How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Bedroom?
Budgets can help you maximize the house of your dreams against the reality of your bank account. Always make a budget before any home improvement project.
One of the first questions you should ask is how much will it cost to paint a room, multiple rooms, or my entire interior? Let’s examine how much it would cost to paint a bedroom.
The total cost varies depending on the size of your room. The average bedroom is about 150-200 square feet. A gallon of paint can cover about 400 square feet, so the larger your room the more paint you’ll need to buy.
Another factor to consider is whether your walls are smooth or textured. If your walls are textured, they will need more paint. Painters usually pick up about 300 extra square feet of paint for textured walls to make sure everything is covered.
Now you’re ready to purchase paint. Besides selecting a paint color you also have three finish options: flat, semi-gloss, and high-gloss.
One gallon of paint costs between $30-$60 so buying two gallons is a safe bet. You can save any leftover paint in your garage for future touch-ups.
When finalizing your budget, don’t forget to account for primer (costing between $12-$25 per can) and supplies like brushes, rollers, and drop cloths. Just like your painter’s tape, invest in a higher-end paintbrush to make precise cuts.
How Long Does It Take to Paint a Room?
Congratulations, you’re now fully stocked up with all the paint and supplies you’ll need to paint a room in your house. But how long does it take? If this is your first time, don’t worry. You won’t be trapped for days.
Give yourself at least one day to paint. The time it takes to finish a room depends on your experience, wall texture, paint color, and the age of your house. You may also finish the room and realize it needs a second coat!
A 12-foot by 12-foot bedroom (144 square feet) could take about five hours. You’ll also need to factor in extra time for doors, windowsills, or baseboards. Professionals can do it in half that time.
Painting is one thing any homeowner can do, but you may consider hiring a professional painter if your home layout is complex or you just don’t have the time or energy.
Hiring a company to paint your entire house at the same time may even result in a price break for you.
Wondering how you can speed things up? Having all of your supplies purchased and prep done in advance (as we discussed above) is the best way to be fast and efficient.
Using professional-grade rollers and brushes also ensure the paint is being spread quickly and evenly, which cuts your chances of needing a second coat. If you’re covering dark walls, primer can also do that.