How Long Would It Take To Paint My Home’s Interior?
We hear this question a lot…”How long will it take to paint my home’s interior?” The answer, of course is “it depends.” But that’s not vague simply to duck a tough question. There really are a number of factors at play. Room sizes, total rooms painted, single versus multi color and the amount of prep work are just a few factors that come into play. The total time it takes is usually longer than people expect. It’s not in and out in a few hours, especially for companies that focus on quality first. Here’s how it breaks down:
Clearing/Covering The Room: Taking pride in quality work requires delicate care of expensive furniture and room decor. This is NOT a place to work fast and save time. We treat your home just like it was ours, and that means taking the appropriate amount of time needed to move and cover furniture prior to prep work..
Surface Prep: This is where so much value is created for true house painting professionals. Making sure the surface area is repaired, prepped and cleaned appropriately impacts everything from job life to color consistency. This includes filling in cracks and dents, sanding that if necessary, and making sure the surface is clean to professional standards. This is one of the areas that truly differentiates us from most contractors. This step is actually more important than the paint application itself, and rushing through it can really compromise the end result.
Primer & Multiple Coats: Some less reputable painting contractors will try to squeeze by with one coat of paint. Others will skip primer if they are applying a deep color over light. But applying a thick primer and then two coats is par for the course for real professionals. And, of course, this adds time to the job. Having true, full-time craftsman level painters do the work and not sub-contractors slapping paint around can add incremental time also.
Clean Up And Review: Of course, the pride and quality of the covering also goes back into restoring the room to how it looked prior to painting, as well as final touch up and and clean up. We also make sure and walk each room with our clients to make sure that every detail is as planned. Customer satisfaction is always our ultimate goal.
In closing, the steps we take to make sure the job is done to the highest professional standards adds a little time. But the end result is what matters, not how quickly it was knocked out so that we could move on to the next job. Homeowners tend to appreciate that approach. Some of the “time” in the process also comes up front, as we make sure to walk through all the steps, the paperwork, the warranty and any other key elements in detail before starting work. We also provide color consultations before work begins to make sure that you make the best decision possible. So again, the answer to “how long would it take to paint the inside of my house” varies, but there’s good reason that it’s longer than a few hours.