(Closed) Painting your house? How much did you pay for paint?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hear the more expensive paint is worth it! Less coats, better lasting.

Here in Virginia paint is anywhere from $25-50usd /gallon. Most use the $25/gallon paint, I think.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I buy Valspar for about $25/gallon, but around 4th of July they have $5 rebates. I’ve also used Olympic and been happy with both.

Don’t go cheap on paint–there is a reason good paint costs more. It’s low odor/low VOC and sticks to your walls properly. No chipping, goes on smoothly, all the things you really want in a paint.

Our kitchen used 2 gallons, our hallway used 2 gallons, so did the bedroom….basically if you’re going to do a few walls, it’s about $50 in costs.

Post # 7
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you use a primer, you should use less paint.  We painted our bedroom with less than a gallon of Valspar 10 ft by 12 ft, but we had a primer down.  Valspar here is very affordable, but I bet they have stricter safety and VOC standards in Europe and you are paying for that!

Post # 8
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I LOVE Valspar its from $20-30 a gallon. Depending on the room size 2-3 gallons a room. We dont use primer unless its going on new drywall and just do 2 coats of paint.

Fiance use to do painting on the side and said its as good or better then some of the $50+ he has used for people who bought there own paint

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