What is the Cost of Professional Painters

How Much Does It Cost To Paint?

A quick way to increase the value of your home is by having it professionally painted. Not only does it add curb appeal, but a proper coat of paint can also add durability. Hiring a professional painter is truly the best way to get the most bang for your buck for improving your home.

The question to ask is, how much will this cost?

Of course, the cost of painting a house varies depending on the size of your home, how much you want to be painted, and what type of paint you’d like to use.

When hiring someone, homeowners spend anywhere between $900 and $3000 to paint their home’s interior or about $200–$700 per room. Costs will, of course, fluctuate depending on the conditions and layout of the room.

The cost of an exterior paint job varies by condition and size too. A 500 to 1,500 square foot single story home can cost between $2,000 and $4,000; two stories (1,500 to 3,000 square feet) typically costs between $5,000 and $10,00; three stories (3,000 to 6,000 square feet) costs $8,000+.

When looking at a price, however, think in terms of price per square foot rather than price per gallon. Some brands have better coverage, so you might not have to use as much.

Paint Cost

But the cost of paint is obviously the first major expense that comes to mind when painting a home. One gallon of paint can cover about 300 to 350 square feet.

As with a lot of pricing, many factors influence the overall cost.

It may seem silly, but the more surface you are painting, the more paint you will need to purchase. You also need to consider dark and textured surfaces, because this will require more paint.

For a primer, prices are usually between $30-$50 per gallon. And quality paint costs roughly $40-$70 per gallon

But costs for paint can change dramatically with different finishes. Lower-quality commercial grade paint can cost around $30, while higher quality paint costs between $40-$70 per gallon. Some designer brands of paint may even cost as much as $120 per gallon.

Quality paint is worth the investment. When you use high-quality paint, fewer coats are needed for good coverage. Plus, high-quality materials mean your walls are less likely to peel or flake over time, so you won’t have to repaint as often.

Labor Cost

For interior or exterior projects, individual painting contractors’ hourly rates can range from $50 to $80. Their rates can vary based on experience, company, and location, in addition to the conditions of the walls.

With Paintzen, the cost of professional painters for your project runs through our quoting technology which quotes the job by its size and scope, not by hours. This removes any hidden costs that might occur.

Additional Charges

When working with painters, you should be aware of the additional costs and hours of labor that can accrue. Things like repairing drywall, moving furniture, removing wallpaper, using multiple colors, painting accent walls, covering dark paint with a lighter color, and other tasks are all things that can be additional fees. Individual painting contractors may also charge for other supplies, like brushes, paint tray liners, caulk, and rollers will also add to the cost of the project.

If your home’s exterior is concrete, vinyl, stucco, wood or metal, be aware that many painters charge additional money for painting these surfaces because they need to be specially treated or may need to be cleaned. Additional touches, like window sashes, gutters, porches and the like may cost extra as well.


With all of these expenses, you may be wondering what the value is in hiring a professional house painter.

The benefit of hiring a professional painter is that you can take the stress of such a large home renovation off your shoulders by letting the professionals handle it. A professional can give you back time because they can finish it quickly and in a quality that is often better than DIY.

House painters know exactly what to do, what tools work best, and the best paints to use to give your home the exact look you are dreaming of. Additionally, painters are accustomed to working on ladders and scaffolds, and Paintzen painters are all insured.

When you get a free and instant online quote from Paintzen, the quote includes all of the paint and supplies, some light prep work, cleaning up after the job, and additional services, like color sampling.

Paintzen’s quote is strictly based on the scope of the project; there are no hidden fees.

What’s more, we offer a satisfaction guarantee. We’re dedicated to high-quality painting and seek to always offer outstanding customer service. Our goal is to serve our customers well and we promise that our prices will always be competitive when compared to other insured painting services.

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