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What Are the Rates of Contracting a Pro Painter?

The average price of paint services for a home is $1.50 to $4 per square foot based on a multitude of components. Among the largest factors is the complete surface area that needs paint. A larger residence or room with more surface to paint needs more time and materials, which drives up the cost.

How Height Ups House Painting Prices

When paint professionals have to paint taller areas on a home to complete work, the cost can rise. This is because paint professionals must erect scaffolding and use ladders and other tools to reach taller areas. That’s additional manual labor, which raises prices. Some businesses might also reimburse employees an additional fee to account for riskier services.

If painters must work above 8 feet, for example, the cost can increase by 30%, on average. Services that need working over 19 feet can increase prices by around 120%.

Some Other Components That Determine Residential Painting Job Costs

Height and overall size are not the only components that can impact cost. Location makes a big difference, as painting services cost more or less depending on the city and state you’re in. The option of paint also impacts cost, as high-end or premium paint comes to more. If employees must do more prep work or repairs than anticipated, such as replacing rotten siding boards or double priming over a dark wall, the cost can also be inflated.

Reach out to potential painting contractors inTolland to discuss the job and get a quote.

What Can You Hire a Painting Company to Do?

Residential painting businesses offer a wide range of services, but not every company provides the same options. Some companies may concentrate on interior paint services, while others perform special interior paint jobs or decorative jobs such as murals in the living room.

Home Interior Painting Services

Many house painting professionals will engage in interior paint jobs. This includes priming and painting walls. Professional painters usually tape off and otherwise prep the room to prevent paint from splashing on other surfaces and engage in edgework to ensure a visually appealing completed outcome.

Should you expect painters to paint other areas, including baseboards, ceilings, or molding, ask businesses about these services before you hire them. Some may not provide the services and might charge extra.

Exterior Painting Jobs

Exterior home painting contractors paint the outside of residences, such as siding or other outside wall surfaces. Talk to possible painting contractors regarding the type of surface that requires painting, as this might change the size and cost of the project. Some painting contractors will work on big or tall homes and some will not, as not all professionals have the scaffolding and workers needed to paint multi-story residences.

Decorative Residential Painting Services

Decorative home painting work involve decorative components, such as specialty accent walls or murals. If you have your heart set on something along these lines, talk about it first with possible companies to find out if they might provide the service or recommend an artist who can work with them.

Giving as many specifics about your potential job as you can helps painting contractors in Tolland decide if they might be suitable for the service and provide an 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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  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/23/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 7 - 8
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 2500-3500 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?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/19/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    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?: 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?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/16/22
    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?: Other / I don't know
    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
    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, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/12/22
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/09/22
    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): Bathroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/08/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    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): Bathroom(s)
    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?: Yes
    Comment: 2 br 1 bath
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 09/04/22
  • Project: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 08/19/22
  • Project: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 08/15/22
    Type of project: Paint
    Features to be painted/stained: Exterior door(s)
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: painting exterior door
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Exterior Surfaces - For Business
    Location: Tolland, CT
    Date: 08/05/22

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