Looking to refresh your home’s appearance? Need to find quality Dulux accredited professional painters Sydney to bring your vision to life? We specialise in residential painting, covering everything from kitchen cabinets to exterior and interior walls. Our service areas include the Northern Beaches, North Shore, and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Leveraging our deep knowledge of both historical and contemporary building techniques, we ensure every project is completed effectively and to the highest standards.

We provide all types of painting, wallpaper and special finishes and high-pressure cleaning services, wallpapering services and light gyprock repair. For local painters, you can trust, give us a call today.

We are proud to be multi-award winners recognised by Master Painters Australia, highlighting our commitment to excellence in the painting industry.

Our Painting Services

Exterior Painting St Ives

Exterior Painting

We provide expert advice on the preparation required, the types of paint, finishes & colours ideal for your home’s exterior & budget. All our painters are Dulux Accredited and highly experienced. 

Interior Painting Study

Interior Painting

Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your home but can be daunting knowing where to start and what colour scheme to choose. We guide you on how to achieve the look you want with minimal disruption. 


Wood Finishes

We are experts in rejuvenating timber decking, cladding and any other external timber surface. Whether you are capping off a new project, need timber restoration, we can help you. 


Wallpaper Installation

Wallpaper is again on trend but the installation or removal is not for the faint of heart. We can help you avoid costly mistakes by measuring, preparing and expertly hanging your wall coverings correctly.

Heritage Restoration

We specialise in stripping of old woodwork, ornate ceilings and render. Continuing on to the application of correct and apt primers and ultimately the application of quality topcoats, bringing your substrate back to its former glory.


Paintwork Maintenance

We provide a free site inspection in order to provide our recommendations for ongoing paintwork maintenance, such as high pressure cleaning, to ensure your property remains fresh and kept in good repair.  

About Us

Many years of committed and passionate experience gives the Modern Decor Sydney team an edge over the competition in residential painting. We strive to help our clients achieve their home improvement goals while giving them the peace of mind that their project is in the hands of qualified and dedicated professionals.

We love the magic that happens when we’ve painted a house’s interior or exterior and completely transformed how the homeowners feel about their living space.

We are

Certified Master Painter

As a Master Painter, we provide professional service, advice and support and guaranteed quality workmanship. 

Dulux Accredited Painter

We are a Dulux Accredited Painter. We have passed Dulux’s strict selection criteria and we uphold the Dulux Accredited Painter Charter of Values.

Award Winning Painter

We have won four awards for excellence, and two finalist places from the Master Painters of Australia. 

Awards & Accreditation

Our Projects

We are a leading name in the residential painting service industry and offer the best rates for house painting services in The Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, and the North Shore. We take immense pride in having a team of highly experienced and fully trained painters, who are adept at handling projects of all sizes, types and complexities.

Why Choose Us

Workmanship Warranty

We provide a five-year warranty on our workmanship; which means we repair at no cost any work that is not up to standard. 

Work, Health & Safety

We ensure all work is done in accordance with work, health and safety requirements and have an incident-free safety record. 

Completed On Time

We pride ourselves in punctuality and ensure that the works has been completed as per agreed timeframes. 


What areas do you service?

We mainly operate on the Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs and North Shore of Sydney but we often work outside of these areas. 

What services do you provide?

Besides all types of painting services, we provide building exterior cleaning (pressure cleaning), wallpapering and paint special effects, and light Gyprock repair.


What is the cost to paint exterior of house in Australia?

The cost of painting a home varies on several factors including the state of condition of the building’s substrate – i.e. new building vs one that requires a great deal of repair before painting. Other factors include whether the building needs washing, rendering fixes, and the access of the property. Does it need special height equipment or can the work be done from the ground level. 

How much does it cost to paint a house interior?

As a general rule of thumb, it will cost anywhere from $250 to $400 per room, depending on the size of the room, to paint. It also depends on whether you want a standard paint job, special finishes, and the condition of the walls i.e. does it need repair and lots of surface preparation before painting?  The more rooms you need to be painted in a single job, the less the cost per room will be in the end.

What is the best exterior house paint?

We are a Dulux accredited painter so we only use Dulux products and use Dulux methodology to prepare surfaces and apply the coating system. 

How to choose exterior paint colours for your house?

Apart from looking at colour trends, you should consider, is the substrate right for dark or deep hues, or will it get too dirty with an off-white? What suits the surrounding environment? Will the colour last the test of time? What colour are the other features of the building such as window and door frames? 

Do you provide a warranty with your work?

Yes, we provide a 5-year workmanship warranty that warrants we will repair any work that is a result of our workmanship. There is also a 15-year warranty on Dulux Weathershield paints.  

Painting Tips
& Advice

We have put together resources on best practice and considerations you should make before painting. The advice comes from our own experience, Dulux’s technical team, and other resources found on paint and interior design trends. 


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What Our Clients Say

  • I have worked with Dave for about 5 years and have always found him to be professional, diligent and capable. Dave has a great deal of knowledge and passion for his work, ensuring at all times that he or his employees are working to his high standards, with no compromise.

    Peter Schooley
    Director, Touchstone Construction Services
  • I am pleased to recommend David Geoghegan and his team of painters from Modern Decor. Their workmanship is of a high standard, and they are a professional, reliable outfit.

    Angus Urquhart
    Anchor Building Company
  • We are so happy we choose MDS. Not only did the job finish ahead of time, but the work that was carried out was also amazing. Great attention to detail.  

    Home Owner Belrose
  • MDS was very honest and professional, they did an amazing job on my house. Would definitely recommend their company if you want a professional finish to your interiors. 

    Home Owner Bronte
  • Very happy with all the work inside and out. Great team of workers. Very prompt and organised. Highly recommended.

    Home Owner Manly
  • David and his team were incredible to work with. At short notice, and initially with only photos and floor plan, they provided a quote and locked us in for painting our new house. David was upfront & clear about changes to the quote and scope of work initially, and through the job ( over 2 weeks!). They also did some extras that we hadn’t agreed and they didn’t charge us for them. The quality of work and attention to detail couldn’t be faltered. True perfectionists, insisting on doing extra bits & pieces for us because they wanted to leave the job immaculate.
    We have already recommended David & his team to friends and family, and will continue to do so. I hope we get the chance to work with them again!

    Georgina Sanderson
  • Dave and his crew were awesome from the outset. On time, professional, friendly and had a great ‘can do’ attitude. They were realistic with their time expectations and worked with other trades seamlessly. One aspect I really valued was their tidy up, meticulous! Would use again in a heartbeat. Thanks MDS!

    Geoff Yates