Costs of painting a complete house

If you have an older house or would like to update the looks of your home, it might be interesting to have your house painted. Most people choose not to do this themselves, since it is a lot of work and it is also a lot more complex than people think. We can help you get a good idea of how much this kind of work will cost, and will list the average costs of such a job on this page?

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What does it cost to have a house painted?

If you hire a painter to have your house painted, you’ll have to take a number of factors into account. The price will not just cover the paintwork itself, but also  the materials used. This includes not just the paint, but may include scaffolding for outside painting. We have provided a table with some different costs.

Type of paint job Average price
Outside painting, terraced house, no dormer 1100-2400 GBP
Outside painting, terraced house, dormer 1500-3100 GBP
Outside painting, semi-detached house, no dormer 1400-3300 GBP
Outside painting, semi-detached house, dormer 1600-3500 GBP
Painting facade (approx. 65m²) 2000-2200 GBP
Window frames 440-1600 GBP
Doors 250-900 GBP
Windows 26-250 GBP

Factors impacting the price of having a house painted

Factor 1: Inside painting

It is possible that, over the years, the walls of your home may have become damaged. This may mean your house looks rather shabby on the inside, and for this reason, it is recommended to have your home repainted every seven years. You will, in this way, manage to avoid unexpected costs, and your home will always look ready to receive guests. Some of the costs for inside painting include:

Type of paint job Average price
Ceiling (30-70m²) 220-1400 GBP
Doors 240-1000 GBP
Dormer 480-3400 GBP
Stairs 300-650 GBP
Window frames 390-1700 GBP

Factor 3: Outside painting

Having the outside of your home painted will always be more expensive, since the painter will need to use special paint, capable of withstanding the weather, for this, and may also need to use scaffolding. There will also be a price difference between having the outside of an apartment and the outside of a regular home painted. The outside walls of an apartment will cost 1000-2000 GBP, whereas those of a terraced house will cost 1400-2800 GBP.

Factor 3: Paint

As indicated, the type of paint used will impact the price. Inside paint tends to be cheaper than outside paint, since outside paint needs to be able to withstand the weather. Latex paint for inside will cost, for example, between 5 and 10 GBP, while the price tag for latex paint for outside will be between 12 and 18 GBP. This means that having the outside of your home painted will tend to cost more than expected.

Tips to save money

Painting the house together with the neighbours. If you’re not the only one on your road who needs painting work done, it may be interesting to combine these jobs and hire one painter to do both of them! In this way, you will benefit from advantageous rates, without losing quality!

Choose a winter painter. What many people don’t know is that it’s always interesting to choose a winter painter, since there’s less work for painters in winter, so the rates they charge are lower. In this way, you can save up to 30 percent, which is a significant reduction!

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