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Average Charges Related to Expert Paint Services

The type of painting services, favorite brand or kind of paint, and measurements of the area requiring paint all play a role in how much interior or exterior paintwork might fetch. Painting over uneven materials —for instance brick—or bold colors that might require multiple coats can be pricier than painting over light or even surfaces.

On average, interior home painting jobs costs about $3.50 per square foot. Exterior home painting totals $1.50 to $4 per square foot, usually.

Some other factors that may change the total of home painting services include:

  • Paint type and quality. Not all paint is priced evenly, and selecting a costlier kind of paint increases the overall cost.
  • Prep services required. If painting professionals must prime walls or repair exterior boards or siding before they paint, the cost usually increases.
  • Location. The costs for all goods and services vary based on your state and location, and painting jobs are no different.
  • How High. If painting employees must build scaffolding or use other equipment to reach high surfaces to paint, the cost can rise by up to 120%. The total increases as the height rises, so residences with multiple stories or cathedral ceilings are most likely to cost more to paint than a single-story house.

Reach out to prospective painting pros in Chester to determine what your gig might cost.

Common Services Painting Businesses Offer

Not all home painters perform the same sorts of house painting, so it’s important to understand what jobs are on offer and who you may turn to for those services. Some home painters might only paint the exterior of homes, while some may specialize in interior painting. Some might specialize in decorative efforts, such as adding murals or decorative accent walls to spaces.

Home Interior Painting Services

Many residential painting companies will engage in interior paint jobs. That includes priming and painting walls. Experienced painters usually mark off and otherwise prep the room to prevent paint from splashing on other surfaces and engage in edgework to guarantee a visually appealing end outcome.

Should you anticipate painters to paint other areas, such as baseboards, ceilings, or molding, ask companies about these services before you employ them. Some might not provide the services and may charge extra.

Outdoor Painting Jobs

Exterior residential painting companies paint the outside of residences, such as siding or other outer wall surfaces. Speak with potential painting contractors regarding the type of surface that requires painting, as this may alter the scope and cost of the project. Some painting companies will work on large or towering residences and some will not, as not all businesses have the workers and scaffolding necessary to paint multi-story houses.

Decorative Residential Painting Services

Decorative home painting jobs involve decorative components, such as specialty highlighted walls or murals. Should you desire something like this, talk about it first with potential professionals to learn if they can provide the work or recommend an artist who can work alongside them.

Offering as many details about your potential project as you can helps painting professionals in Chester decide if they may be right for the service and provide an accurate quote.

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 Chester, NJ

  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 09/20/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    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): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 09/06/22
    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: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 08/24/22
  • Project: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 08/24/22
    Type of project: Paint
    New color: Lighter than existing color
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Small kitchen needs painted
  • Project: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 08/21/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Is 2 bedrooms
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 08/13/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: I don't know
    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)
    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
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 08/10/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 07/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 07/25/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    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): Bedroom(s)
    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?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Date: 07/03/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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?: 9 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): 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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Stairways
    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?: No

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