Painting Your Own Bedroom vs Hiring a Professional

Have you been considering changing the color of the walls in your apartment? Perhaps the old paint is looking a bit dull and you want to spruce it up with a new coat. Maybe you just want to switch from the current color to something that you find more relaxing and comfortable. Whatever the case, choosing whether to do it yourself or hire apartment painters can be a challenging decision. Let’s look into the costs associated with each option.

Cost of DIY Bedroom Painting

If you are painting a single room in your apartment or home and will need to purchase all of the components required, it can add up quickly. Buying the brushes, tape, sandpaper, and paint can add up to anywhere from $100 to $250. But let’s break that down a little.

The first and biggest cost may be associated with the paint itself. You can expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $30 for a gallon of paint and an average sized bedroom, for example, will require two to three gallons of paint. If you opt for a more durable paint, the price will be higher than it would be for paint that isn’t as high-quality.

You’ll also need to think about the gloss of your pain. Wall pain has a matte surface that will not reflect light. It’s a good option for many apartments because it can cover up imperfections. However, it isn’t simple to wash so you may end up painting over scratches and marks with more paint later. With a satin or eggshell finish, there’s more shine and the cleaning tends to be easier.

You also need to consider brushes, which can cost around $20, sandpaper, and tape. These cost less than the paint, but they still eat into the total you’re paying on top of all the labor you will be doing.

Contract Apartment Painters

On the other hand, you can choose to use a professional. You can expect a higher-quality job that is done much quicker than you could do it alone. Labor costs vary depending on the area, but you can expect to spend anywhere from $30 to $100 an hour. While this is more expensive, it also means an excellent paint job, no drips, and no brush marks.

More About Apartment Painting

At Houston Texas Painters we provide insured and bonded workers who are experienced and skilled with painting. We are also locally owned and operated. To learn more or receive a quote, you can reach us at 832-639-2787.

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