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What Are the Costs of Choosing a Professional Painter?

The cost for expert residential painting services can change based on many components. One of the largest impacts on price is the paint service’s size. Interior home painting work comes to around $3.50 per square foot, while exterior residential painting jobs can total, on average, $1.50 to $4 per square foot.

Height can raise the cost of your painting project. For exterior painting, jobs that require working above 8 feet can come to 30 percent more, while services that require working above 19 feet can total 120 percent more. This extra price is typically due to paint professionals using scaffolding and reimbursing employees more for the increased danger.

Other factors in how much interior or outdoor house painting come to include:

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

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Look for Home Painting Businesses in Livonia for Exterior or Interior Painting Services

Hiring the right paint company in Livonia for your home painting job can result in a huge difference in the outcome of the job. Even if you desire to update the outside of your home to increase curb attractiveness or liven up interior decor with updated colors in the front room or bedroom, discovering the right painting business is the first step.

It’s easy to seek expert painters for your residential painting job with HomeAdvisor’s tools. All you need to do is:

  • Start by entering your ZIP code so we know where your home painting project is located.
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  • Review a list of curated house painters in your area.
  • Read feedback right on our webpage to view how painting companies did with similar jobs.
  • Look at photographs of finished projects to see what sort of jobs each painting professional does.

From there on, you can slim down your selections and call at least three painting contractors for quotes.

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 Livonia, MI

  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/23/22
    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?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/21/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/19/22
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: A fence
    Comment: need stain and paint
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/17/22
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/15/22
    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): Whole House
    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
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/14/22
    Rooms to be Painted: Kitchen
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 1
    Painting Needs:: Other
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: Painting kitchen cabinets darker lower, lighter upper
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/13/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Brick
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: I'm not sure - I'll need help determining this later
    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
    Comment: Painting exterior brick and siding
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/13/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    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?: 1500-2500 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?: 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): 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: need whole painted including kitchen cabinets
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/13/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    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?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    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): 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?: Yes
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Livonia, MI
    Date: 09/13/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Metal
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: No special comment for this project

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