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Cost to Paint a House

Estimating the Cost of Painting

If you’re shopping around for a painting contractor, you’re probably wondering what goes into the prices they quote. As the information below shows, the answer is quite a lot. Factors involved in pricing include materials, the surface area to be painted, and the time needed to complete the job.

Factor 1: Materials

Different types of surfaces require more or less paint and, in some cases, specialized preparation or paint. For example, an outdoor concrete wall may require different primers and paint than indoor drywall. Consumable materials also affect the price of a job. Examples of consumables include tape, masks, and supplies needed for preparation and clean-up.

Factor 2: Surface Area

The square footage that needs to be painted will have a huge effect on the final price. That’s why it’s tough to quote a rate per room without an on-site visit–everything from a particular room’s width to its ceiling height will play into the final price.

Factor 3: Time to Complete the Job

As a general rule, longer jobs will cost more than shorter jobs. Several factors can affect the length of a job. For example, a furnished house will take longer to paint than a similarly sized empty one. And walls with obstructions in front of them–like bushes–will take longer as well.

Get A Quote Today

To get a better idea of what it will cost to paint your Colorado-area property, contact Alpine Painting. We provide free consultations and estimates, and then prioritize finishing the job on time and within the estimated budget.