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Painters usually price a job by the square feet of the project. Sometimes they’ll include flat fees for fixed expenses, like overhead and permits.

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Interior painting makes for a doable DIY project. You can save some money and get a real sense of accomplishment by doing this yourself. And, with the right prep work – covering, taping and scraping – it’s fairly forgiving. But it takes a lot of time to move furniture, tape trim, prep the surface and cover your floor, let alone apply the actual paint. Instead, save yourself the time and hassle and find a local interior painter.

Leave exterior painting to the pros. Not only do you need to worry about the type and quality of the paint, you’ll also likely need a ladder and considerably more prep work. You’ll likely need additional equipment like ladders, scaffolding and possibly a paint sprayer. It’s almost cheaper to just hire a pro. Talk to a local exterior house painter about your project.

  1. Do your research. Understand what to expect and what to look for in a pro. Look at paint types, prices and costs.
    1. Interior home painting costs $1,000-$2,800
    2. Exterior painting costs $1,700-$4,100
    3. Painting a ceiling costs $150-$350
    4. Painting cabinets costs $350-$1,200
    5. Trim painting costs $500-$1,500
    6. Calculate paint coverage
  2. Call pros for site inspections and estimates. Always get three to five estimates.
  3. Check references, compare quotes, look at past work. After you have estimates in hand, do one final pass to compare the contractors.
  4. Sign a contract with the pro of your choice. You might need to make a down payment, usually 25% to 50% of the total project cost to cover material costs, but not all pros require this. Don’t pay for the entire project upfront.

  • A complete inspection. Each pro takes a walk around your home to evaluate the condition of your current paint, the size of the job and any obstacles for accessing the site. They do this to see how much prep work they’ll need and estimate how long the job will take. The more thorough the inspection, the more accurate the quote.
  • Color consultation. Expect each contractor to have varying color options and suggestions. However, you have the final say.
  • Listen to the pro – they’re experts after all – but don’t get pushed into a color combination or finish type that you don’t want. Understand the different exterior paints or interior paint choices before your pro arrives.
  • A rough estimate or complete quote. Finishing contractors vary here. Usually, they can quote straightforward projects on the spot. But some may need to take it back to their shop to run numbers and give you a detailed estimate with costs broken out. Neither method is better than the other, but just make sure to get multiple quotes.

  1. How long have you been in business? A long business history helps you avoid shoddy companies. It’s hard for a service business to stay in business if they don’t do good work.
  2. Are you licensed and insured? Not all states require a license for painting homes, but many do. Always use one that’s insured.
  3. Do you belong to any professional organizations? You’ll find many online, like the Painting Contractors Association or the Finishing Contractors Association?
  4. Do you have other work I can look at? Always check a portfolio or, in the case of painters, it’s better to look at work they did a few years ago to see how well it’s held up.
  5. How long will the job take? Get a rough estimate but get it in writing.
  6. How many people are in your crew? This is especially important if you work remotely. More people generally means more noise, but they’ll be done faster.
  7. Will I be in the way if I’m home during the painting? You usually won’t be in the way, but this question helps you understand what to expect while they’re working. They’ll need to lay down coverings and do a lot of prep work.
  8. Do you guarantee your work? Never hire a painter who doesn’t guarantee their work. This often means they’ll rush the prep work, since peeling never happens right away.
  9. What type of paint do you use, and how long is it rated to last? Different rooms need different paint and the exterior needs exterior paint. It comes in different grades with different guaranteed lifetimes.
  10. Can you supply a written estimate and contract? Never use a painter who isn’t willing to put his work in writing.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Olympia, WA

  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 10/01/22
    Type of project: Paint
    New color: Same or similar to existing color
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Historical Work: No
    Property Owner: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 10/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Small Projects - Painting or Staining purposes. Planning and budgeting to paint a banister.
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 10/01/22
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: I don't know
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Interior Painting purposes. Planning and budgeting, future painting needed for my rooms.
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 09/30/22
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides), The exterior trim
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: I'm not sure - I'll need help determining this later
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Comment: We have the paint - most of the body is painted just some upper sections need done (and some touch up). All the trim needs done. Don?t want any of the siding fixed we will do that later. We just want it painted.
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 09/30/22
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen, Bedroom(s)
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: I'm not sure - We'll help you determine this later
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Location: Home/Residence
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Tumwater , WA
    Date: 09/30/22
    Nature of Work: Maintenance
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Amount of work: A single project
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Property Owner: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Comment: I need the exterior of my 385 sq.ft home painted, including the trim.
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces- For Business
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 9 ft
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling, Wall, Trim
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Business
    Historical Work: No
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 09/29/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Date: 09/28/22
    Fence height: 4-6 feet
    Fence length: 300 feet or more
    Project Type: Not sure
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Cedar 6 ft fence 206ft that is faded and I would like to stain or paint. Fence was installed about 2 years ago. Have another fence that was installed prior to purchasing property (not sure what kind of wood), but it is 6 feet and about 70ft. Would like both fences painted/stained the same color. Thank you!

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