Custom Search


Cost of Painting A Room


Many paint jobs are a partial painting throughout the house, rooms here and there. But done individually these each will cost slightly more than if painted altogether as a whole house painting.

Most modest sized rooms can be done with 2 to 3 gallons of paint (about $50 to $90 as prices continue to increase) depending on the number of coats required for coverage. But this will depend on brand of paint & color choice. Custom colors are normally best gotten at the same time, for later touch-up/repaint purposes.

Based on typical 8 foot wall heights -- costs for 2016 hold on from recent times. For paint jobs having little or no moving or shifting of furniture and items:

  • 10' x 12' room - will be $220 to $380. Approximately $150 to $270 if the owner supplies the paint.


  • 12' x 12' room - in the $240 to $400 range for labor and materials.


  • 12' x 15' room - should cost $290 to $450 although larger rooms sometimes involve extra charges (pulling draperies, etc)


  • These include miscellaneous expenses of $25 for supplies. Not included among the paint is masking tape, roller nap(s) and plastic. Ceilings for the above will be about $90 to $160 based on if the surfaces been done before and the texture. Closets, doors and trim and wall prep are extra.
    Closets are often a questionable spot and should be looked at prior to painting. Often, with the wire-type shelving that is popular with builders, the wall mounts become weakened and must be reset such as with wall anchors, for more securing holding power. To do so will mean pulling the shelving, then painting the closet walls prior to remounting the shelves.

    If the space does happen to be furnished, shifting the items and placing them back in their resting place will be approximately $35 to $125 depending on the sheer weight and likelihood of any damage occurring.

    To paint the baseboard will translate to additional masking run along the carpet or flooring which could also involve cleaning with a vacuum first, and then applying two coats of finish unless there is a close-to-exact match of paint being applied.

    Preparation is straighforward for most interior rooms that are made of drywall (plaster walls are a different story) - assuming only a few small nail holes like for hanging pictures. These can be addressed in but a few moments with a clean press of wall patch. But if wider screw holes or any damage to the walls is present, figure more for setting wall patch, sanding and finishing the surface.






    Findat:


    Share this page:



    Related Costs/Painting :


    Cost of Interior Painting
    Inside paint costs in depth.

    Interior Cost Per Square Foot
    For painting the house.

    Cost to Paint Rooms
    Prices by room dimensions.

    House Painting Costs
    Find out how much it costs and factors involved.






    © 2000, 2001 - 2017 Referwork. All rights reserved.