exterior house painting cost in Highland Park
Friday, April 22, 2011
Exterior House Painting Cost in Highland Park
Peeling exteriors will cost you more money to prepare, prime and paint if you want the surface to look good when it's done. Letting wood and stucco face the elements too long can cause extreme damage and will cost you more to repair before paint can be applied.
Let's weigh out the extra cost for preparing and painting an exterior door that you let get to the point of damage and peeling.
If a painter can simply clean and paint a door, the cost might be around $25 plus paint. But, if the door has peeling paint from letting it weather too long, it will have to be sanded and primed before it is painted. That extra work can triple the exterior house painting cost in Highland Park, since sanding, priming and the primer all cost more.
Preparing to sand and sanding will take longer than it would to just paint the door. Priming the repaired areas is basically a coat of paint that you have to also prepare for. Then, you finally get to paint the door. The cost for painting a damaged door can be from $75 to $125 plus paint and materials.
If the exterior of your home is looking way overdue for paint, you might want to get it done before the repairs get too out of hand. Just be prepared for the extra costs if your exterior has gotten out of hand.
Sometimes the wood or stucco will have extreme damage and in need of expensive repairs before a primer and a coat of paint can be applied.
The same rule of thumb, for tripling the cost when repairs are needed, applies to any surface on your home.
Posted on 04/22 at 03:40 PM