You may remember this post from March when I was quite indignant about getting a $20,000 bid to paint the back of our house. You will also remember that I decided to buy the tools necessary and paint myself. Since that time, we have been sanding, scraping, priming, caulking and painting on the weekends.
Today, I totaled all of the receipts on materials and tools we spent. We spent a grand total of: $1,792.12!!! That is over a $18,000 savings for doing it ourself!
Here is our cost breakdown:
House Paint (Benjamin Moore, White Heron, bought at Joseph’s Paint) $323.06
Primer (Valspar Exterior primer, bought at Lowes) $213.30
Paint brushes and caulk $39.82
2 Wagner paint eater sanders and 8 discs $251.04
Graco paint spray gun and tips $300.00
Scaffolding rental $664.90
Now, we are done! This past weekend, we finished up cleaning the paint overspray from the windows, caulking the windows so they won’t rattle (YAY), and painting the window trim. Thankfully, that was the last bit needed until we could really call this house DONE!
Of course, I have painting the shed, backyard landscaping and some other spiffy things up my sleeve. But, as far as the house…inside AND out, we are DONE!