The first line item “Ceilings”- You will first need the floor square footage of your home. One can find this easily on Zillow. Put your address in an BOOM it will give you your square footage. Just remember that this will not include garage square footage so if your painting your garage measure Length x Width of garage and include. Once you have your square footage most painters charge anywhere from $.75 – $2.00 per square foot to paint ceilings. $.75 per foot would be an easy 1 coat single level home with no drywall repair. $2.00 per foot would be a difficult 2 story vaulted ceilings with a little drywall repair. Example- ( 1,500 sq ft home X $1.25 per square ft (average)= $1,875.00) this would include labor and materials.
The second line item “Walls”- walls will be done with the square footage as well. Most painters will charge $2.00- $4.00 per square foot on walls. $2.00 would be one coat, one color and one story home. $4.00 would be 2 coats on everything, a 2 story home, drywall repairs and multiple colors. Example- (1,500 sq ft home X $3.00 sq ft (average) = $4,500.00 to paint all walls. This would include labor and materials.
Trim & Doors
The third line item is “Trim and Doors”- this is the hardest one to estimate there are so many variables. Condition of trim, how much trim, wainscot, crown molding, 2 doors or 46 doors. Is the trim already painted and needs a fresh coat. Or is your trim wood and needs to be primed and painted. So trim and doors can vary anywhere from $2.50- $10.00 per sq ft. $2.50 per square foot ranch home, white trim being re-painted white. $10.00 per square foot Craftsman home loaded with trim, priming and painting everything. Example (1500 sq ft home X $4.00 to paint trim and doors (average) = $6,000.00 this would include labor and materials.