Homeowners report that painting a home’s exterior costs an average of $3,049 with a typical range between $1,777 and $4,322. The average price per square foot ranges from $0.50 to $3.50 depending on your location, condition of your exterior and accessibility.
Painters usually charge between $1.50 and $3.50 per square foot to paint the interior of a house. Add in ceilings, walls and trim and the number rises to $3 to $4 per square foot, according to Smart Asset. Exterior paint jobs depend on the house’s square footage, though the number of stories and other variables will affect the price.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do you Estimate exterior paint job?
Some painters keep it simple and just charge by square foot; If you charge $1.25 per square foot, 2500 sq ft. would cost $3,125 for the homeowner etc. (for exterior). For interior you'll want to charge $2 per square foot minimum.
How Much should I charge as a painter?
Professional Painter Prices. Most professional painters charge $2 to $6 per square foot of paintable area. Less commonly, they'll charge anywhere from $20 to $50 an hour. In some areas with high costs of living, you might even pay upwards of $100 an hour.
How do you price a painting job?
How to estimate painting jobs
- Visit the client's space for a consultation and measurements.
- Estimate how much time it will take you to complete the job.
- Multiply the time by the cost of labor.
- Add your materials, overhead costs, and your desired profit margin.
How much does it cost to be a painter and decorator?
The nature of painting and decorating projects means the average cost can vary massively, with common costs ranging from £400 – £6,000. That said, the average painter and decorator’s day rate is around £190 per day.