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Latex paint, also known as water-based paint, dries faster and is more environmentally friendly than oil-based paint.
Plan your house painting around clear weather as your home’s surface needs to be completely dry, so the primer and paint adhere properly. Choose a day that has a relative humidity of around 50% with temperatures that remain consistent.
Because calculating the cost of an interior paint job is a bit more difficult, here are the factors that are taken into account: prep work, paint and supplies, trim and molding, windows and doors, unique textures, and labor. Let’s take a look at each factor individually:
This is because taller homes require more ladder work, which slows painters down significantly. In order to paint siding that is 2+ stories tall, ladders, braces, and other precautions must be taken to keep the painters safe. Some areas may even require one painter to brace a ladder while the other painter climbs and works on the ladder.
As an employee, you’ll often work with tools and materials provided by the contractor or employer. But if you work for one of the many employers who like to hire you as an independent contractor, you may have to buy brushes, rollers and other necessary tools. You can start with as little as $100, and add tools as you need them.
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.
Safety is an important component of painting the exterior of your home. To ensure things proceed smoothly and with the utmost precautions in mind, equipment rentals are necessary. The less expensive option of the two is scaffolding which can be rented on a per-day basis for a nominal fee. For more extensive jobs, many companies opt to secure a boom lift which can be rented for an average cost of $1,000 for the week.
Cheap paint materials result in poor paint quality, where the paint will easily peel off or fade away over a short period. It's best to pay for high-quality products to achieve the finish and durability you want for your walls.
A professional painter will have the proper equipment to paint your home quickly and efficiently. They'll have paint sprayers and scaffolding, which will cut the labor time down significantly from a DIY project.
Interior painting labor costs $1 to $3 per square foot of coverage area or between $3 and $7 per square foot of floor space. Painters charge $180 to $650 to paint a room or between $20 and $50 per hour for smaller projects. Interior Painting Labor Cost Measure Average Cost Per Square Foot of Coverage Area $1 – $3 Per Square Foot of Floor Space $3 – $7 Per Hour $20 – $50 Wall height Total project square footage and difficulty Quality of paint and materials used Oil-based paints take longer to dry which increase labor time Regional factors such as overhead and wages Major drywall repairs or wallpaper removal Changing colors between rooms Total time it takes Speed Factor
You should also fill in any nail holes or cracks with spackling, as well as tape off adjacent walls, window trim, and light switch or outlet covers. Use drop cloths, newspapers, or a roll of paper to cover the floor.
Overall, remember that the lowest bid is not always the one to take. Beware of uninsured contractors. Check references, ask for estimates and full scope of work in writing.
When we think of interior painting, it’s easy to assume your home improvement project should be done in the spring or summer months. But did you know there are benefits to interior painting in the winter months? Because there is less humidity, your paint will dry noticeably faster and better in the colder months, winter is the best time for painting the exterior or the home’s interior.
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Yes, you can mix interior and exterior paints as long as they have the same base. You can even mix a flat and a semi-gloss paint as long as they are both either oil-based or water-based. Be sure to combine both paints in a clean container and thoroughly mix the paints.