Exterior Painting Pricing Guide

by CertaPro Painters of Mystic-Glastonbury

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How much will it cost to paint my home’s exterior in the Central Connecticut area?

CertaPro’s guide to exterior painting pricing in the Mystic-Glastonbury region:

Many people want to understand our pricing to help them budget their project, so we’ve put together this guide to help you.

The prices published here are only averages, and some things might affect the price from these ballpark estimates, such as:

The number of surfaces we’ll be painting will affect the price. For example will we be painting your trim? Shingles? Decks? Clapboards?

The conditions of the surfaces we’ll be painting makes a difference in preparation cost. If there are lots of dings, scratches and holes, we’ll need to add more labor time to your quote to fill and sand them.

The height of your home is a factor because painting a first and second story is easier than painting a third or fourth story. High areas that require intricate ladder moves to reach will require more labor as well.

Will you be changing colors? If you’re changing the color of your exterior to something much darker or much lighter, it will require more coats of paint to cover over the old color. In general, we quote projects with 1-2 coats of paint if they are the same or a similar color to the surface paint we’ll be covering. If we’re painting your exterior a different color altogether (i.e. changing the clapboard color from brown to beige) We’ll need to apply a tinted primer coat first and then 2-3 top coats in order to get good coverage and not have the old color seep through the new color.


Some examples of our pricing using typical homes in the Stonington area.

Assumptions that accompany these prices:

Clapboard and trim prices are based on spot priming (priming only those areas that are “raw” or have been sanded/filled/prepped) and 1 top coat of paint.

Includes a quality residential architectural coating such as Sherwin Williams Resilience or Benjamin Moore Regal or Sherwin Williams Woodscapes or Benajmin Moore Arborcoat stains. Choosing a decent paint matters, and will almost always save you money (even when you’re painting yourself!).

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Colonial: $8,000 – $10,000 (2,000 – 3,000 sq ft)


Manchester Exterior Painting

Contemporary Farmhouses : $6,000-9,000 (1,600 – 2,000 sq ft)


Split-Level Homes : $4,500 – $7,500 (1,500 – 2,000 sq ft)


Victorian-Style Homes: $8,000 – $15,000

*The size of Victorian homes can vary greatly, as well as the condition of the exterior materials.


Barn-Style Homes: $6,000 – $10,000


Contemporary Homes: $6,000 – $15,000 (1,500 – 3,000 sq ft)


Stained home exterior

Raised Ranch: $5,000 – $8,000 (1,800 – 2,000 sq ft)

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