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  • Writer's pictureJed Roper

The Cost of Painting a Home

Painting your home can be a great way to update your décor, brighten up a space, or cover up damage. However, before you get started, it's important to know how much it will cost.

The cost of painting a home can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the home, the type of paint you choose, the labor costs in your area, and the complexity of the project.

Here is a general breakdown of the costs involved in painting a home:

  • Paint: The cost of paint can vary depending on the brand, the type, and the amount you need. For example, a gallon of latex paint can cost anywhere from $30 to $90.

  • Labor: The cost of labor can also vary depending on the location, the experience of the painter, and the complexity of the project. Number of tones also makes a difference as a 3 tone room turns it into a a 3-step process.

  • Prep work: The cost of prep work, such as cleaning, sanding, and priming, can also add to the overall cost of painting. This is especially true if the walls are in poor condition or if you are painting over a dark color.

Here are some additional factors that can affect the cost of painting a home:

  • The size of the home: The larger the home, the more paint and labor will be required, which will increase the overall cost.

  • The type of paint: The type of paint you choose will also affect the cost. For example, oil-based paint is more expensive than latex paint.

  • The labor costs in your area: The labor costs in your area will also affect the cost of painting. Labor costs are typically higher in urban areas than in rural areas.

  • The complexity of the project: The more complex the project, the more time it will take and the higher the cost will be. For example, painting a room with crown molding will be more expensive than painting a simple bedroom.

How to Save Money on Painting Your Home

There are a few things you can do to save money on painting your home:

  • Do the prep work yourself. This can save you a significant amount of money, especially if you are painting a small space. If you're trying to save you have to live with the results of your prep work or pay us to do it for a better result from top coating it.

  • Get multiple quotes from different painters. This will help you get the best price possible. Remember, after looking at a painters reputation, you get what you pay for. Just because a painter is expensive doesn't mean they're good. When they have a great reputation and they're not the cheapest is a good combination.

  • Consider painting the walls yourself. If you are confident in your painting skills, you can save a lot of money by painting the walls yourself. If that doesn't work out like you'd planned give us a call to come fix it or finish it. Be prepared for it to cost more if we need to fix it. It's more difficult to sand and repair a room that's painted over bad repairs.


The cost of painting a home can vary depending on a number of factors. However, by understanding the factors that affect the cost, you can get an estimate of how much it will cost to paint your home. Give us a call if you'd like pricing at 435-27-0834

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