Another factor to consider is the height and features of your home. An example would be a house completely trimmed in Cement Fiber, which does chalk if you do not purchase the correct paint and apply enough of it. Some houses in Coastal Areas are already on 15+ft Stilts (off ground) and then another 20ft high at times. This requires rental equipment and careful cost estimation based on the difficulty of the overall project, The best advice that I can give is to get several estimates in your area and make a decision a couple of weeks afterwards. You will "weed out" per se the individuals that do not have the patience to finish a project that was started-as well as those who haggle you for payment (sometimes daily) before project is completed. I have heard some wild stories from a lot of Homeowners. Common sense and your intuition will make you aware of anyone that you should not hire.
Prepping a house costs anywhere from $0.50 to $2.50 per square foot. This is almost always included in the total project price. However, the DIYer might negotiate some discounts for completing this work on their own. Be warned, proper prep is key to the quality and durability of the finish. If you do this work yourself, the contractor might no guarantee to finished product. Denver House Painters
"Hammerhead construction repaired cracks in the dry wall in my walls and ceiling. The work was excellent. They also painted for me. The quality of work was outstanding and Denys and all the workers were fantastic. I would highly recommend Hammerhead Construction. Later they replaced a can light in my master bathroom. Work was outstanding and very professional. Great price for the work." Denver House Painting
"After his team completed cutting and installing crown molding/quarter round and painting all the trim work in my house, I called him back to get an estimate on some other work I need done. I’m excited for him and his team to begin that project this week! I have appreciated how responsive and patient Tom has been when I’ve had questions or concerns throughout the project and his willingness to stop by to double check measurements and that he fully understands my vision." Denver House Painting