How much does it cost to paint the exterior of a house in Arizona?
If you own a home in Arizona, the moment you need to re-paint it is bound to come. The first thing you’re going to ask when that time comes is, “How much does it cost to paint a house in Arizona?” The second thought might be, “It’s a lot isn’t it?”
Exterior Painting Companies all been there, and truth be told, it depends on a lot of things. Every house is different, so it can be difficult to judge without further inspection.
The real cost of painting your exterior—specific to Arizona
There are a few things that will go into the cost of painting a house. But if you do a quick google search, you will get some very skewed and incorrect numbers. Here’s what Home advisor has to say about the topic, “Painting an average home between 500 and 1,500 square feet can cost between $1,000 and $3,000.
However, factors such as number of stories and ease of access can also affect the overall price. Homeowners report that the average cost to paint a house nationally is $2,581 and most pay between $1,714 and $3,682.” Truth be told, that’s the national average cost to paint a house. If do your research and those are the only numbers you see, a real life estimate might throw you for a curve ball.
The real cost to paint a house in Arizona can be as low as $1,000 or end up well over $8,000. Colorito charges between $1.10-$1.25 per square foot. This is also how most paint companies estimate the cost to paint a house. It should be common practice for the painter to let you know up front what their prices are. Make sure he provides an estimate with line by line explanations of what he plans to charge you.
Why does it cost so much?
Well, you need to take into consideration labor and cost of materials. For example taller ceilings or roofs mean that a lot of paint is going to be needed to paint those walls. Some roofs are so tall, that the painter may need to rent a lift.
A lesser known factor is what the house is made of.
But what are the houses in Arizona made of and how why does that affect the cost?
Most of the house exteriors in Arizona are made of stucco. You won’t be seeing any outrageous prices for houses that are made of this material. However, if your house has exposed wood or metal; this will increase the cost to paint the house. The reason why, is because these take more preparation and the cost of materials is higher. Arizona Exterior Painting Company only employ experienced painters and pay them well so they are motivated to provide you with the highest quality painting job.
You don’t have to pay the painting company to repair any damages on your walls, but if you do, this can eat up a lot of time and materials. Larger repairs, on average, can add an extra 2 hours and $50 in materials to the estimate. At Colorito, we don’t charge for small repairs. But we do have to charge more for the larger more complex repairs.
Multiple colors or trim
The reason multiple colors or trim affect the prices is because of the prep work and masking that goes into getting the job done. If you have more than one color, you will need to mask off the areas you want to paint a different color.
There is also usually a discount when we can buy paint in bulk, and get bulk discount pricing. If there are multiple colors, it’s still ends up being the same amount of paint, but we don’t receive the same bulk prices.
How much does the paint cost?
There are two factors in the cost of paint. First, if the coverage. Higher quality paints have more color pigment. This allows the walls to be painted quicker and use less paint. Lower quality paints have more solvents and additives, called binders, mixed in with the pigment. This causes the paint to be thin and sometimes take more paint to cover the wall.
Second, the quality of the resin. The resin is what protects the paint from the UV rays. When the sun eats away at the resin, the paint begins to look chaulky or dusty. Higher quality paints, having less additives and solvents, will have more resin which makes them last longer. Lower quality or cheaper paints have very little resin.
Now you should have a very good idea of how much it will paint a house in Arizona. You know our prices, the average cost, and the best/worst case scenarios. You also know what goes into the pricing and how the costs to paint a house can change according the factors we outlined.
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