House Painting Cost
If the job required walls, ceiling and trim, the a quick calculation might be in the neighborhood of:
There are many considerations for how much professional painters charge for the painting of the surfaces, over and above the painting itself. We have encountered homes where the walls had not been painted in many years and materials had gathered to the point where mechanical cleansing and removal was required. By mechanical we mean scrubbing with cleansers and even steam cleaning because nicotine had amassed on the walls and ceiling. Kitchens can be quite greasy as well and need to be cleaned accordingly. Another consideration is the size of the room vs. the amount of doors and windows. The overall square footage requirements for paint may drop, but the labor increases due to the edging detail. Some of the ways to negotiate a painting price down is to have the walls cleaned, have the furniture moved ahead of time to the middle of the room, have wall decorations taken down with the nails removed and so on. Many painters are happy to replace pictures accurately under your direction, just mention it to your painter when they see you.
Other factors for estimating the cost of painting include time of year. Interior house painting can be planned around slower times for a paint contractor, check that out with your favorite painter who will usually look at all aspects before final pricing. Exterior painting is more immune from time of year due to the fact that we can only paint exteriors after evening temps don't fall below a certain level.