How Much Does it Cost to Paint a 5-Room HDB Flat? (Updated Oct 2023)

The cost of painting a 5-room HDB flat in Singapore will range from $1,400 to $2,300, depending on the type of paint you choose, and the number of colours.

This is based on using Nippon Paint’s Vinilex 5000 (standard paint) to Odour-less EasyWash (premium paint), and if choose to use oil sealer (additional $500).

The main reasons why the price of engaging professional painters has increased are due to;

  1. Labour: 2 experienced painters will take 3 to 4 days. 
  2. Insurance
  3. Medical benefits for workers.
  4. Worker’s levy
  5. Increase in rental stay for the workers (2nd main reason).
  6. Increase in paint cost per tin. (The price of paint has increased by 30 to 40% for some brands since Covid-19 has been declared endemic. Check out Nippon Paint’s latest price.)


It will take at least 45L of paint to paint the wall and ceiling with 2 coats.

Recommended Read: “How Much Paint for 5 Room HDB?

It is definitely cheaper to paint it yourself!

But is your time and energy more precious, in investing with your loved ones or something that will reap a higher reward than painting your home for the next 3 to 4 days?

Or you could simply leave it to the professionals, like us! Contact or WhatsApp message us. B)

Here is an article on “How to Paint a Wall Professionally in Singapore?“, which will help you if you decide to DIY paint your home.

By painting your home on your own is the cheapest.

Here are some tips to go about it;

    1. Buy paint and painting equipments online and have it deliver to your home. I recommend Shoppe, because there are lots of cheaper alternatives and we earn a commission at no cost to you if you decide to purchase anything.
    2. Watch the Youtube video below on how to paint;

      YouTube video

    3. Get help from good friends who are willing to help. And show them the video too.
    4. Plan out what to do before, during and after painting.
    5. Celebrate by going out with your friends for an awesome meal!

The cost range from $1,250 to $2,000 to outsource painters to paint for you.

This is highly dependent on;

  1. The type of paint
  2. The number of colours
  3. The condition of the wall and ceiling before painting
  4. And if you need sealer before painting starts.

The cost range from $1,000 to $1,600 using outsourced painters.

To Sum It Up

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

If you have any questions regarding painting your 5 room HDB flat, do look up our FAQs for answers.

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