Is Hiring a Exterior House Painter Worth The cost

by | Dec 29, 2016 | Home Painting Tips

Even for a relatively small house, exterior painting can be a big job. Nevertheless, many homeowners attempt the task on their own in order to save money.
Painting seems like a fairly simple job that an average homeowner could handle: It requires no special equipment and little-to-no technical proficiency (at least compared to something like replacing windows or installing new plumbing).
But painting on your own won’t be free. You’ll still have to pay for all the materials, and of course, you’ll need to invest the time required to get the job done. If you do it wrong or inefficiently, you’ll end up paying extra, and you might not see the results you would if you’d hired a professional painting contractor.
Is it definitely worth it to hire an exterior painter?


First, think about how much a paint job may cost the average homeowner. A single can of paint is typically sufficient to cover between 250 and 400 square feet of surface with one coat, and a can of paint usually costs in the neighborhood of $30 (depending on the brand and style you).
But you’ll probably need multiple coats — especially if the surface is porous or hasn’t been painted before. Given those considerations, the average homeowner can expect to pay a few hundred dollars for enough paint to complete the job.
But paint isn’t everything you’ll need. Don’t forget that you’ll have to get brushes, rollers, and possibly primers or protective seals, depending on what kind of paint you choose. You’ll also need a ladder, and you might want to invest in painter’s tape or similar supplies to make the job easier (and more consistent).
Overall, you can expect to spend several hundred dollars, possibly even a thousand or more, depending on your situation.


How much money can you expect to get back from your investment? As always, that depends.

  • Home value increases. First, you can expect the value of your home to rise immediately, by an amount roughly equal to what you paid for the supplies. This will vary, depending on the initial state of your home, your choice of color, and the level of proficiency with which you painted.
  • Protection from the elements. Next, remember that a good paint job (and a high-quality brand of paint) will protect the exterior of your home against the elements and prevent the need for repainting in the future. Because of this, a paint job could end up saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars in future repairs.
  • Costs and benefits. Unfortunately, it’s hard to estimate ROI universally because of the sheer array of variables. The types of paint and products you use, the total surface area, and the nature of your house are all significant variables that figure into any estimate you might try to make.


If it’s possible to do a decent job and see a respectable ROI on your own, why would you consider hiring a contractor? There are several advantages, and they can all have an effect on the ultimate value you derive from your investment:

  • Ideal products. There are hundreds of kinds of paint available for exterior paint jobs — and that doesn’t include color choice. If you’ve never painted a residential structure before, this alone can be an intimidating decision, especially when you know the wrong paint may end up decaying prematurely or failing to add much value to your home. Working with a contractor, you’ll get a professional’s perspective on which paints are best to use, and for every price range. It’s a shortcut to becoming a better-informed homeowner.
  • No new equipment. Unless you happen to have painting equipment already, you’ll have to spend significant up-front costs if you decide to do the job yourself. The cost of supplies, including a ladder, can add hundreds of dollars to the overall expense. Renting equipment is cheaper, but your least expensive option is to go with a contractor, who will bring his or her own equipment so you don’t have to worry about that.
  • Certainty in performance. How confident are you in your painting ability? Are you certain your finished job will increase your curb appeal? With a professional, you’ll rest easy knowing the job will be done right the first time around.
  • Resolving challenges. Do you know what to do if you encounter a spot that has exceptional rot? What happens if you accidentally paint a section the wrong color? Professionals are better equipped to address these potential challenges.
  • Insurance and safety. Climbing ladders and extending your body is a recipe for serious injury if you don’t know what you’re doing. Professionals are far less likely to hurt themselves, but even if they do, they’ll be insured to mitigate the cost of the damage to you.
  • Saved time. Of course, you can’t forget about the amount of time you’ll save when you hire a painting contractor. An exterior paint job will likely take you dozens of hours to complete. Is that worth saving a few hundred dollars? Depending on the job, how much free time you have, and whether you enjoy the painting experience, it might be worth saving the money, but for most homeowners, the answer is more likely a resounding “no.”
  • Reasonable cost. It’s true that a contractor will cost more than the supplies you need to do the job yourself, but this alternative probably costs less than you think. Depending on whom you hire, the job can cost as little as $1,000—maybe even less, depending on your residential area.

Every house is different and every homeowner will have different priorities. But in most cases, it’s apt to be well worth the cost of a professional contractor to perform the painting. Not only will you realize a similar — or even higher — ROI, you’ll also spare yourself the time and effort of having to do the job yourself, and the finished job will look even better.
If you’re interested in getting more specific information about a home exterior painting project, or if you want to talk to a contractor to learn more preliminary information, contact us at Tulsa Christian Bros. Painting. We’ll walk you through the process and get you a quote — with no obligation.

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How much will it cost to have the exterior of my house painted?

We will paint the entire exterior of your house for a flat rate as low as $995*.

What is the $199 a room special?

Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost to have the exterior of my house painted?
Check Out our $199 a room pricing!

Our $199 room special is the best deal around.

  1. One coat one color walls and ceiling only
  2. 12x12x8 room.
  3. Minimum of  rooms

*Conditions Apply. Talk to your representative for more information or fill out a free in person quote to learn more details.

How much is it to have my room painted?

We offer a flat rate of $199* per room that is 12x12x8. This rate is for one coat, one coat one color, walls, and this is a labor price not including paints and materials to paint a room in your house. You can buy any brand of paint that you prefer,or we can pick it up and we will apply it professionally.

The exterior of our house has some dry rot on the wood siding where some plants were climbing on the side of the house. Can you fix the dry rot at the same time that you repaint our home?

Yes. We have many years of experience repairing dry rot. Contact us for a free estimate.

In what areas do you offer your exterior & interior painting services

We do contract painting jobs throughout the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, including the cities of Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso, and Bixby, OK.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured.

Can you paint the exterior of my store?

Yes. We offer commercial as well as residential painting service. Contact us for a free estimate.

What brands of paint do you use

We proudly offer Sherwin Williams paints to our customers. These paints are known for their durability & easy maintenance.

How do I schedule an appointment for you to paint my house or get a quote?

You can fill out the contact form here on the site, or you can call us. We look forward to hearing from you.

What is the $995 exterior paint special?

  • $995: the $995 is for up to a 1400 sqft house, 1 color, labor only (no paint or materials), and on houses that are 70% siding and under.
  • It includes light pressure washing, Light spot scraping (houses that need heavy scraping will accrue an additional charge),
  • Light caulking (houses that needs complete re-caulk or extensive caulking will accrue an additional charge for masking, and painting. 
Our services have been spread through many commercial and residential facilities in the Tulsa area. With plenty of satisfied customers, we are happy to provide referrals to help you get the reassurance you need. Let our experienced and organization provide you with the painting, repairs, and home services you need to keep your home or business strong and vibrant. To get a free quote, call us today!

Tulsa Christian Bros Painting

(918) 282-3216