Updated: Apr 11
As sweet and fun as painting is, there are so many questions you need answers to before embarking on a house painting project. We get asked a lot about how much house painting costs, whether one can do DIY cabinet painting, and lots more.
So the experts at Pro Painters have put together this blog post on frequently asked questions regarding house painting in Ontario.
Can I use the same paint product for my interior and exterior painting?
No, you shouldn't. Exterior and interior paints are manufactured for different purposes. For interior paints, manufacturers consider ingredients that can make the paint washable and resist smearing.
But for exterior paint, the focus is to withstand harsh weather conditions outside, such as temperature fluctuations, rain, humidity, etc. Interior paint will never last long on your exterior, and exterior paint would be a waste of money for your interior as they're more expensive.
How much does it cost to paint a house in Ontario?
Professional house painters typically charge per square foot. The average house painting cost in Ontario is 2-4 CAD per sq. ft. A room may cost around 400-700 CAD, and living rooms can get up to 900 CAD. However, different factors go into the final house painting cost. These factors include:
Type of painting required, whether interior or exterior painting (exterior is typically more expensive)
Quality of paint
Prep work required, and
Size of the project.
What is the best paint for exterior?
From our years of experience as a painting contractor in Ontario, we have put together a list of the best paint brands for exterior:
Best overall: Sherwin-Williams Durable Exterior Acrylic Latex
Best for Value: Rust-Oleum Zinsser PermaWhite Exterior Semi-Gloss
Best for Porch & Patio: Kilz Interior/Exterior Enamel Porch & Patio Latex
Best for Brick: ROMABIO Bianco White Limewash
Best for Wood Siding: Sherwin-Williams Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex.
How can I carry out DIY exterior painting?
Exterior painting is often more complex than interior painting because it requires heavy prep work using specialized tools such as a pressure washer and caulk gun. For more on how to do DIY painting, visit our blog "DIY Exterior Painting: A Step-By-Step-Guide."
Why should I hire a painting contractor in Ontario?
The truth is, you mustn't always hire a house painter in Ontario. With some DIY tips, you can carry out interior painting, exterior painting, cabinet painting, and even wood deck staining. However, there's a difference between doing something for the first time and doing something for the umpteenth time.
A professional house painter brings more to the table, such as a more robust finish, time savings, and cost savings, when you consider all the tools you have to buy. In summary, you can hire a pro painter in Ontario to take the burden off your shoulders while you focus on other things you know how to do.
What should I look out for before hiring a house painting contractor in Ontario?
There are a few things to consider to ensure you're hiring the right person for the job.
Has someone referred the painting company to you? If they've done a great job, chances are that they'd replicate it in your home.
How are their online reviews looking?
What is their experience? It doesn't matter if the company is a startup; what matters is the experience of the individual painters in the company.
Do they use professional tools? Then, chances are that they're pro!
Are you looking for an honest and professional painting company in Ontario? We at Pro Painters are ready to give your home that magical touch that brings it all to life. Turn your house into the envy of the neighbours by contacting us today.