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Question DetailsAsked on 5/7/2013

How much should I pay to paint a bathroom?

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How large is the bathroom? Just the walls or do you need the trim work and ceiling painted as well? Bathrooms are more costly per square foot to paint becasue they need so much more cut in work around the tub, shower, vanity, etc. as well as removing and reinstalling towel bars and toilet paper holder. A 2 man crew can paint walls and a ceiling in a day. Possibly the trim as well if it is latex and not oil based paint which takes longer to dry between coats. 2 professional painters for one day will run you $300-500 per day in labor plus material costs, including consumables such as tape and plastic. A handyman will be cheaper but there is a difference in the quality of the finished product. Don't hire someone to paint hourly. Many handymen like to do this because it is easy to drag out for many more hours than it should, often costing you more than a contracted professional painter would have charged.

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services


Todd's answer sounds good to me, as interior painting (without any significant wall prep) runs from about $0.50/SF to $1.00 or so - on the higher end for small, complex areas like a bathroom, but he did not give any indication on materials cost.

A normal bathroom is about 200-250 SF walls, plus maybe 50-100 SF ceiling, so with a quart or two for different color trim paint you are talking about 2 gallons wall paint (double coat), a gallon ceiling paint, plus a couple of quarts trim paint at around $25-35/gallon plus about $30-60 for tape, rollers/brushes, plastic protective sheeting, etc totals about $120-180 for supplies.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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