Should You Paint Before Moving In? Local Brisbane Painting Experts Weigh In

paint before you move in

Calling all new Brisbane homeowners! Excited to make your new house feel like home? Many start with a fresh canvas - a fresh coat of paint on those interior walls.

But should you paint before you move in? Are there any advantages to waiting until after moving day?

We’ll take a look at the benefits – and drawbacks – of painting before you move into your new house below. Let’s get started.

Reasons to paint before you move in

We’ve been professional painters for years, and in that time, we have seen it all. In our experience, it’s almost always best to paint before you move in.

Here are just some of the benefits:

Walls are easy to access

An empty house is an interior painter’s dream. When you call in the pros, they will be able to get set up and started almost straight away. There will be no furniture to move or protect – just the floors and the fittings. Easy.

The paint smell is gone before you move in

The smell of wet paint isn’t exactly pleasant. And, depending on the size, layout, and number of windows and doors, it can take some time for paint fumes to evaporate and leave your home for good. With that in mind, if you paint before you move, you won’t have to live with the smell.

Just a quick aside – if you do have to paint after you move in, opt for a team of eco-friendly painters like us. We use environmentally friendly products where possible and commit to painting with low VOC paint. These paints contain significantly fewer harmful chemicals, so help keep your family healthy and happy.

Your home is move-in ready

Moving can be stressful. But, if you paint before the big day, you can rest easy knowing that once you’re in, you’re in. Your home looks just how you want it, and there won’t be any disruptions shortly. After all that hard work packing, cleaning, and organising, you can finally relax.


Painting before you move in certainly has its advantages, but there are a couple of drawbacks to keep in mind:

  • Living in your home for a few months can give you a better idea of your interior design vision. For example, a dark feature wall may seem like a good idea on day one, but by day 30, you might have completely changed your mind.
  • Experiencing your home 24 hours a day will help you understand how natural light affects every interior surface. Remember, light has a significant impact on the way a colour looks.

Schedule Local Professional Painters Before Move-in Day

Ready to give your home a refresh while adding a touch of your personality? Fantastic. Get in touch today to schedule a reliable team of professional house painters in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Call 07 3829 5735 or fill out the form on this page and we’ll get back to you soon.

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Meet Louise Kraudelt, a knowledgeable and insightful author in the field of house painting. With a passion for sharing her expertise, Louise provides valuable information and tips on all aspects of commercial and house painting in this blog.

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