This tool helps you easily estimate the cost of painting the exterior of your home.

## Exterior Painting Estimate Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the cost of painting the exterior of your house. Enter the length, width, and height of your house in feet, along with the number of windows and doors. Also, enter the cost per square foot for painting. Click “Calculate” to get an estimate of the total cost.

### How to Use:

- Enter the length of the house in feet.
- Enter the width of the house in feet.
- Enter the height of the house in feet.
- Enter the number of windows.
- Enter the number of doors.
- Enter the cost per square foot for painting.
- Click the “Calculate” button to see the estimated cost.

### How It Calculates:

The calculator first determines the wall area by multiplying the length and height for two of the walls and the width and height for the other two walls. It sums these areas, then subtracts the approximate area occupied by windows and doors. The total paintable area is then multiplied by the cost per square foot to provide the final estimate.

### Limitations:

This calculator provides an estimate based on standard assumptions (e.g., average window and door sizes), and actual painting costs can vary due to factors like the type of paint used, labor costs, and the condition of the surfaces being painted.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Total Paint Cost

Enter the square footage of the exterior surface to estimate the required paint gallons and total cost. The calculator will consider the type of paint, number of coats, and average price per gallon to provide an accurate estimate.

### Determine Labor Cost

Input the estimated hours needed for the project and the hourly rate of painters to calculate the labor cost. The calculator considers the complexity of the job and provides an estimate based on industry standard labor rates.

### Include Material Cost

Specify the cost of other materials like primer, brushes, rollers, and tape to get a comprehensive estimate. The calculator factors in these costs alongside the paint cost to give you a full picture of your expenses.

### Account for Surface Preparation

Indicate if surface preparation such as pressure washing or scraping is required for your project. The calculator adjusts the estimate to include the additional time and material costs associated with preparing the exterior surfaces.

### Factor in Location and Season

Provide your location and the season for more accurate pricing based on regional labor and material costs. The calculator considers different price variations across locations and adjusts the estimate accordingly.

### Compare Different Paint Brands

Select from a list of popular paint brands to compare prices and quality. The calculator helps you make an informed decision by showing estimates for different paint brands, allowing you to choose the one that fits your budget and requirements.

### Account for Overhead Costs

Include overhead costs such as equipment rental, insurance, or permit fees to get a comprehensive project estimate. The calculator factors in these additional expenses to give you a more accurate total cost for your exterior painting project.

### Estimate Time Required

Enter the project’s square footage and the number of painters to get an estimate of the total project duration. The calculator factors in the size of the job and the labor resources to provide an approximate timeline for completion.

### Calculate Total Project Cost

By inputting all relevant cost factors, the calculator generates a detailed breakdown of the total project cost. It considers paint, labor, materials, preparation, and overhead expenses to provide you with a comprehensive estimate for your exterior painting project.

### Save and Print Estimates

After obtaining the project estimate, you have the option to save or print the breakdown for future reference. The calculator allows you to keep a record of the estimated costs and share them with contractors or clients easily.