How Much Does Paint Cost

There is nothing like the excitement of home improvements, renovations and home decor updates.  A fresh coat of paint and a whole new paint colour will definitely change things up.  Painting your home is also a wise investment if you are planning to stay for years to come or if you are selling.

Don’t let the fear of how much paint costs deter you from getting it done.  Here are a few tips to help guide you in making the choice.

tips on cost of buying paint for a house painting project from PG PAINT & DESIGN painters in Ottawa

The Cost of Buying Paint

The largest factor for the cost of buying paint will depend on the square footage of the area that will be painted.  Depending on if it is a room or two or an entire 2500 to 3500 sq. ft home or bigger.

The square footage will be the biggest impact on the cost of buying paint, since the bigger the area to be painted the more paint is needed and the higher the cost will be.

Other factors that affect painting costs are things like how much paint you will need to complete the project.  The type of paint brand chosen as the higher quality paint products will cost more. Every paint manufacture has their own low to high end of prices for paint.  Check out these buying tips to help guide you through picking the right paint or you can ask the painter that you may have or will hire to do the job for you.

On average most homeowners will choose a middle line of paint that range between the $32.00 to $45.00 price range.  It depends on who makes it.

The paint finish, or sheen, the type of paint primer, how many coats are needed to get complete coverage are also costs that need to be factored in.  If you are doing your own DIY painting you will likely need to buy the right brushes, roller and tools to get the job done.

If you are hiring a painters from a painting company you will need to factor the costs of their labour as well.

House painting costs can vary significantly depending on the square footage, but don’t despair as most painting companies offer competitive prices.  Find the right contractor to obtain a quote for a painting estimate.  They can provide the guidance and help to take your project from start to finish.

Let’s get that painting project started

This post was originally published on Feb 9, 2018 at 12:02 and edited on Feb 02, 2020 at 15:59