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How Much Do Painters Charge?

The cost for professional home painting services can change based on several components. The paint job’s size is one of the largest cost factors. Interior residential painting services totals around $3.50 per square foot, while exterior home painting jobs can total, on average, $1.50 to $4 per square foot.

Why Height Increases House Painting Prices

When paint teams have to paint higher surfaces on a house to finish services, the price can rise. This is because paint contractors must erect scaffolding and use ladders and additional equipment to reach taller surfaces. That’s more manual labor, which increases prices. Some businesses might also reward employees an additional fee to account for riskier work.

When painters have to work above 8 feet, for example, the cost can go up by 30%, on average. Jobs that necessitate working over 19 feet can raise prices by around 120%.

Some Other Factors That Determine House Painting Service Prices

Overall size and height aren’t the only components that might determine cost. Location plays a big role, as painting jobs cost more or less depending on the state and city you live in. The option of paint also impacts cost, as high-end or premium paint costs more. If employees must do more prep work or repairs than expected, such as double priming over a dark wall or replacing rotten siding boards, the price may also rise.

Get in touch with possible painters inAtlantic City to discuss your project and obtain a cost estimate.

What Are Typical Services a Painting Company Provides?

Not all house painters perform the same kinds of home painting, so it’s necessary to understand what services are provided and who you may go to for them. Some residential painters might only paint the exterior of houses, while others might focus on interior painting. Some may only perform decorative projects, such as adding decorative accent walls or murals to rooms.

Some of the most common services home painting contractors offer include:

  • Painting inside walls. All interior paint businesses paint interior walls, typically in colors of your selecting. Ask whether a contractor utilizes scaffolding if you have high walls or cathedral ceilings, since not all companies engage in those types of services.
  • Painting interior ceilings, baseboards, and other areas. Many interior painting businesses paint ceilings, baseboards, molding, and other interior structure surfaces as needed.
  • Decorative or creative painting. Some painting businesses do highlighted walls with specific painting treatments, such as marbling or feathering. A couple may also provide mural or stenciling services to increase the attractiveness of walls.
  • Outside painting. Outside painting businesses paint outer surfaces and walls such as fascia or eaves. Don’t presume that a company does both inner and exterior painting—always ask to ensure both services are covered if you intend to hire the same professional to paint the interior and outdoor of your residence.

Contacting potential painting contractors in Atlantic City is the best way to discover if they can provide the services you need. Giving as many details as possible about your preferences and goals for the painting job may also help businesses offer you the most precise estimate.

Frequently asked questions

Painters usually price a job by the square feet of the project. Sometimes they’ll include flat fees for fixed expenses, like overhead and permits.

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Interior painting makes for a doable DIY project. You can save some money and get a real sense of accomplishment by doing this yourself. And, with the right prep work – covering, taping and scraping – it’s fairly forgiving. But it takes a lot of time to move furniture, tape trim, prep the surface and cover your floor, let alone apply the actual paint. Instead, save yourself the time and hassle and find a local interior painter.

Leave exterior painting to the pros. Not only do you need to worry about the type and quality of the paint, you’ll also likely need a ladder and considerably more prep work. You’ll likely need additional equipment like ladders, scaffolding and possibly a paint sprayer. It’s almost cheaper to just hire a pro. Talk to a local exterior house painter about your project.

  1. Do your research. Understand what to expect and what to look for in a pro. Look at paint types, prices and costs.
    1. Interior home painting costs $1,000-$2,800
    2. Exterior painting costs $1,700-$4,100
    3. Painting a ceiling costs $150-$350
    4. Painting cabinets costs $350-$1,200
    5. Trim painting costs $500-$1,500
    6. Calculate paint coverage
  2. Call pros for site inspections and estimates. Always get three to five estimates.
  3. Check references, compare quotes, look at past work. After you have estimates in hand, do one final pass to compare the contractors.
  4. Sign a contract with the pro of your choice. You might need to make a down payment, usually 25% to 50% of the total project cost to cover material costs, but not all pros require this. Don’t pay for the entire project upfront.

  • A complete inspection. Each pro takes a walk around your home to evaluate the condition of your current paint, the size of the job and any obstacles for accessing the site. They do this to see how much prep work they’ll need and estimate how long the job will take. The more thorough the inspection, the more accurate the quote.
  • Color consultation. Expect each contractor to have varying color options and suggestions. However, you have the final say.
  • Listen to the pro – they’re experts after all – but don’t get pushed into a color combination or finish type that you don’t want. Understand the different exterior paints or interior paint choices before your pro arrives.
  • A rough estimate or complete quote. Finishing contractors vary here. Usually, they can quote straightforward projects on the spot. But some may need to take it back to their shop to run numbers and give you a detailed estimate with costs broken out. Neither method is better than the other, but just make sure to get multiple quotes.

  1. How long have you been in business? A long business history helps you avoid shoddy companies. It’s hard for a service business to stay in business if they don’t do good work.
  2. Are you licensed and insured? Not all states require a license for painting homes, but many do. Always use one that’s insured.
  3. Do you belong to any professional organizations? You’ll find many online, like the Painting Contractors Association or the Finishing Contractors Association?
  4. Do you have other work I can look at? Always check a portfolio or, in the case of painters, it’s better to look at work they did a few years ago to see how well it’s held up.
  5. How long will the job take? Get a rough estimate but get it in writing.
  6. How many people are in your crew? This is especially important if you work remotely. More people generally means more noise, but they’ll be done faster.
  7. Will I be in the way if I’m home during the painting? You usually won’t be in the way, but this question helps you understand what to expect while they’re working. They’ll need to lay down coverings and do a lot of prep work.
  8. Do you guarantee your work? Never hire a painter who doesn’t guarantee their work. This often means they’ll rush the prep work, since peeling never happens right away.
  9. What type of paint do you use, and how long is it rated to last? Different rooms need different paint and the exterior needs exterior paint. It comes in different grades with different guaranteed lifetimes.
  10. Can you supply a written estimate and contract? Never use a painter who isn’t willing to put his work in writing.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Atlantic City, NJ

  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    Date: 12/06/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 10 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
  • NewProject: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    Date: 12/03/22
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Brick
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    What do you want to paint?: A fence
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: Paint exterior brick wall, paint from porch repair little cracks
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    Date: 12/02/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 1500-2500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: Other / I don't know
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Stairways
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    Location: Home/Residence
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 2500-3500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 10 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: Pintor 4076003685
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    Date: 11/16/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)

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