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Budget-Friendly Exterior Painting Tips

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Save money on exterior painting

Everything seems to be on the rise, from gas prices to groceries, it's no wonder that people are becoming more conscious of their spending. Getting quality services typically comes at a cost. Are you wondering how you can cut costs for your exterior painting project?

We do not believe in delivering cheap services, so we are going to share little-known budget-friendly exterior painting tips that can help you to still enjoy quality professional painting services without breaking the bank.

One of the most effective ways to reduce the cost of your exterior painting project is to take on some of the tasks yourself. Here are a few things you can do to keep costs down:

Exterior Painting Tips Save on Power washing

Tip 1: Power Wash Your Own House

Before the painting begins, your house needs a good cleaning. Instead of hiring a professional power washing service, consider doing it yourself. Renting a power washer or even borrowing one from a neighbor can save you approximately $300 or more.

Tip 2: Combine Exterior and Interior Painting Services

If you're planning to freshen up the interior of your home as well, consider bundling the services. J & J Painting offers discounts when you hire us for both exterior and interior projects. On average, this can save you 5-7% of the total cost, which translates to $500 - $700 for a typical 2-story, 2300 sq ft home.

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Tip 3: Limit the Number of Colors

While a colorful exterior can be appealing, it can also significantly impact the cost of your painting project. Each additional color requires extra time and effort, driving up labor costs and material expenses. For example, if you have a Victorian-style house with intricate detailing and you opt for four different colors, it can increase the price by as much as $1300 due to the additional time required for precision.

Consider limiting the number of colors you use to keep costs down. More colors can increase the price by $200 - $300 per color, so choose wisely to strike a balance between aesthetics and budget.

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Bonus Tip: ROI - Painting Investment Return

You are not only enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home when you hire a professional painter for your exterior painting project, but you are also increasing its value. The addition of fresh paint can potentially increase the value of your home by 1% - 3%. On a $300,000 property, this could translate to an extra $3,000 at the minimum or even up to an additional $9,000 in increased home value.

As you embark on your budget-friendly exterior painting project, remember that it's an investment in your home's value and curb appeal. To get even more bang for your buck, consider taking advantage of our end-of-summer promotion from J&J Painting, which will save you an additional 10% on your exterior painting job when you schedule an estimate before October 3rd. Click here to book your free consultation.

These budget-friendly painting tips can save you approximately $1000+ and boost the value of your home. With these tips, you can start your long-awaited exterior painting project. You can beautify and protect your investment, your home, while staying within your financial means. Get started on your exterior painting project today. Reach out to J&J Painting to book your free consultation.


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