Painting costs may vary according to the construction material of the house. Some materials are more expensive to paint than the others due to the texture. Sometimes, it takes more paint to cover them. Here is a rough guide to the cost.
Concrete siding: between $500 and $2,000 for 250 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft.
Metal siding: between $400 and $1,500 for 250 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft.
Stucco siding: between $900 to $3,000 for 250 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft.
Vinyl siding: between $600 to $2,000 for 250 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft.
Wood siding: between $700 to $2,000 for 250 square feet to 1,000 square feet.
You should consider the cost of paint, supplies and other things in addition to these costs to calculate the total cost of painting the exterior of the house. A 2,100 square feet home will need 12 gallons of paint. You need double coating, so 24 gallons will be required. The cost of paint ranges from $30 to $70. So, on average, the cost of your paint will be $840. You should spend $200 to $300 on paint supplies like brushes, rollers, paint sprayer, buckets, sandpaper, ladder, etc. If you want to paint doors, gutters, porches, window sashes, etc., an additional cost will be incurred.
By knowing the approximate cost of painting, you will be able to prepare yourself well. You can have a budget and must try to stick to it.
Painting the home’s exterior is a complicated job and needs proper planning. You should have the right kind of preparation and tools to complete the job successfully. Before you start the project, you should have an estimate of the cost of painting the entire house.
The cost of painting is based on the square footage of your home. If your home is single storied and between 500 and 1,500 square feet, then it will cost around $1,000 to $3,000. A two-storied house of area between 1,500 to 3,000 square feet will cost $3,000 to $4,500. A three-storied house of area between 3,000 to 6,000 square feet will cost $4,500 to more than $6,000. But many factors affect the price.