I have always found buying quality paint to actually cost less over years. Quality paint is more durable and simply last longer. The bonding agents in more expensive paint are usually better also. I have always suggested that homeowners buy quality paint over cheap paint supplies. Quality paint and quality tools are always the better choice.
On average, the cost to paint a new construction interior of a 2,500 sq.ft. home ranges from $7,000 to $9,500. The exterior new construction painting rates for a house of the same size range from $5,000 to $11,000. Conversely, paint jobs on an existing 2,500 sq.ft. home cost between $7,500 and $10,000 for an interior job and $5,800 and $11,700 for an exterior job. .
Before Platinum Painting, residential painting companies gave homeowners just one choice—the paint color. DFW residents Karl and Marjorie Pickens started Platinum Painting in 2008 to give customer more choices and control. Since then, Platinum Painting has painted more than 10,000 homes throughout North Texas.
To estimate the quantity of paint required, you will need to know the room wall sizes (length, height, and width), the number and size of the windows, and the number and size of doors. A standard living room (12’ x 8’) requires 2 to 3 gallons of paint using the industry average of 350 sq.ft. per gallon. If you plan to have a different color on the ceiling, trim, or accent wall, that will have to be calculated separately.
But before we dive into the topic, let’s find out the difference between an estimate and a quote. Concisely, an estimate represents the best guess as to how much a paint job may cost, whereas a quote is a fixed price offer. This means that a contractor can charge you more or less than the painting estimate provided. As a rule of thumb, a painting contractor should charge a final price close to the initial estimate.
Painting a mobile home exterior costs $750 to $4,200 on average. DIY painting a mobile home costs $250 to $750, depending on the size, siding condition, and paint type.
There are a lot of important factors for you to consider when you’re hiring Boise painting contractors. For starters, are they open year-round? Are they EPA Led-Safe Certified? Do they have experience in painting houses around the Treasure Valley? We have all those things and we’re proud of it. Plus, we’ll give you a free house painting estimate!
Note that the cost of painting doors and door frames can be influenced by the amount of preparatory work required.
For a 2000 square foot home, the average cost to paint the interior is $4400 as most contractors charge $2 to $3 per square foot for residential painting services.
So, how much does professional painting cost? We’ve put together a guide to explain the variables that affect the cost of painting your home—interior or exterior, whole house or touch-ups, and interior painting cost per square foot or per hour. By understanding what goes into calculating professional painting costs, you'll be better prepared to set a budget and stick with it.
Yes! Good point Jenn, wrapping the brushed does help so much. Do you watch shark tank? Those guys made the paint brush saver containers, that was such a good idea.
5. Paint siding. Apply paint (preferably with an eggshell or satin finish) using a roller for large open spaces and a brush for more detailed work around the trim and other features. Work from top to bottom, and overlap each stroke to ensure you don’t miss any spots. After the first coat dries, you’ll likely have to add a second coat, maybe more depending on the siding material.
Stucco is a material used on exterior walls and can be damaged by additional issues as well. Most damage is caused by excess moisture to penetrate the stucco, eventually deteriorating it.
The average cost of paint ranges from $10 up to $50 per gallon, depending on the brand and quality. And professional painters will have the supplies they’ll need, so you’ll mainly have to worry about the cost of paint.
Interior painting of walls, ceilings, and millwork on this Woodinville home in the fall of 2018. We used all Benjamin Moore products!
So there you go. An amateur’s guide to painting a house. Really the best way to learn how to do something is by doing it. Don’t be afraid to tackle that big paint project. – Josh