Think you can cut corners and take care of your own painting service work? You may realize just how wrong you are, not long after you start the preparation work. See painting is about a lot more than actually applying the paint; it is as much about the preparation and clean up work too.
The main reason a homeowner hires a contractor is that the job is too large, too time-consuming, or you don’t have the skills or patience. .
Home SizeGallons of Paint Needed (for One Coat)Average Cost (Labor Included)1,000 sq.ft.2 - 3$3,000 - $4,0001,500 sq.ft.3 - 4$4,500 - $6,0002,000 sq.ft.5$6,000 - $8,0002,500 sq.ft.6 - 7$7,500 - $10,0003,000 sq.ft.7 - 8$9,000 - $12,0003,500 sq.ft.8 - 9$10,500 - $14,0004,000 sq.ft.10$12,000 - $16,000 Average Cost to Paint a 1,000 Sq.Ft. House Interior
Many of us live for years with interior paint that’s seen better days, or in less-than-inspiring colors, simply because we’re clueless about the cost of having a room repainted. Even if we have the budget for an interior paint job, the “not knowing” can cause us to procrastinate.
If you have a showy garden that you’d like to highlight, choose a paint color that will do it justice. For instance, architect Kelly Haegglund chose a bright green door (see first image), because “it’s modern, and a complement to the greens and purples in the garden.” And I’ve noticed that darker house colors often make the colors in a garden pop. 7. But white will never be a bad choice. Above: For this house in Connecticut, Brooklyn’s O’Neill Rose Architects used low-luster Benjamin Moore Brilliant White, which principal Devin O’Neill calls “a standard that always looks good.” The firm worked with Donald Kaufman on the palette for the house and chose Donald Kaufman Color DKC-44 in semi-gloss for the porch and ceiling. Photography by Michael Moran, from Curb Appeal: Architects’ 10 Favorite White Paints.
Interior painters charge between $25 and $100 per hour. This cost varies based on the experience of the painter and the difficulty of the job. Many contractors will also charge per room or per sq.ft. The average cost per room ranges from $450 to $1,600. The average interior painting price per square foot is between $2 and $6.
Painting contractors in colder regions often offer discounts in late fall or early winter.
Finally, it’s time to apply your paint! Here are a few tips for paint application:
When applying a coat of paint on the exterior, professional painters will look at other larger issues that you might not have noticed. With time, mold, mildew, rotting wood, and water stains can begin to eat into your walls, and regular painting will reveal such damages before they become apparent.
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A typical 3,000 square foot home that is two stories tall will cost in the range of $4,000 – $6,000 for power washing, priming, and two coat repainting.
Homes built before 1978 may have paint with lead in it. That’s a whole can of worms you do not want to open without professional help. 4. Go dark—and save money! Above: Former shelter magazine editor Michelle Adams chose Farrow & Ball’s Railings for the exterior of her house, then “had it color-matched at Home Depot so that it was more affordable” Photograph by Marta Xochilt Perez, from Before & After: A Garden Makeover in Michigan for Editor Michelle Adams.
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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a trusted consumer rating body that grades businesses based on collective criteria. In addition to finding their grade, be sure to check how long the paint contractor has been a member. Also, confirm that any complaints have been resolved. The BBB will still afford a good rating if a business has addresses issues in a timely manner. Questionable painting contractors will have either a lower grade or no BBB affiliation at all.
Even if you live in a cookie-cutter neighborhood, each painting project is unique and can vary in price. Luckily, our skilled estimators have years of experience and can provide an at-home, accurate, written quote for your specific project. And what’s more, we honor our estimates, so you know exactly what to expect before you start a painting project with us.