When you have any kind of home renovation, it is only natural to want to know how long it will take from the planning stage to the completion. Contractors know there are many variables that can affect the timeline; they have to be careful when setting expectations, so you aren’t disappointed when a project runs long. When it comes to residential painting projects, there may be fewer variables to consider, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be tricky to give an exact answer. Here are some of the factors that can influence how long a larger project can take.
- Weather- It is obvious that a week of rain would set back your exterior residential painting project, but high humidity and temperature can also be a factor for interior painting. While it may not take any longer to complete, it can take longer to dry. Running the air conditioner longer to pull humidity out of your home can help in this regard.
- Exterior Prep Work- Even if two homes were identical, that doesn’t mean they will take the same amount of time to paint. One might need several hours of prep work while another is good to go after just pressure washing.
- Interior Prep Work- The same is true for interior residential painting. A wall in rough condition or with existing paint or wallpaper that needs to be dealt with will take longer to prepare for the fresh paint than one that doesn’t have those issues. Needing wall repair also changes how long the project will take.
- Complexity- There is a big difference between painting all interior walls the same color and making each room different. In addition, accent walls, two-tone walls, and utilizing specialized painting techniques can all add time to your residential painting project, as well as the cost.
At Pride Painting, Inc., we do our best to give you the most accurate time estimate for your residential painting project. We’ll also advise you of any situation we are aware of that could alter your completion date. As one of the oldest painting companies in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, we are able to foresee most factors and give you a fairly accurate estimate. We’ll do everything in our power to make your project go quickly without sacrificing quality. Contact us today to learn more or to discuss an upcoming residential painting project you have in mind.