Some areas are on taller homes are only accessible via the roof. A painter may have to set up safety harnesses or other precautions in order to stay safe while reaching these areas.
I really appreciate this information! Contractors in our area are in high demand and charging way more than your higher estimates. Looks like another DIY project for us. We Are going to replace failing T-11 siding with new hardiboard on three sides of a medium 2+ story home. Would it be possible to spray the paint (after all prep done)? We've painted a single level stucco home with great success and will hire the siding done. Thanks for your great videos; this is the second one and we're fans! .
When painting a large space, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, and not knowing exactly where to start. It’s almost inevitable that you’ll drip, spill or splatter, so it’s important to paint the room in the correct order. As a rule of thumb, we recommend painting the ceiling first, then the walls and finally the trim.
After your walls have been painted, wait at least two weeks before attempting to clean them to allow the paint to cure. Dust your walls regularly with a soft cloth and the vacuum brush attachment on your cleaner.
For our purposes of coming up with a price estimate, we assume your home has 2,000 square feet of paintable area and you’re using latex-based paint (which costs an average of $42 per gallon) and latex-based primer (which costs an average of $50 per gallon). MATERIALHOW MANY GALLONS NEEDEDTOTAL COST OF MATERIALSLatex-based paint10$420Latex-based primer8$400Total cost of materials:$820 How to prep and paint your home’s exterior in 7 steps
So is there a formula that links home size to the cost of a paint job? Opinions differ. First, measure the exterior square footage of your home and multiply it by the height of your home, from the ground to the roof line. Subtract windows and doors you don’t plan to paint if you feel like getting fancy. You can also subtract window trims if you plan on painting them with an accent color.
A sturdy step ladder will help you easily reach the top corners of you walls when brushing. Both of these items will keep you from overextending your body causing injury.
Carefully inspecting every portion of the exterior substrate, making sure it's sound, solid, without any wood rot present.
Painters are not obligated to move furniture but most will do what’s needed to get the job done. It’s a good idea for you to move any valuable or delicate items yourself before a painter arrives, that way you will ensure that nothing gets damaged.
Now power-washing, cleaning, scraping, caulking, priming, is completed, it is time to mask all areas not to receive paint, especially with a spraying method is used for the body of exterior home. Using a 3-M Drop Film normally in a 48" width covers windows completely. Important to Mask it, or Paint it!
Learn to “dial back” a strong color like the pros. Many of our customers initially say they are eager to infuse their homes with color, but lose their confidence mid-way through the selection process. They fear that even warm, inviting colors like pumpkin-coral or meadow green will overpower a wall and fall back on a “safe choice” in the off-white/beige/deep ivory family. This is fine – unless it leaves you yearning for the warmer color you sought in the first place. In this case, try confining a splash of color to one wall – the dominant wall – or choosing a lighter shade (or two) of the same color.
A typical 1,500 square foot home will usually be 1 story tall and cost in the range of $2,000 – $3,000 for power washing, priming, and two coat repainting.
Another factor that affects the cost of painting a house is the paint itself. Different brands come in at different price points. When you’re selecting paint at the hardware store, don’t be afraid to mention your budget to the member of staff who’s helping you. You can also consult the web for recommendations on affordable paint. If you want a super-premium look or paint with minimal fumes you’ll pay extra.
If you have a home with features like high walls with cathedral ceilings, open staircases, and two-story foyers, you should expect to pay more. These features all require scaffolding, which will add to the cost of the job.
An experienced painter may have a few larger tools and own what appears to be a professional paint van/truck.
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Working with shorter days and cooler temperatures means for taking a bit longer for exterior painting, but we still warranty our work just the same, taking additional steps.