7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Save Money on Your House Painting

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Painting your house is perhaps the most meaningful renovation project you can gift your house. A fresh paint job can transform your home and have it look brand new. Compared to other projects, painting your house is fairly budget-friendly. Still the same, it can cost you a king’s ransom. That said, if you are looking to save money on your house painting, then you are in the right place. Here are 7 budget-friendly ways of painting your house. Get inspired!

Equipment

Before you start, you will need to get the appropriate equipment. At first, getting the equipment can be costly, but, since they can be reused, the value for money surpasses that of private contractors and paint services. Here is what you will need:

  • Pressure Washer
  • Eggshell Paint
  • Paintbrush 
  • Paint Sprayer
  • Tape
  • Epoxy Filler
  • Ladder
  • Drop Cloth
  • Plastic Sheeting 
  • Spackle Knife
  • Paint Scraper

This equipment will make house painting both easy and fun. It will expedite the process and the results will be gleaming.

7 Ways to Paint Your House

In order to save money on your house painting, you will need to DIY many of the tasks involved. However, you should not sacrifice any of the tools and equipment you will be using, as it could lead to a substandard result. That said, here are the 7 budget-friendly ways to paint your house. 

  1. Plan Your Approach 

Planning your approach is imperative for the success of your paint job. Your plan should look to include every detail involved in the painting. Also, keeping an image of how you want the end result to look like in your mind will help you in the following steps.

 As you are drafting a plan, remember to have an estimate of the costs. This will differ depending on whether it is interior or exterior painting. In Australia, the cost to paint a house will depend a lot on whether it is exterior or interior painting, with the exterior costing from $3,000 to $30,000, and the interior between $600 and $9,000. You will need to mention the size, condition, and material in the house since they can all alter your costs.

  1. Competing Bids

If you are choosing to hire a contractor, it is best to get multiple quotes and compare them in contrast to their quality. Asking your friends and family will help your search. You can also look for different contracting companies to help you search. It is important that in your search you mention asking them for an estimate of the duration, and the hours that will be spent. This is mostly because they get paid by the hour. 

  1. Do Some or All of the Work 

The most effective way of reducing your costs will be by taking on some or all of the responsibility. A DIY-er’s highest expense will be the paint. The other expenses will include renting or buying the equipment. If you do not have experience using a sprayer, it is best to use a paintbrush. 

Some kinds of damage (e.g., over-spraying)  are not easily fixed. However, if you are hiring a painter, ask if they would lower the costs if you took on some of the work. This can include tasks like trimming shrubs, moving furniture and clearing the perimeter, removing the doorknobs, switches, and outlet covers and then reinstalling them, and prep work, which can include sanding, scraping and patching. However, these tasks may require skill, and so you will need to be careful.

  1. Do Not Wait too Long to Repaint

In order to save a bundle of money, make sure you do not wait too long to repaint. With exteriors especially, make sure you begin repainting before the visible signs of wear start appearing, as opposed to waiting for the paint to start peeling. Some contractors will need to prepare for hours before they can start painting, which can result in a lot of extra fees. By doing so, you could remove 30 hours of preparation time, leaving the painter only 10 hours to prepare. 

  1. Do Not Sign on Any Unnecessary Aspects 

If you are hiring a painter, they may include unnecessary aspects of the job, which can add a lot to the costs. Since the aim is to save money, you can remove anything that you find unimportant, or simply too expensive, and then attempt to do it yourself. Things like painting the ceiling and closet can result in extra paint and labor. Needless to say, the costs can vary significantly. 

  1. Think About the Color

Looking for budget-friendly ways to save money on your house painting will need some shrewdness. This can include something as simple, yet effective, as recoating the existing color rather than changing it. By doing so you can get away with one coat of paint instead of two. But that is if the surface is in good condition. 

Experts advise renovators to stay away from deep colors. Bright colors like yellow may need several coatings before they cover the walls well. Moreover, premium paint will cost more than regular paint, but it can ensure that the walls are well covered with fewer coatings. As for the dark colors, they tend to fade away with time. However, if you insist on a dark and deep color, it is safer to experiment with the interior rather than the exterior.

  1. Recycle

You will not be recycling yourself, instead, you will visit your local recycling center and make your purchases from there. Everything a recycling center offers will be for a lot less, so buy paint and anything else you find or need. However, seeing as the paint has a long shelf life, it will still be usable after long periods of time.

House painting is fun, and if it is approached with a good plan, it can be budget-friendly as well. It may seem to be complicated, though any of the 7 ways mentioned will save you a lot of money. However, regardless of their size, you will need to include the proper set of equipment. And remember to start by making a plan, depending on whether the job is interior or exterior.

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