The Merits and Pricing of Exterior Home Paint Jobs

Ask any real estate agent, house flipper or just another homeowner; house painting is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make for your property. Painting the exterior of your home is one of the most affordable and effective ways to instantly increase the curb appeal of your home.

Yes, there are the obvious aesthetic benefits that exterior house painting offers, but there are also very practical ones. For instance, exterior house painting can add a layer of protection to your siding. It can increase the lifespan of your siding and protect your home from moisture.


Rain water and moisture from low temperatures can seep into the framing of your home. But if you have a fresh or relatively new coat of paint on your house, it acts as one more layer that moisture has to get through.

Exterior house painting will also increase the value of your home – that is, if you hire a professional contractor to handle the job. That’s why so many homeowners opt to re-paint their houses before they hit the market.

Hiring a professional contractor to re-paint the outside of your home may very well give you valuable insight into the condition of the structure. What we mean is that insect infestations and structural repair needs are easily identified during the prep work of exterior painting. While mitigation services and repairs will invariably cost you more money, it is definitely worth it to make these corrections sooner rather than later.

We mentioned that exterior house painting was an affordable way to improve the quality and value of your home. So what can you expect to pay for your exterior painting project?

Exterior Residential Painting Price

Before getting quotes for your project, you should have a general idea of what it will cost so that you know an outlandish price when you hear one.

So let’s say you need 1,000 square feet of siding painted along with 40 linear feet of boxing or overhangs and trim for five windows. With our pricing scale your job would come out to around $1,305 ($990 for the siding painting, $70 for the boxing and overhangs and $245 for the trim).

Keep in mind that this price includes 2 coats of high quality Sherwin Williams Super Paint and all necessary prep work. Also, keep in mind that we do offer some of the most competitive rates for exterior house painting in Charlotte and the surrounding areas so you are likely to get higher estimates from other contractors.

While higher estimates are not uncommon, you should use this basic pricing scale to inform your painting contractor decision. And of course, the greater amount of square footage that needs to be painted and the more precision brushwork around edges and trim needed will almost always increase the price of your project.