The cost to paint a house exterior usually ranges from $3,000 to $14,000. It depends on factors like size, what the project is, and more.
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We’re Not DIYing Again
“But-” “Nope,” says Stephanie firmly.
“But it was so much fun painting our house exterior together,” complains David. “It was, but then the paint started to peel and crack a few months later. The cost to paint a house exterior would’ve been worth it,” points out Stephanie.
David sighs. “Yeah, I mean, you are right. We didn’t use the best sheen for house exteriors and our technique was probably off.”
Stephanie rubs his back comfortingly. “We have plenty of other house projects we can do together. This one, though, might be better done by a pro. Let’s look up exterior house painting costs, ok?”
David smiles a small smile as he nods. He gets out his phone and opens up Google Search to start looking.
Here’s what the couple discovers:
The Cost To Paint A House Exterior
Exterior house painting costs tend to range from $3,000 to $14,000. It depends on several main factors of the project. These include what exactly the project is, house size, paint quality, if there are any damages, and how many coats of paint you want.
What Can Change The Cost
Depending on your project, the cost of painting your home exterior will change. Entire exteriors cost more than just painting a deck or fascia. Fascia and eaves take a more skilled hand to paint so they can cost more.
Size affects painting costs too. Larger homes and projects cost more. They need more time, labor, and materials. Plus, second-story homes take more equipment and are more dangerous for the painting team.
Paint quality matters too. Higher quality paints (like the ones we use) look more amazing and last longer than lower quality ones. It may cost more but you won’t have to repaint as soon.
Damages need fixing before painting can begin. Painting over them can actually make them stand out more. Damages can also cause the paint to crack and peel faster. Better to fix it now than later when it gets worse and more expensive.
The number of paint coats changes the cost to paint a house exterior as well. One coat won’t do as well but you’ll save some money. We recommend using two coats for the best coverage and protection.
Exterior House Painting Costs Breakdown
- Fascia painting costs $800 to $1,200
- Eaves painting costs $1,600 to $2,400
- Deck painting costs $800 to $1,000
- Adding a third color is an additional $500 to $1,000
- A lot of peeling can add $500 to $2,000
Using only 1 coat can save you $1,000 to $2,000. The problem is it won’t last as long and may not look as good.
Sizing And Price Examples
- 1,500 square foot home can cost $3,000 to $4,000
- 2,000 square foot home can cost $4,500 to $5,500
- 2,500 square foot home can cost $4,500 to $6,500
- 3,000 square foot home can cost $6,000 to $8,000