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Old 01-24-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Default Cost of painting 2400 sq. feet home

I have a question, we received an estimate from a contractor and I feel it's a little high, however I've never painted an entire home-2400 sq. feet w/ crown and baseboards in all rooms. Can anyone give me a ballpark of what is would cost?
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I would guess $4000+
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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We paid about 150.00 per room. Look on craiglist, they have plenty of painters. Just get references.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Thanks our quote for the entire home was $12,000! So I guess it was very high!
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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That does seem a bit high. However, all that extra crown can add a lot of extra work. Is it dental crown? If so, that stuff is a royal PITA to paint!
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Higher ceilings will add to your costs as well....
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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I guess I'm just of a different mind set, but come on folks. Do you realize how easy it is to paint your own home? Why would you pay $4000-$12,000? That is insane! About $500 worth of quality paint and a little effort and it's done! Even the patch work is simple. But hey, if you got the bucks and don't mind paying for something you and the wife can do on a 3-day weekend, all the more power to you. Just me 2-cents.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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I guess I'm just of a different mind set, but come on folks. Do you realize how easy it is to paint your own home? Why would you pay $4000-$12,000? That is insane! About $500 worth of quality paint and a little effort and it's done! Even the patch work is simple. But hey, if you got the bucks and don't mind paying for something you and the wife can do on a 3-day weekend, all the more power to you. Just me 2-cents.
I've seen that done plenty of times. Home owner work quality is horrible.

It really depends on how much work it is. 2400 sq feet isnt much information. If theres a ton of trim, the walls are in bad shape, prep work ect... the price/work load can be very demanding.

I've seen painting contractors take 2 weeks to do an interior, with a crew. Those are people with experience and will do it faster and better than a home owner. It's obvious when a home owner painter his house.

Just so you know...an entire interior will take you much longer than a contractor at about half the quality.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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When we first moved to Cary last year, I needed two homes painted and I was flabbergasted at some of the estimates I received!! I finally found a great painter who painted my entire 3700 sq ft house for under $3000. I have recommended him to others on this board who have been very happy. IMO he goes above and beyond--they left the house spotless and perfectly painted. It is G Double Painting and the owner is Gary--great guy! The website is Welcome to G Double Painting, Inc.

Good luck!
Taryn
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I wish I were there now, I'd help you paint. Seriously! I have moved about...24 times in my natural born life (Navy kid and binge traveler by nature), plus I am quite meticulous, used to work in special effects. I also used to do murals and all kinds of stuff.

If you decide to do it yourselves, drop me a PM, I could have some useful tips for you.
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