Painting your bathroom can be the perfect way to refresh your home’s design and bring a whole new feel to your space. When you’re planning a project, it’s important to have a realistic idea of the overall costs, so there aren’t any surprises along the way. Porch’s cost calculators and the info below will help you price out the cost of painting a bathroom so you can confidently embark on your project.
|What you can expect|
|Range per sq ft floor:||$2.72||$5.70|
|Range for this type of project:||$326||$684|
Room Painting Cost
Cost of residential-grade, latex-based dual paint/primer for interior walls and trim. Finish options include flat, satin, or eggshell. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Room Painting Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared with thorough cleaning, scraping, sanding, and patching (up to 3 hours and 4 surface defects per 100 SF). Edges will be caulked, and spot prime applied as needed. Two coats of paint will be uniformly rolled or brushed on walls or ceiling. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Room Painting Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair and preparation, primers, and cleanup supplies.
Option: Prime Surface
Surface will be scraped, sanded, and patched (up to 1 hour and 4 minor defects per 100 SF). One coat of primer will be applied with roller or brush.
|cost to paint a bathroom|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per sq ft floor||$0.86|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 120 sq ft floor||$496.87|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 120 sq ft floor||$320.95 - $672.80|
When you’re budgeting for your bathroom paint cost, consider a few key elements to help you get an idea of what to expect:
Once you have an idea about the size and space of your home, think about the factors that may increase your overall project cost to paint a bathroom:
The average cost of labor is $1 to $4 per square foot or $20 to $50 per hour. Within those price ranges, your actual cost depends on the area you live in, the level of experience your painter has, and the current demand. In some areas, interior painting is more popular in the cooler months, meaning painters are busier and may charge more in fall and winter.
Expect the cost of labor to be as much or more than the paint and materials themselves. This is great if you’re thinking of taking this on as a DIY project.
A gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet and costs anywhere from $20 to $100, depending on the brand and finish. Keep in mind this only refers to one coat, and most walls will require at least two coats for a smooth finish.
If you’re hiring a professional painter, they’ll come with their own tools and additional materials. For a successful DIY project, you’ll need to factor in the cost of some additional materials:
Overall, painting is a great DIY project. Even if you’re not an expert, painting is a perfect beginner project.
Take some time to watch a couple of online tutorials. There are great options from painting companies available on platforms like YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok. These will give you an idea of what you can expect and help you decide if you want to use painter's tape or test your steadiness and use a cutting-in technique.
Painting your bathroom can also be a fun couple or family project. Get someone to paint the edges with a brush while the other person uses a paint roller. You’ll cut down on your overall painting time while spending a day together - it’s a win-win. As long as your bathroom has enough room to allow for more than one person, painting can be a fun and productive indoor activity.
DIY-ing your bathroom painting project is a great option, but there are some instances where it’s better to hire a pro. If your bathroom has any of the elements below and you’re not an experienced DIY guru or don’t have the proper safety equipment, it’s best to bring in the professionals.
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