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How to Plan Your Exterior Painting Budget?



Painting your home is a big job. Nothing brightens a home like a fresh coat of paint. Not only do you have to choose the right colors, but you also have to factor in the cost of materials and labor. But depending on the size of your project, you may be surprised to discover how costly a paint job can be.


When it comes to painting your home, there are a few things to keep in mind in terms of budgeting. If you’re hiring a professional painter, the first step is to determine their hourly rate.


Budgeting

The first step in planning an exterior painting project is to set a realistic time and financial budget. The overall scope of the job will greatly influence the costs of both paint and labor. Labor costs may include removing an old layer of paint or repairing some aspects of your exterior before beginning, impacting your overall cost. When you hire a contractor for your project, knowing the parameters of what work you need to have done before consulting with them can ensure that your costs stay within your budget.

There are several factors that could affect the total exterior paint cost. Taking these factors into account could help you paint a picture of how your budget may look like.

  • Size of Your House

  • Number of Stories

  • Prep Work

  • Tools (if you’re willing to do it yourself)

  • Paint Costs

  • Paint Labor Costs




Timing

Summer is a time of year when painting projects often cost more. The off-season for painting is in the winter, so if you want to avoid the busy painting months, talk to your contractor about scheduling a winter project. Of course, some winter weather conditions prevent your exterior project from starting because of how the paint reacts to various temperatures and humidity levels.


Professional Factor

When it comes to painting your home, there are a few things to keep in mind in terms of budgeting. If you’re hiring a professional painter, the first step is to determine their hourly rate. Once you know this, you can calculate how many hours it will take them to complete the job. If you’re painting your home yourself, determine how many hours you’re willing to spend painting each week. Be realistic about the amount of time it will take to complete the job so that you don’t end up going over budget. Considering these factors , you can be sure that your painting project stays on track and within budget.


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