Everything to Know About New House Painting

Congratulations, you have just recently purchased a new house! This is no small feat, and you should feel proud. However, novelty homes still require a great paint job. You may think that new house painting is similar to painting a home with mileage, but this is unfortunately not true.

New house painting requires more work and care to get your new dream house in order. Down below are some common questions new homeowners have in regards to painting.

Everything You Need to Know about new house painting

How much does it cost to paint a new house?

This is a common question asked by individuals eager to hire a contractor and get the job done. Unfortunately, there is no actual median for new house painting. Instead, you will have to get out the calculator and do some simple math to determine the cost. 

Do not worry. I would not waste your time to give you a cop-out answer like that. Keep on scrolling; you’ll find the numbers you need to add up for a new house painting project.

How much does it cost to paint a new house interior?

Sorry to break it to you. There is no definitive price for a new house painting for an interior. Several factors affect the cost that you can use to gauge the amount. Remember, not one home is the same, so finding common ground amongst your peers may be difficult.

  • •The square footage of your new home will be the most crucial factor for determining cost. 1200 square feet homes will range from $5700-$7500, 1600 square feet goes from $6,500-$10,000, 2500 square feet starts at $9000-$13,000 and 3000 square feet houses go for $11,500-$16,000.
  • •The amount of prep involved. Since you are working with a new house, there will be more prep to get things right the first time. Unfortunately, this will add to the initial cost depending on which company you use. Try to negotiate kindly but do not get your hopes up for this new house painting job.
  • •The time frame will affect the cost. If you want the job done quicker, well, it will inevitably cost you more. Paint companies will have to send in more workers to get the job done. The formula more labour= a heftier price tag is applicable here.
exterior painting workers and painters taupe worker on stone house staining, House Painters

How much does it cost to paint a new house exterior?

The exterior of a new home needs extra care with its paint job. This price range will differ from an older home because of the extra caution and prep needed by the painters when starting. It also depends on what kind of exterior it is when calculating the cost for new house painting.

1. Exterior brick is begging to be stained instead of painted:

  • •800-1200 square feet will start at around $4000 and can go up to $7000.
  • •1500-2500 square feet will be a low of $6000 to $8000, with a high of $10,000- $15,000.
  • •3000+ square feet start from the $8000-$10,000 range and can be as high as $12,000 to $20,000.

3. Exterior vinyl and aluminum siding:

  • •800-1200 square foot homes start from $2000 to $5000 for exterior vinyl and aluminum sidings.
  • •1500-2000 square foot homes range from $3000 to $7000.
  • •2500-3000+ square foot homes will equal around  $5000 and go up to $10,000.

2. Exterior stucco siding:

  • •800-1200 square foot homes start at the $4000-$5000 range and spike up to $6000-$8000.
  • •1500-2000 square foot base price is around $4000-$5000, for higher-end it will be $8000-$12,000.
  • •2500-3000+ square foot homes begin at the $15,000 range and can be as high as $25,000

4. Exterior wood siding:

  • •800-1200 square foot homes start from the $2000 to $5000 range
  • •1500-2000 square foot homes start at $3000 and go up to the $7000 mark.
  • •2500-3000+ square foot houses begin $5000-$1500

Now, remember, these are ballpark numbers for regular homes. As mentioned earlier and will further be stressed throughout this post, new house painting will cost more due to prep. So, brace yourself for some additional charges with these numbers as painters have to be precise for your new forever home.

How long does it take to paint a new construction house?

New construction homes do require more work but not as much as one would think. You may be eager to have your new house painted within one day, but this is highly unlikely unless you hire multiple contractors (don’t do this). 

Again, your home’s size will affect not only the cost but also the amount of time needed.

  • •The time frame for an interior paint job for new construction ranges from 2-4 days.


  • • An exterior paint job ideally will take 3-5 days.


  • •The amount of workers a contractor brings is the wild card here. The less staffing for the job, the longer the wait time.
Interior painting living room with chimney light gray walls white trim modern by Home Painters Toronto

Can you paint walls in a new house?

This is a common myth within the painting world. Many people believe that painting walls in a new house before moving in will ruin your walls. This is not true! You want to steer clear of wallpaper and other accessories for your new walls, yes, but breathable and top-of-the-line paint will not harm.

Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams offer a vast selection of quality paints that you cannot go wrong with. Stick with brands that have lasting reputations compared to newer brands with seemingly better deals. If it is too good to be true, then it most likely is.

How do you paint a newly built house?

  • Sand all imperfections. Even though it is a new house, it is not objectively perfect. Look for uneven parts and smooth them out.
  • •A primer must be applied. This allows for the fresh new paint to bond more seamlessly with the new surfaces.
  • 2 or 3 coats of paint will be mandatory. The 3rd coat of paint is a precaution to ensure the colour looks pristine and fresh for its brand new surface.
  • •Clean all spills or blemishes. Usual for any paint job, let alone a newly built house.

Of course, allow the paint to dry. Kick back your feet and enjoy the process. You are now ready to tackle this gigantic but exciting task of painting a new home!

Here at Home Painters Toronto, we have over 30 years of experience. If you are unsure of which contractor to hire look no further, check us out!


From The Owner & Founder


Hello and welcome!

I’m both deeply honoured and flattered you are considering using our services.

Since 1987 when I was at York University simply earning my way through school, I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of amazing homeowners like yourself.

Besides the birth of my daughter, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a homeowner’s life change when we have transformed their dream home into a masterpiece. For that reason, our painters take their jobs very seriously and are committed to our cause.

At Home Painters our mission is to paint homeowners’ dreams, and make your painting experience last a lifetime!
I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day, as it brings me tremendous joy to make homeowner’s dreams come true.



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