This single-story home located near South Bluebonnet has smooth stucco, siding, wooden eaves, functional shutters, garage doors, and wooden doors and windows. It included average prep for a home that has been well maintained and built in the last 15 years. Homes like this range between $4,000-$5,000 to paint.
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Paint accounts for approximately 10-20% of a painting job's total cost. Some paints are more expensive but stay longer on your walls. Your desired finish, for example semi-gloss, affects the cost as well.
Again, the final cost will vary depending on if extensive scraping or repairs are needed. Also, remember some painters may charge more or less per hour the $50-$75 I referenced above.
Wear something old that you don’t mind completely ruining…because trust me. YOU WILL. If you want, you can buy a painting suit.
If you want a visual representation of how much it costs to paint a house, I have grabbed a few photos of different size homes.
Where you live can play a big factor in how lucrative your painting business can be. If you live in an area with high housing prices and with residents that have extra money to invest in home repairs, then you shouldn’t have any trouble finding work at fair rates. Homeowners associations often encourage and may even require homeowners to refresh the paint on the outside of their homes every few years. This means that if you keep your customers happy, they may keep coming back to you whenever they need a touch up. Drumming up new business is half the challenge, so if you can secure repeat customers, you’ll be off to a great start.
Next you have to coordinate access to certain areas including unlocking doors or entry access for a bit. Lastly, coordinating the work with your neighbors that share the stairwells and hallways of your building is always a great idea before the job begins.
I decided earlier this year to get my house painted. I met with a few companies to get quotes, but was not impressed until I met with James. He took the time to assess my house, to explain the process, to show me his licensure and insurance, and then to provide me with copies of Yelp reviews and references. He was very professional.
For interior paint we use Sherwin Williams Pro Mar 200 for walls and ceilings. Sherwin Williams Pro-Classic Acrylic Paint for all wood trim and doors.
Be careful to choose the correct sheen of paint. Bathrooms and hallways tend to need a more scrubbable, glossier sheen.
It is true that you have invested a lot to make your home valuable, but to ensure that its value keeps rising, you need to keep its exterior looking fresh and sharp. An impressive exterior will create a good first impression on visitors and home buyers, which means higher resale value.
grey & white with a pop of color. LOVE this look for the master bedroom. So much woodwork I'd have to paint, though...
Painting can really add up so fast and be really expensive – but it’s interesting just how much money you were able to save. Plus, you learned so much and got a lot of experience that it’s probably worth it in the end. Jo February 25, 2015
For an average-sized home in the U.S., a homeowner would usually pay a pro around $2,191 to $4,505 in total for a whole-house painting project.
Your options are unlimited when choosing your home’s new paint color. Whether you match the color to your home’s style or personality, the correct paint sheen will need to be based on the surface of your home. For example, Sherwin-Williams recommends a satin sheen for trims and a flat, matte finish for siding.
* square feetAPPROXIMATE TOTAL PROJECT COST500$1,3551,000$2,7101,500$4,0652,000$5,4202,500$6,7753,000$8,1303,500$9,4854,000$10,840