Size of Your Home An average-size house will take an average of three to four days to paint with a team of two to three people. In this case, we’ll define “average” as a home with one to two stories and four or fewer bedrooms. A large house, such as a three-story or five-plus-bedroom home, will take five to six days.
At two painter hours per 100 square feet, an 1,800 sq. ft. home will take about 36 hours to prep and paint, coming to $1,080 to $1,260 for the labor. Prep work – Added into the basic cost of a paint job is a power wash of the exterior, repair of minor cracks and holes in trim and siding, and priming.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to prepare a house for painting?
Paint needs to be applied carefully for it to look good and last a long time. Nevertheless, if there is a skilled house painter working under normal circumstances, a house shouldn't take more than 2 or 3 days to paint. Finally, there will be a little bit of time to clean up painting supplies, remove tape, and so on.
How long does it take to paint exterior of house?
Painting your house yourself is a big commitment of time. Just think about it. It can take a professional crew of three a week or roughly 120 man hours to paint an average-size home. If pros take that long, you can be sure it will take you longer.
How long does it take to prep for paint?
Painters spend two to four days on an average-size room. That's how long it takes to prep, prime and paint correctly.
How many days will it take to paint my house exterior?
On a house with wood siding, the drying may take a day or more. The amount of time it takes to prepare a house to be painted varies a lot. For an average house you should plan a full day for protection of non-painted items, priming, and surface preparation. However, if the wood or previous paint has deteriorated, it could take a lot longer.