Getting your home painted is always exciting, whether you are planning out the colors you want in your new home or even just bringing life to the current paint. Just like any home renovations however, there is always a budget and figuring out what it costs to have your home painted is not always easy. We are looking to help by giving some background information on what helps us calculate a quote for clients.
Our pricing is based on a variety of factors, we first look at the scope of work. What is it you want painted? For example: walls, ceilings, trim, doors, windows, closets etc. How many rooms do you want painted? It could be the entire apartment, or maybe only the bedrooms that need a new coat. Other important factors that we look at is the size of the home, how high the ceilings are, and if any repairs are needed.
Knowing the right number of coats to apply is important. For example, if your wall is a dark or very pigmented color, and you want a lighter color, typically, we use primer and two coats of paint. Now, if the walls are being painted the same color occasionally, we can use one coat, but it depends on how long it has been since the walls were painted. As time goes by the walls become what we call ‘thirsty’, so sometimes one coat is insufficient because it leaves the walls looking patchy, therefore in these cases two coats are needed.
As you can see there are various factors that go into giving our clients a fair quote. Not every client is aware of what information we need, so we hope this post gives our clients better insight, because transparency allows us to have a better understanding with our clients. We want to do everything in our power to make sure each client feels they have been treated fairly and that the work they received exceeded their expectations.