Thursday, July 28, 2011

What does it cost to paint a room

What does it cost to paint a room? Well there are many variables to figure in. What size is the room to be painted? How much trim and decorative wood work. Are the windows going to need to be painted? Are there closets? Are the ceilings high? The variables are endless. One for sure way is to call at least three contractors to get an estimate on what the room will cost to paint. We can discuss some important factors to consider and give some rough estimates.

A normal bedroom from the size of 10 ft x 10 ft to 15 ft x 15 ft will average between 300 dollars to 500 dollars for labor. This would be painting the ceiling, walls and trim. Also would include a couple of windows a door and two doors at the closet. Now if there are other decorative moldings or you are doing more than on wall color add about a hundred dollars to two hundred dollars. Using all of one color for ceiling and walls can reduce the price by a hundred dollars possibly and so would one coat if you are using the same color and just freshening the room up. Remember adding a second coat is quick its the set up and tedious wood work that takes all the time. Also not included in any of this is the material. A gallon of paint is 30 to 50 dollars. Rooms of this size will require 2 gallons for the wall, 1 for the ceiling and 1 for wood work. So lets have a look at an estimate. Also repairs can add to the cost as well.


Room 1

Paint ceiling 2 coats
Paint Walls 2 coats
Paint trim and base board 2 coats
Paint 3 doors 2 coats
Paint 2 windows 2 coats

Labor 350 dollars

2 gallons of wall paint
1 gallon of ceiling paint
1 gallon of Wood paint

200 dollars

Repairs couple of cracks and few nail pops

100 dollars

1 wall different color

50 dollars plus 50 dollars for gallon of paint

Crown molding detailed plus chair rail

150 dollars

Total 850 dollars.

Foyers with high ceilings can cost 800 to 1500 dollars and up if there is repairs and moldings.

Great rooms can cost 800 to 2000 dollars depending on repairs moldings and windows.

Most normal rooms can be between 300 dollars and 600 dollars.

A tree thousand square ft house can cost between 5,000 and 10,000 dollars to get painted.

It all depends you have got to get those estimates and be sure to check references and do not just go with the cheapest bid. Beware of ridiculous low pricing as well.

1 comment:

vdplastering said...

There are many number of painter available for painting.And all have different cost.We choose according to our budget and also painter's work..!!

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