How Much Does CertaPro Painters Cost?

Last Updated on March 6, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

A fresh, uniform coat of interior or exterior paint can make a dramatic improvement not just to the overall appearance but also to the value of any residential or commercial property.

But before hiring a professional painting company like CertaPro Painters to take on your upcoming paint project – whether freshening up a few rooms or giving your entire house a whole new sophisticated look – it’s important to understand how a wide range of factors influence the costs and final price.

Elements like total square footage, the type of surfaces being painted, choice of paints and materials, your location, the amount of required prep work, and overall complexity of the job all come into play when determining painting project pricing.


  • Interior painting costs average $1-3 per square foot for drywall surfaces
  • Exterior painting pricing averages slightly higher at $1-5 per square foot depending on siding type
  • Many factors like materials, surfaces, location, seasonality and complexity influence price
  • CertaPro Painters provides detailed quotes based on in-home project scoping and measurements
  • Get estimates in writing ahead of time to avoid surprise add-on costs later

How Much Does CertaPro Painters Cost?

With this level of upfront pricing transparency direct from the initial walkthrough and estimation, you can feel confident and comfortable moving forward with CertaPro Painters for high-quality painting upgrades that will beautifully enhance any property without encountering major budget surprises down the road.

To understand what pricing to expect from CertaPro Painters, here are typical price ranges for common painting projects:

  • Interior wall painting – For standard drywall walls, expect to pay $1-3 per square foot. This averages $400-800 to paint an entire room depending on size. Includes 2 coats of high-quality latex paint.
  • Exterior painting – For wood, stucco, and vinyl siding expect to pay $1-5 per square foot. To paint a full exterior house estimate $2,000-7,000 on average depending on house size and features. Includes power washing, priming, 2 finish coats.
  • Ceiling painting – Expect to pay $0.50-1 more per square foot to paint ceilings, due to extra prep and paint. Painting a 10×10 ceiling averages $100-150.
  • Trim and doors – Intricate trim and door painting averages around $1-2 per linear foot. For a whole house trim paint job expect to invest $800-1,500 for a 2,000 sq ft home.
  • Cabinet painting – Refinishing kitchen cabinets averages $2,500-4,500 for a 10×10 ft kitchen, including cleaning, light sanding, priming, and 2 coats of enamel paint. Per cabinet pricing typically ranges from $50-150.

The official CertaPro website lists these prices:

  • Exterior House Painting Pricing Guide: CertaPro Painters provides a pricing guide for exterior painting, with costs varying but typically ranging from $2,500 to $7,000.
  • Interior Painting Pricing Guide: The typical range for interior painting by CertaPro Painters of McKinney is between $800 to $900, covering walls, ceilings, baseboard and molding, doors and doorframes, windows, cabinets, and vanities.

Factors influencing the cost

The main elements that come into play when calculating your total pricing for any residential or commercial painting project with CertaPro Painters include:

Type of Surfaces Being Painted – Painting rough or intricate exterior surfaces like stucco, brick, concrete, and siding require more time, skills, and prep work compared to routine flat drywall, therefore exterior painting projects incur higher pricing.

Total Square Footage – The total wall space, trim, doors, ceilings and other areas being painted all add up. Larger overall square footage means increased costs for materials and labor time across the board.

Amount of Preparation Work Required – If surfaces require extensive repairs, hole and crack filling, sanding, scraping, priming, or masking before painting, this adds time and materials that raise the scope and pricing. Proper prep work is vital for lasting results.

Paint Type, Quality and Materials Selected – Opting for top-tier premium or specialty paints and primers that provide added benefits like mildew resistance or maximum adhesion could add $2-5+ more per gallon over standard options. Paint costs are a big factor.

Labor Rates Based on Location – Prevailing labor rates for painting contractors vary from region to region based on cost of living, competition, and other factors. Urban areas are generally most expensive.

Overall Complexity of the Painting Job – Ceilings over 12 feet high, very detailed ornate trims and railings, custom paint faux finish techniques, challenging access areas, and other intricacies require more time and skill from painters which translates into higher pricing.

CertaPro Painters always takes each of these elements into account thoroughly at the start when providing a comprehensive on-site assessment of the property’s unique needs, specifications and requirements before offering service quotes.

CertaPro Painters And Cost Estimates

The professional process used by CertaPro Painters for assessing any residential or commercial painting job and calculating fair cost estimates is:

  • An experienced, licensed estimator visits the property to carefully measure all interior rooms or exterior areas to calculate total square footage needing paint.
  • They will closely inspect, analyze, and identify any existing damage, necessary repairs, priming needs or other preparation work required to ensure the surfaces are ready for long-lasting paint.
  • Gathering specifics on your preferred paint colors, finishes, brands, and overall goals allows the estimator to factor the best materials to incorporate.
  • Leveraging this data, a detailed and fully transparent quote is crafted outlining both material and labor costs based on precise measurements, direct scoping observations from site, products specified in the consultation, and current prevailing labor rates.
  • If any modifications need to be made to the scope or specifications at any point, revised quotes are provided reflecting the changes so there are no budget surprises.
  • There is no obligation whatsoever until you have reviewed the final quote details in full and accepted the estimate terms in writing.

Accurate upfront scoping and estimation is crucial to prevent the need for additional unexpected costs arising down the road after the project begins. Be sure to voice any particular questions or concerns you may have about your quote to the CertaPro Painters contractor during this process to clarify services, products, costs, timelines or anything else needing explanation. The more details covered initially, the smoother the actual painting process flows.

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Additional Cost Factors to Keep in Mind

CertaPro PaintersBeyond the basic costs for the paint products themselves and estimated professional labor hours, additional expenses that may come into play when completing your painting projects include considerations like:

  • Surface Preparation – This includes filling holes and cracks, sanding rough areas, removing old peeled paint, priming bare surfaces, and general prep work needed to ensure the new paint adheres smoothly and properly. Depending on scope, labor for prep work can range from $0.50 to $2 per square foot.
  • Paint Materials – If you opt for specialty paint types like mold-resistant bathroom paints, exterior paint grades made to withstand extreme weather, or premium name brand paints like Benjamin Moore over generic brands, expect to add $2-5+ more per gallon over standard paint.
  • Painting Detailed Trim – The time and cuts involved in painting intricate trim boards, shutters, railings, and other detailed accents could drive prices 20% beyond the cost of simply painting flat walls, which are easier to cut in and roll. Intricate trim work requires more precision painting skills.
  • Scaffolding Rental – To safely reach and paint tall exterior surfaces like second-story siding or high dormers, the rental of scaffolding will cost an additional $50 or more per day needed. Scaffolding allows close access for top-quality results.
  • Travel Fees – For projects located in remote areas far outside CertaPro Painters’ standard metro service region for that office, reasonable travel surcharges may apply to account for gas, mileage, and crew travel time to the site. Clarify any potential travel fees for distant projects upfront before signing contracts.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to paint a 20×20 room?

For a room with dimensions of 20 feet by 20 feet, or approximately 400 total square feet, you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 on the low end to $1,200 on the higher end for interior painting based on CertaPro’s average rate of $1-3 per square foot.

Naturally, factors like the number of walls, whether ceilings are included, the amount of detailed trim work, doors, and the types of paints used in the quote impact the final project price. Always get a site-specific estimate ahead of scheduling.

How much would a painter charge to paint a 12×12 room?

For a smaller roughly 150 square-foot bedroom that is 12 feet wide by 12 feet long, interior painting costs with CertaPro Painters typically range from $150 to $450 based on their average rates of $1 to $3 per square foot.

Variables like the number of walls needing paint, whether ceilings are included or not, the amount of trim detailing, and specifics on finishes and products selected affect quotes. Get a customized estimate tailored to your particular bedroom.

What does it cost to paint 1500 square feet?

At the typical rate of $1 to $3 per square foot for interior painting charged by CertaPro Painters, you can expect to invest $1,500 to $4,500 to paint 1500 square feet.

Keep in mind the final quote depends on details like whether it is multiple rooms or one large area, high ceilings, ease of access, the number of windows and doors, how much trim and edge work is needed, and the types of paints included, which a representative will assess onsite through a consultation. Always request an estimate specific to the parameters of the spaces in your property.

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