The cost to paint a house first depends on whether or not you’re painting the interior or exterior.

On average the cost to paint the exterior of a house is $2,500 – $9,000.

On average the cost to paint the interior of a house is $500 – $5,500.

Keep in mind, the ultimate price you pay could end up being very different from this. This is due to a number of different factors that influence the cost. Even with knowing what influences the cost, it’s still hard to give an exact price. The best thing you can do is contact a local painting contractor in order to get the exact price.

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Price Factors

As I said above, there are some things that influence what you’ll pay to get your house painted.

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Doing it Yourself – If you’re just a boss and think you can paint a whole house by yourself, then all the power to you. If you do, you’ll definitely be saving money. What you won’t be saving is time. After all, time is money.

How Much is Being Painted – Are you getting a few rooms done? or the whole house? Keep in mind, the bigger the house you have, the more you can expect to pay for it to be pained.

Size of the Area Being Painted – If all of your walls are gigantic and would require more paint + labor, then you can expect to pay more. Additionally, do you want the walls? The ceiling? The roof? Both? Everything? You catch my drift?

Type of Paint – Like pretty much every product in life, there will be different qualities of paint for you to choose from. There are so many different types of paints, so we aren’t going to get into the nitty gritty. Just know that there are different qualities of paint. Higher quality paint will cost more.

Siding – Prices also depend on what type of siding you have and the condition it is in.

Contractor Used – Different contractors will charge different prices to complete your job. The best thing you can do is contact multiple contractors and see what each charges.

Location – Depending upon where you live will influence the price of painting your house. This is due to the cost of living and labor wages in your area.

Doing it Yourself

There will probably be some people who might be interested in painting the house themselves, so I’d check out this video and see if it’s something you’re capable of.


Majority of people aren’t going to be able to paint a house by themselves. So if you are going to pursue this project, you’ll want to be sure to get quotes/estimates from multiple local contractors. This is the best way to ensure you get a fair price. By getting multiple quotes you can compare and select which one is the best. We’ve made it easy for you to get a quote. Fill out the form below and you will receive FREE quotes from house painting companies in your area.