Painting your house can give it a facelift. It is the cheapest and easiest way to change the look of your house, but it also improves the value of your house so you can get a good offer if you ever decided to sell If you leafed through magazines or read through DIY blogs you may think painting is the easiest thing to do and maybe convince yourself that you can paint your own house by yourself. It isn't as easy as it looks and those photos you see in magazines and online have probably been airbrushed to hide flaws. Going it alone can be a disaster, especially if your sole motivation is to save money. If you botch the job you might have to find and call a professional (You should have called to begin with). That's money wasted and time you'll never get back.
Do your research and get quotes from as many painting contractors as possible. Getting information about painters in your area does not require you to have money. It also does not obligate you to choose a specific contractor. Quotations you get should spell out in detail how much do painters charge per square foot. You can get all the information you need from the comfort of your home. The internet has made it easy to search for information and find the best deal. There is a plethora of online directories and matching services. Going back to the big question: how much do painters charge per square foot?
Interior Painting Costs
A lot of painting projects happen inside the house. Homeowners either get tired of the same walls or they may have bought new furniture and they need the walls to pull together whatever new look they are going for. There are a couple of factors which will affect the overall price for the painting job. It does not matter how small or big your project is the same factors apply. When going at it like a professional the following factors play a role, the size, location and the quality of paint. The biggest expense for a professional painter is the labor. The size and quality of play are always important considerations whether the job is done by a professional or a DIYer. The average price of painting an average sized room is $0.85 - $2.05 per square foot.
Let's break the price or cost of painting down, taking all the important factors that need to be acknowledged into consideration.
Interior wall and ceiling paint
Latex paint and primer.
Flat, satin, eggshell finish options.
Wall area to be painted 267 square feet
Labour involving scraping and sanding as well as filling cracks and unsightly holes
The planning and acquisition of material
Minimum: $38.05 per hour
Maximum: $77,38 per hour
Painting Job Supplies needed to work on a 267 square foot area
Cost of materials and supplies like masking tape and paper, surface repair and preparation material, and primers.
This means the cost to paint 267 sq.ft. ranges from $211.70 to $513,14 which can be further broken down to $0.85 to $2.05 per Square Foot. Now that doesn't sound so bad does it?
Remember the ceiling might also need a fresh coat of paint. A professional painter might charge $129,22 to $220. It should be noted that these are speculative figures and rates are different states, cities and towns. What is illustrated here is conservative estimates.