Your Frequently Asked Painting Questions, Answered

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General Info

  • Do you have insurance and licences for industrial painting projects?

    Yes, we do. Every member of ROCHELE®’s professional Brisbane industrial paint team is fully insured and licensed for all your industrial painting needs. We have public liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, and professional indemnity insurance to cover any potential risks or damages that may occur during the painting work. We also have all the necessary licences and permits to perform industrial painting work in South East Queensland, such as QBCC licence, Dulux accreditation, and Master Painters membership.

  • Do you offer a colour consultation for your painting projects?

    Yes, we offer colour consultation for our painting projects. Our colour consultants are experts in choosing the right finishes for your home or business. They will visit your site and provide you with a personalised colour scheme that suits your style, budget, and environment. They can also provide you with colour samples and a digital preview of how your project will look. As part of our services, ROCHELE® also prepares a surface by sanding/scraping it back to a hard surface. This helps to preserve and refresh your house interior or business exterior at the source.

  • What kind of paint does ROCHELE® use?

    ROCHELE® exclusively uses high-quality paint products from reputable brands, such as Dulux, Taubmans, and Wattyl. If requested, our painting tradesmen can use eco-friendly and low-VOC paints that are better for the environment and your health. We can advise you on the best type of product for your paint job, based on your preferences, budget, and the surface to be painted. We can also help you choose the right colour and finish for your project, using our colour consultation service.

  • Does painting the interior house add value?

    Of course. Paint is considered a protective coating as well as aesthetic so when your interior is freshly painted it brings it back to new. At ROCHELE®, we often see houses that have previously failed to sell get snapped up after a fresh coat. That’s the power of a great first impression.

  • Can I get a colour consultation for interior house painting?


  • Will I need a consultation?

    To have your commercial property painted you will need to have one of our experienced estimators come to your property to provide a quote. They can consult you on the exact areas that they think should be painted as well as be guided by you on what you are wanting to achieve from your paint job

  • How powerful is a pressure wash?

    Water is pressurised to different levels so it can be very powerfull and can damage surfaces if not done correctly

  • What’s the diference between power washing and pressure washing

    Power washing is heated where as pressure washing is not heated

  • What is the difference between interior design and interior decorating?

    Interior design is specifically for layout and design of an interior where as decorating is to do with styling a property

  • How often should the interior of a house be painted?

    We say approximately ever 5-6 years however, some interiors get more use than others so use your discretion. It is best to stay on top of the painting rather than wait until the paint is worse for wear.

  • Why do I need a colour consultation?

    Sometimes it is hard to visualise what a colour would look like once painted on your property. A colour consultant is a professional in their field and they know what would suit your style of property

  • What are the different types of plastering?

    There are two types of plastering – drywall and plasterboard

Painting Service

  • What kind of paint and materials do you use for commercial and industrial painting projects?

    For every industrial painting job, ROCHELE® uses only high-quality paint and materials. Our brands include Dulux, Taubmans, and Wattyl, which are durable, eco-friendly, and suitable for different industrial surfaces and environments. We also use professional tools and equipment, such as brushes, rollers, sprayers, ladders, and scaffolds, to ensure a smooth and flawless finish. ROCHELE® follows the industry standards and best practices for industrial painting projects and ensures that the paint and materials are applied correctly and safely.

  • What are the types of industrial structures and equipment that you can paint?

    We can paint any type of industrial structure and equipment, such as:

    – Factories, warehouses, and workshops
    – Tanks, pipelines, and silos
    – Fences, gates, and railings
    – Roofs, gutters, and walls

    We also offer epoxy floor coatings, line markings and rust treatment procedures to ensure that your factory or warehouse is left in the best condition possible.

  • What are the safety standards and regulations that you follow when painting industrial facilities?

    ROCHELE® follows the highest safety standards and regulations for industrial painting jobs. Our team of Brisbane industrial painters are trained and certified to work safely and efficiently on any type of industrial site, including working at heights, confined spaces, and hazardous areas. We also have a comprehensive safety management system that covers risk assessment, hazard identification, incident reporting, and emergency response. Every member of the ROCHELE® on-site team will comply with all the relevant Australian standards, codes of practice, and legislation for industrial painting projects.

  • How long will it take to complete my school painting project?

    The duration of your school painting project will depend on several factors, such as the size and condition of your school, the complexity and design of the painting work. ROCHELE® will work with you to schedule the painting work at a time that suits you and minimises the disruption to your school activities. We will also keep you updated on the progress of the painting work and ensure that it is completed on time and within budget.

  • What are the benefits of painting my school?

    Painting your school can have many benefits for your students, staff, and community, such as:

    – Improving the aesthetic appeal and professional image of your school
    – Creating a positive and stimulating learning environment for your students and staff
    – Protecting your school buildings and facilities from weathering, deterioration, and damages
    – Increasing the value and lifespan of each school building

  • How can I prepare my house for professional painting services?

    If you’re using our interior painting services, we recommend moving all your furniture into the centre of the room so our painters can easily drop sheet it all and have access to the walls. Remove all pictures from the walls and all hooks. Take note of any holes you want left in the walls otherwise they will be filled and painted over.

  • How do I maintain and care for my office painting work?

    ROCHELE® provides you with tips and instructions on how to maintain and care for your office painting work. Our commercial painting contractors will:

    – Advise you on the best cleaning products and methods to use for your painted surfaces

    – Inform you on the recommended frequency and intervals of cleaning and repainting

    – Remind you of the warranty and guarantee terms and conditions of their painting work

    – Provide you with ongoing support and service for any questions or issues that may arise

  • How do I choose the right colour and design for my office painting project?

    Just like any house painting project, choosing the right colour and design for your office can be challenging. Not to worry, though – ROCHELE® can help you with that too. We have a team of colour consultants and interior designers who will advise and guide you on the best colour and design options for your office space. We can also show you samples, colour charts, and digital mock-ups to help you visualise the final outcome of your office or commercial project.

  • What are the benefits of painting my office?

    Giving your office a professional paint job has many benefits for your business, such as:

    – Enhancing the aesthetic appeal and professional image of your office

    – Creating a positive and productive work environment for your staff and clients

    – Protecting your office walls and furniture from wear and tear, stains, and damage

    – Increasing the value and lifespan of your office property

    – Saving energy and money by improving the insulation and lighting of your office

  • Do you have weatherboard house painters at ROCHELE®?

    Certainly. We do an excellent job painting all weatherboard structures, including Queenslanders, school buildings and shop fronts. If your home has a weatherboard exterior, we’ll get your house painted in no time.

  • Do you offer exterior brick house painting?

    Yes, of course. Our Brisbane exterior painting services extend to brick exterior surfaces.

  • Do you offer paint removal services as well?

    When we begin your paint job, our professional painters will remove any peeling or flaking paint from the interior of your property.

DIYs & Tips

  • Can you power wash windows?

    It is not recommended as it can shatter the glass

  • What is my interior decorating style?

    This is something so individual to each person. An interior decorator could help you achieve a desired style or help you to recognise what style you like best

  • Which floor materials do you repaint?

    We paint most floor materials excluding tiles

  • How often should you recoat hardwood floors?

    There is no hard and fast rule for this. We say it is best to do it at a time that suits you i.e. before moving into a property

  • Is it better to spray or brush exterior paint?

  • What tips for DIY projects are there?

    We have lots of helpful tips for DIY painting in our comprehensive How To guides.

Project Timeline

  • How long do your high-rise painting services take?

    This all comes down to the size of the project and the scope of works. Simply ask your estimator at time of quoting and he will be able to give you an approximate timeframe.

  • How soon can you start the colour consultation?

    As soon as we have your signed approval to proceed with your quote, your colours and your deposit (for jobs over $3,300) then we are ready to start. Having said that we do have busy periods but our usual wait time is 1-2 weeks. It is best to book in as soon as you can.

  • How long will a exterior house painting job take?

    Every house is a different size and therefore each timeframe will be unique to the property. It could be anywhere from 1-4 weeks. Simply ask your estimator at the time of quoting and he would have a more precise timeframe for you

  • How soon can you start?

    ROCHELE® can typically work within your preferred start times. Just let us know what timeframe would best suit your project and we will do our best to make our schedule fit in with yours.

Pricing & Payment

  • How much does interior painting cost?

    The cost of painting a house varies based on the size and number of items that need to be painted. ROCHELE® will always work to fully understand the needs and scope of your painting project, and provide a competitive quote that fits within your budget.

  • What kind of painting jobs does the minimum spend cover?

    Rochele has a minimum charge of $3000 + GST for each painting project.

    Some examples of a job around this price range include:

    • 1 – 2 bedroom unit,
    • 25 doors and frames,
    • 80 metres of timber fence,
    • 50 Metres of balustrade,
    • A lounge and dinning room with VJ walls (tongue and groove),
    • Walls to 8 offices, or
    • 3- 4 bedrooms in a standard house
  • How much does it cost per square foot to paint a commercial building?

    We don’t provide prices like these. Our estimators not only take into account measurements but also the state of the substrate and preparation involved is individual for each project

  • How do you estimate interior painting for a commercial job?

    Our estimator does a site visit where measurements are taken

  • Can you claim painting on a rental property?

    Yes you can claim any improvement made to your rental property

  • How do you estimate a commercial job?

    To estimate a commercial job one of our estimators would need to do a site visit to take measurements and view the property

  • How much does a colour consultation cost?

    A colour consult is free of charge with any painting project over $5,500. Alternatively an interior consult is $265 + GST, Exterior $320 + GST or a combined interior and exterior is $460 + GST

  • How much does painting a house cost?

    The cost of painting a house varies based on the size and number of items that need to be painted. Please refer to our pricing page to view our cost estimator or download our price guide.

  • What is the average cost for interior house painting?

    Guide: Tie costs into interior paint jobs. A lick of paint can help transform the appearance of people’s homes and could increase the value. Are people wanting a interior paint to prep to sell or refresh the look of their home/ business?

    Introduce how much it will cost approximately to paint the interior of a house/ business property. How do Rochele estimators price up? How many paint coats? Size of the area that needs to be painted, and name factors that affect the price (height of ceilings → scaffolding, the colour of paint, paint brand, number of doors or windows, decorative items etc)

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    For Body Corporates
    Yes, these can be tailor-made to suit your sinking fund needs.

    For Commercial Properties
    Because we understand that your space needs a painting solution that fits within your budget, we offer a range of flexible payment plans. These can be tailored to your current financial situation to allow the work to be done now and then paid for over the next 6 months to 10 years.

  • What are your payment options?

    We take most payment options such as eftpos, credit card, bank transfer or cheque.

  • Do I have to pay the project upfront?

    No. If your project is below contract price of $3,300 then you will be invoiced on completion. If it is over contract price of $3,300 you will be invoiced for a 10% deposit and then progress payments with a final on completion.


  • How do I make a Warranty Claim?

    Simply email

    Please include any photos and as much information on the painting project as you can. Our manager will review and get in touch with you to discuss or inspect the project.

  • What is the QBCC Home Warranty Scheme?

    As of Friday the 28th of October, our industry governing body, the QBCC reformed the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme legislature to include painting projects.

    The Queensland Home Warranty Scheme is a compulsory insurance premium paid by all residential customer and body corporate customers (who live in complexes no more than 3 stories tall). The premiums are collected by painting contractors and paid on top of the quoted price of the painting project.

    The premium schedule is calculated on a sliding scale on all projects $3,300 or more.

    The premium on a project worth $3,300 (inc GST) = 186.05

    The premium on a project worth $10,000 (inc GST) = $228.45

    The premium on a project worth 20,000 = $291.70

    The full schedule can be found HERE for all Category 2 (non-structural) projects.

    For more information please head to the QBCC website, and if you have any questions as to whether this new scheme will affect your project please contact our head office on 1300 808 164 or

  • How long is your workmanship warranty?

    2 years is the standard period. However, you can contact ROCHELE® at any time if you have concerns or queries about the job we’ve done on your property.