Exterior paint costs $30 to $80 per gallon for standard acrylic or latex. Mineral-based exterior brick paint costs $100 to $150 per gallon. Exterior paint costs $200 to $1,200 total for an average house. One gallon of paint covers 250 to 400 square feet with one coat. Two coats are recommended for long-lasting coverage. Exterior paint cost Home size (SF) Paintable surface (SF) Gallons needed (two coats) Total paint cost 1,000 800 4 – 6 $120 – $480 1,200 1,000 5 – 8 $150 – $640 1,500 1,200 6 – 10 $180 – $800 1,800 1,500 8 – 12 $240 – $960 2,400 2,000 10 – 16 $300 – $1,300 3,000 2,500 12 – 20 $360 – $1,600 3,500 3,000 16 – 24 $480 – $1,920 Primer costs $20 to $50 per gallon and covers 200 to 300 square feet. Primer is required on most bare surfaces and recommended on all surfaces for the best results. Two coats do not always require double the paint because the second coat often uses less paint. Porous and textured surfaces like brick, stucco, and concrete require more paint. Estimate one gallon of trim paint for every 6 to 8 gallons of exterior paint.
The first step to finding a local painting contractor is going to your favorite search engine. With the overwhelming amount of information on the Internet, you’ll be able to find the best results directly on a search engine, rather than on a specific site or by looking in the classifieds. .
For the house in the video below the homeowner paid $3600 to paint this one story approximately 3000 square feet stucco house in two colors. One color for the body and second color for the trim. We repaired all damaged stucco, fixed cracks and holes and spray painted the house and about 25 of the stucco wall on the front of the house. The cost came to $1.20 per square foot.
If you're renting, ask for your landlord's permission and if they would be willing to help with the cost.
Your home interior typically doesn’t need to be painted as often as the exterior. However, there are some simple painting frequency rules you should follow to keep your paint looking fresh in every space and on every surface inside your house.
Don’t skimp on the painting supplies. You need high-quality brushes, rollers, tape and a ladder.
Ideally, exterior house painting should be done in the proper conditions. Plan accordingly. These proper conditions typically happen to be present from late spring through mid-fall. In order to ensure that your exterior paint job is of the highest quality, there at least two major factors that must be accounted for: temperature and moisture
We recommend obtaining a written, detailed outline of the surface preparation process before you hire your next painter. Any good residential painting service worth considering should include detailed prep details in their estimate.
If you let the contractor purchase the paint and other supplies, you can take advantage of the discounted rate they get from suppliers. Even though they may mark-up materials slightly, the cost is generally better at the pro rate.
Some of the Major Variables to consider that impact the cost of interior painting are: The Height of the Ceilings – there can be a big difference in labor between 8’ ceilings and 12’ ceilings, not to mention more drywall to paint. The current colors and the new colors – this can effect how many coats and what type of paint to use at times. The Prep involved – is the drywall evenly textured, are there anchor & nail holes to patch? Does the trim need sanding, caulking, or puttying? The environment we will be working in – are the rooms empty, or will they have furniture in the middle? What type of floors are there? Will they need special coverings to protect them? What kind of doors or trim do you have – are the doors paneled or flat? Do you have single or double layered crown? Will the colors change or stay the same? Are they painting in oil or latex?
To figure out your home’s paintable surface area, first multiply your house’s exterior perimeter by its height. Then, measure the area of all doors, windows, shutters, and other parts of your house not included in the painting project. Subtract those numbers from the overall area of your house, and you’ll have a close estimate of your project’s size.
Most surfaces that are being painted for the first time or that are making a significant color change need to be primed before they can be painted. Primer helps the paint adhere better to the surface, so it will last longer and it does not soak into the surface, not requiring extra coats. In some cases, primer can also help prevent discoloration of the paint, such as is the case when painting cedar; cedar sap can bleed through paint in a condition known as cedar bleed. Priming blocks this sap discoloration so the paint job stays looking fresh longer. If you are making a significant color change, from light to dark or dark to light, primer can help bridge the gap more easily, cutting down on the number of finished coats of paint.
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At the same time, they are well aware that many people do not believe that priming is necessary, especially if a painted surface is in good shape, with no stains or chips, and they are not trying to cover an oil-based paint with latex. The choice is yours, of course, but always apply primer to: Untreated or raw wood New drywall Walls that are about to undergo a drastic change in color (especially from dark to light but also from light to dark)
Some rooms simply have more detail and require more specialty painting including cabinetry, molding, multiple colors, faux finishes, wallpaper removal, etc.
Flat paint does, however, cover imperfections better than any other finish of paint, which can be useful for dirty, banged-up exterior walls. Flat/matte paints are typically the most affordable.
“Absolutely fantastic job, very professional, quick, and courteous. Will call again for exterior painting. Your crew was VERY detail oriented. Thank you for a great experience.”