Cost to hire a Exterior Painter on Bidvine

£370 - £1660

National average price

£370 - £1660  National average range
£370 - £1660



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How much does exterior painting cost?

Mar 21, 2018

The median hourly rate charged by exterior painters is usually around £18 per hour. Then, in many cases, the median total cost of an exterior painting project comes to about £1150.

Still, it is important to keep in mind that these are estimates and that the cost of your exterior painting project could be higher or lower depending on the factors discussed below.


Repairs and Preparation

Are your exterior walls in rough shape? Will you need to repair more than just chipped exterior wall paint? Then this will add to the cost of your exterior painting project. Still, you should not avoid these repairs.

If your walls are at risk of or have structural damage at any location, this should be dealt with.

It is important to keep your exterior walls in top shape in order to maintain the structural integrity of your home.

Type of Paint

Before you can begin painting the exterior of your home, you will first need to pick up your exterior wall paint. While it might be tempting to cut costs by purchasing a cheap paint this isn’t necessarily the best option. Your paint should be able to withstand the weather year round and hold up through wind, rain, and snow.

While no paint will last forever, a quality paint should last for a few years, extending the life of your painting project. Although it may be more costly upfront to use this higher quality exterior paint, it will save you time and money in the long run. High-quality exterior wall paint tends to last longer meaning you won’t need to repaint as often.

Weather and Seasonality

Similar to interior paint which requires stable temperatures to set, exterior paint is also susceptible to temperatures. If it is too humid or wet outside the paint won’t dry properly. This means that if you have a heat wave or a particularly rainy patch of weather your painter won’t be able to work. Paint also won’t set when it is too cold outside.

Due to the restrictions which weather imposes on exterior painting, it is best to hire an exterior painter between late Spring and mid to late Autumn. However, keep in mind that due to the nature of the work exterior painters are busiest during this time. So, to ensure that your painter has enough time to complete your project it is best to book them well in advance. 

Price Comparison For Home Improvement Painting Projects

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While many exterior painting projects can be completed in a few days, this is not always the case. The average length of time it takes to complete a painting project is highly dependent on the size of your house and the state of your walls.

Larger houses will naturally require more paint and take longer to complete than smaller houses. Then, if your walls need repairs you will need to tend to these first, which will lengthen the project as a whole.

The colour of paint you choose can contribute to the length of the project as well. Do you want to whitewash your home after it was previously painted with a dark colour? Then, it will likely take additional coats to completely cover the old colour.

Your painter will need to apply each of these coats then let them dry before they can continue on. If you want to speed up a project, keep the old paint colour in mind when you head out to buy your new paint.


If you live in an area that has a high cost of living and high transportation costs this will, in turn, affect the rates which your exterior painter charges. Should this be the case, your professional will have higher rates in order to cover these factors.


Your professional's experience level is another aspect which can come into play here. A new professional is likely to offer more cost-effective rates as they seek to gather experience to grow their business and professional reputation. On the other hand, a seasoned professional’s rates could be slightly higher to reflect the years they have put into honing their skills.

If you aren’t sure how to go about choosing the best professional for your project, pop over to their profile to take a look at their reviews. These reviews are written by previous customers and will give you an idea of whether their skill set is the best fit for your painting project. To see visual examples of your professional’s previous work simply ask. Many painters take before and after pictures of previous projects to show future clients just like you.


Hiring an exterior painter is the best way to go about painting the exterior of your house. Professional painters have the expertise to tackle this difficult project with efficiency and skill. Before you know it you’ll be well on your way to wrapping up your to-do list and enjoying the beautiful new aesthetic of your home!

Exterior Painters near you


AJ Decorating Services

(28 reviews)

36 hires on Bidvine

Monks Orchard, South London CR0 7DT

Abul H.Verified Review

Excellent job done and very tidy, he was very professional. Highly recommended. Thank you


Leadbeater Solutions Ltd

(22 reviews)

42 hires on Bidvine

Horns Green, South East London TN14 7AA

Alison C.Verified Review

Very pleased with the deck replacement & patio, quality work at a reasonable price. Richard seems to be able to turn his hand to everything & also did several other small jobs while he was here.


Mr Sprout

(20 reviews)

34 hires on Bidvine

South Tottenham, North London N15 6TT

Josh R.Verified Review

Did a great job at a very reasonable price. Was very fast and thorough


All Shades London LTD

(18 reviews)

34 hires on Bidvine

Portsoken, East London E1 1RH

Riki M.Verified Review

Tom is the best, came on time for the quotes. Very good value for money. He is the best builder I have ever worked with, did painting, electrics, fixed a whole new bathroom, put in an AC. He was always punctual, kept the place tidy, no job was too small and the ultimate perfectionist. With Tom I now have my dream house. Thank you so much. I highly recommend him.


David Connor

(18 reviews)

18 hires on Bidvine

Chinatown, Central London W1D 3SU

Tom J.Verified Review

David is excellent. Great standard of work, really professional, trustworthy, clear communication. Would certainly hire him again. Highly recommended!


Xl painting

(17 reviews)

18 hires on Bidvine

Filton, Gloucestershire BS16 4QP

Kane W.Verified Review

The price was much better than other prices I received. However the work was completed to a very high standard and on time without any issue. Soliamun even did some extra work for me without increasing the price. I would recommend him and he is now doing some bathroom work for me because I was very happy with his price and work

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