money on house painting by compromising on the quality of the materials may seem like a good idea. But low-quality paints come at a cost – shorter life, poorer finish, less opacity etc. Look for paints in the right price range that offer function as well as aesthetic properties.

Tip 5: Consider the paint properties

The price of the paint will differ depending on the properties like Washability, scrub resistance, dust or fungal resistance, anti-rust properties etc. Do some research on the environment and weather conditions in the area you live in and choose the paint properties most important to you.

Tip 6: Use colours smartly

If you re-paint using a similar colour palette, you may get away with using one or two coats of paint, provided the wall surface is in a good condition. Avoid using very deep and dark colours for walls or use them for trimmings or accents. Deep red, orange or yellow might require more than two coats to cover well, so if you choose to use them, opt for high-quality paints like Berger Silk Glamour to get the job done in fewer coats.

If painting the entire house, consider using the same colour in different rooms. This will give the house a cohesive look and allow you to buy paints in bulk, helping you to save on costs.

Tip 7: Don’t wait too long before repainting

Don’t wait until you see peeling or flaking paint to consider repainting. The more wear and tear the wall has, the more time will be required to prep and repair the surface, which will affect the final painting quote.


At the end of the day, saving money on your painting project is about finding value. If you’re looking for long term value for your money, make the quality and professional service a priority.

If you’re wondering how much professional painters cost, speak to our Express Painting experts about your painting requirements for a consultation and quotation. To get in touch, SMS ‘XP’ to 56767 or click here and fill in the contact form:

2 Replies to “On A Budget? Save Money With These Painting Tips”

  1. Karthik says: November 16, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Like to paint an exterior cement wall fountain area for 300 sq feet. Please give suggestions and cost.

    1. admin says: November 18, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you for getting in touch with us. We have received your contact details. Someone from our team will get in touch with you for your assistance.

      Berger Paints India.

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