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How Much Does Exterior Painting Cost in Seattle?

 How Much Does Exterior Painting Cost in Seattle?

Are you get­ting ready to paint your house here in Seat­tle? It’s an excit­ing process, but we know that it can raise a lot of good ques­tions, too. When is the right time to paint? What kind of house paint should you choose? What are the hottest paint col­ors of 2023? And the list goes on…

Here at All Cov­ered Paint­ing, we also get a lot of good ques­tions about how much exte­ri­or paint­ing costs in Seat­tle, and what impacts the pricing. 

We know that it’s real­ly nice and con­ve­nient to get a ball­park price, but it’s a lit­tle ask­ing how much a house itself costs. It depends on a lot of fac­tors, right? How big is the house, does it have a garage, what neigh­bor­hood is it in… 

For today, we want to give you some actu­al insights and take­aways, so we’ll do our best to share some sam­ple pric­ing and fac­tors to con­sid­er. As always, if you have any more ques­tions about house paint­ing in Seat­tle, we invite you to con­tact us direct­ly. We’re always hap­py to chat.

Ball­park Cost for Exte­ri­or House Paint­ing in Seattle

  • On the low­er end: if you’re look­ing at a small­er project like paint­ing your front door, a few win­dows, or touch­ing up your trim, the cost could be around $760. That’s rough­ly the cost of a painter com­ing out for a full day of work.

  • On the high­er end: if you’re con­sid­er­ing a com­plete exte­ri­or repaint of a mul­ti-sto­ry home, or a more exten­sive trans­for­ma­tion, be pre­pared for a high­er invest­ment. The cost could reach up to $50,000 or more, depend­ing on the scale and com­plex­i­ty of the project.

Quite a range! To help unpack what exact­ly goes into the pric­ing, let’s take a clos­er look at what has the biggest impact on your bot­tom line.

 How Much Does Exterior Painting Cost in Seattle?

What Impacts the Cost of Paint­ing a House in Seattle?

Here are a few of the key factors:

  • How big is your home? The size of your home plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in deter­min­ing the cost. Larg­er homes require more time, labor, and mate­ri­als, result­ing in a high­er price tag.

  • How many sto­ries do you have? Paint­ing a sin­gle-sto­ry house is typ­i­cal­ly less com­plex than tack­ling a mul­ti-sto­ry struc­ture that would involve addi­tion­al equip­ment and logistics.

  • How about the details and col­or com­plex­i­ty? The lev­el of detail and the num­ber of col­ors all impact the cost. 

  • How is the sur­face con­di­tion? Prepar­ing sur­faces with peel­ing paint, bub­bles, or dam­age from pests requires addi­tion­al atten­tion and poten­tial­ly more exten­sive repairs. Deal­ing with dif­fer­ent types of exist­ing paint, such as water-based/la­tex or oil-based, may also influ­ence the cost.

How Much Does It Cost To Paint a 2 – 3 Bed­room Home in Seattle?

Let’s get even more spe­cif­ic, just to give you a help­ful idea of the cost. If you have a 2 – 3 bed­room house in decent con­di­tion, a full exte­ri­or repaint could be between $12,000+. If you need wood repairs, or there are oth­er com­plex­i­ties involved, the price could nudge up clos­er to $16,000 – 20,000.

What’s Your Takeaway?

We rec­om­mend care­ful­ly review­ing your paint­ing pro­pos­als, look­ing espe­cial­ly at the prepa­ra­tion, repairs, and type of paint your con­trac­tor includes. Remem­ber, a pro­fes­sion­al painter will pro­vide a clear, detailed esti­mate that leaves no room for ambi­gu­i­ty. Keep in mind too that noth­ing is more expen­sive than a cheap paint job! Invest in the best repaint you can. It’ll look bet­ter, last longer, and make you much hap­pi­er at the end of the day.

Again, if you have more ques­tions please con­tact us at All Cov­ered Paint­ing. We’d love to talk with you. 


Emma Payne

Rich & his team did a fantastic job painting our house in July. Far & away the best experience I've ever had with painters. They were prompt & diligent, and the colors looks amazing. Our neighbors say they hardly noticed the painters were there -... view full review
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Eveline K.

Still in the process of painting the interior of the house but Master Colors is doing a very nice job. They get here everyday on time and clean up when they are finished at the end of the day. So far, I would recommend them... view full review
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