One of the least expensive ways to make a big impact on your home is painting. Applying a fresh coat of paint or changing to a different color can transform a room or change the look of your home’s whole exterior. Hiring a professional can get you better results while saving you time and money on equipment you won’t use often. When it comes to hiring a house painter, San Antonio homeowners trust the experts at ABC to get the job done right. Request An Estimate (210) 599-9500
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Lastly, some larger apartment complexes require proof of insurance and workers comp to work in the building along with adding the association as “additionally insured”. It’s always a good idea to check if your building has any requirements or detailed work procedures before hiring a painting company.
Examine your home for areas where paint has lifted, is peeling, or curling up, as you’ll need a smooth surface before you begin the paint application. Gently scrape loose paint with a wide paint scraper and a wire brush.
The average cost to paint a bedroom is $350 to $850, while a master bedroom runs $650 to $1,400. The DIY cost to paint bedroom walls is $100 to $300, which requires two gallons of paint. Prices depend on the room size and whether the baseboards, trim, and ceiling are painted. Cost To Paint A Bedroom Room Size Average Cost 10x10 $300 – $700 10x12 $350 – $850 12x12 $400 – $950 12x15 $500 – $1,000 14x16 $650 – $1,250 16x16 $750 – $1,400
Scrape from all directions to ensure getting all of the loose paint. Hold the scraper flat—with two hands, if necessary—so you don’t gouge the wood.
If you want custom painting services, you can expect to pay a bit extra than a normal paint job. For example, by using a trompe l’oeil technique, a trick of the eye, custom painters and muralists transform small, dark, boring, or otherwise challenging interior spaces with creative paint applications. Transforming a blank wall into a 3D vision requires talent and years of experience, which is why this type of paint job is more expensive.
For our purposes of coming up with a price estimate, we assume your home has 2,000 square feet of paintable area and you’re using latex-based paint (which costs an average of $42 per gallon) and latex-based primer (which costs an average of $50 per gallon). MATERIALHOW MANY GALLONS NEEDEDTOTAL COST OF MATERIALSLatex-based paint10$420Latex-based primer8$400Total cost of materials:$820 How to prep and paint your home’s exterior in 7 steps
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If you do choose to paint your house yourself, the following information will guide you through the process, which typically follows this order: Choose the right paint and primer Gather tools and equipment Repair damaged siding and trim Wash the siding Protect, mask and drape Scrape and sand the siding Caulk siding and trim Prime bare wood and stains Paint the siding Paint the trim Clean up properly 1) Choose the Right House Paint and Primer
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Next, call your local paint store or a local painting contractor and ask about their favorite exterior color schemes. Their painters have likely completed a few house painting projects nearby and can provide valuable feedback.
Most homes built before 1978 will probably contain lead-based paint if it hasn’t already been removed. Professional painting companies must follow proper rules and regulations for its safe removal or encapsulation.
To estimate the quantity of paint required, you will need to know the room wall sizes (length, height, and width), the number and size of the windows, and the number and size of doors. A standard living room (12’ x 8’) requires 2 to 3 gallons of paint using the industry average of 350 sq.ft. per gallon. If you plan to have a different color on the ceiling, trim, or accent wall, that will have to be calculated separately.
Plan to use painter’s tape when you want to maintain a straight edge between colors of paint to avoid peeling-away the painted finish when you remove the tape. Be sure to remove both painter’s tape and masking tape as soon as the final finish is dry.
Painters generally charge for their services in three ways, per square foot, per room, and per hour. On average, they charge between $1.50 and $3.50 per sq.ft., $25 and $100 per hour, and $990 and $1,320 per room.
Now, if you enjoy painting and have all of the supplies already, you can skip these next two steps entirely and get to painting.