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How to Compare Estimates for Exterior Painting Costs to Get the Best Value

It’s time to hire exterior painters for your Atlanta home and you want to get the best value for your money. Since each home is unique, there are several things you need to consider as you compare estimates for exterior painting costs.

Professional exterior painting estimates are based on the size and style of your home, preparation work needed to get it paint ready and the quality of the paint products you choose.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors.

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Average Cost of Exterior Painting

Exterior painting costs vary significantly based on factors like the home’s size. In the Atlanta area, the average cost for exterior painting of a typical single family home ranges from $2,000 to $5,000.

Many conditions affect pricing, such as:

Home Size

Painting estimates are prepared based on square footage. As a general rule, the larger the home, the more the exterior painting costs. Larger homes require more paint and time.

Single Story or Multi-Story

A single story home is generally easy to paint, so labor costs are lower. Two- and three-story homes require more safety equipment and take longer to prep and paint.


Proper surface preparation is an important part of long lasting, great looking exterior paint. Kimberly Painting experts discuss and include pricing for needed prep work in our estimate. Our goal is to avoid surprises and additional costs. In the event our crew uncovers additional problems during the painting process, we discuss it with you before beginning the work.

For more information on our painting process, visit our Steps to Painting Your Home’s Exterior.

Paint Quality

High quality paint costs more than bargain brands, but we purchase paint from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore at contractor pricing and pass the savings on to you. Using quality paint saves you money in the long run because it:

  • lasts longer
  • needs less touch up
  • resists fading, cracking and chipping


Exterior painting costs vary from city to city because of factors like local labor costs. The cost for exterior painting in Atlanta is usually less expensive than in other large cities to our North.

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A 5-Star Experience

After interviewing several paint contractors, I hired Kimberly Painting to repaint my entire home interior, as well as the exterior shutters and front door. They also pressure washed the exterior trim and restained the deck. Mark, the project manager, was easy to work with and stayed in touch with me during the entire project. The price quoted was competitive and the job was completed on time and on budget. The Kimberly Painters crew kept the job neat and clean. Mark walked the job several times before he invited me for the final inspection. This job was an excellent experience, an easy 5 stars. Thanks Kimberly Painting!

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Questions to Ask a Painter When Getting an Estimate for Exterior Painting Costs

  1. How long have you been in the painting business?
  2. Can you provide referrals and reviews from past clients?
  3. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  4. What type of paint do you plan to use?
  5. Will you be using a primer?
  6. How many coats of paint do you plan to apply?
  7. How will you prepare the surface for painting?
  8. Will you repair any damaged areas or replace any rotten wood?
  9. How long do you estimate the job will take?
  10. What is included in the estimate?
  11. Can you provide a written estimate?

Asking these questions gets you an understanding of the contractors’ experience, the quality of their work, and the materials and techniques they will use. It’s important to choose a contractor you feel comfortable with and who provides the level of service you expect.

How To Compare Estimates for Exterior Painting Costs

Consider the following:

Like painting contractors, not all estimates are created equal. Before selecting a painting company, compare your estimates.

Asking yourself the following questions will help you determine which estimate provides the best value.

  • Do all estimates include the same (or equal quality) paint?
  • Do estimates have the same scope of work?
  • What repairs are included in the estimate?
  • How long will it take and when will the work be completed?

Consider the Value of the Work

While price is important, it’s also important to consider the value of the work being done. A higher price may be justified if the contractor is using higher-quality materials or has more experience and a better reputation.

Can I Negotiate the Price of an Estimate?

Kimberly Painters understands staying within your project budget is important. Let us know what your target, and we will do our best to compromise on exterior painting costs.

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Highly Recommend

Kimberly Painting painted our home and stained an exterior deck for us in May 2021. Their work is excellent. Their quote demonstrated they understood the work we wanted done. They showed up on time. They painted our house quickly and carefully. The cost was competitive, but their service and attention to detail make them the superior value. I highly recommend Kimberly Painting.

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Make Your Decision

Now that you have your bids, it’s time to weigh everything and choose the option that offers the best value for your project. Overall, hiring a professional painters means a higher-quality, timesaving, and more cost-effective solution than doing it yourself.

Call for your free, on-site estimate to find out how value-packed quality exterior painting costs are with the professionals at Kimberly Painting.