How Much Does It Cost to Paint Your Home?

If you are considering hiring a professional to repaint your home’s exterior, you likely want to know how much this will cost. While some projects are similar, every home is unique and will require a specific approach to ensure that the job is done right. With so many factors to consider for every project, it is extremely difficult to give a fixed answer that outlines how much it costs to paint your home. That is why the interior and exterior painting experts at Dunbar Painting have put together a list of factors that influence the cost of an exterior painting project to help you understand what is considered by a professional painter before they provide a quote.

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4 Factors That Influence the Cost of an Exterior Painting Project

The following factors will have a significant impact on the final price of your exterior painting project:

1. Required Preparation

Some projects may require more preparation than others, especially for older homes, heavily damaged siding, or homes with peeling and flaking paint. If your home requires extensive cleaning, sanding, minor repairs, and masking, more time and labour will be required, increasing the final cost.

2. The Size of Your Home

In most cases, larger homes will have a greater surface area to paint than smaller homes, increasing the final cost of the project. For example, it often costs more to paint a two- or three-storey home than a one-storey home due to the additional paint, equipment, and labour required for the upper floors.

3. Trim

In addition to the size of your home, it is important to consider the amount of trim that will need to be painted. While siding can typically be painted with a sprayer, trim may need to be painted with a brush, increasing the amount of time and labour required. While painting your trim the same colour as your siding can reduce costs, it can also reduce the curb appeal of your home.

4. Siding Materials

Some siding materials will cost more to paint than others due to additional labour or preparation requirements. For example, it often costs less to repaint vinyl or engineered wood siding than it does to paint stucco or brick siding. In addition to the type of materials, the condition of your siding is an important factor as heavily damaged siding will require repairs or replacement before the paint can be applied.

To learn more about our exterior painting services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and would be happy to discuss your project and provide a detailed quote.