Siding must be clean, dry, and free of flaking paint before you paint. If your home’s siding is in good condition, just wash it thoroughly. Sometimes, hosing it down is all that’s necessary; when doing this be careful not to drive water up under the joints where siding boards or panels overlap.
To answer your initial question, “how long does exterior paint last”, from several years of experience, the answer is 4 to 8 years on average in Raleigh, NC. But by painting your home correctly and practicing the proper maintenance and care, you can extend the lifespan of your paint job, and keep your home looking fresher for longer.
If you're using more than one gallon of paint, mix the gallons together in a 5-gallon bucket and stir them together to ensure color uniformity.
Semi-gloss paints are more durable, shiny, and easy to clean. However, they draw attention to any flaws on the surface. High-gloss paints also reflect light very well, which makes the paint seem brighter. Depending on what type of paint you choose, you can expect to pay between $10 and $70 for a gallon of interior paint or between $15 and $70 for a gallon of exterior paint.
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.
Inching towards the cooler off-white exterior color spectrum, we have White Dove by Benjamin Moore. This very popular white shade has hints of gray that steers it towards the cooler side of things when compared to Sherwin’s Alabaster.
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Second-generation San Francisco native Bob Buckter has been working in architectural color design since 1970 and his results produce added value to your real estate, marketability, and pride of ownership. Referred to as ‘Dr. Color,’ Buckter is well known for his exceptional work with different color palettes, and offers color consultations for anyone, anywhere in the world.
While exterior paints cost more, it costs a bit more to paint a home interior versus the exterior. This cost difference is due to the complexity of the different rooms and the number of different spaces that need painting versus a consistent exterior wall. Plus, interiors usually have to be painted by hand or by roller, which is more labor intensive. Exterior paint can be sprayed. It costs approximately $8,700 to paint a home interior and about $5,500 to paint a home exterior.
By most accounts, exterior painting is a job best left to the pros. Based on national average prices, you can expect to pay between $2,191 and $4,505 for professional painting for an average-sized house. With labor and material, the rates will be about $1.25 to $4.17 per square foot to be painted.
The average cost to paint an apartment is $900 to $3,000 depending on the number of bedrooms or if it's a studio. A 900-square-foot one-bedroom apartment costs $900 to $2,500 to paint. Painting a 2-bedroom apartment with 10' ceilings costs $1,100 to $3,000 on average. Apartment Painting Price List Type Average Cost Studio $700 – $1,600 1-Bedroom $900 – $2,500 2-Bedroom $1,100 – $3,000
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Thank you for sharing these tips, Josh! My boyfriend and I are about to embark on a major re-design of our condo and I am not looking forward to all the painting prep work. It does make a huge difference if you do it right though! Stacia February 25, 2015