Cost to Paint Wood

Updated: December 2016

Woodwork Painting Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Wood Painting Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Exterior enamel paint. Latex based, paint and primer in one. Eggshell and semi-gloss finish options. For wood, vinyl, masonry, stucco, brick. Mildew resistant. 15 yr warranty. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
264 linear feet$65.96$191.73
Wood Painting Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to paint wood with favorable site conditions. Prep up to 1 hr per 100 LF - scrape, sand and patch up to 4 defects per 100 LF. Caulk edges and spot prime. Roll / brush 2 coats of paint. Replace hardware. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
264 linear feet$65.96$191.73
Wood Painting Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to paint wood including: masking tape and paper, surface repair and preparation material, primers, and cleanup supplies.
264 linear feet$65.96$191.73
Option: Remove Trim Paint
Apply chemical paint remover. Scrape, clean and sand smooth. For simple, common trim profiles up to 6" wide.
264 linear feet$65.96$191.73
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Paint Wood   
Average Cost per Linear Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Paint Wood! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Woodwork 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 250 linear feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Paint Wood ranges between $1.03 - $2.58 per linear foot.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

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

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


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Cost to Paint Wood - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments 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 Woodwork 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 Woodwork Painting jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, 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 Woodwork Painting. Add 15% 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 Wood - References

Woodwork Painting - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Woodwork Painting costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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