The going - rate for painters

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justwondering

United States

#1 Aug 11, 2008
I'm thinking of having my house painted by a professional painter. Average size 3 br 1 ba...inside only. What should I expect to pay? Any ideas?
p_2pd

United States

#2 Aug 11, 2008
You can go up to Sherwin Williams and they can refer some painters to you and tell you how much to expect to pay.
Lorrie

Paragould, AR

#3 Aug 11, 2008
All Painters charge different. Some charge by the hour and some charge by the sq. ft. I am a painter and I charge by the sq. ft. Then depending on if it walls, trim, doors, moving furnitureetc determines the final price
pissed about paint

Morrilton, AR

#4 Aug 17, 2008
Sherwin Williams is way to high and the manager and asst manager there are complete jerks. I was charged almost double what pittsburg paints and farrell calhoun charged me on paint. and no there paint was not any better than the other stores.
Super Groover

Bossier City, LA

#5 Aug 17, 2008
Ever notice how painters are always alcoholics, smokers, and, in some cases, drug fiends? They get a buzz by sniffing paint all day and then want to sustain that after work. That's why they're always smoking Camels and chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon.

It's no wonder they are notorious for screwing up bills and not completing their work.
Baseballgranny

United States

#6 Aug 17, 2008
There was an ad in the T.D. for a painter who seemed to have reasonable prices.$35.00 per room.
Tammy

Altoona, PA

#7 Aug 17, 2008
The paying price in pa is hundred dollars a room that includes one gallon of paint.Any more paint needed you buy.Make sure you check the painter carries insurance that will cover your personal things if paint would get dripped.
Lorrie

Paragould, AR

#8 Aug 24, 2008
You get what you pay for sometimes.... At Sherwin Williams charges are different depending on what kind of paint you are buying - you have a lower end and a higher end. It is very compatable with pittsurg and calhoun.
Ya I'm sure that there are painters that are alcoholics and such but why would you hire one when you know that they have all those problems? If a painter is charging $35.00 for a room - what are you getting? One coat? You'll be in trouble if they are painting a red or going from a dark color to a light color...Oops they got you - will a additional charge? Get everything up front before they start.
Yes your painter should have insurance or have a certificate of non coverage. I always tell the homeowners to remove any breakable to prevent accidents.
Builder

United States

#9 Aug 25, 2008
we usually pay between $2-3 per foot. Farrell Calhoun has the best prices on paint also.
painter

Morrilton, AR

#10 Aug 28, 2008
I disagree Pittsburgh Paints has great prices. They only charged me $50 for a five gallon bucket of primer when Sherwin Williams tried to charge me $75.
builder

United States

#11 Aug 29, 2008
painter wrote:
I disagree Pittsburgh Paints has great prices. They only charged me $50 for a five gallon bucket of primer when Sherwin Williams tried to charge me $75.
Hmm... I've never tried Pittsburg. I knew Sherwin Williams was high tho.
69chevelle

Alexandria, LA

#12 Aug 30, 2008
It doesn't hurt to ask the paint stores who they recomend. Ask them who comes in and buys the most paint. Maybe by that you'll know who is doing most of the work in your area and they'll probably be a worthy painter. This isn't true in all cases, however. I pay 1.15 a foot but I have a painter that I use for all of my work. If you are an individual you will obviously pay more for a gallon of paint than a builder will. This is simply due to the fact that you don't buy as much paint. I would say stay away from Lowes and Home Depot paint. Your best paints will come from Farrell Calhoun ro Sherwin Williams. But when you find a painter ask what they recomend. Every painter prefers a certain brand/type of paint. To each his own right?
painter

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Sep 1, 2008
Pittsburgh Paint is definately better than Farrell and I will say it is just as good as Sherwin Paint. Price is great and the guys up there are easy to work with and will do whatever necessary to keep you happy.
guest

United States

#14 Sep 10, 2008
So if painters are charging $2.00 -$3.00 per sq. ft. a 12 x 14 room would cost me $800.00 -$1200.00? That sounds like a lot to me. Please tell me I figured it wrong!
bcat mom

United States

#15 Sep 10, 2008
Super Groover wrote:
Ever notice how painters are always alcoholics, smokers, and, in some cases, drug fiends? They get a buzz by sniffing paint all day and then want to sustain that after work. That's why they're always smoking Camels and chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon.
It's no wonder they are notorious for screwing up bills and not completing their work.
In response to this comment..Not all Painters drink,smoke,or do drugs!! My husband is a PROFESSIONAL painter & has been for over 15 years..He is a very respected man & business man in this industry...He has very large cliental of customers that are very loyal to him & have been for many years..Yes granted there are those in the profession that have ruined the image of painters but just an "fyi" for you..Thank You!
Jonesboro

Mountain Home, AR

#16 Sep 10, 2008
Not sure what he charges but I know he is good! Try Larry Morgan.
bcat mom

United States

#17 Sep 10, 2008
guest wrote:
So if painters are charging $2.00 -$3.00 per sq. ft. a 12 x 14 room would cost me $800.00 -$1200.00? That sounds like a lot to me. Please tell me I figured it wrong!
If this is a new home & not a repaint..it would be approximatley,$1.25 per sq.ft. for labor only,,I would get my paint from Farell Calhoun,,really the paint is all the same from anywhere...Sherwin Williams is going to be the most expensive by far!! I always liked Lowe's & Bartons paint myself...This rate per sqft is for a higher quality..you get what you pay for is what I have always heard..
Lorrie

Paragould, AR

#18 Sep 10, 2008
iF THE SIZE IF THE ROOM IS 12 X 14 YOU TIMES THOSE TWO NUMBERS AND U WOULD GET 168 SQ FEET AND THEN YOU WOULD TIMES IT BY WHAT THE CHARGE PER SQ FT IS: EXAMPLE 168 X 1.00 = $168.00
guest

United States

#19 Sep 10, 2008
Lorrie said : iF THE SIZE IF THE ROOM IS 12 X 14 YOU TIMES THOSE TWO NUMBERS AND U WOULD GET 168 SQ FEET

Not according to this calculator:
http://www.hobbyprojects.com/calculators/pain...
painter

Paragould, AR

#20 Sep 13, 2008
that website is to figure how much paint that is needed but there are very few painter espeically experienced one that take the time to measure the walls(height and width) unless the walls are not within a standard height. Don't make it so difficult with that website. Measure and ask you paint store.

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