While selling a home, many assume that the best luxury items can reel in buyers. However, a home can’t really sell without realistic upgrades, like plumbing.
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Our home painting experts are sticklers for quality, which is why they use primer. They know that primer can enhance paint's ability to provide a durable top coat while often reducing the number of coats that are necessary to achieve full coverage and a smooth finish.
Note on homes built before 1978: Lead paint application was outlawed in 1978. If your home was built before 1978 and needs significant scraping prior to repainting, lead abatement might be required. A widely quoted cost from the US EPA is $8-$15 per square foot for lead abatement which shows just how expensive this can be. Those costs are not included in this estimate of exterior painting costs.
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Looking forward to trying out some of your painting tips soon! Thanks for the post. Carolyn Selheim-Miller February 25, 2015
Carefully use a high-quality brush to paint about an inch out from corners, the ceiling, and the baseboard. These are areas that a roller cannot reach.
If you already have painting equipment, then it can be easier to undertake the painting work yourself. However, if you are renting or purchasing them now, you might need to compare the cost of everything with the cost of hiring a professional company.
First, we worked to remove all wallpaper throughout the house. There was a wallpaper border in a couple rooms, so it wasn’t too big of a deal taking it off. I basically scored the paper, wet it, then scraped it off. We did a more in-depth post last year. The main thing to keep in mind when removing wallpaper is to score well, then soak soak soak. The longer you let the paper soak up the removal spray or water, the easier it will peel off! Don’t paint over the wallpaper. Like most short cuts in home repair, it will lead to more problems down the road. Which I ran into in this house. In the dining room, I was removing the wallpaper when I realized somebody had previously painted over wallpaper. In the entire room! Which leads me to the second thing we did.
An exterior paint job protects your siding while improving its appearance. A fresh coat of paint makes it more attractive. A high-quality exterior paint keeps your home safe from all types of weather, including rain and snow. To top it off, a new paint job raises the real estate value of your home. So, if you’re thinking about selling, consider painting first!
Most jobs we do are 2 story, stucco repaints with wood eaves, and fascia boards. Occasionally, there is accent siding at the front of the house and a wood patio cover. A typical job takes my crew of 3 professional painters 4-5 days to complete.
As a general rule of thumb, newer homes involve much less prep work to start painting the exterior. New construction will already be on even ground and won’t have anything obstructing the sides so that it will be less time consuming and cheaper. The painters will be able to come on the site right after the exterior construction is complete.
What’s more, the weather where you live could make the job take longer. Climate factors like humidity, extreme wind, or high temperatures will usually make painting more difficult. A job that takes longer can raise your labor costs just as much as higher rates can.
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Condo SizeAverage Cost (Labor Included)One Bedroom$1,800 - $2,900Two Bedrooms$2,700 - $5,000How Much to Paint a One-Bedroom Condo
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