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The winter season may be over, but the effects of its dull and dreary weather have been left on the exterior paint of your home. House painting is one of the most important home maintenance projects you can do. House painting upkeep and caulking helps protect your home from weather damage caused by water and sun. Neglecting obviously peeling exterior paint can lead to high siding replacement costs. The condition of the exterior paint also helps determine a home's value. If the exterior painting of your home reflects a high level of care, a person looking to buy a home will be more confident that other areas of your home have been given the same kind of careful attention. .
Pro tip: If your community has a social media page, ask for recommendations, and do a “drive-by” to see the completed job in person. If you do decide to DIY, follow these 14 house painting steps: Step 1: Give your home’s exterior a good cleaning.
Add-OnsAverage Cost (Labor Included)Wallpaper Removal$0.75 - $4/sq.ft.Painting Baseboards$1 - $4/linear footPopcorn Ceiling Removal$1 - $4/sq.ft.Drywall Installation$1.50 - $3/sq.ft.Painting Kitchen Cabinets$3 - $12/sq.ftPaint Removal$4 - $9/sq.ft.Mold and Mildew Removal$15 - $30/sq.ft.Cleanup and Debris Removal$20 - $50/roomPainting Windows$35 - $50/windowMoving Furniture$50 - $70/roomSanding and Patching$50 - $115/roomDrywall Repair$75 - $350/roomWindow Replacement$350 - $850/window
If your contractor is charging by the hour for your interior or exterior paint job, you can expect to pay from $25 to $100 per hour.
So, why is it that virtually all exterior painting jobs seem to be done only in one season? Hint- It is because no one wants to feel cold outside!
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.
The Dallas Paints website uses a lot of green, which is consistent with corporate branding. The website’s home page provides as much information as possible on why the company should be your preferred painting service provider. Toward the bottom, you get to read customer reviews before being invited to schedule an appointment.
Your home is more likely to sell with a fresh coat of paint, which is the very first thing buyers see.
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Working from dry areas backwards into wet areas as you make your way across the ceiling, be certain that you're working in areas narrow enough so that you can maintain a wet edge at all times.
In addition, Alabaster is an off-white option that works well to modernize exterior brick and traditional clapboard siding. This classic color contrasts beautifully with darker toned roof shingles, navy shutters, black trim colors, or charcoal front doors.
Another tip to maintain an even finish when cutting-in is to hold your brush parallel to the adjacent surface then draw a 2' - 3' long paint line in one continuous motion about 1/2" -1" away from the edge, until most of the paint that was on your brush has released onto the surface. This will apply the paint evenly along the line, then you can immediately go back over it to bring your cut line closer to the corner without the fear of having so much excess paint on your brush.
For specialty painting projects, such as stripes, chevrons, murals, faux finishes, and more, visit our special finishes page, or contact PaintGreen for more details.
Completely cover the roller with paint before beginningRemove all excess paint to avoid dripsUsing the roller to apply paint, follow the same pattern throughout. The most common pattern is in the shape of a “W” or “M”. Without lifting the roller, fill in the un-painted areas.Once you’ve painted the area completely, carefully pick up the roller so it does not leave a mark. Reapply the paint on your roller, move to another unpainted area and repeat the process.
Paint costs $15 to $50 per gallon on average and covers up to 400 square feet per can. Professional painters buy paint up to 50% less than homeowners. To calculate how much paint you need, times the wall length by its height and subtract for any doors, windows, or unpaintable areas.
You are spending your hard-earned money on a paint job and you deserve high-quality workmanship that is meant to last. ImageWorks is one of the most reputable painting companies in the United States. We are dedicated to offering you a good value on top-quality house painting and commercial painting, and we happily stand behind everything we do. Follow us on Facebook Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram PaintingExpand Exterior Painters Interior Painters Commercial Painters Siding Gutters All Services About UsExpand Our Team Our Suppliers Testimonials Our Warranty Our Quotes Articles