a paint roller is used to apply blue paint

Planning Your Interior Painting Budget

If you’re looking for a home improvement project that can instantly enhance your living space at the best price, only a few things can beat a fresh coat of paint. Whether you’re looking to brighten up the interior, make spaces look larger or create statement walls, paint is the way to go.

Regardless of whether you decide to go the DIY route or opt for a contractor to do the job, it’s a good idea to budget beforehand so you can prevent costs from spiraling out of control later.

Here are the top budget factors to keep in mind:

1. Size of the room

The size of the space will directly impact the cost of the paint. Even though the total cost will increase as the space increases, you might find that the cost per square footage will decrease when you have a bigger room.

Along with the size, you may also have to keep the labor costs in mind. If you choose a hired professional, they’ll likely charge more for rooms with multiple wall fixtures and furniture that needs to be moved around as that takes more time.

2. Materials used

When it comes to choosing the materials, it’s always best to go with the best possible quality in your price range. Less expensive paint will likely peel and chip off faster, giving your home a dingy and dilapidated look. Along with paint, you’ll also need a primer for the finish.

Professional painters have their own painting tools and specialized equipment, such as brushes, tape, drop cloths, sanders, and paint rollers, that are essential for a durable and successful paint job. If you choose to do the paint yourself, you’ll have to add the cost of equipment too.

color swatches for various paint options

3. Additional costs

If you have special trims or an unconventional room design, then the painter might charge you extra for the complexity of the project. In addition, you have to think about the method of paint you want. Spraying is generally the easiest technique that takes very little time. On the flipside, hand brushing requires more precision but does ensure your paint lasts a long time.

Get Reliable Paint Estimating Services

Get accurate paint estimates for your residential or commercial project with ease.

At Remote Estimation, we excel at providing timely and reliable paint estimates and drywall estimates. We take into account the type of work, project size, potential wastage, and labor wages in your area to give you the most realistic cost estimate possible.

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