How much does it cost to paint the exterior of my house in Carmel Indiana?
By Jason Finney
How much does it cost to paint the outside of my house in Carmel Indiana? There are a lot of things our project consultants consider when determining how much it will cost to paint your house.
A modest two-story Carmel house can range anywhere from $3300 to over $6000 depending on what needs to be painted and what products are selected.
Our Project consultant will meet with you to determine exactly what you want to be painted. You may only need to have your soffits, facia, and gutters painted or you may need the entire house painted.
Once the project consultant has met with you and determined what needs to be done, also known as the scope of work, they will carefully measure the exterior of the house. They will check the condition of the wood, caulking, and previously painted surfaces. Noting any areas where extra care needs to be taken like scraping, priming, and replacing wood or caulking.
Because we know how long it actually takes to complete each item in the scope of work, we apply an hourly rate and compute the total cost of the labor portion of the project.
An added benefit of properly measuring the area to be painted is that it allows us to order the proper quantities of paint.
We like giving our customers choices, that best meet their needs when it comes to product selection. A high-quality exterior paint that we expect to last 12 years or more without fading, peeling, or cracking will cost more than a good paint we expect to last 4-6 years. Product choice can change the price of a project by more than $1000 on a larger house.
Some exterior paints retail for more than $85 a gallon. Additionally, the spread rate on the higher-end products is lower than some of the cheaper products. Meaning a high-quality paint may only cover 300 square feet and a less expensive paint with lower solids may cover 350-400 square feet. This means there will be more gallons of the high-end paint purchased. Our preferred paint dealer gives us generous volume discounts.
How much does it cost to paint the outside of my house in Carmel Indiana? The price really depends on three factors: Scope, Production, and Product. Now that you know that, the next step is learning what products are right for the job.