How Long to Paint 4 Room HDB?

You will need 2 days to paint a 4-room HDB. Based on 2 person painting and 2 coats of paint on the wall and ceiling. The paint will take about 2 to 4 hours to dry before applying the 2nd coat. To quicken the process, turn on the fan and open up the windows to allow air circulation.

If you are using oil sealer, then you will need an additional 1 more day to paint the 4-room HDB completely.

If you want to quicken the process and still use a sealer, you might want to consider using a water-based sealer instead, as water-based sealer dries faster and it’s low odour (low VOC).


It will take about a day to paint a room of 4 walls. It will take less than a day if the room is empty.

It takes about 2 to 4 hours for the paint to dry, then apply 2nd coat over. You could dry it faster by switching on the fan and open up the windows.

To engage us (professional painters) to paint a 4 room HDB, the rough estimate cost is $1,350. We are using Nippon Vilinax (up to 3 colours) for the wall, and using Nippon Matex (white only) for the ceiling.

For other types of Nippon paint, do check with us.

It takes about 2 to 4 hours for the paint to dry in Singapore. 

It will take about 4 to 5 days to paint a 4 room HDB with only 1 person.

To Sum It Up

Hopefully this information didn’t only educate you, but help you to decide to DIY painting or get professional help.

If you have any questions regarding painting your 4-room HDB flat, do look up our More FAQs for answers.

Or if you decide to get professional painting service, why not try us out?

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