Hey, folks. It’s Josh. I’ve been super busy these past couple of months working on our HFHS project house. As we mentioned in our last update, the house is coming along, and we can’t wait to share more with you soon. We’ve learned a LOT while working on this project! One task we recently completed was painting all of the interior. A lot more goes into painting than you might guess, so I thought it would be fun to share a thorough breakdown of everything we encountered and learned as we painted this house. If you have any big painting projects in your future, I highly recommend you check out some of these tips and lessons we learned so hopefully your project goes smoothly.
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Painters charge $300 to $1,000 per room on average, depending on the size. The average cost to paint a 12x12 room is $400 to $950. Labor costs alone are $180 to $650 per room. The DIY cost to paint a room is $100 to $300, which requires two gallons of paint. Cost To Paint A Room Room Average Cost Bathroom $150 – $400 Master Bathroom $250 – $650 Kitchen $150 – $250 Bedroom $350 – $850 Master Bedroom $650 – $1,400 Living Room $600 – $2,000 Dining Room / Hallway $300 – $1,000 Open-Plan Basement $800 – $2,500
Our Evanston painting teams specialize in the following residential and commercial painting services: Interior Painting Exterior Painting Plaster & Drywall Repairs Outdoor Wood Repair & Light Carpentry Move-In & Move-Out Painting Paint Color Consultations
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SizeAverage Cost (Labor Included)1,000 sq.ft.$4,500 - $7,5001,500 sq.ft.$6,700 - $11,8002,000 sq.ft.$9,000 - $15,7002,500 sq.ft.$10,300 - $16,7503,000 sq.ft.$14,000 - $23,4003,500 sq.ft.$16,500 - $27,6004,000 sq.ft.$19,000 - $32,000 Cost to Paint a 1,000 Sq.Ft. House
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This was a really thorough and great post! Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Now I want to get to painting… amy February 25, 2015
“Brad did an excellent job and only stopped when the rain started. He kept the area clean and orderly at all times, I barely knew he was there . Thank you so much for making this experience a pleasant one. I would recommend your company to anyone thinking of painting their home. Thanks to you guys, I have a brand new home!”
The primary difference between the cost of interior paints ($10 to $70 per gallon) and exterior paints ($15 to $80 per gallon) is the resin. The resins used in exterior paints are softer, making them resistant to flaking, chipping, and sun damage. The interior paint uses a more rigid resin that resists marking and staining. Many exterior paints use a resin that causes outgassing, an emission of volatile organic compounds. Common to many manufactured products, it is what causes that “new car smell.” The outgassing from exterior paint resins continues for many years, even after the odor dissipates. It is a major reason professionals don't use or allow homeowners to use exterior paints indoors.
When it comes to painting your home, it’s important to think about the interior and exterior as a single unit. While your interior does not need to be a perfect match for your exterior, there should be a sense of harmony. To choose your exterior colors, think about your style of home and the color of your roof, railings 2, and doors.
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.
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Before painting aluminum, apply primer. If aluminum siding is in good shape, you can use a latex metal primer. However, if the surface is oxidized, do not use a latex primer: A typical ingredient of latex is ammonia, which can have a negative reaction with the oxidation. Instead, use an alkyd-based primer that has been thinned one part paint thinner to four parts primer. Your finish coat will cover best if you tint the primer toward the finish color with about half the tint in the final finish.
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If you use a power washer on wood siding, be very careful not to erode the wood’s surface or to blast water into the separations between boards. For more, see How to Clean House Siding.