Homepainter cost guide. How much does it cost to paint?

Ask homepainter Sep 27, 2020

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How much does it cost to paint your exterior?

The cost of exterior paint projects vary for many reasons such as; size of home, condition of the siding, complexity of the project, and even how difficult or dangerous the job is. The average exterior paint project costs approximately $2,750 with most paying between $1800 and $3,700.


Cost of interior painting

The cost of an interior paint project is determined by many different factors including; number of rooms/size, height of ceilings, occupancy, amount of prep work, and even the brand of paint you prefer. Most paint contractors charge between $1.50 and $3.00 per square foot. The average interior project is approximately $1,500.


Cost of deck staining

Deck staining is necessary to preserve the life of your decks wood. A typical deck stain ranges from $500 - $1,200 depending on the size, height, and complexity of your deck. Most professionals will charge between $2 and $4 per square foot including all labor and materials.

How much does it cost to paint a room?

Have a one-room project in mind? We’ll outline the average costs for painting different rooms and help you decide if you want to DIY or higher a professional.

First and foremost, one-room projects can be more expensive per room than larger projects. This is because the contractor has the same amount of fixed costs, no matter how many rooms. These fixed-costs include things such as equipment purchases, disposables, and even things such as set-up and drive time. So just like most things, buying in bulk can save you some money.


Bedroom:     $500 - $800

The average bedroom size in the US is 10 x 12 feet or 120 square feet. Bedrooms are relatively easy to paint and can make a personal space feel like your own.


Kitchen:   $500 - $800

A typical kitchen has much less wall space due to cabinets and backsplashes. However, the price is similar because it involves more prep and detail work.


Living Room:   $600 - $900

Living rooms average slightly higher in price because many have vaulted ceilings, more windows that require brushwork, and more prep to ensure the floors, furniture, and other items are covered.


Master Bath: $300-$400
Half Bath:   $200-$300

Bathrooms can range significantly in size because some master bathrooms are quite large, while half baths are small. Bathroom renovations are a very cost-effective way to increase the value of your home and make it appealing to buyers.


Paint projects have a lot of variables that dictate the price, so remember that these are just averages. HomePainter works to make your project frictionless by providing you with online quotes and vetted local contractors.

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