Painting has been the easiest and oftentimes, cheapest way to increase the value to your home. A new coat of paint will not only change the look of your home, but also increases its value when it’s time to sell.
Whether you’re paining the interior or exterior of your home, or hiring a professional painter, it cost is a major factor to consider. Below we will discuss the average costs of painting projects around the USA, how to control costs and get your painting project started.
Exterior Painting Cost around Boca Raton, FL
Location and square footage (size) will have the biggest impact on your exterior painting project cost. Looking at average paint materials and supplies, the average price to paint a home’s exterior is $2,394. This average includes professional labor, supplies and the paint material. While it would most likely take longer to do yourself, know that you could save thousands. The only costs would be the paint itself and your time. And some sore legs and shoulders if you’re not use to doing manual labor. 🙂
Painting projects such as stairs, gates or fences, should cost less dues to the smaller square footage.
Factors Affecting Exterior Painting Costs: Location & Square Footage
Painting a large house is more expensive than painting a smaller house. Additionally, two story homes are more expensive to paint. A four-story home that is 2,500 square feet may be twice as expensive to paint as a two-story home that is the same square footage. Painting from a ladder is much more difficult and time-consuming than painting on flat ground and therefore, drive your total cost up.
Job Preparation and Cleaning
Job prep work is another big factor in exterior painting projects. All exterior paint jobs must be prepped and cleaned before any work can begin. Oftentimes, professional painters will power wash a home exterior with hot water or pressure wash it with cold water. Removing dirt and buildup from the exterior surfaces will significantly improve the quality of your painting job. On average, prep work ranges between $475 and $875. This part of the project can be done without a pro, but you must ensure you have the right equipment. Also, if a professional painter near you will warranty their work, they will probably also want to do the job prep so that they know it was done properly.
Other Factors to Consider when Hiring a Painting Contractor Near You
There are other factors that go into the price. These factors include:
- Type of paint
- Quality of paint
- Amount of paint
- Colors of paint
- Complexity of design
Paint Brand & Types of Paint
Unlike the interior of the home, paint outside the home has to stand up against the harshest of elements, such as rain, heavy wind or even, a hurricane. Stronger paints, while more expensive, can hold up against these elements and require less coats.
As is the case with interior painting, paint type will come down to water-based or oil-based. Water-based paints are preferred, but oil-based paints may perform better under certain conditions. The pros of water-based paints include:
- Will not trap moisture
- Will not crack or peel
- Dry significantly faster than oil-based paints
- Oil-based paints were very common years ago, but scientists found that oil-based paints contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. When some people are exposed to VOCs, they can experience dizziness, or respiratory discomfort. Given these health concerns, more professional painters are going with the healthier, more eco-friendly alternative. Additionally, oil-based paints take as much as four times longer to dry than water-based.
Interior Painting Costs around Boca Raton, FL
Most painting projects are interior. Whenever people move into a new home, they want to paint and live around colors that match their style. Many active homeowners change their home’s feel with new paint every 7-10 years. When painting an entire house or eve just one room, many factors go into the overall price.
The average price to paint an interior room is $860. Much like exterior painting, this project can be done without a pro, but just know, a professional painter can most likely finish the job at a faster pace than the average home owner.