Once you’ve decided to have a room painted, the next step is to estimate how much it will cost to do so. The cost of painting a room depends on several factors but it is necessary to make sure that your paint job stays within the set budget. Therefore it is necessary to establish an estimated cost before you get started on the paint job.
These are some of the things that you need to keep in mind when estimating the cost of painting a room.
The Size of the Room
The larger the room, the more time and effort it will take to paint it. Professional painters generally decide their charges based on the size since painting larger rooms takes more time and effort. Professional painters also usually have a list of impending projects, which is why they’re most likely to charge you by the hour.
The Cost of Professional Painters
If you want a perfect paint job, it is best that you leave it to a professional. A professional painter will give you the exact estimate of how much paint you will need and therefore avoid wastage. They will also give your wall the perfect finish, but the expertise comes at a price. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, ask them their rates before hiring so you have a clear idea of how much you will end up spending.
Paint and Supplies
This can vary depending on the type of paint you need, how much of it will you be using and the paint supplies that you need to buy. This is one of the main aspects you need to factor in when establishing a budget as the cost of paint and its supplies can add up and this could be a problem if you aren’t prepared for it.
Pre- Paint Preparation Costs
Before you start painting (or before the painters arrive) make sure to clean the to-be-painted room. Anything stuck to its walls needs to be removed or scraped, if it’s a really old wall sticker or wallpaper.
The walls need to be cleaned up for excess paint or any dirt that might affect the paint job. All carpets need to be removed and the skirting on the ends of the wall needs to be dusted. This will require cleaning supplies and perhaps even the help of a housecleaner which will add to the overall cost of painting a room.
Fuel is expensive and you cannot expect your painters to exclude the transportation charges . The delivery of paint boxes, rollers, brushes and other equipment used in a paint job should also be taken into account.
Painting a room doesn’t have to be expensive, but while estimating the cost of painting your room, it is best that you keep all the possible additional costs in mind.