Deciding on whether your strata property needs painting will depend on a few things. If you are the owner of the strata unit or if you are the Manager of the strata complex and you think the strata painting needs updating. How you approach when your strata property needs painting will depend on which category you fall into too.

Strata complex painting of appartments with Summit Coatings

Strata painting from the owner’s perspective

As the owner of the strata unit, townhouse, etc you will need to know what your rights are and where you stand. If you don’t have a copy of your strata properties by-laws then obtain one from either the Strata Committee President or from the Strata Manager. Strata Managers are usually quite helpful and knowledgeable and if you schedule a meeting with them they will be able to tell you and guide you with what you can do and how to go about any changes that you may need to get approval for.

Anything inside your unit is at your discretion when it comes to strata painting. It’s generally anything on the exterior that is classed as common property is where you may come into problems or at least need to get approval on. Even down to repainting the colour of your unit or townhouses front door may need approval from the properties strata committee.
If getting the strata painters is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your renovation then you may like to check this for costing out your renovation.

If you like to get some ideas on what is in when it comes to painting or wallpapering your walls then you might like to check out a previous post we have done.

Strata complex painting in Hornsby by Summit Coatings

Strata painting from the Strata Managers perspective

If you are the Strata Manager and you think the strata painters need to come in to freshen up the property or to fix an area that needs repairing then it will need to get approval from the Strata Committee at a Committee meeting. How financial the Body Corporate is will no doubt come into play. The Strata Committee will need to discuss how urgent the strata painting is. And as the Strata Manager, you can advise the Committee of this and what action needs to be taken to remedy the situation if the Body Corporate isn’t currently in a position to cover the works.

The Strata Manager may like to suggest that the Body Corporate take the opportunity to refresh and update the colour scheme of the property if it is warranted or would make the property look better. As the Strata Manager, you can present the pros and cons of this:


  • Increase real estate value.
  • Update and modernise the façade.
  • Increase visual appeal to property making it easier to sell or find tenants.
  • Increase rental returns.


  • Decrease the financial position of the Body Corporate.
  • Body Corporate fees may rise to cover the extra expense.

Paint colour examples from Taubmans and Summit Coatings

Why choose Summit Coatings as your strata painters, Sydney

You definitely want to use a reliable and reputable company for your strata painting and you can rest assured you will get that with us. We have over 30 years’ experience in the painting industry and are also registered Master Painters. We have extensive experience working on large projects such as strata properties and are used to organising the job required with Strata Managers, Body Corporates and Strata Committees. We would be more than happy to come out and discuss the work needed, timeframe and quote for the job, just contact us now to arrange.


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