Bored of the look of your house or want to add something new to your interior design? Paint your house in some fabulous shades for a fresh new look throughout. While painting seems a relatively inexpensive affair in comparison to other renovation activities, it’s one of those tasks where the addition of very small costs can swell up your budget. As a result, you might end up paying more than anticipated.
Planning your house painting cost ahead of time could help reduce the chances of making a hole in your pocket. Here are a few things you need to consider when planning your painting budget.
The area you are going to paint
There are multiple factors to keep in mind while buying paint for your home. First, decide the area you are going to paint. Is it the exterior of your house or the interior, what is the size of the wall, do you want a long-lasting or washability. The decision about the colour and the quality of the paint is influenced by this factor.
There are specialised paints for doors, closet doors, trim, and baseboards. So, you need to have a different set of paints for them. While the paint price might seem a little costly, the paints are extra-durable and they usually last longer than regular paint. Moreover, since you have to touch them up less frequently, saving you money in the long run.
If you are painting a newly built house, your needs are a little different. But, if you already reside in that house, you will have a tough time to save your carpet, hardwood floors, and furniture. So better you invest in some good quality drop cloths. The cheap ones are slippery and they do not absorb any paint that drips.
Good quality paint brushes
Invest in a good quality brush for the best results. A good quality brush helps you to paint along the outside edges of the walls, where the walls meet the ceiling, other walls, doors, windows, and the floor. Good paintbrushes also help to pain doors, trim, etc without much worry. Pick up different sizes of brushes. Add angled ones in the list for smooth working.
Scraper and painter’s tape
Experts from the industry say that you should have enough painter’s tape in your store when you start painting. You need to tape your ceiling, trim, baseboards, floors, etc. with the painter’s tape. You also need a scraper to ensure that the paint doesn’t bleed through the edges.
The next step is deciding the method of painting. This is very important in calculating your house painting cost. Spraying is considered to be faster, cost-effective. However, if you need more precision, hand brushing is the best option. Applying multiple coats will let your paint last longer. But this might add to your paint price.
Finally, the timing you choose for painting can heavily influence your house painting cost. Wedding seasons or the time around festivals are the peak painting times. Finding the right professional can help you reduce your overall paint price. Many other factors can influence the painting price. However, it is advised that you plan and be ready to spend a little more for satisfactory results.