The first thing that comes to mind is the cost of hiring a professional painter. Painting jobs range from DIY painting projects for around $500, all the way up to expensive interior or exterior residential painting contracts close to $25,000. The lower end estimate may seem like an attractive option at first glance but in reality it’s extremely unlikely someone would spend well over 20 hours on such a small job with no experience and then charge below market rate ($20 per hour). One can only assume they are not doing it out of love for their craft if they’re aiming so low.
One should also consider how much time you’ll need off work while your house is being painted- will you have enough vacation days? Do people living in your home need to relocate? What about pets, plants and other belongings around the house during a paint job.
The biggest factor in determining how much you should expect to spend on hiring out painting services is your home’s square footage. The more surface area that needs paint coverage will result in an increased cost for labor and materials – as well as potential unexpected costs like repairs or clean-up due to overspray.
Did you know that painting your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase its value? It’s true, even if you’re not actively trying to sell. Painting can make a significant difference in how quickly your home will resell and for what price too. A good paint job could double or triple a property’s curb appeal, which means better profits when it does eventually come time to sell.