If you’re looking to repaint your home on a budget, but want to avoid overpaying or spending too much time or effort to do it yourself, there’re several things that should be considered.
Hiring an Interior Room Painter Cost
It is difficult to estimate the cost of hiring a professional painter. This is because the cost usually varies based on the size of the room(s), the condition of your walls, the painter’s experience level, the quality of the paint, and your location.
Realistically, you can expect to pay anywhere from $225.00 to $1,200 per room. Depending on who you hire the paint may or may not be included. Most gallons of paint are priced between $20 and $50 – depending on what brand you are looking at. However, you can spend less for lower quality paint and significantly more for high-end paint.
What are Some Benefits to Hiring a Professional?
Perhaps the biggest benefit to hiring a professional painter is that you will end up with a professional appearance. You should also be able to expect a professionally looking job at the end of the day, complete with neat and even with clean lines and edges.
Hiring a professional painting service can save you a lot of time and physical labor.
Painting a whole space yourself can come with risks. Climbing a ladder in order to reach your high ceilings or bending over to paint baseboards can be incredibly painful and rough on your body, This is especially true if you are susceptible to injuries or have aches and pains on a regular basis.
What are Some Cons to Hiring a Professional?
Hiring a professional painter can be quite pricey. Also, not all painting professionals possess the same skills and expertise, so the quality of work you get can vary. A good idea is to check your contractor’s reviews, either through Google reviews or a site like HomeStars.
Taking the DIY Approach Cost
DIY painting is generally fairly inexpensive. The biggest cost you will are likely to run into is the paint itself. Generally, paint sells for anywhere between $20 to $50 per gallon – however cost vary by the quality of paint.
You also have to consider whether you need primer, which comes with it’s own costs. Primer generally costs about $10 to $40 per gallon, with each gallon covering up to about 200 square feet.
What are Some Benefits to Taking the Do-It-Yourself Approach?
DIY painting is much less expensive than hiring a professional, although there will still be costs associated with purchasing paint and supplies.
When taking the DIY approach with paint you have complete control of the timeline and the amount of paint used.
What are Some Cons to Taking the Do-It-Yourself Approach?
Unless you are an expert DIY painter, it will be difficult to match the look of a professional painting service. Odds are unless you are a natural, the paint job won’t be as neat and clean.
Painting your home can be a difficult project that is also quite time-consuming. Because of this, it can be extremely taxing on the body.
Climbing a ladder to reach high ceilings comes with some amount of risk. While accidents are not that common, they do happen and are something that you ought to be aware of. A good way to avoid accidents is to make sure the work area is tidy and that all ladders are on stable surfaces. When climbing up a ladder, try not carry too many items and only carry those that are absolutely needed for the current task at hand.