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Paint Siding Costs

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Painting the siding on your home is a great idea to refresh the space without spending a lot of money or completely replacing your home’s exterior. The cost to paint siding on a home depends on a number of factors, including the size of the area that needs to be painted and the complexity of the work. What type of paint is used and whether specialty finishes are desired will also be considered in determining your final cost to paint siding.

Siding is available in many materials. The most popular are wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Each has its own considerations when painting, including the fact that wood will generally take more paint since it is a porous surface.

Siding painting: 1,500 sq.ft. full exterior siding, including all materials, labor, and removal and disposal costs.

Item Unit cost Quantity Line Cost
Exterior paint and primer: including sprayers rollers, brushes, etc. $0.14-$0.33 1,500 $210-$495
Removal/disposal fees $0.14-$0.67 1,500 $210-$1,005
Labor Cost $0.43-$0.73 1,500 $645-$1,095
Total Cost $0.71-$1.73 1,500 $1,065-$2,595


Other considerations and costs

  • If you hire professionals, their equipment and tools should be included in the price that you pay for their service. Be sure to ask about additional equipment charges or materials costs that aren’t clearly explained.
  • Paint disposal requires special methods and will cost more than typical landfill fees. The same is true of most siding, which has to be separately disposed or recycled in most cases.
  • If your home was built prior to 1978, you might have to pay for lead paint testing and removal. The painter will need to scrape and remove all of the exterior paint while wearing appropriate breathing protection. This can add thousands of dollars to your paint job.
  • If your siding hasn’t been cleaned recently, your painter may want to powerwash the area before painting. This will add an additional charge to your painting costs.
  • Homes that have extensive edging, unique details and architectural designs and other more complex features that require more effort will generally have higher prep and labor costs.

DIY considerations

  • If you have experience with exterior painting, you may be able to save on the cost to paint siding by doing the work yourself. This is not a project for just anyone, but it is possible for those with painting skills and basic handy knowledge.
  • One other way to cut costs is to provide your own materials for the job. Sometimes, companies inflate prices for the convenience of supplying the materials for the job. You can avoid this by purchasing your own paint and primer, based on the painter’s recommendations.
  • Consider power washing your home yourself before hiring a painter. This will save a significant amount of money because you can rent a power washer from your local home improvement store for a fraction of what a professional job would cost.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$2,891
  • Bronx, NY$2,376
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,980
  • Philadelphia, PA$2,470
  • Washington, DC$2,144
  • Atlanta, GA$1,940
  • Miami, FL$1,764
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,848
  • Minneapolis, MN$2,168
  • Chicago, IL$2,526
  • Houston, TX$2,605
  • San Antonio, TX$1,749
  • Austin, TX$1,980
  • Denver, CO$1,673
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,765
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,937
  • Los Angeles, CA$2,183
  • San Diego, CA$1,981
  • San Jose, CA$2,393
  • Seattle, WA$1,752

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