How Much Does House Painting Cost in Des Moines?

Posted on June 3, 2021

Every home is unique, and as such, so is every home improvement job. Painting is no exception, and although we can’t name an exact price until you’ve reached out to schedule your free estimate with CertaPro Painters® of Des Moines, there are a number of key factors which have a significant impact on the final price and can be considered when you’re in the early planning stages of your project. Check out the list below, which we hope will help you make the most informed decision possible for your painting project:

House Painting Cost Factors

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The size of the project

It goes without saying that a larger space to paint means more materials and time to complete the job, and ultimately a higher cost as a result. While we’re always excited to perform a full exterior or interior paint job, we’re also more than happy to focus on specific rooms or areas of your home if you have more precise needs.

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Labor, skills and services required

The initial estimate you receive from us will factor in the projected labor hours required for our team to perform the job to the high standard that we uphold, including any prep work needed. Depending on the condition of your home and the nature of the job ahead of us, meeting this standard may also require additional work, such as drywall repair, wallpaper removal, light carpentry and, in rare cases, the safe removal of any lead paint that may be in the house. All of this will be thoroughly audited during your estimate process so that you’ll know exactly what the project would entail.

Upon completing your job, we’ll perform a thorough walkthrough with you to ensure that you’re happy with the final result. In the event that any touch-ups are needed, we’ll return to your home free of charge to take care of it.

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Changes of Color

If you’re looking to give the interior or exterior of your home an entirely fresh look with a new color, extra costs can be incurred as additional coats may be required to fully conceal the original shade. This will vary by job and the type of paint being used, but generally, more contrast between the original color and the new one will mean more coats needed. As an example, turning a blue room white will most likely require multiple coats to ensure you don’t see the old color peeking through, but we may be able to get away with a single coat if the paint you’ve chosen is very close to the existing color.

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Types of paint and materials

Material costs can vary depending on the color and finish you’re looking for, as well as the type of surface the coat is being applied to and whether any additional supplies like primer, caulk or repair materials are needed. We encourage you to make this a point of discussion during the estimating and planning process, as we’d be happy to determine which coats and finishes may be the most economical for you.

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Permits/HOA Compliance

Depending on your home’s exact location and status, we may need to obtain certain permits and clearances in order to perform work on it. In some cases, this is a fairly straightforward task, but any additional costs incurred on our side as a result will be factored into the estimate. If you are part of a homeowners’ association that has imposed restrictions or guidelines on such projects, we will need to discuss them during the estimate process as well in order to ensure accurate pricing.

No matter what your project looks like or the task ahead of us, receiving an estimate from CertaPro Painters® of Des Moines, IA is always completely free. Click here to schedule yours and let us know more about your home!

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