The amount of preparation required before painting varies considerably by job. Some locations will require wallpaper or paint to be removed and the surface prepared with primer or other material. Other jobs simply require the surface to be cleaned, so that the new paint can adhere to the surface.
My house was a 70s build, and almost completely wallpapered with a lot of the wallpaper painted over, which definitely didn’t help in removing it all! I also had a slightly different problem with removing wallpaper – the previous owners had used vinyl wallpaper, which when steamed stretched a lot rather than scraping off easily. It was easier to just score and scrape or peel off the paper dry, and later steam off any papery bits that were left on the wall. .
I quit a job as a security guard last fall, so it was time to look for another income source. A house flipper let me join his renovation crew. Although I previously hated painting, that’s what I did most of the time, and you know what? I started to enjoy it! Let’s look at some of the advantages of this work.
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Caulk the holes where plumbing and electrical lines enter through siding, and seal around exterior vents from bathrooms or kitchen exhaust fans.
Bill McKeever, the owner of Excel Painting and Restoration, has built his company on the foundation of quality of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. A licensed general contractor, Bill specializes in paint jobs that include some bit of restoration, working especially hard to enhance your home with the textures, colors, and detail to restore its charming properties.
There are other types of custom paint jobs that professionals can complete, including painting textured walls to add dimension to a space, using faux painting techniques to replicate the look of other materials, painting accent walls for a pop of color, and painting two-tone walls to make your space seem more interesting. Some of these techniques are usually only contained to interior paint jobs, such as painting accent walls or two-tone walls. Both these techniques have the biggest impact in a room where all the walls are visible from one spot.
Should you DIY or hire a professional painter? By the end of this guide, you’ll be better equipped to make the smartest decision when it comes to your interior painting project. Not to mention, using our tips below might actually help you save some money!
Hey, folks. It’s Josh. I’ve been super busy these past couple of months working on our HFHS project house. As we mentioned in our last update, the house is coming along, and we can’t wait to share more with you soon. We’ve learned a LOT while working on this project! One task we recently completed was painting all of the interior. A lot more goes into painting than you might guess, so I thought it would be fun to share a thorough breakdown of everything we encountered and learned as we painted this house. If you have any big painting projects in your future, I highly recommend you check out some of these tips and lessons we learned so hopefully your project goes smoothly.
The method used to apply the paint varies, depending on the type of paint and the surface itself. For example, oil-based paint is best applied with a roller, and latex based paint can be sprayed onto the surface. The size of the project, the colors used and the layout of the walls also can affect the method used.
Generally, the house plan for a 1,500 sq. ft. home fits two or three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen. To paint the interior of a home this size, the cost will be between $4,500 and $6,000. If you’re only focused on the exterior, expect to pay between $2,250 and $5,800. Sometimes, it makes sense to do it all together. The average cost to paint a 1,500 square foot house is approximately $6,700 to $11,800.
Okay, so you’ve come this far and are now understanding the costs involved when painting yourself vs finding a pro.
Next, find the square footage of the surface to be painted by first measuring each wall in a room across. Now you can multiply the length of the surface by the height of the wall.
Nigel notes that there are two very important reasons why you want a detailed proposal. The first, as described above, is so you can make an informed decision about what exactly you will be getting for your money. The second is because the proposal will act as a road map for the project, to which not only you, but also the crew, can refer. For example, at the end of each day Nigel’s designated foreperson checked in with me to review the progress. He or she was able to tell me that this area was going faster or slower than the bid indicated and ask me if/how we wanted to adjust. In other words the bids served as a point of reference that facilitated mutual expectations and clear communication throughout the entire project. Above: Shiny painted floors at The Rose Hotel Deal. See: 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting Floors. Look for line item details with corresponding hours and rates.
Painting the interior results in a 107 percent on the return on investment (ROI), and painting the exterior leads to a 55 percent ROI, according to a HomeGain 2012 Top DIY Home Improvements for Seller survey. Painting the interior costs on average $967, and offers a $2,001 increase in value. Painting the exterior cost $1,406 and results in a $2,176 increase in value.
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A BIG shout-out to Josh Douglas of A Painter's Touch. He just finished painting the exterior of my house, and I am so pleased. He is neat, thorough, very fair in his pricing, and HONEST.