Did you know that regulations are different state to state when it comes to painting? Some states require your painter to be licensed to carry out any work in your home or office.
Licensing of trade professionals was introduced in some states to protect you from untrained and unqualified operators.
Unlicensed work is not only unlawful; it may also place the health and safety of you, your family and the tradie at risk.
If required, painters will need to be in possession of a painting licence. This will typically allow them to apply paints for a protective or decorative function.
Painters can carry out a variety of jobs, including:
Interior and exterior painting
Painting at heights
Painting is one of the best and easiest ways for you to lift the looks of your home or office therefore improving its value.
It is also one of the cheaper options available. Local painting experts at Swell service can help you identify the best colour match for your home or commercial painting needs but ultimately it would be you to make the final decision on which painting option to do.
Most painters would normally have samples and examples of work done in the past for you to compare and make a decision.
When it comes to painting cost the painter should be able to give you a FREE painting cost depending on your requirements.
Going by past jobs done via swell service by local professional painters, the cost to paint an average size room (10X12) ranges from $300-$900, not including ceilings, trim or cost of the paint.
To come up with the cost of painting, painters at swell service first need to know the size of the area to be covered. The easiest way to calculate the size of the paintable area is to add together the length of the wall and multiply it by the width of the room from floor to ceiling. The resulting amount is the room’s square footage.
The square footage is a good starting point, as it is not all paintable surface. For example the painters won’t paint the windows and doors, and they must account for ceiling trim and baseboards as well.
The next step is to subtract the area of the doors and windows — along with the square footage of the trim and baseboards — to get an average. Then, use the same calculation (length x width) on the windows, doors, trim and baseboards, and subtract all of those numbers. The result of this equation is the square footage of the room’s walls. This is your surface area number. (Painters will typically add a little square footage back in to this amount to account for extra paint, which may be required.).
Below are some of the factors to consider when coming up with cost for painting a room.
Size matters and is very important as they say. Also as discussed above size is very useful in coming up not only with the amount of paint to be used but also the painting labour time and ultimately cost.
When estimating the paint for any job, keep in mind that a gallon of paint covers about 400 square feet (though the label claims it will cover 450 square feet). You will be charged for the number of paint cans needed, among other factors.
A textured wall will need more paint than a smooth wall so expect to pay more for a textured wall. Even though the square footing could be the same textured surfaces tend to suck up more paint therefore costing more in labour and paint. To work out the extra cost painting experts will estimate the textured area to be painted.
Painters will probably estimate about 300 to 350 additional square feet of paint to account for texture.
Speed will depends on several factors, for example access to the area, initial work required prior to painting commencing, shape of surface and more. This will help the painter in coming up with the actual cost of the job.
Some painters have more experience and cover a wall faster, but some are more methodical and take more time. Most painters should be able to cover about 100 to 120 square feet of flat surface in an hour, unless they are working on a very large wall. Wood or plaster might reduce that amount to 80 to 100 square feet. You should also consider the time required for a first coat to dry before a second coat may be applied. This will add time as well — anywhere from one to 48 hours depending on the paint.
The number of rooms to be painted is important and the location of the rooms for example if the rooms are next to each other it would be easier and faster to paint the rooms than if there was a room in between for example.
If you are to paint the rooms in different colours it would also take the painter more time to complete the job.
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