Expect to spend $50 to $100 on materials and supplies. If you are considering whether there are cost savings in going DIY with your house painting, calculate the materials you will need with this price list. Be sure to take inventory of what your project requires, as each project is unique. Paint Materials Price List Materials Average Cost Scraper $6.75 Sandpaper $2.50+ Power Sander $28+ Patching Compound (3.5-Pound Bag) $8.78 Power Washer Rental (Per Day) $38 Primer (Per Gallon) $49.65 Caulk (Per Case) $18.98 Masking Tape $5.93+ Ladder Rental (Per Day) $31 Scaffolding Rental (Per Day) $81 Brushes $10.48+ Paint Roller Kit $8.97+ Sprayer Rental (Per Day) $36+ Paint (Per Gallon) $15 – $50 Drop Cloth $1.98+ How Much Does Paint Cost?
1,500 to 2,000 square foot homes like these in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, and Fleming Island, FL range from $2,500 to $4600+. 2 story homes will range in cost depending on accessibility. How much does it cost to paint the exterior of a 2000 sq ft house? Exterior Home Painting Costs Per Square Foot. .
Ensuring your home’s exterior looks freshly painted is possible with a bit of maintenance work. Keep the exterior clean with an annual power washing, regularly prune landscaping trees or shrubbery that could scratch or scrape the exterior, and touch up any damaged areas immediately. Avoid clogged gutters and downspouts as the overflow of water can damage a home’s exterior.
I originally planned to rent a sprayer from Home Depot for this. But while I was there, I realized that this could potentially be a multi-day project and that buying one could really save money. I was so right on this. I even took a risk by buying one of the cheaper pro sprayers and was TOTALLY BLOWN away. This is not an exaggeration. I genuinely think that this sprayer was one of my favorite purchases ever! The setup/clean up are definitely the most frustrating part about using it. But everything else was smooth sailing. We only had a small handful of clogs for the ENTIRE project. And clearing the clogs was SO simple (like you just turn the nozzle and spray it out).
Fix any damaged siding and try to solve any structural problems that lead to water damage or you’ll be painting again before you know it. 4) Wash the Siding Scrub vinyl siding to restore its color and vibrancy. ©Greg McGill / Shutterstock.com
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There were a couple things that needed to be done before I even started thinking about painting. Since the house was built in 1921, I wanted to check for lead. You can find lead testers in any home improvement store. I followed the directions on the label, did some tests, and found that the house was lead free! That was a relief because removing lead is a huge hassle, requiring professionals, special suits, and more tests. No thank you. If you do happen to test for lead and it shows positive, you can contact the national lead hotline, which should get you on the right track for proper removal. Fortunately we were able to bypass that entire process.
Then it’s time to research the overall cost to DIY. This includes estimating how much it will cost you to complete exterior repairs, purchase the necessary amount of paint, rollers, brushes, and rent equipment such as power washers and ladders. Once you’ve priced out the total DIY cost, assess which route is most cost-effective.
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We prepped the house by pressure washing. I found this affordable pressure washer on Amazon and it worked great! We sprayed the brick with just water to clean it. The vinyl was sprayed with a small amount of outdoor cleaner added to really loosen the grime. We worked from top to bottom and used a ladder with ladder stabilizer, making sure not to spray upward on the siding (this would cause water to run behind the siding which can be very bad). Once this was done, we let the siding completely dry before the next steps.
Detailed and fabulous post Josh! Thank you, and what a fab job you are doing with that house…erm, can we hire you to fly down and paint our beach house in Jamaica? 🙂 paul July 14, 2017 Laura Hager February 25, 2015
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This was so great! Thank you for all the tips. I’d like to buy a house and fix it up one day and I know these tips will come in handy! Kathryn February 25, 2015
Wow this is so detailed and well documented. Perfect for when I want to paint my own home. (I am tempted to keep records like you to Josh) kpainter December 29, 2020
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