How Long Will It Take to Repaint My House?

Repainting the exterior of your home is a way to immediately improve the quality and look of your house. A new coat of paint refreshes the atmosphere and can increase the value of your property. The plus side is that when you have a professional come in to do the job correctly, you’ll have a beautiful exterior that lasts for many years to come.

Factors That Affect the Timeline of Painting

Hiring a professional crew to come and paint your home makes the job a lot quicker than if you were to take on the task yourself. However, this process can still take a few days to complete depending on what needs to be prepared as well as several other factors.

  • Size of Home. This goes without saying but the larger the house is, the longer it will take to complete a painting project. An average house with one or two stories and a handful of bedrooms may take around three to four days to complete with a small team. Homes that have multiple floors with many bedrooms will take up to a week on average.
  • Size of Crew. The more people you have working on the task, the quicker the preparations and painting will be finished. The good news is that most professional painting companies will have a decent sized crew ready to send out on painting day.
  • Good weather can help speed along the process of painting. When conditions are ideal, paint crews can get the cleaning and preparations done quickly and paint will dry well. However, when bad weather interrupts the schedule, you’ll find that the overall painting timeline will be delayed.
  • State of House. A home that is in good condition will not need much work done before painting commences. If you find that your home needs siding replacement, patch-ups, or other repairs, the painting will have to hold off until these structural issues are addressed.

Preparations for Painting

There’s a decent amount of prep work that goes into a house before painting. This could include anything from fixing up any areas that have been damaged to laying down canvases to protect the home’s surroundings.

Crews will also need a clean slate to work on so washing the house needs to be done beforehand also. These preparations can take a couple of days.


The actual painting process will take 2-3 days to complete. The paint crew will visit your home over a period of days to get the job done as efficiently as possible. Once they’re finished, all that is left to manage is cleaning up.

We are the East Valley’s best exterior painters. To get in touch with some professional help in your area, call Life In Color Painting Services, a Gilbert, Mesa, and Chandler, Arizona painting company at 480-229-7615 or contact us online


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