Before you begin scraping, sanding, and painting, drape and mask-off surfaces and areas where you don’t want paint chips, sawdust, paint, and mess.
Drop cloths to protect furniture and floorsSurface protection board works well for hard surfaces such as countertops and floorsMasking film and masking paper are great for baseboards, windows, doors and cabinetsPainter’s tape for trim, baseboards, electric sockets or any other small, detailed space .
For an average-sized home with two or three bedrooms, you’ll likely pay a professional painter between $1,216 and $3,269 total to paint the interior of your home.
If you’ve just bought or moved into a new home, you may not actually know the last time the property was painted. You should find out when that was, and find out the type of paint that was used as this will help you determine when you’ll need to paint the home again. Things like the type of paint used, the quality level of the paint, and even the color, can all speak to the overall longevity of the exterior paint surface.
Remember that you will need lift and ladders, prep materials such as power washers, cleaning agent, scrub brushes, a bleach for mildew, pails, among other things, drop cloths, masking tape, rags, paint removers, and many other materials. Skills and experience needed: Do you have them?Time and labor needed: Is it available?
Professional painters also know which paints, tools and set up equipment are right for the surfaces in your older home. Plus, many companies have paint color professionals who can help you choose colors for your project so your home retains its original character.
You may need to do this sooner in a child’s bedroom since the walls will most likely encounter more wear and tear. Areas that experience more foot traffic, like hallways, need to be painted more often —generally between two to three years. This will keep them free of scratches, scuffs, and other blemishes.
The costs per square foot to paint an interior home is determined by the size of the home. Moreover, the general layout of a house can make an impact on average pricing and room sizes.
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As an employee, you’ll often work with tools and materials provided by the contractor or employer. But if you work for one of the many employers who like to hire you as an independent contractor, you may have to buy brushes, rollers and other necessary tools. You can start with as little as $100, and add tools as you need them.
As mentioned earlier, you should keep the exterior of your home clean to prevent paint damage. Plan to pressure wash your home almost every year. This will wash away any dirt or mildew that has made your paint look faded or discolored.
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Choose a house painter that gives you warranty. This can be a two or five-year warranty. This way you are cushioned from spending more money if the paint were to peel or fade within a few months.
Considering the factors outlined above, the average cost of painting can also vary from room to room.
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