Estimated Cost to Paint a House (Through a Professional House Painter)
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The cost of a professional house painting will vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and scope of the job, the materials and tools needed, the condition of the walls or surface that needs to be painted, as well as the company’s personal rates. On average, however, homeowners can expect to pay about $40.00 per hour for a standard house painting job. Simpler jobs may cost less–around $35.00/hour–whereas more complex jobs will cost more, around $45.00/hour.
Cost Per Room and Size
Homeowners who want one or more rooms finished during a single painting job can benefit from estimating the cost on the number of rooms and size of the rooms being painted. As a general rule of thumb, it will cost anywhere from $250 to $400 per room to have them painted; however, the more rooms you need painted in a single job, the less the cost per room will be in the end. For example, if you have 5 bedrooms that need painting in a single job, you will pay less per room than if you had only 1 bedroom that needed to be painted. It is therefore more cost effective to have multiple rooms painted in a single job, since you will save money in the long run.
It should be noted that the cost per room does have a wide variable due to the many factors that can alter the overall cost per room, such as the size of the surface that needs to be painted, price of the paint, condition of the room walls, and so on. For instance, if the painters will need to resurface your wall due to holes and cracks, this will add to the overall costs.
Cost Per Hour/Day
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Another way that homeowners can calculate the cost of house painting is by the average cost per hour or per day. Professional painters have rates that vary between around $35 and $45 per hour for the average home; this price per hour does not include the cost for paint and materials, however, which will need to be added into the total cost. The average cost per hour will also vary depending on the type of painting that needs to be done; exterior painting, for instance, costs more than interior painting on average.
Homeowners can also consider the average cost per day rather than simply per hour. Using the average cost per hour, homeowners can expect to pay about $280 to $360 for 8 hours of work per day. The number of hours needed to complete the job will depend on the size of the job, the complexity, and other factors that could lengthen or shorten work time. Homeowners will also need to consider how much work a professional painter can get done in an hour; the more time the work takes, the more it will cost per hour.
Common Painting Jobs
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There are many common house painting jobs that homeowners prefer to have done by professionals. These common painting jobs include both interior and exterior painting work. As a general guide, the most common house painting jobs that professionals can handle are:
Interior painting: Painting interior rooms and spaces such as bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms; interior painting may also include repairing walls or altering wall texture for better painting on the surface
Exterior painting: Painting exterior areas of the home; this is typically done every 5-7 years, with exceptions for exterior painting done for aesthetic purposes
Roof painting: Painting the roof; this job requires special equipment and safety protocols
Wallpaper: While this is not a painting job, many professional painters offer wallpapering services in addition to painting services
Fence painting: Painting exterior fences using outdoor paint that can withstand the elements and other outdoor conditions such as debris and frequent contact
Timber maintenance: While this is not a painting job, many professional painters offer professional timber maintenance
How to Find An Affordable House Painter
Finding an affordable house painter does take some patience and planning, but it is possible to find a professional painting team that offers reasonable prices in exchange for professional work.
Before you start looking for a professional painter, make sure that you know all of the details of the job you need done, including: the number of rooms you need painted, the size of the rooms, the type of paints and finishes you want, the colours you want, and so on. The more you can answer about these questions, the easier it will be to find a professional house painter who can meet your needs.
When it comes to finding affordable house painters, you need to consider your location. As a general rule of thumb, homeowners in Victoria and Queensland pay the least amount per hour and homeowners in New South Wales and South Australia pa the most. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find an affordable house painter if you live in the more expensive areas–it just means that you’ll need to have more patience and work harder to reach out to professional painters to find the companies with the most affordable rates.
If you are looking for affordable house painting, keep the above guide in mind to help you plan out expected costs but feel free to use our online quoting tool, you can get an online quote for house painting in under 2 minutes.
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