My first job as a license painting contractor was painting a garage out in the woods in Santa Ynez, now we paint multi-million dollar homes. If it wasn't for all the small jobs that I did, and still do, I wouldn't have the opportunity to do big jobs. Why? Because we believe the small jobs are the seeds to big jobs.
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His paint truck caught my eye at Home Depot. If the truck is clean and his equipment is not a mess, that's the painter I want. It tells me he takes pride in his work.
To further make the job complicated, some painters charge an hourly rate, some by square footage, some by the room, and others by the job.
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To help answer that question, here are some stats we collected over the past decades of running the largest Chicagoland painting companies.
● Tape off any areas that you don’t want to be painted, such as around windows, with painter's tape.
ProjectCostShutters (louvered vinyl or wood)$40 - $70/per shutterSoffits and Fascia (140 linear feet)$140 - $420Eaves (140 linear feet)$140 - $420Gutters and Downspout (140 linear feet)$140 - $560Exterior Door (8’0” x 3’6” vinyl exterior door)$150 - $350/per doorPorch (10 - 20 ft. long x 12 - 14 ft. deep)$240 - $840Deck Staining (14’ x 18’)$550 - $850Trim (500 linear feet)$800 - $1,500Garage (detached two-car, 360 sq.ft.)$1,000 - $2,000Fence (1,000 sq.ft.)$1,000 - $2,500Siding (1,500 sq.ft.)$2,500 - $7,000Roof (1,700 sq.ft.)$2,550 - $4,250Stucco (two-stories, 2,000 sq.ft.)$3,000 - $5,000House exterior (1,500 sq.ft.)$3,500 - $7,000 Paint Costs by Type
You can avoid the steep learning curve and just benefit from my years of experience - simply follow the steps in the color lessons and painting tutorials on this site.
Labor only application rate is 60 to 100 yards per day, depending on the type of walls and the type of pattern.
Oil-based paint contains more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than latex, so it’s less “green” and often has a foul (and sometimes even harmful) odor while drying.
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It is also important to know the season your newly-acquired home was painted since the weather condition when your house was painted can change how well the paint dried.
When it comes to painting wood surfaces, certain prep work needs to be done first. If the wood surface has a clear coat protection like polyurethane then it needs to be sanded before painting. I usually recommend a good primer also for wood before paint is applied. I found preparing wood for painting was usually done on old oak wood trim like baseboards and casings.The more labor involved will most certainly increase your bottom line when calculating how much to paint a house.
Having grown up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, Matt & Andre are your hometown house painting experts. From drywall repairs to exterior historic home restorations, they know quality painting.
Once areas are masked & covered, it's time for the quickest part of the exterior painting job, actually applying the paint. Normally the preparations are 75% of the exterior painting job, with 25% is actually painting of exterior itself.