Exterior Painting Cost Estimator BLOG

February 21st, 2015 PainterChoice.com™ Staff Advice

How much should it cost to paint your house?

Make sure your painting estimates are competitively priced. The purpose of this article is to help you get a ball park price for your exterior painting estimate.

Exterior painting prices can range from $2,000 to over $10,000 to paint the full exterior of the house depending on several factors. We are going to consider at a few of the most important factors.

How big is your house?

1 story: Start with base price of $1800
2 story: Start with base price of $2500

Condition of house?

Good Condition: Multiply base price by 1.1
Fair Condition: Multiply base price by 1.2
Bad condition: Multiply base price by 1.3

How many coats?

1 Coat: No change to price
2 Coats: Multiply price by 1.3

Quality of paint?

Low grade: No change to price
Mid grade: Multiply price by 1.1
Top of the line: Multiply price by 1.3


2 Story House ($2500)
Fair Condition… $2500×1.2 = $3,000
2 Coats… $3,000×1.3 = $3,900
Mid Grade Paint… $3,900×1.1 = $4,290

If your home was built before 1978, it needs to be checked for lead paint. If your home does have lead paint on it, your price will increase by 2x-3x due to the EPA regulations on lead paint procedures.

The best way to make sure you are getting a fair price is by getting estimates from multiple painters. Painter Choice makes it easy to get 3 estimates from local companies to ensure you get a fair price.

You can request a quote by visiting our home page and we will refer up to 3 painting companies for you to get estimates from.

-The Painter Choice Team