Category: Painter

What is the Average Cost for a Minneapolis Painter?

interior painting minneapolis mnA brand new coat of paint can make your home look not only new but also protect it against pests, intensify the lifespan of the siding, keep it in good structural shape and increase its resale value when you want to sell. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about any painting project and to work on it strategically. Consider this: the more time and effort you dedicate to your work, the better you will get at it and the better impression you will make. It is always difficult choosing the right color and finish for a room, as well as buying the correct painter’s supplies. Which is why it’s important to know what to think about before you hire your painter.

It is easy to go online or talk to your local contractor about how much painting costs per hour. While the average rate ranges from $40-60, the typical home requires around $50 worth of time, with it being relatively fast to prime and paint a house that only needs some dry-wall repairs done.

Existing Home vs New Construction Painting Cost

New construction painting prices are less than the cost of repainting an already-built house that is decorated. New construction paint jobs come with less prep and cleanup for both interior and exterior jobs. Painters typically start their work after drywall, plumbing, or electrical work has been completed and before anything else is done in the home. This means you will not have to worry about any carpet or flooring. Plus, there won’t be any cabinetry, furniture, or lighting fixtures in the way either.

When painting your current home, your painter will have to come beforehand to prepare the site so that your personal belongings are protected. Preparation is key for any job. On top of this, all of your belongings will need to be put back in place, no mess should be left behind.

On average, it costs around $7,000-$9,000 to paint a 2,500 sq.ft. home when they’re doing new construction. The exterior construction painting rates for a house of the same size range from $5,000 to $11,000. On a similar scale, a top-to-bottom painting job of a 2,500 sq.ft. old house runs from $7,500-$10,000 for the inside walls and from $5,800 to $11,700 for the exterior.

Home Interior Painter Cost per Project

When painting your home’s interior, it’s important to consider all the side projects that come along with the overall job. (For example: patching and repainting walls, changing flooring and electrical outlets, etc.) A common side project includes repainting your house, for example painting interior doors, ceilings, and other rooms such as your kitchen, bathroom etc. Although kitchens and bathrooms are typically smaller in size, they need extra care because those rooms are subject to a lot of moisture. On the other hand, while common rooms, dining rooms and basements are cheaper, they take up a lot of space – which can then lead to a higher cost overall. Depending on the size and scope of the room or project, you can expect to pay anywhere in between $20- $100 per hour to hire painters for an interior paint job. A painter can cost between $60 and $10,000 depending on the project.

Factors That Influence the Cost to Hire a Painter

Some factors that may affect a painter’s price are:

  • The bigger the room, the more work it will take to paint. If you have a large space to paint, we recommend asking for a quote before we start. Doing a large space will require more paint, brushes, rollers, ladders, and patience. If you paint 400 sq. ft., a gallon of paint will cover it and the total price will include the cost of the paint.
  • Generally, you will need to use more paint when painting textured walls than when painting smooth ones.
  • Drying time: The amount of time that it takes for the first coat to dry before you can paint on another coat can affect your total painting cost

To summarize, the size of the space and what type of surface it is affect how much you would have to pay for an interior paint job. For example, our professionals could cover up to 100 square feet of flat surface in an hour (including two coats).

Contact Varsity Painters today to learn more.

What You Need To Know About Painting During The COVID-19 Pandemic

interior painters minneapolisIf your business or home needs to be painted, we are still able to serve you during the coronavirus outbreak. Here at Varsity Painters, we adhere to all the required safety measures to make sure our employees and customers are protected. By adhering to the guidelines set out by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), and health officials in our area, we are focused on doing our part to prevent this contagious virus from spreading.

Commitment To Customer And Safety Services

Our focus on providing quality work and excellent customer service has not changed. We believe it is essential to deal with paint problems as they occur. If water stains or cracks are starting to show up on your walls, you should deal with these issues as soon as possible. Leaving damages to your paint unattended could lead to health risks in your business or home.

While it may be vital to prioritize our health and those around us, Varsity Painters, has come up with ways to ensure your safety while still providing a premium paint finish.

We have worked on limiting face-to-face, non-essential meetings. You can talk to us about your paint project over the phone, through our online meeting tool, or via email. If you prefer an in-person meeting, CDC hygiene guidelines and social distancing will apply.

We are skilled in preparing estimates without having to meet you in person. This is made possible when you send us videos or photographs displaying the areas you want painted through our online-meeting tools. We will then send you an estimate through postal mail or email (whichever you prefer). There is no contact required during the estimating process.

Our company performs routine disinfection and cleaning of our work attire, tools, and other gear and equipment.

If any of our employees are not feeling well, we instruct them to stay home and not to return to work.
We also appreciate and request that our customers let our project manager know when anyone in your home is sick.

Customers are free to ask us any questions relating to Coronavirus and we will provide answers according to our latest company updates and procedures.

Our team of painting professionals will diligently sanitize their hands while on the job. These efforts are focused on maintaining the well-being and safety of our customers and employees, and any other person that comes into close contact with any of our painters. We encourage our partners, customers, and anyone else to follow these precautions. We feel confident that we have the ability to carry on serving our partners and customers during the outbreak of COVID-19.

Painting Is Still Important To Maintain Your Business Or Home

The paintwork in your office or home provides a protective shield. It protects building from damages and the elements. Common problems that start to show up on the interior or exterior of a building is not something you should take lightly.

Blistering

Bubbles that start to appear under your paintwork usually occurs due to interior moisture that has started to leak out or prolonged moisture exposure.

Cracking

Cracks that start to show up on walls can cause hardened pieces of paint to start falling off. This usually occurs due to a poor paint job, when the wrong paint type was used, or painting many paint layers without priming.

Fading

Paint colors that start to lighten, fade or change in color are usually caused by using a paint that isn’t UV resistant or exposure to direct sunlight. Some colors are more susceptible to fading than others when exposed to sunlight.

Peeling

Peeling occurs when layers start to come off and expose what is underneath. When the paint is applied without a primer this can occur, or painting directly over mildew. Constant moisture exposure can also put your home at risk of mold growth. This can also impact your air-quality in either your office or home. In addition, to damaging the structures in and around your home, the growth of mold is also a health risk, especially when you have a respiratory condition or allergies.

Covid-19 Precautions

While we paint your business or home during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are focused on ensuring the well-being and health of you along with our employees.

Exterior Painting

There are no changes required to our usual processes for painting exteriors. Since these projects are completed outside the building, you won’t have to worry about coming into contact with our team of painters.

Interior Painting

– Before we enter your home or business, we will let you know that our team members are healthy. We will also ask if you and any other occupants in your home are well.

– Rather than shaking hands, our contractors will verbally greet you.

– Our team members all wear protective garments to provide protection to our customers and the painting crew.

Commercial Painting Services

If you have sent your staff home to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, this would be an ideal opportunity to paint your commercial building or office. There would be far fewer interruptions, allowing our company to efficiently and quickly complete the project. Once the outbreak comes to an end, your customers and employees can return to a visually-appealing, freshly-painted building.

Have You Got Paint Problems?

Varsity Painters specializes in both commercial and residential painting. We are committed to making sure your well-being and health are respected during the outbreak. We still provide the same quality of service that you or your business needs, while adhering to all safety precautions to keep you safe.