It seems as if painting a house would be a basic task, however, it does require a few basic skills. Are you physically capable of climbing a ladder? Can you physically endure scraping old paint?
Let’s say that a house is one story height and is 2,000 square feet. How do you figure out how much paint you’d need? The way I did it was go to my local hardware store and ask a lot of questions.
I received an estimate of $800 in 1985 to have my house painted and the total cost to do it myself was less than $100. I used brushes and rollers, instead of spray guns. If you’re looking for speed, spray guns are great. If you want it to last, there’s nothing better than a doing it by hand with a brush.