How Much Does it Cost to Paint a House?
A new paint job will do wonders for just about any home. The advantages homeowners enjoy with fresh paint throughout the interior or exterior of their homes include both aesthetic improvement as well as presenting a much more attractive home when it comes time to sell. Sounds good. So how much does it cost to paint a house?
The simple answer is: When you use professional painters, it will cost anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the size of your home and the areas you want to have painted. Your next question might be, Then how much will it cost for me to do it myself?
And the answer to that question is: Not as much as it will cost to pay professional painters if you’re lucky, possibly a lot more if you’re not.
What it means to paint your own house
Painting the interior or exterior of a home is a pretty big endeavor, as anyone who’s ever done it will tell you. To do a really nice-looking job, there’s a lot involved beyond simply going down to the paint store and buying some paint and other items like brushes, rollers, roller poles, drop cloths, scrapers, masking tape, etc.
Note that we used the term “nice-looking job” in the above paragraph. To accomplish a paint job that’s anywhere close to the quality pro painters can achieve, it’s going to take more than purchasing some paint and brushes.
How much is your time worth to you? Figure this into the cost of a DIY paint job, because it’s going to be a big factor in the project. Unlike with many disciplines in our automated world, with painting there are no real shortcuts. It takes time to do a good job, and a lot of it. And the less you know about the painting process, the more time that will be required.
Any time you undertake a project as lofty as comprehensive interior or exterior painting, don’t be surprised if something gets damaged along the way. The damage may be as simple as a spray of paint on a hardwood floor, which is relatively easy (and free) to correct by cleaning it quickly. But what if a ladder slips and the painter crashes through a window? This disaster will get paid for whether you have a paint crew doing the job or if you’re doing it yourself. The difference is, if it’s DIY, the money’s coming out of your pocket.
There’s no way to paint a house without causing some disruption to “normal” living. Untrained painters often cause more disruption to their lifestyles than they could ever have imagined. How long do you want to have your home in a state of chaos? When you do your own painting, things may be . . . messy for some time, because painting is a highly involved job and, as we noted before, it takes more time for a novice to complete a project than it does a pro.
So to answer the question, “How much does it cost to paint a house?” we can say from experience that regardless of the exact number, it could end up costing you more to do it yourself than to hire a professional paint crew, when you take everything into consideration.
If you’re not ready to paint your house yourself, call Franklin Painting of Connecticut, and get the job done in a safe, timely manner and at a highly competitive price. Call (877) 646-7774.
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