Understanding Painting Costs for Denver Homes


Like most expenses, the cost of painting will vary depending on where you live but should also be consistent with national averages. While the cost of living in Denver may be higher than another state due to the economy, Denver house painting prices are no exception. The cost of your next home painting project will depend on many things such as:

  • What you are looking to have painted,
  • Sq footage of the home (sq footage of living space vs wall space)
  • Specialty paint of faux finishes
  • Any necessary repairs
  • The type of paint you are requesting (or the painting company is providing)
  • The number of team members the company is deploying.
  • The tools required to complete the project (sprayers vs brushes and rollers

Good workman’s comp insurance or liability insurance is a sure fire way to determine based on the numbers they present to you. Odds are that if a company does not have insurance for themselves or their painters, they will be the ones that come in the lowest. Having good workman’s comp insurance or general liability insurance will depend on how many painters there are.

The typical range for Denver house painting prices are approx 1.00-2.00 a sq ft, plain and simple. If you live in a 1000 sq ft home with an average ceiling height of 8 ft, you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 to have all of the walls painted. Should you be seeking additional sheens or colors that price may vary a little bit. We categorized additional items such as doors, ceilings, and baseboards and will be a separate charge. At New Perspective Painting we have pretty standard rates of .30-.40 cents a sq ft for baseboards. We charge approx $100 per door (including door frame). We charge $1.00-$1.50 a sq ft for ceilings. Read our page on our rates and how we determine them here.

I’ve seen some painting contractors come in at .50 cents a sq ft for residential painting. As the old saying goes; you get what you pay for. What kind of quality do you think you’ll be receiving from going with the cheapest bid? Customers shouldn’t be fooled because it’s likely that corners are being cut somewhere! The painters might be buying cheap paint or not going to tape and caulk to save time. That saved money will show up in poor craftsmanship.

Specialty paint and minor wall repairs shouldn’t increase the price too much, however. Usually, wall repairs included in the price since wall repairs are common. Specialty paint does cost more and the areas customers want to be painted with faux paint are small and wouldn’t require many gallons. As a result, faux finishes should not increase the cost by much at all.

At New Perspective Painting, we are always upfront and honest about our prices. Read more about us and what makes us the right company for you. New Perspective Painting’s estimates will reflect all the work to be done and their respective prices. We don’t have any hidden fees or charges and will work with you to make sure you are happy from start to finish. Book your free, in-home estimate today.



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