House Painting Denver
Painting your house can be a very tricky operation. From the street, most homes do not look all that complicated. Just a trip to the store... maybe a couple hundred bucks for paint... a weekend or two and your house is DONE!
No problem right?
Well, let's break it down...
There are three major factors to consider when painting your house.
Let's address a sample project...
The cost of exterior paint per gallon on average in Denver is $30. Multiply that by typical quantity of 15 gallon. That comes to $450 plus tax just for the paint.
Now add all the necessary sundries, such as tape, paper, plastic, brushes, primer etc.
The total material cost can be well over $550 retail price plus tax.
Most homeowners don't own their own equipment, or at least the proper equipment. To get the job started you are looking at a starting equipment Investment of $200 for a ladder and $75 to rent a paint sprayer.
Total amount of hours.
How much is your time worth?
I recently heard a homeowner attempted the painting of the exterior of his house. At 40 hours per week for 4 consecutive weeks, that is 160 hours of labor. Based on an approximated cost of the homes paint job of $2500, after the $825 material and equipment expense, he had $1675 left in the budget for labor costs. If you divide $1675 by the 160 hours he spent painting it himself, he saved himself $10.47 per hour.
WHAT IS YOU TIME WORTH?