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What Types of Services Do House Painting Contractors Provide?

House painting contractors provide a wide range of projects, but not every company provides the exact same options. Some businesses may concentrate on interior paint services, while others handle special interior paint services or creative services like murals in the kitchen.

Interior Painting Jobs

Many home painting contractors will engage in interior paint projects. That includes priming and painting walls. Experienced painters typically mark off and otherwise prepare the room to prevent paint from splashing on other surfaces and engage in edgework to guarantee an attractive completed outcome.

Should you expect painters to paint other surfaces, such as baseboards, ceilings, or molding, ask companies about these jobs before you work with them. Some may not offer that type of work and may charge extra fees.

Exterior Painting Jobs

Exterior house painting businesses paint the outside of residences, including siding or other outdoor wall areas. Talk to potential painting companies about the type of surface that needs painting, as this might change the size and price of the project. Some painting professionals will work on big or towering houses and some will not, as not all businesses have the workers and scaffolding required to paint two- or three-story houses.

Decorative House Painting Jobs

Creative house painting jobs includes decorative elements, such as specialty highlighted walls or murals. If you desire something like this, speak about it first and foremost with potential contractors to learn if they can provide the job or suggest an artist who can work alongside them.

Reaching out to potential painting professionals in Independence is the best way to discover if they might offer the work you require. Providing as many details as you can regarding your preferences and goals for the painting project might also help companies provide you the most accurate estimate.

How Much Do Painters Charge?

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 may set you back. Painting over uneven surfaces —for instance brick—or bold colors that might require numerous coats can be pricier than painting over pastel or flat areas.

On average, interior residential painting jobs comes to about about $3.50 per square foot. Outside home painting costs $1.50 to $4 per square foot, typically.

Height can raise the cost of your painting project. For outdoor painting, services that necessitate working more than 8 feet may cost 30 percent more, while services that require working above 19 feet can total 120 percent more. The additional cost is usually because of paint companies using scaffolding and compensating workers more for the raised danger.

Some other factors in how much interior or outside home painting costs include:

  • Location. Like other services and goods, residential painting is more costly in some states, regions, and localities.
  • Necessary prep work. The more painting companies must do to get your interior or home exterior prepared for paint, the more the job may cost.
  • Paint quality. More expensive paint typically leads to higher overall costs for your project.

Connect with available painting pros in Independence to gauge what your gig might run.

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 Independence, MO

  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/20/22
    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 or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/19/22
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Garage exterior
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/19/22
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/18/22
    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?: 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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/17/22
    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?: 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): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/17/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 9 or more
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    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?: 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): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/17/22
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Other / I don't know
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Fair - Has cracking, peeling, or wood rot that likely needs repairing
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/15/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/15/22
    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?: 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?: I'm not sure - We'll help you determine this later
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for interior painting in a couple rooms
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Independence, MO
    Date: 09/14/22
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    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: Inherited my mother's house. Wanting to restore the exterior.

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