From the latest color trends to home improvement tips and tricks, through our housepainting blog we strive to keep our readers informed with valuable insight and advice.
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According to the old adage which says you get what you pay for, it doesn’t, however, means that costly paint projects ensure the customer will get a quality finish. Accurate price estimation is based on the knowledge and estimating skills of the estimator.
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ProjectAverage Cost (Labor Included)Home Exterior$3,500 - $7,500Home Interior$7,500 - $10,000Whole House$10,300 - $16,750
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We had several major cracks in our walls and ceilings, the Kelly Bros team has done an amazing job repairing the cracks and blending. Texturing looks perfect and the paint crew will be in next. I’ll follow up later with the painting work, we’re having walls, ceilings, and cabinets painted. The Kelly Bros customer service has been absolutely fantastic, from estimate to the work being done, totally top notch.
Sherwin’s Pewter Cast (SW 7673) is a cool-muted tone of gray that works well for exterior stucco, lap siding, or cedar shingles. For homes with dark gray shingles or black roofs and exposed stone or brick, this gray exterior color’s adaptability is key. It also pairs nicely with white exterior trim colors like Zircon (SW 7667).
This is so helpful! I’m getting ready to paint our upstairs apartment so our new renter can move in and it’s a daunting task. Do you have a recommendation for you favorite painter’s tape? I’ve never found one that seemed to actually do anything. Rosie February 27, 2015
Location is also a major price factor as those in rural or remote areas do pay cheaper prices. Charging by the hour costs about $25 for labor on basic jobs and up to $50 for large painting jobs; excluding materials. Getting materials like brushes, tarps, paint, and rollers generally cost extra. Prepare to pay about $20 to $75 for a gallon of paint, based on the paint quality. The common paint brands for home use include Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
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Paint sheen is not just about aesthetics. Paint finishes affect how long exterior paint lasts on siding, trim, doors, and other exterior surfaces. There are four different types of paint sheens that professional painters typically use on home exteriors and each has unique benefits when used on the correct surfaces.
For large spaces and walls we recommend using a roller. Using an extension pole will also speed up the paint project dramatically. To ensure a smooth and even surface make sure you:
It’s the responsibility of the contractors to use the best quality paints and the best possible painting techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your new paint, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Sonoma County painting company. Be clear and upfront with the company representative. Let them know what you want from your new paint job, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations. Before you hire a painting contractor, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the painting representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts. Ask your contractor if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates. Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times. The work will move along more smoothly if the company can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations. When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the painting on schedule.
Many of us live for years with interior paint that’s seen better days, or in less-than-inspiring colors, simply because we’re clueless about the cost of having a room repainted. Even if we have the budget for an interior paint job, the “not knowing” can cause us to procrastinate.
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Please note: All guidelines are subject to change and are only projections based on 2008-2009 estimates. PPG Architectural Coatings relinquishes responsibility for quoting and pricing on any jobs referenced from this manual. Please use common business sense when estimating pricing, as all estimates in this manual are subject to change.