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How Much Does It Cost To Paint A Porch?

Typical range: $346-$725

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cost to paint a porch Calculator

For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to paint a porch starts at $1.15-$2.42 per sq ft finished. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

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.

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Sq Ft Finished

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What you can expect
Range per sq ft finished:$1.15$2.42
Range for this type of project:$346$725
Estimate: $536
Porch Painting Cost
320
square feet
$85$117
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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
7
hours
$239$583
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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
320
square feet
$22$25
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Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair, solvents, and cleanup supplies.
Optional Services
Option: Power Wash Surface
2
hours
$50$122
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Surface will be swept clear of solid dirt and debris, and cleaner applied with light brushing. Surface will be thoroughly power-washed and rinsed.
Standard services
Porch Painting Cost
$85 -$117
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320
square feet
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
$239 -$583
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7
hours
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
$22 -$25
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320
square feet
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair, solvents, and cleanup supplies.
Optional Services
Option: Power Wash Surface
$50 -$122
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2
hours
Surface will be swept clear of solid dirt and debris, and cleaner applied with light brushing. Surface will be thoroughly power-washed and rinsed.
What you can expect
Range per sq ft finished:
$1 - $2
Range for this type of project:
$346 - $725
Estimate:
$536
Cost Comparison
YOUR ESTIMATE
$536

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$341 -$713
YOUR ESTIMATE

Paint a Porch: national average cost

The national average materials cost to paint a porch is $0.31 per sq ft finished, with a range between $0.26 to $0.36. The total price for labor and materials per sq ft finished is $1.76, coming in between $1.14 to $2.38. A typical 300 sq ft finished project costs $526.95, with a range of $340.81 to $713.09. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
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

Preparation Steps

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.

Porch Painting Cost Factors

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.

How a Professional Can Help

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.

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