How much does it cost to paint the outside of a house?

Can I paint the outside of my house? How much will it cost?

A beautifully painted exterior can make a big impact on any property, whether you want to spruce up your home after years of natural wear and tear, or to make your house more attractive to potential buyers, there’s no doubt that a high quality paint job is an affordable way to make your house look brand new.

When it comes to painting the outside of a house the first thing that comes to mind is cost, and you’ve probably noticed that it’s very hard to find a price online. The reason for this is that there are so many variables when it comes to painting the outside of a house, it would therefore be impossible to provide a one price fits all solution. When providing quotes for any size painting job the professional will be looking at the following:


How long will the job take to complete is one of the most important aspects, but of course this is dependant on many factors which we will discuss below. The exterior painting of a house is a big task, and there are many associated costs which may not be obvious at first glance. A larger company will usually be able to work faster due to the extra resources, whether that be through more staff, better equipment and more experience, all whilst maintaining a high standard of work.


The number of walls, as well as the size of the walls that require painting, will greatly affect the quote. A larger wall will require additional equipment to scale, The painter will have a good idea how long a job will take them on average, based on the information they are able to gather when putting the quote together, but it is important to note that this will vary from person to person and be dependent on their skills and experience.


What type of paint will you require, is there a specific brand of paint or quality that you want? This will obviously affect the price. Further to this, the outer material of the house may require a specific type of paint to be used. Also, a wall may need a number of coats in order to get the desired high quality finish. These factors all directly impact the cost of painting the outside of a house.


The exterior painting of a house is a big task and one that may require extra tools in order to complete the project. If it is a particularly large home where a ladder wouldn’t be effective, then a scaffold may need to be erected, this could increase the price significantly and need to be included in the quote.

We hope this serves as a helpful guide, and hopefully you understand why a quote is required and generic prices would not be suitable to provide. Please feel free to get in contact for a free no-obligation quote.

Here at Marshels we have been built a fantastic reputation of being one of the best painters and decorators in the south of England. With over 25 years of experience, you can rest assured that you will receive the only the highest quality painting and decorating service.

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