How Long Does It Take to Paint a House Exterior?


The duration of exterior painting jobs can vary widely, ranging anywhere from 1 to 45 days. Professional painters like the ones at  Ethereal Painters follow a set process that is designed to ensure quality results without sacrificing speed or efficiency.

Step 1: Cleaning

Painting a house can take anywhere from 1-1.5 days, depending on the work needed to get it clean enough for painting. Professional painters may either pressure wash or handwash before starting to paint – and every surface will need some different kind of washing!

Step 2: Prep Work

Prep work for an average sized home takes about two to five days if there is not any intense preparation needed. During this step in the process, a professional painter will repair damaged surfaces and remove loose paint while also caulking trim areas that are being painted.

Step 3: Spraying Siding

Averaged sized homes that do not require intensive painting can take anywhere from two to three days. A professional will first prime all areas of bare wood, metal rust, and hardie board before spray painting the exterior with two coats of high-quality paint.

Step 4: Painting Trim

A professional painter often paints the trim and doors of a home over 3-5 days with either hand paint or spray. Most choose to use a brush for architectural details while using roller on flat areas, but their choice depends upon size of house/property as well as how much detail is in architecture itself.

Step 5: Touch Ups and Clean Up

After the house has been painted, a professional painter spends one to two days making minor touch ups and cleaning up any areas that need attention so everything is put back in its place. They also remove all garbage from the area before finishing their job.

If you are looking for more information on how long it takes to paint a house exterior, or if interested in our painting services please contact  Ethereal Painters at 604-505-2745 or  fill out our estimate form.