What Affects Painting Costs – Professional Painting Costs
These days, people are trying to save as much money as possible. People are also spending more time than ever at home; looking at their walls and wanting to liven things up. We have noticed that a lot of people nowadays are interested in learning about the factors that affect house painting costs. Contact us now for professional painting costs.
And as it so happens, we are painting professionals with decades of experience pricing painting projects. So we’d like to take this opportunity to share with all the curious consumers out there, the most important factors that affect house painting costs.
How tall your home is will play a big role in pricing a painting project. Specialized painting equipment may be required to reach higher places in the interior or exterior of your home. The risk factor is also higher the further you are working above the ground. While this has lesser significance if you need strictly interior painting (although the height of interior walls will also affect cost), it has a much greater impact on exterior work that may require ladders or scaffolding.
This factor pertains to exterior house painting. The more obstacles you have in the way, the more likely inexperienced painters will charge you more for the job. Bushes, uneven ground, pools, trees, fences, and decks can all make an exterior painting job more difficult for a painter that lacks a full complement of tools and equipment.
Of course, materials are always calculated in the cost of any paint project. Primer, tape, masking plastic, caulk (for exterior jobs), and of course paint for a home around 2,500 square feet can cost about $115. If you opt for a high-end paint, this could drive the cost of materials up significantly since some paints can cost upwards of $80 a gallon.
Not all painters provide carpentry prep work as we do but if your walls or surfaces need repairing before the paint goes up, expect to pay more for the project. Holes in drywall, dents, and rotting wood may all need to be repaired/replaced before a contractor can start painting.
There is no such thing as a universal paint. Different surfaces require different types of paint and some types are more expensive. Siding is a good example. There are all kinds of siding materials – vinyl, aluminum, and wood just to name a few. Aluminum siding for a 2,500 square foot home will cost an average of $5,730 to paint because of the special kind of paint required. Conversely, the national average for painting wood siding for the same size house is $3,737.
Keep Costs Down:
This all sounds like a lot of variables but here at Century Painting. We can eliminate some of them for you and keep costs down. For example, we have great, long-standing relationships with our paint suppliers so we get paint cheaper than our competitors and we pass the savings on to you. Get a fair and affordable estimate for your painting project by reaching out to us for professional painting costs!