Costs* can vary widely on having your house painted. I pride myself on being honest, transparent, meticulous, professional and neighborly. When I give you a quote for your project, please note that I will not be giving you the low-end, corner-cutting price. I will give you an honest assessment of everything that needs to be done. Most projects require at least 2 coats** of paint, and some will require a primer coat first.

I will always give you the labor cost as well as an estimated cost of all paint and materials needed for a given project. I charge you my cost for all paint and materials… No markups. My paint costs are roughly 50% of retail for both Dunn-Edwards and Sherwin-Williams.

Cost of Interior Painting

Every project is different. A typical room can cost anywhere from $700 to $1200 or more depending on what needs to be done. Prices will vary depending on a wide range of factors like additional colors, repairs needed, accessibility, and detail work. In the US, the average cost to paint the interior of a house is around $2.95 per square foot. If you include multiple colors on the walls, trim, and ceilings, the cost per square foot can be $4.70.

Ballpark Cost* to Paint Whole House Interior:

SizeCost *
Single Room$700-$1,200
1,200 Sq. Ft.$2,500-$4,100
2,300 Sq. Ft.$3,800-$8,900
2,500 Sq. Ft.$4,800-$9,900
3,000 Sq. Ft.$5,900-$10,900
* Cost of labor only. Paint and supplies not included in amount above.

Cost of Exterior Painting

Before you get a case of sticker shock, please remember that painting the exterior of your home enhances its value and protects it from the outdoor elements.

Painting the outside of a house typically comes with a labor-only price tag of $4,944 for most homeowners. However, this expense can vary from $1,810 to $4,505, translating to an average of $1.50 to $4 per square foot. The total amount hinges on factors such as the home’s size, the type of siding it boasts, and any necessary prep work.

Moreover, if you’re considering additional painting tasks like sprucing up a detached garage or giving doors and window sashes a fresh coat, expect the overall cost to rise. It’s essential to take into account the condition of your home’s exterior too; deteriorated siding might demand more prep work and consequently, a higher painting expense compared to siding in better shape.

Ballpark Cost* to Paint Whole House Exterior:

SizeCost *
1,200-1,800 Sq. Ft.$4,200-$6,100
2,000-2,800 Sq. Ft.$5,900-$9,100
3,000-3,500 Sq. Ft.$9,700-$12,500
* Cost of labor only. Paint and supplies not included in amount above.

Cost* of Painting Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets

$98 per cabinet door (includes painting cabinet fronts/frames)
$78 per cabinet drawer (includes painting cabinet fronts/frames)
Add $80 per cabinet door/drawer to paint cabinet insides
Add $39 for doors over 38″ (example: pantry doors)
Add $30 each for AquaCoat on doors/drawers (eliminating wood grain)
(Minimum job $1,150)

Overall Paint Touch-ups, Patching & Repairs

$79 per hour
(Minimum job 4 hours)

Cost of Exterior Painting Based on Material

To narrow down the expenses associated with exterior painting, you need to determine the type of siding used on your home. Each material option comes with its unique requirements for preparation, amount of painting supplies, and number of coats, leading to varying prices. Some previously painted surfaces will need to be primed again, adding to your final cost. Existing paint that is in really good condition will sometimes only require one coat of new paint, while existing paint that is starting to crack or fade will need at least two coats of new paint, doubling the cost. If you change the color of your house, plan on two coats of paint.

Vinyl: Surprisingly, you can paint vinyl siding for a cost ranging between $1.20 and $4.45 per square foot. Opting to paint your existing vinyl siding, especially if it’s in good condition, proves to be a more budget-friendly alternative compared to installing new siding.

Wood: The cost of painting wood siding mirrors that of vinyl, ranging from $1.15 to $3.95 per square foot. If any sections of your wood siding are deteriorating and need replacement, be sure to factor in the additional cost.

Concrete: If your home has a concrete exterior, anticipate spending between $1.20 and $2.70 per square foot for a fresh coat of paint. Painting concrete often involves extra preparatory steps, such as stripping old paint, priming, or sealing the surface, potentially doubling the overall cost.

Stucco: Painting stucco tends to be pricier than painting concrete due to the textured ridges requiring more paint and prep. The cost for painting stucco ranges from $1.50 to $4.75 per square foot, which is comparable to the cost of completely replacing stucco siding.

Metal: Siding made from metals like aluminum and steel will incur a painting cost ranging from $1.50 to $4.35 per square foot. While metal siding is durable and non-porous, it may still be painted if you desire a new look for your home.

Brick: Painting the exterior of your home made of brick comes at a cost of $1.40 to $4.20 per square foot. The rough and porous surface of brick necessitates thorough preparation (sealing/priming) and a generous amount of paint.

Exterior painting season: October through April/May. For best paint adhesion, painting your home’s exterior should not happen when the temperature exceeds 95 degrees.

The absolute best way to know what it is going to cost for YOUR home is to contact Bryce House Painting for a free estimate.

For more info on how each painting project might vary, see:


Keep in mind that most of the costs on this page are for labor only. Paint and supplies will add to the overall cost.

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What’s included in your painting service

  • Drop cloths and painter’s masking tape (if needed) for protection
  • Thorough cleanup so your new room is ready to go!
  • Protecting your furniture and floors
  • Removing and replacing outlet covers and switch plates
  • Help selecting paint colors (if requested)
  • Please describe specific requests in the contact form.

“Why the heck should I choose Bryce House Painting,” you might be asking…

You should absolutely get quotes from other painters, but when you do, compare apples to apples:

  • Know the paint used. I normally use top-of-the-line paints, but can use any paint you wish. Other painters may use really cheap paint that might not hold up. The Sherwin-Williams Emerald paint that I highly recommend for exteriors has a great UV protectant… great for minimizing sun damage/fading. I do not know of any better paint.
  • Find out the number of coats. I paint 2 coats PLUS primer where needed. Other painters may only give you 1 coat.
  • I charge you my cost for all paint and materials… No markups. My paint costs are roughly 50% of retail for both Dunn-Edwards and Sherwin-Williams.
  • If you refer me to a friend, I will send you a Starbucks gift card.
  • I dispose of all empty paint containers according to and as applicable by law.
  • I offer a 2-year warranty on all painting labor, and a lifetime limited warranty on Sherwin-Williams paint.
  • I am the only person you will be interacting with on a daily basis.
  • I am meticulous and have high attention to detail. I do not rush.
  • I do not like to cut corners which is why my labor and paint costs are a bit higher than other painting companies. Having your house painted is an investment that I take seriously and will do my best to give you the highest value possible.
  • Painting in temperatures above 95 degrees causes paint to not adhere properly. Exterior painting season starts up during the last week of October and runs through April/May.

Plus… Full transparency… No surprise billing!

* Most prices on this page are labor only. There will be additional charges for paint and materials. Bryce House uses top-of-the-line paints from Sherwin-Williams.

** Some rare paint jobs may require only 1 coat of paint, and some will require 3 coats: A good primer and 2 coats of a high-quality paint. Again… Most jobs will require at least 2 coats of paint in order to look great. Realistically, it is rare that only 1 coat will be enough.