I just bought an older house and I’m starting to get overwhelmed with big projects such as painting! Thanks for all the helpful advice Beth February 25, 2015
As careful as you may be, there most likely will be a few spills during the painting process. Cover patios, decks, landscaping, and walkways to keep spills at a minimum. .
Old homes really need the expertise of a professional to get the best painted finish. Professional painters and painting companies not only understand the challenges of painting in older homes, they also understand how to problem solve when they are—inevitably—surprised by something they just haven’t seen before.
Ruben did an amazing job for my room. I contacted him and he came the next day and got the job done within a few hours. I accidentally painted my room like crap and he made it look completely brand new.
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So, how much does professional painting cost? We’ve put together a guide to explain the variables that affect the cost of painting your home—interior or exterior, whole house or touch-ups, and interior painting cost per square foot or per hour. By understanding what goes into calculating professional painting costs, you'll be better prepared to set a budget and stick with it.
Here is a rough ballpark pricing guide for how much it would cost to paint the exterior of a house in North East Florida. *Our exterior painting prices listed below are for 8-12 foot high walls. 2 story homes will range in cost depending on accessibility.
A perk of going dark: You may be able to skip the primer if the original paint is a lighter color, and you may need fewer coats! Another cost-saving idea: Refresh your house with the same color rather than choosing a different hue; you’ll probably need just one coat. For some cons of dark paints, skip to #8. 5. You’ll need to protect your plants. Above: San Francisco-based architect Ken Linsteadt used Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17) for this Bay Area home. “The color is fresh and crisp, yet soft enough to complement the surrounding gardens.” Photograph by Paul Dyer for Ken Linsteadt Architects; landscape architect Denler Hobart Gardens, from 10 Easy Pieces: California Architects’ Exterior Paint Picks.
In both bedrooms there were holes knocked in the walls by the door handles (easily avoided with a $1 doorstop.) The holes were too big to patch with just spackle, so I got a couple of hole patches. They are sold near the spackles in your home improvement store. The directions are easy to follow, and they work! After paint, you wouldn’t know there once were big ol’ ugly holes. We used spackle to cover nail holes, minor cracks, and imperfections throughout the house. I tried a lot of different spackles in this house. My favorite one for minor repairs is Fast N Final. It applies easily, dries in a few minutes, and doesn’t require a whole lot of sanding.
You may only be able to afford someone on the lower end? While the odds of them providing just as great of work, or good enough is likely significantly lower, you may get lucky? Especially, if he/ she simply doesn’t know their actual value or what the market will bare. Remember again, you get what you pay for. The happiness of low prices doesn’t last as long as sub-par craftsmanship. Plus, it cost more money to fix it!
San Francisco is known for whacky Victorian homes - often decorated like a fondant cake, with pastel purples, blues or yellows. It takes masterful craftsmanship to upkeep these homes with high-end painting. These top exterior house painters are among the best in the City. Why is this list free?
Type of PaintCost (Materials Only)Flat$10 - $54Eggshell$12 - $60Satin$12 - $40Semi-Gloss$12 - $53High-Gloss$25 - $40 Glidden Paint Cost
The price estimator of any house painting company should be able to estimate properly. The amount paid by a customer is essential to the success and usually the failure of any contracting business. A price considered right for a company may not augur well with another company.
Painting a single accent wall costs $80 to $200 on average. Decorative painting on one wall such as a Trompe L’oeil or mural costs $35 and $150 per square foot.
Avoid storing paint in places that experience extreme high or low temperatures. If you need to dispose of leftover primer or paint, contact your local township or county for proper disposal guidelines.
Looking for the perfect interior color for your home? Our design experts created this nifty interior painting color guide with the most popular interior color choices for any room!
The size will also affect how much primer and paint you’ll need to purchase. As a reference, one gallon of any Behr paint will cover approximately 250 to 400 square feet (one coat). Your home will most likely need two coats, especially if you’re choosing a darker color.