The average cost of painting a home depends primarily on the size of a home. One variable is the condition of the surfaces to be painted; scratched or damaged surfaces may take more paint or may need some work before painting begins. Another variable is the height of the areas to be painted. Higher walls and ceilings increase the cost. Other factors include the regional cost of labor, the texture of the surfaces (textured surfaces use more paint) and the quality of paint that will be used.
Factor in Cost
One more factor in cost is what portion of the work you do yourself. For interior painting, if you move furniture and wall hangings, that will lessen cost somewhat. Similarly, if you move any items blocking full access to the exterior areas to be painted, costs will be a little less.
Currently cited estimates are expressed in ranges, vary by region of the country, and are based on square feet. An average room (10’ x 12’) costs $380 to $790. Houses vary greatly in size, and the average cost to paint the exterior of an average sized house is about $2,600. The cost to paint the exterior of a 1,500 square foot home exterior averages about $3,000 nationally.
Painting interior walls averages $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot. Standard baseboards cost $1.00 to $1.50 per linear foot. Square footage is calculated by multiplying length in feet by height in feet (remember there are four walls in a room), then subtracting window and door space. Doors and window frames average about $60each. Many projects will require a primer and some will require a primer and two coats of paint. One gallon of paint covers about 400 square feet. Paint and labor are not the only costs. Masking tape, brushes and other items add some cost. In some areas there may be permit or inspection fees.
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