Pricing wise, they are very competitive. What impressed me was they didn't require an upfront deposit, instead they ask for 50% of the estimate after they are 50% complete, and the balance at the end of the job. That shows confidence in their workmanship.
You can, of course, choose bolder colors and make them work with older homes. But we advise choosing colors that play well with the age and vibe of the home and that bring out the home’s good bones. .
It’s just about impossible to keep your floors free of paint drops. But a good canvas or cotton drop cloth will do a better job than plastic sheets. Paint drops stay wet after they fall on plastic and you can track a single drop all around your house. Cloth drop sheets also stay in place better, they aren’t as slippery as plastic and they are safer for ladders.
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Looking forward to trying out some of your painting tips soon! Thanks for the post. Carolyn Selheim-Miller February 25, 2015
Every professional exterior paint job will require sanding paint edges where chips were removed, and old paint is remains. This thickness difference is the actual paint mil, normally 10-15 mils or 10/1000th of an inch. If mil thickness differences are not sanded to a smooth feathered transition, get ready to see after effects, as paint only lays as flat as the substrate it is covering. So, if doing this yourself, good idea taking time, because this is the most labor intensive portion of the job.
In this post, I will break down all of the costs involved in exterior house painting and help you get an idea of what you should expect to pay a painting contractor and how much it would cost you to DIY paint your home’s exterior.
Always make sure not to rub too hard or to use an abrasive sponge or cleanser, as this may dull the finish, particularly on flat paint.
The other day, I came across on Instagram a friend’s amazing before/after of her freshly painted house. The exterior had formerly been a greenish putty color, a not unattractive shade, but as soon as it was painted over with a dark charcoal gray (Benjamin Moore’s Night Fall, specifically), the house morphed into a beauty.
There are a few obvious signs such a chipping and cracking paint that shows your home needs exterior painting, but there are also some less noticeable signs that can necessitate a repaint.
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Next, multiply the number of paint gallons calculated above by the price per gallon of paint you want to use for the project.
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.
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.
Exterior wall painting costs $1 to $4 per square foot, with a minimum of $250 to $500. When estimating an exterior painting project, be sure to include the doors, foundation, garage, shutters, trim, or other home features: Exterior painting cost estimates Item Average cost Deck, patio, or porch $2 – $5 per square foot Eaves, fascia, and soffit $2 – $6 per linear foot Exterior door $100 – $225 per door Exterior shutters $60 – $150 per pair Exterior trim $1 – $4 per linear foot Exterior wall $1 – $4 per square foot Detached garage + door $350 – $2,800 Garage door $100 – $680 Foundation $200 – $1,100 Gutters and downspouts $100 – $900 Window frame $45 – $150 per window
When I was getting bids, Mr. Lee was the only one who said not to paint the garage door and gutters AND explained exactly why. His estimate was detailed from start to finish and there were no surprises. They did exactly what they promised and I couldn't be more pleased. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Lastly, take the time to meet face-to-face with the painting company. Make sure you are comfortable with the people who will be managing your project. Oftentimes we get requests for over-the-phone “ballpark” estimates or estimates done without anyone home. But you need an accurate estimate so you can accurately compare other estimates.