Cost to Paint House Trim

Updated: April 2015

House Trim Painting Cost CalculatorZip Code
Feet
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Exterior Trim Painting Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for basic grade exterior trim paint.
132 feet$30.76$34.55
Exterior Trim Painting Labor
Direct labor to paint house trim. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
5.0 hours$143.22$376.63
Exterior Trim Painting Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to paint house trim including: masking tape and paper, surface repair material, solvents and cleanup supplies.
125 Feet$25.00$40.00
Exterior Trim Painting Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 2000 psi, 4 gpm power washing unit, 5" diameter random orbit sander, 115 v airless paint sprayer, protective tarps, simple ladders / scaffolding.
 $108.75$135.00

Totals - Cost to Paint House Trim - 125 Feet $307.73$586.18
Average Cost Per Linear Foot  $2.46$4.69

Searching for a quick, accurate estimate of the cost to Paint House Trim? This FREE online calculator uses current material prices, proven productivity rates and region specific wages to estimate costs for your House Trim Painting project.

This estimate is for better quality repainting work: neatly patch holes and minor damage, caulk edge gaps, mask/protect adjacent surfaces not to be painted, clean and spot prime surface, roll/brush two coats of paint. For a basic 125 feet project in zip code 47474, the cost to Paint House Trim averages $2.46 - $4.69 per linear foot - but costs vary by size and location. To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Paint House Trim - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for House Trim Painting, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small House Trim Painting jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, finish, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the House Trim Painting. Add 11% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Paint House Trim - References


House Trim Painting - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on House Trim Painting: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.


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