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Porch Pro Headshot MG Painting
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Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters of Loudoun & Tysons
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CertaPro Painters of Loudoun & Tysons in Ringgold, a 4-star-rated company, will take care of all of your painting needs in one fell swoop.
CertaPro Painters of Loudoun & Tysons in Ringgold, a 4-star-rated company, will take care of all of your painting needs in one fell swoop.
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FDC PROFESSIONAL PAINTING in Preston, MD has earned themselves a 5-star rating from previous clients who were satisfied with their wonderful painting services.
FDC PROFESSIONAL PAINTING in Preston, MD has earned themselves a 5-star rating from previous clients who were satisfied with their wonderful painting services.
Porch Pro Headshot Painting Hue
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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"Painting Hue tackled a fairly difficult project of spraying a cypress siding house that had tongue & groove surface. They did a very good job of masking off windows and non-sprayed areas. They appeared knowledgeable and efficient in preforming the job. I am satisfied with their work."
"Painting Hue tackled a fairly difficult project of spraying a cypress siding house that had tongue & groove surface. They did a very good job of masking off windows and non-sprayed areas. They appeared knowledgeable and efficient in preforming the job. I am satisfied with their work."
Porch Pro Headshot LD Patios
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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"Wow am excited about the job David did it in mi house And I’ll recommend to everyone Couse he did a good job In mi yard He make a big patio in mi yard And he charged me 25 douse dollars And I’m happy Whit mi proyecto"
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"Wow am excited about the job David did it in mi house And I’ll recommend to everyone Couse he did a good job In mi yard He make a big patio in mi yard And he charged me 25 douse dollars And I’m happy Whit mi proyecto"
Porch Pro Headshot AffordaPro LLC
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Task the professionals at AffordaPro LLC in Middleburg, MD with your difficult painting jobs because they boast a fantastic 5-star rating.
Task the professionals at AffordaPro LLC in Middleburg, MD with your difficult painting jobs because they boast a fantastic 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot monster home improvement
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Contact monster home improvement in Jefferson, MD today and resolve the issue.
Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Contact monster home improvement in Jefferson, MD today and resolve the issue.
Porch Pro Headshot CELLKO CONSTRUCTION GROUP
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Sink your tired feet into a plush carpet from CELLKO CONSTRUCTION GROUP in Trego-Rohrersville Station, MD.
Sink your tired feet into a plush carpet from CELLKO CONSTRUCTION GROUP in Trego-Rohrersville Station, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Uncle Will's Painting
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Uncle Will's Painting and Home Improvement is a locally owned and operated business in Northern Virginia. We bring to your door the highest level of service. My company offers something that is overlooked in today's world: Quality. You can't just talk about Quality. It has to show up in the work t...Read more about Uncle Will's Painting
Uncle Will's Painting and Home Improvement is a locally owned and operated business in Northern Virginia. We bring to your door the highest level of service. My company offers something that is overlooked in today's world: Quality. You can't just talk about Quality. It has to show up in the work t...Read more about Uncle Will's Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Ashburn Painting & Drywall
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn Painting & Drywall is a licensed and insured home improvement contractor specializing in interior and exterior painting, drywall, trim carpentry and finished basements. We take a customer-focused approach and take pride in our reputation for providing quality workmanship to our clients throu...Read more about Ashburn Painting & Drywall
Ashburn Painting & Drywall is a licensed and insured home improvement contractor specializing in interior and exterior painting, drywall, trim carpentry and finished basements. We take a customer-focused approach and take pride in our reputation for providing quality workmanship to our clients throu...Read more about Ashburn Painting & Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot Stewart Painting
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Look no further than Stewart Painting in the Fort Washington area, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Look no further than Stewart Painting in the Fort Washington area, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Loudoun
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Upgrade the mood of a room or your whole home with a fresh coat of paint from Five Star Painting of Northern Virginia in the Poolesville, MD area.
Upgrade the mood of a room or your whole home with a fresh coat of paint from Five Star Painting of Northern Virginia in the Poolesville, MD area.
Porch Pro Headshot Appaloosa Painting Co.
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
When you bring in the professionals from Appaloosa Painting in Bloomington, MD to paint your home, your walls will look fantastic.
When you bring in the professionals from Appaloosa Painting in Bloomington, MD to paint your home, your walls will look fantastic.
Porch Pro Headshot Neville Interiors Inc.
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot H A P
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Look no further than H A P in Gaithersburg, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Look no further than H A P in Gaithersburg, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Porch Pro Headshot FULL SERVICES PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sf Custom Paint inc
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot The Promise Remodeling CO
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Frequently asked questions about painters

How much does it cost to paint a house?

There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint in a new home. You can transform rooms with a change of color, and fresh paint breathes new life into an older home. Costs for painting homes vary. It depends on the rate of labor and on the type of paint you use. Most of the cost comes from the size of the home. The more square footage you need painted, the more expensive the job will be.

The average cost for painter services in a home is estimated at $3,500. On the low side, you can expect to pay $1,200 and $6,500 on the high side. These estimates assume you have a one-story home with around 1,000 square feet of wall to paint. More stories will mean higher costs.

The price is usually divided up into materials and labor. Labor tends to make up 85% of a job, but this can vary depending on the contractor. Most contractors charge between $2 - $6 / square foot. This calculates interior painting jobs with two coats of paint. For more specific paint jobs, such as doors or cabinets, you can expect to be charged $50 - $100 / door or drawer face.

Some contractors have different models of payment, which you may discover when looking up “painting companies near me” or “house painters near me.” You can be charged per room, which averages around $800 - $1,200 for a bedroom, and as high as $3,000 for a living room or similar large space. Some painters may choose to bill hourly, which can range from $20 - $50 / hour for basic painting, and $100 / hour or higher for specialty painting. A skilled painter should be able to cover between 150 – 350 square feet/hour but don’t forget to factor in prep time, clean up, and both coats of paint needed.

Exterior painting cost: how much does it cost to paint exterior of house?

The cost of painting a home's exterior is far more variable, depending on your siding. Some sidings (like stucco) can cost up to $3,000 / 1,000 square feet, and that cost can rise if there are multiple stories. Weather can also play a major factor, which is why local painters are in high demand during the summer months. Vinyl siding expands and contracts depending on weather, so you’ll want a latex-based paint that is durable to these changes. For wood siding, latex is always a good option for allowing wood to breathe. Beware acrylic or oil-based paints, as these can create moisture stains. If you have stucco siding, you can go with latex, but it’s not your best option if the walls are damaged. Elastomeric paint will cover those imperfections while still being breathable. This paint is thick and time-consuming to apply. If you have brick siding, you’ll want a porous stain or paint so water doesn’t get trapped inside.

Siding is the biggest factor to cost, as prep and materials needed to do the job correctly can raise the price. Brick and stucco are the most expensive, while metal, wood, vinyl, and concrete tend to be on the lower end. Extra stories mean extra work for the painter, as safety measures and ladders need to be implemented. Painting a second or third story of a home takes longer than painting a single story based on logistics. It’s not just the walls, either. You may want to paint the garage, the shutters, the eaves and downspouts, and the siding and trim.

Your brand of paint can alter costs, as well as the cost of your finish. Flat paint tends to be the cheapest, but is also the least durable. Mid-range finishes, including eggshell and satin, can be good choices, depending on what you’re looking for. Semi-gloss finish will showcase imperfections and dents but is also resistant to cleaning. High-gloss is the most expensive type of finish and is recommended for small areas, such as trim, windows, and doors. While it is possible to DIY your home’s exterior, a professional comes with all the needed materials and is knowledgeable about what will work best and how to stay safe on the job. They are worth serious consideration.

Can you paint vinyl siding?

Yes, you can paint vinyl siding. Years ago, this answer was no because paint continued to slide off the siding. We’ve come a long way since then. The best paint for vinyl is latex urethane paint, as it can cope with the constant contracting and expanding of the siding. Many paint companies create paint specifically designed for siding.

Painting vinyl is similar to painting other exteriors. You’ll want to coat it with primer (something designed for vinyl) and use a brush for the tricky spots. Otherwise, you can use a roller and cover a lot of ground. Once you have the primer, add the topcoat. Vinyl has one more caveat that you should be aware of. Dark colors tend to trap a lot of heat. Most vinyl paints will be light colors as a result, so it reflects heat rather than absorbs it. Weather can be a factor in painting vinyl, and the best weather is overcast, comfortable conditions. Sun, humidity, direct heat, and wind are not your friends when it comes to painting vinyl. You’ll want to ensure that painting your siding doesn’t void its warranty before you begin.

As with any painting, you’ll want to ensure you clean the area thoroughly first. For vinyl, a pressure washer is the best choice. You’ll want to find a recipe that tackles mold and mildew or buy a TSP solution. Mold and mildew tend to get between the paint and the siding, so it’s imperative you deal with them before you paint.

One gallon paint coverage: how much paint to buy?

The quick answer is 350 – 400 square feet. This is generally true of wall, ceiling, and trim paint. Primer tends to go less, giving you 250 square feet on average. If you’re painting a dark room with a light color, you may need more primer coats, so keep that in mind. Be aware that fresh drywall is extremely porous and may absorb more paint than expected. Most drywall tends to arrive pre-primed, but be ready if it isn’t. If you have a textured wall (think popcorn ceilings, for example), you should use 20% more paint. If you need to paint 100 square feet of ceiling, it’s recommended you buy enough paint to cover 120 square feet to make up for the texture. You can stretch your paint with the correct tools. A nine-inch roller usually gives the best results for a coat of paint. For textured walls, consider a 1/2-inch nap over a 3/8-inch nap.

Let’s dive into the math. You know how much paint you need per square foot, but how do you calculate that square footage? First, measure the height of every wall, and add it together. Then, do the same for the length of each wall. Multiply those two numbers together, and you have the square footage. If you divide that number by 400 (how much a gallon of paint should cover), you know how many gallons you need to buy. This works for trim and doors as well. Multiply the total lengths and widths together, and divide it by 400. It’s never a bad idea to round up or ensure you have extra paint left over. You may need it for touch-ups or if a specific section requires more paint than you anticipated. It’s better to have too much than too little and have the hardware store mix you more paint. What if the color is off by even a slight bit? That’s a frustration you can easily avoid.

Can you use exterior paint inside?

No, you can’t use exterior paint inside. Exterior paint is designed to hold up against weather extremes and, as such, contains more VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These compounds were not designed for enclosed spaces; they can smell funky and release toxins that might make you or your pets sick. Exterior paint doesn’t settle in a short amount of time. In cold weather, exterior paint could continually release those toxins for a month or more. In warmer weather, this timeframe may be reduced to weeks. The process of releasing these toxins is called curing. Most professionals will wear masks when painting outside for this reason.

Exterior paint is softer by nature. It needs to be able to breathe and contract or expand with the home. It doesn’t stand up as well to the wear and tear that interior paint deals with on a daily basis. While all paint contains mildewcides and fungicides, the ingredients in exterior and interior paint are very different. The VOCs are needed in both paints to hold the pigment in. If you use exterior paint on indoor surfaces, ventilation is your first concern. This becomes a greater concern when spraying paint instead of rolling it, as spraying it makes it airborne that much quicker.

VOCs can cause lightheadedness, headaches, nausea, irritated eyes and throat, and respiratory issues. This can be an even greater hazard for those with compromised immune systems. Exterior and interior paints are vastly different, so you shouldn’t combine them. It compromises the quality of both paints. Plus, exterior paint isn’t designed to look good inside. Both varieties of paint are highly specialized, and you’ll likely regret using them where they are not intended.

How much does it cost to paint a 12x12 room?

The average cost to paint a 12x12 room is $650, with $400 being on the low end and $900 on the high end. Several factors can change these costs or cause them to rise. If you need drywall or plaster repaired before the job, that will cost time and effort. The higher your walls rise, the more time or paint it might take to finish the job. If you want to use designer paints, you may spend more on the materials. Your cost will also change based on the finish you choose.

Square footage is the most important consideration when factoring the price of a room. A large room, such as a living room, will cost more than a small bedroom or bathroom. Kitchens tend to cost the most since the painting is specific. They require far more attention to detail when you consider backsplashes, cabinets, and trims. Textured walls can add to that cost since it eats up more materials. Different types of paint can change the cost as well. On average, eggshell, satin, and flat are the cheapest paints. Matte, semi-gloss, latex, and oil are mid-range and all competitively priced. High-gloss paint is expensive and best used on small surfaces like trims.

You have the option to do the work yourself, of course. Be aware that it’s never as simple as splashing paint on the walls. You’ll need to purchase all the required materials, such as brushes, painter’s tape, rollers, trays, and plastic to prevent spillage. You’ll need to clean the walls and remove outlet covers and switch plates. Once that’s done, you can use painter’s tape on all the edges and then start. The big question you will need to ask yourself is whether you have the time. Painters are efficient, have all the tools, and do the job constantly. They will know immediately the best way to handle it.

Now that you know the scope of your project in terms of cost and effort, you can start dreaming in color.

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I do not know why I am requested to do a review because they did not complete my job. But here is my opinion. I think this company has issues because I had to pay $75.00 up front for paint. Yet they said they can’t do my job because they are too busy. ...

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