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The sort of painting job, favorite brand or sort of paint, and measurements of the area needing paint all impact how much interior or outdoor paintwork may cost. Painting over irregular surfaces —for instance brick—or dark colors that might need multiple coats can be more expensive than painting over pastel or smooth areas.

On average, interior house painting jobs comes to about about $3.50 per square foot. Exterior residential painting comes to $1.50 to $4 per square foot, on average.

Some other elements that may make a difference with the cost of home painting jobs include:

  • Paint quality and type. Paint is not all priced equally, and choosing a more expensive kind of paint obviously increases the overall price.
  • Preparatory work required. If painting companies must prime walls or repair exterior boards or siding before they paint, the cost usually goes up.
  • Location. The prices for all services and goods change based on your state and location, and painting services are no different.
  • Height. If painting team members must put up scaffolding or use other tools to reach high areas to paint, the cost can go up by up to 120%. The price increases as the height rises, so houses with cathedral ceilings or multiple stories are likely to total more to paint than a single-story ranch.

Get in touch with possible painting contractors inRochester to talk about your painting needs and ask for a price.

Tips to Guarantee You Employ a Painting Contractor Sufficient for Your Requirements

While there may be many painting contractors in Rochester, some won’t meet your residential painting standards. Take steps when evaluating painting businesses to make sure that the potential companies on your list meet your needs.

It also makes sense to find out about liability insurance. Your chosen painter should have insurance that covers any workers, equipment, and property that might be subject to injury or damage. This protects both the painter and homeowner.

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 Rochester, NH

  • Project: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Rochester, NH
    Date: 11/21/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Surface Material: Wood
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Garage exterior
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Rochester, NH
    Date: 11/15/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Business
    Painting Needs:: Walls
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Rochester, NH
    Date: 11/10/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Historical Work: No
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and patching
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    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
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    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)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Rochester, NH
    Date: 11/08/22
    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?: 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
    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)
    Comment: 1 bedroom and bathroom, bathroom needs some screw holes filled from previous shelving

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