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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering painting & decorating related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Painters and Decorators - What They Do and How to Find a Good One

Posted 28/06/18

Hiring a quality painter can feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to a big project. But it needn't be.... There's a key step right at the beginning that can almost guarantee finding the perfect painter/decorator for your job, and that's carrying out detailed research on an

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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic and o

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Latest painting & decorating case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with our Builderscrack women in trade to hear their stories. Here, we feature Sam Cotton of S & B Painters and Decorators.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Sleek Splashback Completes Kitchen and Laundry Reno

Read about a sleek splashback project for a kitchen and laundry with one of our tradies. Also get advice for your next tiling work.

Dogstruction Calls for Repairs to Walls, Skirting and Doors

A homeowner shares her experience with repairs to walls, skirting and doors because of her puppy’s teething, causing a dogstruction.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A homeowner shares how a tradie from Builderscrack helped her update the colour of her metal garage door from bland blue to striking ebony.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Painters & Decorators on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Immediate start in central Karori

Posted 6 hours ago

Timber storage unit, 2× steps , handrails, masonry & some interior touch ups needed on a new build, ready now. Ground level, no scaffolding. Potential for further work with upstairs storey in January, Inc exterior & interior post double glazing. Reliable, experienced, quality tradesmen only please.

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Painting - Lounge and Kitchen

Posted 9 hours ago

We need a painter to paint our lounge and kitchen. Undercoat has been done, apart from skirting and window frames. Wanting someone available ASAP for this.

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Wallpaper hanging - small job

Posted 12 hours ago

Two rolls of paper to hang, very easy paper with no pattern matching. One window in the middle of the wall.

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Two story town house roof painting

Posted 12 hours ago

Ideally supply own cherry picker scaffold for painting a roof which is 5m off the ground.

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Paint Family Area, possibly bedrooms, door frames

Posted 14 hours ago

Quote to paint family area. Quote to paint master + Guest rooms Quote to paint door frames

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Exterior and roof of house and garage to paint

Posted 14 hours ago

Weatherboard house exterior of house to paint. Coloursteel roof to also paint. Galvenised iron on garage exterior walls to paint. Corregated iron on roof of garage also needs painting. May be some loose weather boards that need fixing also. The timber fascia also needs refixing. On westdale Road

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Mini workshops exterior re-paint

Posted 15 hours ago

We have 4 small (~50sqm each) workshop buildings that are currently painted black with white wooden window frames. We're looking for someone to provide a fresh lick of paint to these buildings to freshen them up. We also have a 5th small building that we'd like the corrugated iron roof painted too. This is also a small circa 50sqm building.

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Bathroom painting

Posted 18 hours ago

I need to refresh my bathroom - paintings- with good professional standard ( preparation, undercoat and final painting ( ceiling and walls) , size approximately 2.5x3 m . Please give me your hourly rate ( with materials) , and the time when you are available to start. I hope next week starting Level 3 Regards Vik mob nb ...

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Small laundry painting job

Posted 19 hours ago

Renovating my small laundry so needs a complete paint job. One patch of wall has the existing paint coming off and the sill needs sanding back/some filling work. Small room and seems pretty simple

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Painting hallway and a couple of interior bedrooms

Posted 21 hours ago

Interior house painting, a hallway and a couple of bedrooms including an upstairs area. PLUS a few touch ups here and there. May include a few inside windows. Will ask for a quote to paint outside windows as a seperate job.

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Paint interior 3 bedroom house

Posted 1 day ago

Paint whole interior new gib 3 bdrm with sunroom

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Tradies needed

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a contract painter Immediate start have tools and vehicle

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Remove Wallpaper.

Posted 1 day ago

The job is a small job to remove some existing wallpaper from the gib board walls. We are good payers and will pay immediately on job completion. Thank you for considering our job. Matt Thompson.

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2 bedroom house

Posted 1 day ago

2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and hallway, walls and ceilings. Paint will be provided, preparation work will be done. Paint has already been purchased. This is a rental property which is empty presently and will be re tenanted on Oct 15th.

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Exterior painting/staining

Posted 1 day ago

Exterior painting of areas that I have been unable to reach. The sides of two plaster dormers at the front of the house, two dormers above the garage, staining of cedar at the front of the house and painting of butyl on one dormer above the garage. The dormers above the garage have cracks in the plaster however these only require minor repairs. I have used Resene X200 membrane on the plaster dormers. I can supply the paint required ( Resene) Scaffolding will be required for the front of th...

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Interior job - bedrooms, hall and bathroom

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we need three medium sized bedrooms painted, a hall way, and a small bathroom. ASAP on a property that will be going to market in November 2021.

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Internal wood panelling painting job

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there! We have interior wooden paneling in our entrance which includes a stairway and in our kitchen. We’d just like it painted in a white colour. We’d even like a ballpark quote if possible.

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Interior painting

Posted 2 days ago

I would like my bathroom and separate toilet painted - walls and ceilings please

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House catch up painting

Posted 2 days ago

Couple of bedrooms, master bedroom and shower needs painting

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Good Roof Painting

Posted 2 days ago

I live in an 80sqm house built in 1980 that has a corrugated iron roof with only two sloped sides. The corrugated iron looks to be in good condition, no rust, no leaks as far as i can tell, just really faded green paint and gables that are in big need of a makeover. I was hoping to have this done before summer before the heat comes along. There is also a separate 20sqm garage that I share with my neighbour - just one side of that needs doing. That has one 1000 x 4000mm clear light that needs r...

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Recent painting & decorating reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Cabin Paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-painting Aluminium Exterior Joinery - House Lot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shop frontage and internal feature wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Double bedroom painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painting interior - hallway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib repair and Paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painting (internal)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

26Ashwood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling Paint only

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom finish off

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden Fence paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

George street - roof paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal walls and ceilings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

The Garden Room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Feature wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

111m2 single story house to be painted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

External House Paint Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

stain wood around garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Painting banister

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior house paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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