But let's try to figure out a quick way for the homeowner to calculate roughly what a job might cost. Looking at a house approximately 2,500 sq. ft., with the requirement to paint most of the interior home, the first thing you might do is calculate the cost of paint.... House Painting Cost
If the job required walls, ceiling and trim, the a quick calculation might be in the neighborhood of:
This pricing is a guess and may be less should the job appear to have no complications when we actually see it or perhaps more depending on the condition of the walls. Of course, painting kitchen cabinets is priced far differently and there is no formula per se.
It's difficult to pinpoint all of the influences for how much a pro painter will charge for house painting over and above the actual painting itself. We often see walls that are severely coated with oils and nicotine and plain old layers of grime and the walls had not been cleaned or painted in years. Some sort of mechanical cleansing and removal is usually required in these circumstances and this can add expenses to the house painting job. By mechanical we mean vigorous scrubbing, strong cleansers and in some cases steam cleaning. It's understandable that Kitchens for example can become quite grease laden needing special cleaning attention.
Size of rooms is another consideration and the number of doors and windows can change an estimate. Small room, lots of windows indicates less paint usage but more labor because of increased detailed work. If you are wondering what some different ways to fairly negotiate a quote for painting, they are: have the walls cleaned; offer to move the furniture ahead of time to the middle of the room; take wall hangings down and remove nails, think of the time of year and so on. Painters love to work and are fair with pricing. By the way, even though you may have removed the nails and hangers, most painters are pleased to replace them as directed, discuss that when you see them.
Interior house painting may be planned around less busy times for the contractor, you should check with your favorite painter (hopefully that's us), but sunny weather is probably not the best time to negotiate an indoor job but most painters will look at reasonable prices and issues. before final pricing. Exterior painting is a little more rigid due to often facing inclement weather with temperatures and rain.