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Cost to Paint a Formal Living Room

On August 17, 2019

One of the best ways to liven up is to paint a formal living room. Interior painting helps determine the “mood” and aesthetic appeal of your home. New living room paint significantly enhances the beauty and value of your home.

Living Room Painting Pricing

Typically, living rooms in the Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, Bedford and Irving areas are close to 18′ Length x 15′ Width x 10′ Height. Pricing for a living room of this size would include:

  • Preparation:  $80 to 100
  • Walls:  $350
  • Ceilings:  $145
  • Baseboards:  $130

A rough estimate to paint a formal living room would be around $700. This cost would include labor, paint, primer and painting supplies. Other living room enhancements and improvement costs can include crown molding painting, door or window repair, wallpaper removal or installation, wall murals, wall repairs and wall texture. Be sure to ask the interior painters about these decorative finishes and extra costs when bidding on the project. Finally, the paint is applied to the living room walls and baseboards for a new, seamless look.

Living Room Painting Process

Living room painting projects require prep work, primer, painting and clean up. First furniture and other items are moved out of the way to make sure nothing gets ruined. Next drop cloths are put down to protect the living room floor. Prep work includes wiping down the walls to remove dust, patching cracks or holes and sanding any rough patches down for a smooth surface. This preparation helps ensure that the paint properly sticks to the living room walls. The next step is to apply primer which helps seal the surface and allows the paint to adhere to the surface.

Living Room Painting Cost Factors

The size of the living room is the biggest factor in determining the price of the project. However, there are other items that can vary the price you pay. The texture of the living room walls can make a difference in the cost. Textured walls are more difficult to paint and will be more expensive than smooth walls. Interior painters prefer smooth, flat surfaces and textured walls have angled surfaces that regular paint brushes and rollers can’t reach. These challenging surfaces require skilled painters and extra equipment.

Living room walls that require multiple coats of paint will be more expensive than typical interior painting jobs. If you are transitioning a dark living room into a lighter shade of paint, it will require additional coats of paints. Also, different types of paints take longer to dry between coats of paint which increases the time the painter has to be at the project. Oil based paints take 6 to 8 hours to dry, while latex based paints typically dry in an hour.

Contact a Fort Worth Area Interior Painting Company

If you live in the Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, Bedford or Irving areas and are interested in painting your living room, contact us today! Schedule a free estimate and learn more about the cost to paint a formal living room.


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