How Long Does It Take To Paint The Outside of A House

Besides money, homeowners are also spending much time during the renovation process.

Besides money, homeowners are also spending much time during the renovation process. Whether they are doing it by themselves or hiring a professional painting contractor, there is still the element of time involved. However, do-it-yourself will surely cost you more time than hiring a professional painter. When hiring a professional painting contractor to paint the exterior of your home you do not have to worry about the work, you only about how long will it take to have your backyard cleaned and cleared. It seems a wiser choice given that you will not be saving much money by doing it yourself.

It is rational to consider the time needed to get the work done. If everyone in the family attends school or goes to work, nobody is left at home to watch over the painting process and the painting contractors. This is why some homeowners want to know the precise time needed to accomplish the painting process, so they can take a leave of absence to oversee the renovation themselves.

To know how long it will take to finish the entire exterior painting process, there are a few factors that need to be considered when estimating the time.

  1. Weather: It is important to consider the weather when you are estimating the time for the job to finish. It is important to pick the right time to paint. Regardless of how much prep work you did, sometimes it will rain on your parade. As paint sticks best on dry surfaces, it is best to choose the time of the year when there is less rain and less snow.
  2. Size: The area of your house is also an important indicator of how long it will take to finish the paint job. An average house will take an average of three to four days to accomplish the exterior painting with a team of three to five painters. Average house refers to two to three-floor houses with no more than four bedrooms. Larger houses will require more time to finish.
  3. Crew: Aside from the size of your house, another factor to consider is the number of painters who will be working on your house exterior painting. The more people working on your house painting, the less time it will take to cover all the bases. For a standard exterior painting, it will take more than a person to accomplish the job, especially when running a tight schedule.
  4. Prep Work: The dirtier the surface to be painted, the more prep work is needed. You can start painting with dirty surfaces. Moulds, mildew, dirt, dust, and pollens need to be washed off from the painting surface to ensure a good finish. These contaminants can damage the quality of the painting finish. The time needed to clean and prep the painting surface also contributes to how long the project will take.
  5. Repair: Repairing cracks and holes in the concrete wall or replacing old bricks on your exterior wall may take some time and add to your painting timeframe. It is important to fill the gaps and cracks before applying the final paint coat. Rotten woods also need to be replaced or repaired before applying paint.
  6. Clean up: The last factor that needs to be considered is the time needed to clean up the mess after the painting process. This includes the removal of tapes and protective plastic sheets used to avoid paint splatter.

To get a good estimate of the time and cost of your exterior painting project, Earl’s Paintworks, Inc. offers the complete and best professional painting services in Calgary.

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
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We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
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Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Warren
Warren
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Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
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Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
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We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
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We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.
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