If you choose a higher quality interior paint from Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore, expect to pay $50-$70 per gallon. If choosing lower-grade paint for a big box store like Lowes or Home Depot, you can expect to pay $30-$45 per gallon.
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After you fill in all the holes and cracks, primer becomes even more important. The primer will prevent flashing or a shiny spot on the wall, which occurs when paint is placed directly on spackling.
Then verify additional company credentials. Painters who are members of local organizations and associations may offer better service, and you’ll be able to see their past records, including complaints and legal action.
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Paint and primer will likely cost the same no matter where you live, but labor is another story. For one, hourly labor rates will be higher in big cities than small towns. Higher rates obviously make a higher overall cost of professional painting.
Lastly, some larger apartment complexes require proof of insurance and workers comp to work in the building along with adding the association as “additionally insured”. It’s always a good idea to check if your building has any requirements or detailed work procedures before hiring a painting company.
You should also fill in any nail holes or cracks with spackling, as well as tape off adjacent walls, window trim, and light switch or outlet covers. Use drop cloths, newspapers, or a roll of paper to cover the floor.
Paint costs $15 to $50 per gallon on average and covers up to 400 square feet per can. Professional painters buy paint up to 50% less than homeowners. To calculate how much paint you need, times the wall length by its height and subtract for any doors, windows, or unpaintable areas.
The cost will vary a lot depending on who you decide to hire to do the job. There are lots of companies out there who tout great results but end up providing sub-par work.
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1. Pressure wash entire house, scrape loose paint, patch holes and stucco, prime bare wood, and mask off doors and windows.
Working from dry areas backwards into wet areas as you make your way across the ceiling, be certain that you're working in areas narrow enough so that you can maintain a wet edge at all times.
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If you’re painting trim and molding, it can cost between $75 to $200 per room on average. But this is an optional expense for many homeowners.