3 Things To Know About Residential Painting

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If you are looking to change up the appearance of your home, a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference. Painting the outside of your home can improve its curb appeal significantly. Changing up the paint indoors can modernize your home and make certain rooms feel more open and airy. If you are considering residential painting, there are a variety of options to choose from. Here are three things that you should know about painting your home.

Paint Options

The first thing that you should do is to familiarize yourself with your paint options. There's more to residential paint than just color. Finish and texture also play a major role in the final product. Most exterior paints are either acrylic or oil-based. Lime and mineral paints can be used for masonry. Common finishes for exterior paints are eggshell or stain, semi-gloss, and high gloss. Interior paints are often either water-based or oil-based. There are a variety of finishes available for interior paints. Common finishes include flat, eggshell, satin, high gloss, and semi-gloss.

The Cost of Painting

How much residential painting costs will vary depending on a range of factors. The size of your home, the type of paint you choose, and whether you decide to paint your home yourself or hire a professional, will all have an impact on the total costs. On average, painting the exterior of your home ranges from $1,811 and $3,201 when done by a professional. Painting your home's interior will typically cost quite a bit, as well. If you decide to tackle painting as a do-it-yourself project, you will see savings, but for the best results, you will want to hire a professional.

How Long It Takes

Another thing to consider when it comes to residential painting is how long it takes. How long it takes will depend on the size of your home and the difficulty of painting it. Larger homes tend to take longer to be painted. The weather can also have an impact on how residential painting takes. It takes a professional team around three to four days to paint the exterior of the average-sized home. How long it takes for a professional to paint the interior of your home will vary depending on the size of your home, but it's typically a much faster process than if you do it yourself.

When it comes to residential painting, there are a few things that you should be aware of. First, there are various paint colors, finishes, and textures to choose from. The cost of painting your home will depend on the size of your home and the type of paint you choose as well as the cost of labor. How long it takes will also vary. If you are looking for quick results, hiring a professional is a must. 

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