Many people in Singapore live in a HDB flats
that need decoration. Decorating a flat may
require some painting. You can hire a
professional to do HDB flats painting or you can
do it yourself. In case you wish to paint your
HDB yourself, here are some vital tips for
painting a HDB flat.
Hiring a professional
In case you don’t want to paint your
HDB flat yourself or you need a higher quality
painting by an expert professional painter, you
can hire a professional painting company.
Getting a good painting service provider for an
HDB flat can be challenging. Though there many
such services provides, getting a reliable one
that suit your need can be very difficult.
A good company, with many years of
experience in HDB flat painting, has the best
methods of painting flats and you will not have
to worry about messing up with your house. Some
companies even include free house cleaning
services after completing the painting. So
instead of hire a cleaning company to clean up
dirt left in the floor later, it is better to
hire a company that include both services.
i. Choose your favourite paint: Many
manufactures supply quality-painting materials.
It is important that you choose a quality paint
to avoid future problems. The type of paint you
choose should be safe for your HDB flat. Ensure
that it does not contain any dangerous chemical.
ii. Determine amount of money required:
it is important that you determine the total
amount of money that you need to spend in
painting the whole flat. Several cost-structures
for determining cost for painting an HDB flat
are available. Calculate it carefully to avoid
future financial problems.
iii. Get tips on how to paint correctly:
a lot of tips on how to paint a house correctly
are available online. Make sure that you read
correct instructions. Generally, you have to
apply the paint evenly on the walls of your
iv. Allow your HDB flat to dry up for
several days: once you have completed painting
your flat, leave it for several days to dry.
This is crucial for your health as most painting
materials are dangerous.
Choosing the right color for your
Choosing the right color for your flat is
among vitals decision in decoration yet most
people often confused of which color combination
are right for their homes. Here are some color
ideas that will help you to jumpstart the
process of getting creative ideas.
i. Consider your favourite color: Your
HDB flat should reflect your personality. Most
people dent to have a single of combination of
color preference, and that should be reflected
on your flat.
ii. Color of the available paints: there
many varieties of paint available in Singapore’s
paint supply stores. Visit paint supply stores
and compare available paints. Some paints with
neutral colors tends to retain popularity for
many years and are the best options especially
if you intend to paint once in many years.
iii. Painting color trends: pay attention
for the current color trends used in different
homes. Color trends are evolving like any other
fashion. Color trends reflects emotions and
moods of the season and are useful in creating
homes that are synonymous with time.
iv. Best color combination: right color
combination will make every room in the HDB flat
to stand out yet feel inviting. The right
combination is determined by your personality.
Try out different combination with the help of
an expert before deciding the right combination
for your flat.
Cost of HDB flat painting
There are many painting companies out
there and some of them are even ready to charge
you more than what you should pay. In such
situation, you should be keen while choosing
your painter and you should also know the exact
cost for painting HDB flats. Paint services in
Singapore charge about $ 950 for a three-roomed
flat and about $1400 for a five-roomed flat.
There rate have been estimated on average basis
and varies from one service provider to another.
Painting a brand new house can be a pit
more expensive as it involve application of
sealers or primers. Newly build walls have high
moisture content and if you directly apply paint
over it, it will start to peel off after a few
weeks. There are two type of sealers;
water-based sealers and oil-based sealers.
Oil-based sealers for 4 rooms goes for around
$500 while the same amount of water-based
sealers goes for around $450.