How much does it cost to paint the exterior of a house in Kansas City in 2023
The average cost to paint a house in Kansas City is $6,500. There are many factors that can affect the price drastically. In this article we will cover the factors that will affect price and give you visual examples of different size homes and the average price ranges to paint the exterior of those homes.
Factors that affect the price of the exterior painting job:
The first step to painting any exterior is power washing. This will help clean the surface, wash away dirt, and remove loose paint from the home. A smaller home can take us a few hours to wash and larger homes could take us as much as a full day to powerwash.
One of the most important parts of painting the exterior of a home in Kansas city is caulking. Depending on your type of siding there may be very little caulking to do or as much as 2 days of caulking.
If you have an older home or a home with raw wood that has been painted, there can be areas where the paint has failed that will require scraping and priming. Our exterior painters can spend as little as one hour scraping and priming or as much as a full day scraping and priming depending on the severity of the peeling paint.
Tall gables, steep rooflines, sloped sides, obstructions, tall chimneys
If there are trees or landscaping impeding access to the area, it will take us more time to find a correct way to set up our ladders in order to paint. Sloped sides need special ladder levels in order to produce the work safely. Steep rooflines or very tall gables and chimneys also require a lot more ladder work to ensure we are not reaching across the ladder at those heights. Many times these challenges require one painter on the ladder and one or two painters holding the ladder at the bottom which increases the labor hours per job. In rare cases lifts, special scaffolding, and/or specialty ladders may be needed to reach certain areas.
Amount of surface being painted
The more surface area on a home that needs to be painted the more paint, materials and labor will be needed to paint the exterior of the home.
Number of colors being painted on the home
The standard exterior paint job in Kansas city includes 1 body color, 1 trim color, and 1 accent color. If there are more colors selected we will have to clean out our brushes and/or sprayers to paint the next color.
Trim and accent color just on front vs on all 4 sides
On most homes here in Kansas city, the trim and accent colors are only painted on the front of the home. The sides and back typically get painted all the same main house color. If the homeowner would like the trim color on the sides or in certain areas on the left+back+right sides of the home, the price could increase depending on the amount of trim work we have to paint a separate color.
Type of exterior paint being used
There are many options to choose from when it comes to exterior paints. Some lower cost builders grade paint may only last 5 years and some top of the line paint may last as long as 13 years. Paint alone can make the price for painting the exterior of a home vary by a few hundred dollars to as much as a few thousand dollars.
Number of coats
Most exterior paint jobs in Kansas city are 1 coat. If the home is in very bad conditions or we are doing a drastic color change, a 2nd coat may be required. This usually adds about 20-30% more in paint and labor which results in 20-30% more in cost compared to 1 coat.
Wood rot repairs
Wood replacement is one of the most expensive add ons to a paint job. Extensive wood repairs typically stem from the lack of maintaining a home sealed and painted. We may address this topic in a separate article but it is something we encounter in Kansas city and is always listed as a separate line item to the painting.
As you can see homes can vary quite a bit in price. This is why it is important to have a painting professional inspect your home so they can put together a quote based on what your home needs to make sure the work stays within your budget while maintaining quality to the highest standard.
The following examples are homes we painted that represent each category. The price ranges are based on average prep work with the low-high tier paints.
Cost to Paint Exterior of 1000 sq ft 1 story home in Kansas City
The cost to paint the exterior of a home that is 1 story and less than 1000 sq ft is $3,500 – $5,000. Below are some pictures of homes we’ve painted in this range.
Cost to Paint Exterior of 1000-2400 sq ft 1.5 story home in Kansas City
The cost to paint the exterior of a home in Kansas City that is 1.5 stories and between 1000-2400 sq ft is $4250-$6250. Below are some pictures of homes we’ve painted in this range.
Cost to Paint Exterior of 2500 – 3000 sq ft 2 story home in Kansas City
The cost to paint the exterior of a home in Kansas City that is 2 stories and between 2400-3000 sq ft is $5,500 – $8,500. Below are some pictures of homes we’ve painted in this range.
Cost to Paint Exterior of 3000 – 4500 sq ft 3 story home in Kansas City
The cost to paint the exterior of a home in Kansas City that is 3 stories and between 3000-4500 sq ft is $6,800 – $10,000. Below are some pictures of homes we’ve painted in this range.
Cost to Paint Exterior of 4000+ sq ft or a highly custom home in Kansas City
The cost to paint the exterior of a home in Kansas City that 4000+ sq ft or a highly custom home is $11,500 – $17,500
In the The Kansas City Metropolitan Area Contact H M Precision Painting For a Free Estimate
We hope this article helped give you an idea of what it will cost to paint the exterior of your home. There are many factors and options that can affect the price which could lower or increase the prices above.
If you are interested in getting a quote for your home feel free to give us a call at (816) 686-5684 or submit a request on our site.
We will go over your project details and schedule a time for an onsite inspection of your home. We can explain what options are available and can help put together a quote that fits your needs and preferences.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to serving you in the future!
H M Precision Painting
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 686-5684