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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paint bedroom ceiling

Posted 1 hour ago

Paint 4x3 bedroom ceiling I have paint already to go.

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Roof repaintinh

Posted 1 hour ago

Prepare and repaint a steel roof

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Outside painted

Posted 1 hour ago

Hi I want some quotes to paint out side of my rentals It's 2 flats it's sumit stone so been told that don't need painted just around windows well all timber parts .back wall need pained Maybe the doors and door step in carport looking tired just want it looking good . It's under a property manager.so who ever I go with will give the details to make arrangements to do the job

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7 Bahamas Key roof

Posted 2 hours ago

water blast moss removal treat or replace nails and repaint 2 coates

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Fixing a few chipped paints

Posted 4 hours ago

I want a quote for fixing a few chipped paints on an interior wall.

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Exterior House Paint

Posted 15 hours ago

Exterior House Paint 2 story House. Time frame preferably to be completed by end of Jan22 or mid Feb 22. Scaffolding will be required. 1960s wooden house.

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Interior paint required

Posted 16 hours ago

Need quote to paint 3 bedroom 1 bathroom and 1 kitchen apartment. Can share photos. Need to do before christmas

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Ceiling and doors

Posted 17 hours ago

Hi, On the off chance someone is available to do some interior spray paining next week (week 13 December). It is a new build which is 307m2. We have the roof and walls to paint with primer and the roof another 2 top coats to be done. Otherwise we have 12 doors, 3 cavity sliders, and 4 wardrobe sliders that can be done at a later date.

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Rust patch on roof

Posted 18 hours ago

A small patch of rust, by TV aerial, needs rust kill, and 2 coats of paint

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Fence Painted

Posted 19 hours ago

Hi, looking to get a quote to have 88m of 1.8m fence painted, paint/stain supplied. Cheers

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Repaint Exterior

Posted 19 hours ago

The outside of the house needs to be painted. The house is a small 1930,s home with weather boards and some wood shingles. Interior m2 is just over a 100 squares and the house is a rather standard rectangle, to help work out exterior area. Would be painted in two colours. Ideally would like it painted in Jan or early February

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Right of Way Fence Painting

Posted 20 hours ago

Hi there. I am looking for someone who can come along and paint the right hand side of our right of way fence (approx 38 metres long). We have done one side but running out of time before Xmas so if you are keen this weekend (weather dependent), we have the paint and brushes, so just need your time. Looking for someone who is super careful about keeping the paint on the fence only and not anywhere else (driveway, neighbour's property, etc). Had quotes from professional painters but way way...

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Exterior house painting

Posted 20 hours ago

Exterior house painting on 2 storey weatherboard house. Just the back of the house needs painting. It was painted 2016 but due to it being north facing the sun has really deteriorated the paintwork. It's about a 12 metre long wall.

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Painting wall and fixing trim

Posted 21 hours ago

I have two walls need to be painted. I opened gib board few weeks ago to identify and fix the water damage. Then I re-block the gib board. Works to be done: - See and verify the wall is sanded nicely enough to be painted. - Paint two walls(+ more like trim if it is required). - Fix/paint broken trims In short, I want to restore the two walls and broken trims from the attached photos. I attached photos for your reference.

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Internal paint job, area of wall & ceiling

Posted 1 day ago

Simple paint job of wall & ceiling, following removal of a section of wall. We are wanting colours to be accurately matched with what is already there as we do not have the original paint that was used.

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Interior painting

Posted 1 day ago

Need lounge, dining and kitchen painted Early January if possible .

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Painting in Hillcrest

Posted 1 day ago

We are needing 8 doors and 2 porches to be painted in early to mid January. Also part of a small room. Cheers.

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Racecourse #2

Posted 1 day ago

Painting of a recently built, Post and 3 rail fence on rural block...Approx 300m of fencing

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Painting living room and dining room and possible other work

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a reliable, fast working and quality painter to paint high ceilings in kitchen/dining as well as living room. Would need high ladders to reach, some walls and possible bathroom too. Probably 5-10 days work depending if one or two people. Ideally start asap.

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Painting existing concrete walls

Posted 1 day ago

Boundary walls need water blasting to remove old paint and new paint applied

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Recent painting & decorating reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Spray painting ceilings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Dairy Signage installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge repaint

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway Wallpaper Hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Master Painter Parnell

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior walls painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window painting, sanding & filling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repaint bathroom and top portion of bedroom walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck needs painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior painting & general handyman jobs


30th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Plaster & Paint small area of bedroom ceiling

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hinds Dairy Paint

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Top weatherboards at front of house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge plaster and paint


30th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

angelo

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Door Paining Job


29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rental kitchen repaint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Paint Windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Single wall in rental to be replaced due to mould


29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painter required urgently

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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