How Much Does It Cost To Re-Paint A House?

$1.51

per sq.ft. (one coat repaint material, labor, and equipment)
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House Painting Costs

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House re-painting typically requires more preparation work than will new-house painting. Re-painting a house with wood siding is a routine activity that adds to property value while protecting the exterior surface and increasing curb appeal of the property.

How much does it cost to re-paint a house?

You will find that the cost to re-paint an average wood-siding house depends upon size, preparation and recoating requirements, accessibility, height, equipment rental rates, and the labor rate.

Cost breakout

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the complete application.

House re-paint: prepare and re-paint a single-story house with 1,280 sq. ft. of smooth wood-siding, 2 doors, 160 feet of soffit and fascia board, 10 window frames, and 140 feet of window sill; one coat and including waste, spillage, equipment, scraping, and clean up.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Siding and doors: supply the oil-based stain for one coat applied by roller, include equipment and other misc.; 18 hour task. $0.52 per sq. ft. 1,340 $699
Soffit and fascia: supply the oil-based stain for one coat applied by roller, include equipment and other misc. material; 5 hour task. $0.97 per foot 171 $166
Window frames and sills: supply the oil-based stain for one coat applied by brush, include equipment and other material; 9 hour task. $11.06 per unit 10 $111
Equipment and Material Cost $0.76 per sq. ft. 1,280 $976
+ Labor Cost $30 per hour 32 $960
Total Cost $1.51 per sq. ft. 1,280 $1,936

House re-paint: prepare and re-paint a single-story house with 1,280 sq. ft. of smooth wood-siding, 2 doors, 160 feet of soffit and fascia board, 10 window frames, and 140 feet of window sill; two coats and including waste, spillage, equipment, scraping, and clean up.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Siding and doors: supply the oil-based stain for two coats applied by roller, include equipment and other misc. material; 28 hour task. $0.85 per sq. ft. 1,340 $1,139
Soffit and fascia: supply the oil-based stain for two coats applied by roller, include equipment and other misc. material; 8 hour task. $1.58 per foot 171 $271
Window frames and sills: supply the oil-based stain for two coats applied by brush, include equipment and other material; 14 hour task. $18.00 per unit 10 $180
Equipment and Material Cost $1.24 per sq. ft. 1,280 $1,590
+ Labor Cost $30 per hour 50 $1,500
Total Cost $2.41 per sq. ft. 1,280 $3,090

Additional considerations and costs

  • Minimum preparation includes a complete power wash, minor scraping, masking tape, and otherwise protecting nearby objects from paint spillage.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

Check out our guide if you need a loan for your home improvement project.

DIY considerations

  • This project may be suitable for the able DIY persons.

References

  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to re-paint a house in your city?
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Cost by city

per sq.ft. (one coat repaint material, labor, and equipment)
  • New York, NY$2.43
  • Bronx, NY$1.99
  • Brooklyn, NY$1.66
  • Philadelphia, PA$2.07
  • Washington, DC$1.80
  • Atlanta, GA$1.63
  • Miami, FL$1.48
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1.55
  • Minneapolis, MN$1.82
  • Chicago, IL$2.12
  • Houston, TX$2.19
  • San Antonio, TX$1.47
  • Austin, TX$1.66
  • Denver, CO$1.40
  • Phoenix, AZ$1.48
  • Las Vegas, NV$1.63
  • Los Angeles, CA$1.83
  • San Diego, CA$1.66
  • San Jose, CA$2.01
  • Seattle, WA$1.47

Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours:

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