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House painting FAQs in Ontario

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

House painting FAQs in Ontario

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

  • Location

  • Prep work required, and

  • Size of the project.