29 Dec Factors That Affect the Cost of Interior Painting
Multiple factors can affect the cost of painting your home’s interior. For example, interior conditions can vary drastically from house to house. Here are some other factors that can affect the cost:
- House Size: The size of a house can affect cost. The larger the home, the more expensive it is to paint. However, a multi-level house could incur additional labor fees to cover the cost of moving materials around. The complexity of your floor plan and decorative wall molding or trim could also affect cost.
- Materials: Professional paint contractors might need to purchase new supplies to paint your home, which will be included in your quote. That might include new paint brushes, rollers, paint pans, drop cloths, painter’s tape, and other items.
- Paint Type: Paints come in various price points, and things like brand and type can affect the price. Typically, cheaper paints translate to lower quality. Also, glossy paints cost more than lower-sheen paints. A basic paint brand might cost $20 to $30 per gallon, while a high-end paint can cost $100+ per gallon.
- Labor: A reputable painting contractor pays their crews fair wages, ensures crew safety with quality equipment, and is insured. These costs are figured into their pricing. Using a less expensive contractor typically means they’ve compromised something.
- Furniture: How much furniture will the contractor need to move and cover before beginning your project?
- Prep work: The amount of preparation your contractor has to do before starting to paint will affect your cost. If they need to make wall repairs to fix scratches, water stains, or other damage, that will cost you. However, fixing repairs is vital before painting is started.
Mike Katounas is the owner of Home Works Painting, a painting business in Northern Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience in residential interior and exterior painting, drywall installation/repair, carpentry, wallpaper removal, power washing, commercial painting, color consultation, and staining/sealing. Their service areas include Chantilly, Fairfax, Herndon, Oakton, Reston. Mike takes pride in his work, and he always follows a strict code of conduct that includes the use of quality paint, a clean workspace, and an honest, respectful approach to his customers.