You can contact a decorator or your local paint shop when seeking a color consultation. Shops will often offer the service along with a discount on paints.
We did a little updating by spray painting the shutters, replacing the landscaping, adding a window box, painting the garage door, and building a pergola over the garage. This made a big impact, but I still craved the white brick after! We decided to break this project up into phases. Our house is three stories tall in the back and on the sides (we have a walk out basement). And the sides of the house have a steep hill, which is pretty tricky to work with. Eventually, we will rent a lift and tackle the sides and back of the house, but for now we are just starting with the front! .
Our expert team sorted through all of the trending colors and classic house combinations to make things easy for you. We found the 10 best exterior paint colors from popular brands like Sherwin Williams, Behr, and Benjamin Moore.
Before painting, seal-up any gaps between siding and trim. Painters recommend using paintable100% acrylic caulk for multi-purpose caulking. For caulking seams where heavy water flow can occur, choose a paintable polyurethane (PL) caulking compound. Caulk all separations between varying materials. ©Greg McGill / Shutterstock.com
If your painter is going to move or cover your furniture for you, super. If not, do that. Some companies will move furniture, and some prefer to have the homeowner take care of it to avoid any issues with potential damage.
Is black the new neutral? Black houses are certainly on the rise, and there’s no denying their chic appeal. But you may want to consider these cons before crossing over to the dark side: First, black houses absorb more heat from the sun than white houses. And black fades faster than lighter colors. For a full analysis, see Black Houses: The Pros and Cons of a Dark Painted Facade. 9. Selling your house? Consider a dark door. Above: A white Victorian weatherboard facade is offset by a black roof and door. Photograph by Derek Swalwell, courtesy of Ben Scott Garden Design, from Before & After: A Two-Faced Victorian Garden with a Secret.
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Ladders. The height and surrounding grade of your house will determine the needed type and height of ladders you need. For a tall house, figure you’ll want a 16-foot extension ladder and a 6- or 8-foot stepladder. For a short house, just the stepladder should fill the bill.
It will cost between $2,191 and $4,505 to paint the exterior of your house, with an average cost $3,348.
Now, in the likely case that two coats are needed, you’d take the number of gallons and multiply by 1.7 for the second coat. This is the industry standard for second coat coverage, which normally takes 30% less material than the first coat.
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amazingly thorough and well written post! I’ll definitely bookmark this for the next time I’m doing a major painting project. thanks Josh! thorne garnet February 26, 2015
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If you choose a higher quality interior paint from Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore, expect to pay $50-$70 per gallon. If choosing lower-grade paint for a big box store like Lowes or Home Depot, you can expect to pay $30-$45 per gallon.
Depending on what you’re painting, have the proper tools ready. You don’t want to start painting and then have to stop and go to the store to buy another paintbrush or roller.
Painters charge $300 to $500 to paint a bathroom, $800 to $1,200 for a bedroom, and $1,000 to $3,000 to paint a living room or large open-plan basement. Room painting commonly includes baseboards, doors, trim, and ceilings. Final costs depend on the size of the room. Labor Cost To Paint A Room Room Walls Only Walls, Baseboards, Ceiling, Doors & Trim Bathroom $101 $321 Master Bathroom $124 $533 Kitchen $181 $548 10 x 12 Bedroom $391 $815 14 x 16 Master Bedroom $744 $1,285 Living Room $260 $1,015 Open-Plan Basement $545 $2,919