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Exterior house painting cost per square foot 2024


2 customers talking with painter about the cost of his services.
Davy Montana giving an estimate to 2 potential customers

Hey there folks! Davy Montana here and I'm here to talk about the cost of paintin' up the outside of your house! Now, I know what y'all are thinkin', "Davy, why would I pay someone to paint my house when I can do it myself?" Well, let me tell you, paintin' the outside of a house is a big job, and it's one best left to the pros!


Cost of Paint


Let's start with the cost of the paint itself. The average cost per square foot for exterior house painting in 2024 is gonna run you somewhere around $3 to $5. Now, I know that might seem like a steep price, but think about it this way. That's just a small price to pay for a fresh coat of paint that'll make your house look good as new!

I ain't no paint expert, but I do know that the cost can vary depending on the type of paint you choose. If you go for a high-end paint, it'll cost you more, but it'll last longer and look better. On the other hand, if you opt for a lower quality paint, it'll cost you less, but it won't last as long and it won't look as good. So, it's up to you to weigh the cost and the benefits and make the best decision for you and your home.


"Pickin' the Right Paint - A Guide to Choosin' the Best Paint for Your House"

  1. High-End Paints If you're lookin' for a paint that'll last a long time and look good, then you might wanna consider a high-end paint. These paints typically cost more, but they're worth it if you're lookin' for a long-lasting finish.

  2. Low-Quality Paints If you're on a tight budget, then you might consider a lower quality paint. These paints typically cost less, but they won't last as long and they won't look as good.

  3. Paint with a Warranty Some paints come with a warranty, which means that if the paint starts to peel or chip, the manufacturer will replace it for free. This can be a great option if you're worried about the paint not lasting as long as you want it to.



Cost of Labor


Now, there's more to exterior house painting than just the cost of the paint! You also gotta consider the cost of the labor. You can either hire a professional painter or do it yourself, but either way, you gotta factor in the cost of the time and effort it takes to get the job done.

"Hirin' a Pro or Doin' it Yourself - What's the Best Option for Paintin' Your House?"

  1. Hirin' a Pro If you're not the DIY type, then you might wanna consider hirin' a professional painter. These folks know what they're doin' and they can get the job done quickly and efficiently. Plus, they have all the right tools and equipment to make sure your house looks good as new. However, hirin' a pro can be expensive, so make sure you do your research and find someone who knows what they're doin'!

  2. Doin' it Yourself If you're the DIY type and you're lookin' to save some money, then you might wanna consider doin' it yourself. This option can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, but it can also be a fun and rewarding project. Just make sure you have all the right tools and equipment and take your time to make sure you get the job done right. Also, keep in mind that if you make a mistake, it'll be on you to fix it, so make sure you have the skills and patience to get the job done.

"Giddy-Up! The Cost of Paintin' Your House in 2024"


In conclusion, exterior house painting can be a pricey endeavor, but it's worth it if you want your house to look good as new. The cost of paint per square foot is estimated to be around $3 to $5, and the cost of labor will depend on whether you hire a professional or do it yourself. Just make sure to choose the right paint, take your time, and enjoy the process of givin' your house a fresh coat of paint. And remember, it's never too late to be a cowboy, even if it's just paintin' your house!

Yeehaw! Davy Montana signing off."

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