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Re: How much to paint a house?

For what its worth, re-painting a very large exterior wall in stucco (including repairs) that encircles 2/3 of property.

Cost of DIY from Hornbach, sprayer, 180 chf; cost of paint, approximately 300 chf = total cost of 480chf.

Ladders to be used, scaffolding not possible due to incline. Left over stucco from another project.
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Re: How much to paint a house?

I repainted the driveway wall last year - not a huge amount to do in terms of m2 - but it took ages - as I brushed it on.

In theory we'd repaint the outside of the house - but I'm not looking forward to getting a price OR doing it myself.
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Re: How much to paint a house?

I just painted a clients exterior stairwell....one day, white paint, two coats, job done...client happy.......now doing my own exterior wall....no fuss, no scaffolding and generally just not making a meal of it. The Swiss are good diligent workers.....but boy do they overegg the pudding!
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Re: How much to paint a house?

We had our house painted last year. 2 coats on the timber sidings, in a totally different color to the original. All shutters stripped and repainted in 2 coats. All scaffolding included. All eaves painted as well. CHF 12,000 for a 3 story stand alone house. Kanton Schwyz. Job took about 7 days total, although scaffolding stayed up for about 3 weeks. 2 painters and sometimes a 3rd. Included them covering up all windows & frames to avoid overspray (although with mixed results on success for that). Hope it helps.
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I just painted a clients exterior stairwell....one day, white paint, two coats, job done...client happy.......now doing my own exterior wall....no fuss, no scaffolding and generally just not making a meal of it. The Swiss are good diligent workers.....but boy do they overegg the pudding!
I know painters who use no scaffolding. I watched them paint a 3 storey house using ladders. When my painter wanted to set up scaffolding in the stairway I was a bit surprised as I thought a ladder could work. He told me that if there was an accident and it was discovered that scaffolding was not used, he said there would be trouble for him with the accident coverage.

I agree with getting several quotes but ask for references and go and look at the work. Also, if it is the inside of the house, you will get a better price in the winter when painters are not as busy with outside work.
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We had our house painted last year. 2 coats on the timber sidings, in a totally different color to the original. All shutters stripped and repainted in 2 coats. All scaffolding included. All eaves painted as well. CHF 12,000 for a 3 story stand alone house. Kanton Schwyz. Job took about 7 days total, although scaffolding stayed up for about 3 weeks. 2 painters and sometimes a 3rd. Included them covering up all windows & frames to avoid overspray (although with mixed results on success for that). Hope it helps.
Oh, and it also included painting 2 exterior doors, and 2 double sized garage doors. The painter dude said it should last for 10 years before needing to be redone again (we lived at 1100m above sea level and get 6 feet of snow lying about in a good year).

Interestingly, he (the Swissy painter dude) was adamant that we should paint our timber house in a dark color - apparently it withstands the summers and winter extremes better and lasts longer. I have no research to substantiate that though....
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