While many homeowners only paint their walls, many are painting the ceiling. This job is not easy, as furniture needs to be removed or covered, ladders and extension poles are needed as well as some strong shoulders. Nonetheless, if you hire a professional painter, expect to pay between $242 and $412 for a 500-square-foot ceiling. A quality contractor should finish the job in about one full day or five to six hours; including prep and furniture moving.
If you’re taking on your own painting project, there are certain tools you should have:
- Roller handle
- Roller cover with a one-half inch to one-inch nap
- Rolling pole (especially if you’re painting the ceiling)
- Roller tray
- Brushes and rollers (shedless)
With all the right tools, it should take about three hour to put a single coat of paint on the walls of an average-sized bedroom. It will take another two to three hours for a coat of paint to dry in order to re-coat. Most rooms require two coats of paint, so it may take up to six hours to finish the average bedroom.
You should now be well prepared to take on or hire a professional painter for your painting project.