Getting the exterior of your house painted by professionals is not going to be cheap, but it can do two very important things for you. From a personal viewpoint, this can make your home feel more truly like your own, as well as add more to its aesthetic appeal—and even property value!—by looking sharper and newer. Next, with the right paint, it can also add another layer of protection to your home that keeps it fighting off the elements for many more years.
But how much will something like this cost you? Let’s take a look at the factors that go into the decision to start a paint house project.
How Big Is Your Home?
Obviously, one of the single, biggest determining factors in the cost of getting a house painted is the size of that house. A cute little bungalow that a couple is downsizing to for retirement is not going to cost the same as that massive Victorian that a still-growing family is moving into. The bigger the home, the more paint will be required to paint it from top to bottom.
Any estimate of a painting cost is going to include the size of the home, and you can’t fight physics in this case. A house is as big as it is, and the numbers aren’t going to change. Bigger homes will require more paint. A smaller house may only cost a few hundred dollars, while a two-story home may cost two or more thousand. However, beyond the size of the home, there’s a much bigger factor that will have a huge impact on cost.
What Condition Is Your Exterior?
How big your house is determines the basic amount of paint you will need. How good the condition of your house is, however, will determine how much preparation—and even repairs—may be required just to get the house ready for painting.
Some houses with siding in good condition, for example, may only require a little bit of treatment with a power washing in order to make sure that the siding is clean and ready for its first new coat of paint to change the color of the house.
Other homes, on the other hand, may have already been painted. However, that paint job is now peeling in places, making things very uneven. Some brick houses, for example, have had their brick painted, and while some of it sticks, other parts peel, and this requires more effort to ensure an even surface once the new paint is finally applied.
What Material Is The House Made Of?
Wood, brick, and metal sidings like aluminum will all have different needs and requirements in order to be properly painted with a quality job at the end. Wood, for example, needs to be in good condition, which means if you’ve got any portions of the home that are rotting or damaged, this needs to be replaced or repaired first before you can begin painting.
Ask The Experts
If you want a beautiful house painting that will last, leave it to the professionals like JD Hostetter & Associates. They can quickly look at the size and condition of a home, and tell you exactly what you can expect to pay to paint the house. If you’d like more information about your house, contact us for a free house painting consultation and quote.