Just as there are different types of paint, there are different types of primer, each with its own price point. Whenever possible, you should use a primer with the same base as your paint (i.e. oil-based primer with oil-based paint or latex-based primer with latex-based paint).
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Oil paints are a bit more tricky. To remove paint, use a paint thinner or solvent to wash out. Again, dispose of paint washout in a pre-approved area. Improper disposal can harm the environment and can pollute groundwater.
This, of course, set me on a path of envy (such are the hazards of Instagram) that led to planning a paint makeover for my own house. Here are 10 surprising things I learned about painting your house. 1. The best time to paint the exterior? Depends. Above: For her front porch, architect Kelly Haegglund chose New Linen by Kelly-Moore with Benjamin Moore’s Dark Lime on the door. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Gardenista, from Garden Visit: At Home with Architect Kelly Haegglund in Mill Valley, CA.
Painters charge $20 to $50 per hour on average, with specialty projects like murals ranging from $70 to $100 an hour. Most professional painters charge by the project or square foot rather than hourly rates.
Other costs to consider will be materials which tend to range from 10-20% of the cost of the job depending on the quality of paint you choose.
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Wow Great job! love the blue door too and the wood porch ceiling. We bought a lake house that is painted dark chocolate brown. It helps hide dirt, but its so dark and depressing. We are looking at getting new siding (the type that looks like Cedar shakes but is actually Cement fiberboard) Anyway I could send you pictures? I am thinking of going with a Khaki tan color on the shakes, and white trim and my favorite color Wyeth Blue from Sherman Williams. Also do you have a Pintrest board for exterior paint colors? Thanks, youre the best Kristie! Love love what you do! Yes, check out my Exterior Colors Pinterest board here: http://www.pinterest.com/thedecorologist/exterior-paint-colors/
on average, painting an apartment can cost $950 – $3,400. Additional costs may arise based on your specific apartment building’s contractor requirements. This can affect the time of set up or moving supplies in and out of the unit.
Painters charge $1 to $3 per square foot to paint a room or interior of a house. The average cost to paint a room is $350 to $850, and the cost to paint a home interior is $1,200 to $3,900. Labor costs alone account for 70% to 85% of your total paint job. Interior Painting Cost Per Square Foot Calculator Measure Cost Per Square Foot Coverage Area $1 – $3 Floor Space $3 – $7 Interior Painting Cost Room Average Cost Interior Door $75 – $150 Bedroom $350 – $850 Master Bedroom $650 – $1,400 Bathroom $150 – $400 Kitchen $150 – $250 Living Room $600 – $2,000 Apartment / Condo $900 – $3,000 1,500 SF House $1,300 – $4,400 2,000 SF House $1,600 – $5,600 2,500 SF House $1,800 – $6,300
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This was so great! Thank you for all the tips. I’d like to buy a house and fix it up one day and I know these tips will come in handy! Kathryn February 25, 2015
When u paint trim and body color the same what type of paint did u use for each? Flat, semi-gloss etc?
You could try asking a question in online painting forum, but be aware that there is a lot of debate. Some say you should paint your trim before painting your wall colour, while others argue that it’s necessary to paint your wall first to get a clinical finish.
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