Whether you want to repaint your home and make it more beautiful or you want to paint it for sale, one of the things you must confront is the painting job cost. As with any other home improvement project, you need to consider obtaining costs from various contractors to give you an idea of the available options. It is hard to estimate the cost unless you look into a collection of factors.
First, you should consider the type of paint. While high quality painting is costly, it can be a great choice as it covers better and lasts longer. If you intend to cover a dark colour, you may need a specialty primer, which may be costly. Besides, painting kitchens and bathrooms may require special paints because these rooms are highly exposed to humidity (bathroom) and grease (kitchen).
The room’s square footage is another factor to look at. Bigger rooms will be more expensive simply because they require more labour time and more paint. The design of the room is also related to this. Expect to pay slightly more if the room has high ceilings. Rooms with lots of angles, corners and fiddly bits can cost more as well.
Job specifics can raise the cost too. You may need a contrasting colour for the ceiling, different colour for the interior walls, or other decorative aspects. While such specifics may make the room more interesting and dynamic, they contribute to the complexity of the job. Well, don’t allow this to put you off. Just know that using several paint colours can affect the painting cost.
Lastly, you should know who is to do the work. Doing the job on your own may keep the labour costs low. However, you will definitely obtain specialty tools and create time for the work. You may not achieve the same results as a painting contractor unless you are already a contractor!