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Done in a Day Home Painting Projects
You want to make some changes around the house, but are not quite sure what you can do quickly and on a low budget. Maybe a change of color on the front of the house with an entry door painting and matching garage doors. Or Is it time the bathroom gets a fresh painting? Is the deck or fence needing some protection and color?
Here are four “Done in a Day” projects and the average cost of each type of painting project.
Bathroom & Kitchen Painting
Whenever any remodeling takes place in these two rooms, you know you are adding value to your home. If you are looking for a low-cost way to give these rooms a make-over, painting is the answer.
You can see why a couple of coats of paint are a budget friendly way to add some newness to your kitchen or bathroom.
Let’s look at the two options you have to getting these projects done. You can do it yourself or you can hire it out to an established local painting contractor. (Research the contractor before hiring them)
DIY Do it Yourself Painting
To do a kitchen or bathroom you will need the following tools and equipment. Some you may have, but we will price the cost as if you do not.
What you need:
- Brushes, roller frame, rollers and a paint pail. ($15 to $50)
- Drop clothes or plastic sheeting. ($10-30)
- Masking tape ($5-$15)
- Paint (Bathroom 2 gallons one for the ceiling and one for the walls. A kitchen may need as little as a bathroom, but 3-4 gallons is normal) Paint costs vary by product quality and these two rooms you don’t want to go cheap. Figure $70-80 for a bathroom and $120-160 for a kitchen.
Note: This does not include cabinets and trim. The costs added varies. Go here to see about cabinet painting.
For those choosing to go the DIY Do it Yourself direction, you will have about $100+ into a bathroom painting make-over and $200+ into a kitchen painting project.
Small price to pay when you compare it to a full remodel.
Hiring a painting contractor or painting company
Has its advantages, but they come at a cost. Only you can choose what is right for you. If you have the time, DIY may be right. But, if you want to spend a day running and getting supplies and then actually doing the work. Saving a couple hundred dollars to have it done for you, may be right.
Reasons to hire:
A painting company first off has the tools to get the job done in a fast manner. This is what they do day in and day out so they will be faster, if they are good cleaner and cheaper in terms of time (life).
- Painting Equipment
- Faster, cleaner and with the right product
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The next on the list is…
Garage Floor Epoxy
Do you ever look down at your garage floor? Have you wondered what you can do to make it easier on you? Things like easier to clean, less smell (Concrete absorbs car fluids) and a nice to look at.
Garages are fast becoming man caves or extensions to the interiors as far as being used.
Note: We don’t recommend a homeowner do this project, because of the prep work and chemicals needed to perform the epoxy coating.
But, as far as “Done in a Day” projects, a reputable painting contractor can perform this project in a day.
The materials aren’t cheap either, with some coatings at $100 per gallon or more.
The contractors estimate will be based on three things.
- How much prep work (This project can be labor intensive, based on the damage done from fluids, stains and clean up.
- The size. More square feet, the more work and materials.
- The quality of the product.
For example: a two-car garage or about 400 sq. ft. would run between $1200 and $1500. With $600-800 being a good quality material and prep chemicals.
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Front Entry Door and Garage Door Painting
Are you looking for a way to add some curb appeal, but can’t figure out what to do?
Nothing makes a home pop more than an entry door and garage door painting. You can either make a statement or tone it down with some color. The choice is yours. How about those shutters?
An exterior remodel can cost $10s of thousands of dollars, but a day painting the front doors on your home will add value and curb appeal for far less cost.
These costs can vary based on the type of doors, but for an entry door the costs to do it yourself maybe as low as $70 in equipment and supplies, while a garage door about $100. It may seem like an easy project you may want to tackle, but here are some things to consider.
- It is very detailed work. Painting next to a hard surface like brick, stone and stucco can be a challenge.
- Using the right product comes with more than asking the rep at Home Depot. Have you every wondered what expertise in painting the Home Depot paint counter has?
- Surface prep. This is an exterior, so it gets hit with more things weather wise. Not counting that chalky film on most exteriors. Is the paint going to stick? For how long? Primers may be needed.
This is a perfect project that can be done before you get home in the evening from work.
The standard cost for these projects, $300 per door for entry doors and $250 a door for garage doors. For less than a $1,000 and a day, you could change your curb appeal.
Leave for work, come home to a new look. Does it get any easier than that?
Deck/Fence Staining or Painting
Even if you like the look of weathered wood, painting, staining or adding a protective coat to your deck or fence is a smart, small investment to make.
There are many options to choose from. Solid, clear coatings, natural coatings, to paint colors.
It all starts with the prep work. The deck is a horizontal surface that get traffic and stays wet longer than a vertical surface in most conditions. You will want a durable, yet protective product. Fences don’t need as much protection, yet they are more tedious to prep and apply the protection.
DIY Deck and Fence Staining
An average deck 16 x 16 will cost between $150 to $300 according to the prep and product. A fence could be as little as $2 per foot to $10 per foot. Based on type of fence, how long and high. Both of these projects can be done in a day.
Hiring a home painting contractor.
The cost of a new deck or fence may not be in your budget right now, so to get more life out of your deck or fence hiring a painting company may be the best thing to do. Adding more years of service for these two home projects.
Going off the 16 foot by 16 foot, deck, you can expect to contract with a painter for about as little as $2.50 a sq. ft. or $640. Comparing that to a new deck of the same size at $3,200 or more. Getting a few more years may make financial sense.
No matter if you DIY or hire out to a quality painting contractor, you can see from above that not only do you get value and protection for your home, you also get a new look on a low budget.
How you go about getting it done is your choice. Either way, these are smart project to spruce up your space.
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Written for Paint Ovations by Contractor Marketing Network