When estimating interior painting costs, the first step is measuring the entire painting surface of your home or room. The example below is for a 10’ x 12’ room with an 8’ ceiling, one door, and one window. Measure the perimeter of the room – For a 10’ x 12’ room, add the four wall lengths.
Painters charge $1 to $3 per square foot on average to paint the walls in a room. Costs increase for painting the ceiling, trim, baseboards, and doors. .
For alkyd paints or a solvent-based finishes that require paint thinner for cleanup, choose brushes with natural bristles.
Generally speaking, it is better to paint in open areas to mitigate the odor. When it comes to interior paint jobs, that type is meant to be applied indoors, so you are safe to paint inside. Exterior paints should not be used inside as the ingredients used to make it resistant to the outside elements can cause health problems when inhaled in a closed area with poor ventilation.
Costs vary based on factors such as the building’s footprint, height, and building materials. Other complicating factors can include the grade of paint, the number of coats required to create a consistent appearance, the amount of trim and the number of doors and windows in the home or commercial space. The easiest way to get a good idea of what it will cost to paint the interior or exterior of a building is to request a free estimate.
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The lack of quality painters probably comes from the unwillingness of homeowners to hire and pay for qualified professional painting contractors. Some people choose a painter based on the lowest bid. Without being able to qualify what makes that bid different than others besides low price, homeowners will always get a low-quality job.
Covering the exterior of your house with quality paint is one of the best ways to protect it. The exterior layers protect your home from weathering, termites, mold and moisture. If your home is exposed to weathering for a long enough time, you will face problems like mold buildup, termites, rotting wood, and stucco damage. This can end up being costly, forcing you to spend more money on carpentry work, repairs and varnishing. Even minor cracking and peeling in your home can compound into major issues over time. A high-quality paint job acts as a protective shield, preventing damage, saving money, and eliminating the headache of dealing with home repairs.
Higher ceilings result in larger wall spaces to paint that are harder to reach because of staggered step surfaces. This results in a wider cost range of anywhere from $490 to $940 to paint the walls in a home’s stairway area.
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To be frank, if that was the case you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. With this in mind, let’s dive into the cost of painting supplies, equipment, and your time.
Awesome post! I just wanted to add a couple tips about cleaning brushes that might be helpful. If you’re painting and are coming back for second coats later the same day, you can put your brush in a ziplock bag to keep it from drying out while you’re taking a break. When cleaning your brushes, use Murphy Oil Soap, it really helps to get the paint off and is eco friendly. You can even soak brushes in it and clean them later on if you’re a giant procrastinator like I am 🙂 I love following your progress with this house and am so stoked to see the finished product! Cheers and have a great day! Alexandra February 25, 2015 Jill @ Champagne for Everyday February 25, 2015
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When you need direction and guidance, just follow the step-by-step tutorials for any room and surface, and your project will become as simple as painting by numbers.