5 Ways to Save Money When Hiring a Painting Contractor


These days, painting your indoors and outdoors like enclosed patio often takes too much out of your pocket than what you’d expect. The norm is, if you are hoping to get a quality paint job done, you would require to have a big budget. However, you can surely save a fair amount of money from that cost by following these five ways:

Doing the Prep Work

Before a painting project starts, there is a lot of pre-work that needs to be done — for example, finding cracks or defects, cleaning, removing hanging items like indoor plant hangers etc. All these tasks require time, and if the contractor is in charge of it, you will be losing money.

So, it is best to do as much prep work yourself as you can. Then, you can inform the contractor about the work you have done. They may not completely skip the prep work, but the work you have done will prepare faster and resulting in a cheaper project.

Buy Materials Yourself

Usually, the contractors get the necessary materials like painting themselves and charge you for it. The charge is higher than what you would want to pay for them. Cutting the middlemen out and getting the materials yourself is the best idea in this case.

Moreover, you would tell whether or not you are getting the quality materials you need.

Look for the Right Contractor

Painting contractors are easy to find online or by asking around. However, a lot of them are going to charge you a crazy amount if you are not picky enough. The best idea will be to ask your friends or family if they have someone to recommend. Otherwise, do your research properly by spending some time comparing prices.

If you live in Minnesota, I recommend that you check out these Eden Prairie professional painters.

Help out with the Project

Ask the contractor if you can help out with the project. Do any work you can with them within your capability. Do some painting or cleaning here and there and help them to finish the project faster. In this way, you will be able to monitor the project while also taking some credit off the payment. Make sure to mention your help during the final payment process.

Get one Contractor for Multiple Projects

Your house may need multiple painting jobs done. For example, if you are doing the exterior painting now, consider doing the interior one if the old painting is wearing out.

If you do multiple projects by the same contractor at the same time, your cost will be significantly lower than usual. So, consider doing multiple projects at once for saving yourself from future spending.


No matter how fancy you want your painting to be, there are always options for saving. So, make sure to follow these tips and make better decisions in every step of the project. If you get an excellent contractor and do some work yourself, you might have an opportunity to save some money.

Callista Porter
Callista Porter, with a background in architecture (B.Arch, University of Texas), has made a name for herself in the renovation industry over the past 12 years. Her expertise is restoring and modernizing historic homes, balancing preservation with contemporary aesthetics. Callista joined our platform in 2021, sharing insights on architectural integrity and modern design trends in her writing. Her passion for history extends into her hobby of collecting vintage home decor, which often inspires her renovation projects.

10 Common Grilling Safety Mistakes You Should Avoid

Previous article

The 7 Health Benefits Of a Clean Mattress

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Renovations