A brand new coat of paint can make your home look not only new but also protect it against pests, intensify the lifespan of the siding, keep it in good structural shape and increase its resale value when you want to sell. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about any painting project and to work on it strategically. Consider this: the more time and effort you dedicate to your work, the better you will get at it and the better impression you will make. It is always difficult choosing the right color and finish for a room, as well as buying the correct painter’s supplies. Which is why it’s important to know what to think about before you hire your painter.
It is easy to go online or talk to your local contractor about how much painting costs per hour. While the average rate ranges from $40-60, the typical home requires around $50 worth of time, with it being relatively fast to prime and paint a house that only needs some dry-wall repairs done.
Existing Home vs New Construction Painting Cost
New construction painting prices are less than the cost of repainting an already-built house that is decorated. New construction paint jobs come with less prep and cleanup for both interior and exterior jobs. Painters typically start their work after drywall, plumbing, or electrical work has been completed and before anything else is done in the home. This means you will not have to worry about any carpet or flooring. Plus, there won’t be any cabinetry, furniture, or lighting fixtures in the way either.
When painting your current home, your painter will have to come beforehand to prepare the site so that your personal belongings are protected. Preparation is key for any job. On top of this, all of your belongings will need to be put back in place, no mess should be left behind.
On average, it costs around $7,000-$9,000 to paint a 2,500 sq.ft. home when they’re doing new construction. The exterior construction painting rates for a house of the same size range from $5,000 to $11,000. On a similar scale, a top-to-bottom painting job of a 2,500 sq.ft. old house runs from $7,500-$10,000 for the inside walls and from $5,800 to $11,700 for the exterior.
Home Interior Painter Cost per Project
When painting your home’s interior, it’s important to consider all the side projects that come along with the overall job. (For example: patching and repainting walls, changing flooring and electrical outlets, etc.) A common side project includes repainting your house, for example painting interior doors, ceilings, and other rooms such as your kitchen, bathroom etc. Although kitchens and bathrooms are typically smaller in size, they need extra care because those rooms are subject to a lot of moisture. On the other hand, while common rooms, dining rooms and basements are cheaper, they take up a lot of space – which can then lead to a higher cost overall. Depending on the size and scope of the room or project, you can expect to pay anywhere in between $20- $100 per hour to hire painters for an interior paint job. A painter can cost between $60 and $10,000 depending on the project.
Factors That Influence the Cost to Hire a Painter
Some factors that may affect a painter’s price are:
- The bigger the room, the more work it will take to paint. If you have a large space to paint, we recommend asking for a quote before we start. Doing a large space will require more paint, brushes, rollers, ladders, and patience. If you paint 400 sq. ft., a gallon of paint will cover it and the total price will include the cost of the paint.
- Generally, you will need to use more paint when painting textured walls than when painting smooth ones.
- Drying time: The amount of time that it takes for the first coat to dry before you can paint on another coat can affect your total painting cost
To summarize, the size of the space and what type of surface it is affect how much you would have to pay for an interior paint job. For example, our professionals could cover up to 100 square feet of flat surface in an hour (including two coats).