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General Fees Associated With Pro Paint Companies

The cost for professional residential painting services can alter based on several elements. One of the biggest factors in cost is the paint service’s size. Interior home painting work costs around $3.50 per square foot, while exterior residential painting services can total, on average, $1.50 to $4 per square foot.

Height usually raise the price of your project. For exterior painting, services that require working above 8 feet can total 30 percent more, while work that necessitate working above 19 feet can total 120 percent more. This extra price is usually because of paint companies bringing in and erecting scaffolding and paying workers more for the raised risk.

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

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

Reach out to prospective painting contractors in Shreveport to find out what your project might cost.

Regular Services Painting Professionals Offer

Not all home painters do the same sorts of home painting, so it’s vital to understand what jobs are available and who you may go to for those services. Some home painters might only paint the exterior of residences, while others may specialize in interior painting. Some might focus on creative efforts, such as adding decorative accent walls or murals to rooms.

Home Interior Painting Jobs

A number of residential painting services will complete interior paint projects. That includes priming and painting walls. Professional painters typically mark off and otherwise prepare the room to prevent paint from spilling on other surfaces and perform edgework to guarantee an attractive end outcome.

If you hope for painters to paint other surfaces, including ceilings, baseboards, or molding, ask contractors about these jobs before you work with them. Some might not offer the services and might charge extra.

Exterior Painting Services

Exterior house painting professionals paint the outside of residences, such as siding or other exterior wall surfaces. Speak with potential painting professionals about the kind of surface that requires painting, as this may change the scope and cost of the project. Some painting professionals will handle large or tall residences and some won’t, as not all professionals have the workers and scaffolding necessary to paint two- or three-story homes.

Creative House Painting Services

Decorative residential painting services involve decorative elements, such as specialty accent walls or murals. If you have your heart set on something like this, speak about it first with potential companies to discover if they can provide the work or suggest an artist who can paint alongside them.

Reaching out to potential painting companies in Shreveport is the best way to learn if they might provide the work you need. Providing as many attributes as possible about your preferences and goals for the painting project might also help companies offer you the most accurate estimate.

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 Shreveport, LA

  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
    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
    Comment: I need sheet rock repair for a hole in the garage. I need the garage door repaired. I need painting on ceiling spots on the interior.
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/28/22
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: I don't know
    Surface Material: Other / I don't know
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: I'm not sure - I'll need help determining this later
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • Project: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/22/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/21/22
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/20/22
    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: 3 - 5
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/18/22
    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?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and 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): Hallways
    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: Need to have the laundry room, bathroom, and a bedroom repainted. The laundry room and bathroom also include cabinets.
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/17/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Shreveport, LA
    Date: 11/17/22

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