Where to Splurge and Save on Paint

The cost of painting…you get what you paid for

While you may test your DIY skills on fixing your child’s bike or building a tree house, some things are better left to the professionals, like painting your home or business. One thing to remember is that you’ll almost always need more paint cans than you think, and maybe an extra drop cloth or two. With that said, expenses can quickly add up, so we’re here to drop some knowledge on where to splurge and where to save on paint so you’re perfectly prepared with the professionals on your side.

The Cost of Painting: Creating a Painting Budget

The cost of painting your home can’t be measured by an online calculator where you input square footage and a zip code. Professional painting contractors in Huntington Beach and southern California take these factors into consideration when pricing out a job:

  • The age of your home
  • Existence of lead-based paint
  • Condition of the home
  • Home location
  • Condition of existing paint

While the whole process, including sanding, priming, and other work may cost more, it also leads to a better paint job—you really get what you pay for, so paying for a few paint cans and using your precious time to do it yourself may lead to a job that doesn’t last as long as a paint job done by professionals. Save your time and leave the work to us!

When to Save and Splurge on Paint

Apartment Therapy asked the same question we get from customers, “Should you shell out major bucks for the high-end option or can you get away with saving your pennies?” Their answer:

“Like most things, quality of ingredients vary based on price. Bargain paint will be diluted with more solvents and thus, provide less color payout. This may mean you’ll have to use more coats to get your desired level of coverage. More coats mean more time and more paint. So, if you pick a punchy color (or need to paint over one), it’s best to shell out the cash. Where can you save? Lighter or less saturated colors, smaller paint projects and larger but low maintenance areas (think: ceilings) all will be just fine if you pick the budget option.”

Now that you know how to save money on paint, pick your color and leave the rest to us! Contact us to get your consultation and let’s talk paint!