When deciding to upgrade the look of your house, it is best to obtain interior house painting estimates so that you can save money and time. Adding a new coat of paint to your home's interior will transform the look and feel of your house and at the same time add value to your home. Interior house painting estimates can be obtained online or from your local painting professional.
In understanding interior house painting estimates, it is important to know a little about the costs of materials needed. For starters, interior paint will cost you anywhere from $ 12 to $ 50 (if not more) per gallon, dependent on the quality of the paint. For a regular room of 12 x 12 feet, you can expect to pay up to $ 100 worth of paint and $ 50 for brushes, rollers, primers, and additional supplies. A licensed contractor using quality brand name paints will run anywhere from $ 200 to $ 400 for the same 12 x 12 room.
All interior house painting estimates should let you know the type of quality to be used in the paint (including primer) and prep work associated with the job, such as moving small items and taping. The reasons to buy quality paint over less expensive ones is that they last longer and oftentimes only require a single coat, instead or two or more. Understand also that if you are painting over dark colors, it will usually take more coats of paint, than if the walls were previously a light color. Keep in mind, that interior house painting estimates will also include costs such as the preparation work needed to start painting. The removal of heavy furniture from a room is not often covered in the interior house painting estimates you will receive. Be sure to talk with the painter and review any costs if heavy furniture is to be moved. There are additional things you need to consider in reviewing painting quotes, like the type of roller or brush the painter will use. It sometimes pays more in the long run to buy quality rollers and brushes, as cheap ones leave fuzz on the walls. Another additional cost that needs to be considered is if the contractor has to paint baseboards, crown molding, wainscoting and other detailed work, as this will add to the estimate.
Always been on the lookout for discounts the painter has to offer when soliciting interior house painting estimates. The costs to paint the first room is always the most expensive, however, additional rooms may be painted at significant discounts if painted all at once. Reduced rates can also be found dependent on the time of year the work is to be done. Interior house painting estimates will often be cheaper in the winter months, early spring and late fall, and more expensive in the peak summer season.
It is a good idea to contract with a painter with a proven track record of customer satisfaction. Ask for interviews from previous jobs he has done. Be sure that the color of the paint is exactly what you want before the job begins. You do not want to have to paint again due to choosing the wrong color the first time.