facebook pixel

How Much Does It Cost to Paint Siding?

Low
$250
Average Cost
$1,850 - $2,500
High
$3,500 - $5,000
(1500 sq.ft. siding)

Get free estimates from painters near you
Here's what happens next

How Much Does It Cost to Paint Siding?

Low
$250
Average Cost
$1,850 - $2,500
High
$3,500 - $5,000
(1500 sq.ft. siding)

Get free estimates from painters near you
Here's what happens next
Step 1
Answer a few questions
Tell us what you are looking for.
Step 2
Find out how much your project will cost
The contractors will offer competitive free quotes for your job.
Step 3
Compare the quotes and hire
Compare the estimates and hire the contractor who best fits your needs.
Updated: What's new?

Siding Painting Cost by Project Range

Low
$250
DIY
Average Cost
$1,850 - $2,500
1500 sq.ft. siding
High
$3,500 - $5,000
Repairs and extras

How Much Does It Cost to Paint Siding?

A fresh coat of paint on your home’s siding can repair many issues and also make the house look brand new without spending a lot of money. Although it is possible to paint exterior siding yourself, in most cases hiring a professional painter is the recommended route. A home with 1500 square feet of siding will cost an average of $1,850 for professional exterior painting.

Cost Breakdown

  • Materials: Paint prices ranges between $30-$50 per gallon. Most professional painters recommend using a primer 1 and two coats of paint on exterior siding. The paint typically costs $200-$500 depending on brand and quality. Other materials include rollers, sprayers, and scaffolding 2. Most professional painters already have the remaining supplies and don’t include them in the price. If siding repairs are required, you’ll also need to pay for caulk 3 and other repair materials.
  • Labor: The majority of your painting budget will go to labor costs. Most professional painters earn an average of $20-$35 per hour, but you’ll likely be paying for a team of painters instead of a single person. Assuming it will take around 32 hours, labor will cost between $650-$1100.
  • Removal and disposal: If some of the wood siding or stucco 4 is damaged beyond repair, you’ll have to pay for it to be removed and thrown away, which normally includes a base of the average labor cost of $20-$35 an hour, plus a premium and any charges to use the landfill. Expect to spend around $1000 to have removed the damaged siding.

Enhancement and Improvement Costs

  • Using multiple colors, even for small accent colors, can add up to an extra $1,000 per 1,500 square feet, depending on the number of colors and the area they cover.
  • Unforeseen issues can arise, such as the discovery of water damage or cracked stucco 4, or rusty nails. The cost to fix these problems varies based on the magnitude, but expect to spend a larger chunk of change if there are structural issues.

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
See full cheat sheet.
glossary term picture Primer 1 Primer: Preparatory coat applied to materials (drywall, wood, metal, etc.) before painting to ensure paint adhesion, extend paint durability, and help seal and protect the surface to be painted
glossary term picture Scaffolding 2 Scaffolding: A temporary structure used during construction/maintenance/painting projects to raise and support workers (or one worker), required materials, and equipment
glossary term picture Caulking 3 Caulk: A chemical sealant used to fill in and seal gaps where two materials join, for example, the tub and tile, to create a watertight and airtight seal. The term "caulking" is also used to refer to the process of applying this type of sealant
glossary term picture Stucco 4 Stucco: A type of durable plaster finish made of aggregates, a binder, and water (traditionally Portland cement, sand, and water) used on masonry, walls, ceilings, and decorative moldings
glossary term picture Vinyl 5 Vinyl: A synthetic plastic made from ethylene and chlorine. Vinyl has many applications in the construction industry and it is widely used in sidings, window frames, roofing and gutters, among others
glossary term picture Lead 6 Lead: A naturally occurring heavy metal that is highly toxic to humans, and has been used in paint, gasoline, piping, and other applications

Cost to paint siding varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Updated:
The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.
Painter painting the wood siding of a house
painters near you
Get free estimates on FIXR from trusted painters in your area


Was this guide helpful to you?
  

Cost to paint siding varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.