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When you want to give your space a visual lift or enhance your home’s curb appeal prior to putting it up for sale, a paid paint job can help. Looking for the correct paint contractor in Baton Rouge for your house painting work is essential to guaranteeing quality, successful outcomes.

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We utilize that information to filter through possible painters in your hometown and return a list of matching responses. You may browse through reviews from our page and browse photos of finished jobs to comprehend what sort of jobs different painting companies have completed successfully.

Utilize that info to narrow your selections prior to seeking quotes from a several possible residential painting professionals.

How Much Do Painters Charge?

The sort of painting job, preferred brand or sort of paint, and dimensions of the surface needing paint all impact how much interior or outdoor paintwork may cost. Painting over uneven materials —for instance brick—or bold colors that might need multiple coats can be pricier than painting over light or even surfaces.

Typically, interior residential painting services comes to about about $3.50 per square foot. Outdoor residential painting comes to $1.50 to $4 per square foot, typically.

Why Height Raises Home Painting Costs

When paint teams have to paint taller areas on a house to complete services, the total can go up. This is because paint professionals have to put up scaffolding and use ladders and additional tools to reach higher surfaces. That is additional manual labor, which raises prices. Some contractors may also pay workers an additional fee to account for more dangerous work.

When painters have to work above 8 feet, for example, the cost can go up by 30%, on average. Services that require working over 19 feet can increase costs by around 120%.

Other Elements That Determine House Painting Service Prices

Overall size and height are not the only factors that might determine price. Location makes a big difference, as painting services cost more or less depending on the state and city you’re in. The choice of paint also determines price, as premium or high-end paint costs more. If workers must perform more repair or prep work than anticipated, such as double priming over a dark wall or replacing rotten siding boards, the price may also rise.

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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.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

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 Baton Rouge, LA

  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
    Comment: Needs walls, ceilings, trim and doors painted. Small house, 950sf. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Living room/kitchen(open concept, millwork not to be painted)
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 7 - 8
    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?: Furnished and occupied
    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): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    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?: 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): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: I need my son’s bedroom painted. It’s not a big room.
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Brick
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: Other
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 2
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Brick
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Fair - Has cracking, peeling, or wood rot that likely needs repairing
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: MY HOUSE IS 1696 SQ FT LIVING AREA. MOSTLY BRICK. CARPORT HAS ONE WALL AND CIELING, FRONT PORCH, EAVES, AND FACIA. OLD PAINT IS PEELING OFF.
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/27/22
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: I don't know
    Surface Material: Metal
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: Shutters and / or a front door
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/27/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Date: 09/26/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Interior wall repainting of foyer, den, kitchen and one bedroom

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