Painting a home’s porch is an easy and inexpensive way to improve its curb appeal. Over time, a porch can become worn due to the effects of sunlight and rain. A fresh coat of paint can restore a porch to its original appearance or give it a completely new look.
|What you can expect|
|Range per sq ft finished:||$1.15||$2.42|
|Range for this type of project:||$346||$725|
Porch Painting Cost
Cost of residential-grade, latex-based dual paint/primer for exterior walls and trim, including wood, vinyl, masonry, stucco, and brick. Mildew-resistent finish options include flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups. 15-year warranty guarantees excellence.
Porch Painting Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared via the removal of loose paint, spot priming, and caulking of edges and gaps (up to 2 hours per 350 SF). Two coats of paint will be uniformly rolled or brushed. Trim painting will incur additional costs. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Porch Painting Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair, solvents, and cleanup supplies.
Option: Power Wash Surface
Surface will be swept clear of solid dirt and debris, and cleaner applied with light brushing. Surface will be thoroughly power-washed and rinsed.
|cost to paint a porch|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per sq ft finished||$0.31|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 sq ft finished||$526.95|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 sq ft finished||$340.81 - $713.09|
All items must be removed from the porch before painting can begin, and the area must be carefully swept. If the porch is wooden, debris needs to be removed from the gaps between the beams, as well. Depending on the condition of the porch, it may need to be power washed to remove stubborn dirt. Previously-painted porches may need to be sanded to prepare the surface for new paint.
The cost of a porch painting project will vary based on its size, as larger porches require more paint and time. The type of paint is also a factor, with high-quality paints costing more than low-quality ones. In some cases, porches may need repairs before they can be painted. For example, damaged beams may need to be replaced. These repairs will increase the cost of the final project.
For best results, the porch must be thoroughly prepared for painting. If any debris or dirt is left on the surface, the appearance of the finished project will suffer. Paint must be applied with fast, careful strokes to ensure a smooth finish. An improper application could result in visible brush strokes or uneven coverage. For these reasons, homeowners are advised to seek help from a professional painter.