There are many factors that go into quoting the cost of a paint job. It’s important for you to know these factors in order to understand the quote you receive.
A quote for a paint job can be a little tricky if you don’t know what you are looking at, especially if you didn’t have somebody come out to look at the house. Be sure to ask for a free consultation and help with a color choice if you don’t already have something in mind. So, let’s look at the aspects that go into the price of painting your home.
Type of Paint
There are several types of paint that can be used. The types of siding you may have include: concrete, metal, stucco, vinyl, wood, and more. Each type of siding will determine the prep work needed to apply new paint, as well as the types of paint you can choose. You may want gloss, matte, semi-gloss, or other options in your home and choosing between these types of paint can alter your quote. Consider going with a mold- and mildew-resistant paint in bathrooms and kitchens. Your quote will not only show the type of paint you’ve chosen but any prep work that needs to go into getting the job done the right way.
One of the biggest factors when estimating a paint job is the square footage of the home. You can imagine a 500 square foot condo costing much less to paint than a 2,500 square foot house. The square footage of the home is used to determine the cost of both exterior and interior paint jobs. The square footage may also be used to determine the cost of painting room-by-room if you are using a different paint or technique in each one. Usually, the first question you will be asked when looking for a quote for a paint job is the square footage of your home.
One or Two Stories
Not only does the height of your home add square footage that will be taken into account when determining a quote, but taller homes may have areas that are more difficult to reach. This is one reason why having someone come to your home to give you a quote is vital. They need to see things from the ground floor to the top to know exactly what will be necessary for completing the job. This way preparations for the job can start, should you choose to accept the quote.
Interior and Exterior
Painting the exterior of a home can be simpler than painting the interior. Your home’s interior has different rooms that add up to a lot more wall space to be painted than the exterior. There is also a lot more room for customization with different types or colors of paint in each room. You may want to go through the home painting process once and have both the interior and exterior painted at the same time. While this can make things much easier for you it also affects the quote’s total cost.
Your home may have additional features that can affect the quote. Decorative doors or trims add to the amount of time and paint used. Some areas, like a porch, may need special paint. This is one more reason why taking advantage of a free consultation is important. You know there will be no surprises because they’ve already noticed everything they need to do and everything that makes your home unique.
What Can You Expect to Pay?
While no painting company can give you an accurate quote without seeing the home in question, we know from experience that a paint job typically ranges between $2,000 and $5,000. This is a fairly wide range and only someone visiting your property will be able to narrow it down. With so many choices, such as paint color and type, it is easy to customize the paint job and work with your budget.
At Arizona Painting Company we offer several warranty packages for both internal and external paint jobs. You may want to choose a warranty duration that best matches how long you plan to stay in the home. Our Bronze package is warrantied for three years, our Silver package for five years, and our Gold package for 10 years. Each offers different types of paint from well-known brands that can last longer than the warranty. Our Gold warranty, for example, uses only Sherwin-Williams Duration paints that are more durable and fade resistant than other paints.
If you are considering painting your home, whether exterior or interior, we’d love for you to give us a call. Let us help brighten your home with a beautiful new look. Arizona Painting Company is waiting to hear from you in order to learn about your needs as a homeowner. We will not only meet those needs but exceed them.