There are a few factors that can affect the cost of hiring a painter, such as paint quality, materials and tools, and labour costs.
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Covering exterior perimeter should be masked with 3M™ Drop Film, Brown masking paper, visqueen or disposable plastic sheathing. Good quality reusable canvas drop cloths are also good in certain situations.
Note on homes built before 1978: Lead paint application was outlawed in 1978. If your home was built before 1978 and needs significant scraping prior to repainting, lead abatement might be required. A widely quoted cost from the US EPA is $8-$15 per square foot for lead abatement which shows just how expensive this can be. Those costs are not included in this estimate of exterior painting costs.
Flat paint, aka matte paint, falls on the other end of the spectrum. Matte paint has no shine at all, and it’s difficult to clean without rubbing off the paint because water removes it easily.
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.
Curb appeal isn’t all about the walls. Other outdoor features — such as trim, doors, and gutters — need new paint every once in a while, too. Painting these parts of your house along with the siding can give the whole exterior a clean, put-together look.
Painting textured walls can be a bit more challenging, but it is possible. On average, it costs between $4 to $7 per sq.ft. Your painters will need special tools such as rough surface painter’s tape, angled brushes, nap rollers, and masonry paint to do this correctly. For best results, make sure the surface is clear of any dirt or mildew. They will also have to peel away any old, flaky paint before starting, which could take more time and increase the overall cost.
*Lower-end prices are for walls only. High-end covers walls, ceilings, baseboards, doors, and trim.
Speaking of priming, this is an important step in the preparation process. Primer seals the walls providing you with a base for the paint to adhere to.
Start with a free, comprehensive written estimate detailing the work and price.First, remove all loose paint, up to as much as 95% of the paint from the siding.Clean the exterior of the house and rinse off any dust from the sanding.Prime all bare wood with a top quality primer from Sherwin-Williams.On cedar houses with lots of bare cedar, we apply a second coat of oil-based primer to prevent the cedar from staining.Inspect for any rotten trim and remove and replace with composite trim where needed. (Our carpenters can handle this)Caulk all seams and corners with high-quality latex caulk.Use premium materials such as Duration Paint from Sherwin-Williams or Aura Paint from Benjamin Moore.Give the house two top coats of paint. One coat just won’t cut it against the elements in New Jersey.
Painting your home is like buying a car (but hopefully not that expensive!) or buying new furniture. Not only does an awesome paint job say a lot about you, but it’s also a big investment that deserves a lot of consideration. Just like buying a car, you typically get what you pay for—so you want to consider a few factors going into it—like who the manufacturer is (the paint), who made it (the painter), and what condition it is in (the prep).
Garages are one of the most common exterior painting add ons. They can be thought of as a mini one level home. Detached 2 Car garages typically add in roughly $1000 of additional painting costs when hired out.
With these qualities comes a massive plus of which is shown in the quality of the service.
Painting the exterior of your home increases its value, offers protection to your home’s surface, and improves curb appeal.
Of course, exterior house painting requires a bit of work and significant investment. If you are hesitant regarding whether the value of applying a fresh coat of paint on your exterior home is worth the cost or not, the answer is: YES, it is.