Cost for painting trim

Question Icon
Posted by: from Stouffville
12/16/2019 at 11:07:26 AM

Need to know how much it would cost to paint all the trim in a 3 bedroom house.

User Icon
TrustedPros Inc. in Toronto
Date/Time12/16/2019 at 1:19:36 PM

Hi Dave,

We hope you find this discussion forum helpful.

If you wish to hire a contractor for your project, may we recommend submitting your post in the Get Free Estimates section of our website, by following this link: We will locate top-rated contractors that specialize in the services you require.

Kind regards,

TrustedPros Inc.

User Icon
Date/Time12/16/2019 at 2:05:49 PM

Hi Dave, the cost would be $2800 with paint.


User Icon
Date/Time12/16/2019 at 3:12:40 PM

Hey Dave,

Generally speaking, if the trim is white and just needs to be refreshed, baseboard, window and door trim, you would be looking in the 600-900 range, paint included. If you wants doors, or the trim is being painted a different colour from white, cost would be higher.

User Icon
Date/Time12/16/2019 at 9:11:39 PM

Hi Dave,

Costs vary province to province and typically charged out by linear foot.

Take measurements and base it on $0.50-$0.85 / lf.

As mentioned, changing the color and painting doors will change the linear foot cost dramatically.

User Icon
Patrick from renoDSGN in Toronto
Date/Time12/17/2019 at 10:45:45 AM

Dave: Hafta agree with Derek from Mod-Art Renovation Ent re: quote by measure of linear feet.

That said, I disagee with his sum. level of difficulty here is that the walls are not to be painted so cutting in is to be precise. Level of difficulty increases price. There's question if trim is oil based as is. :., needs to be converted to a have a waterbased application made. There is a paint great for this-- an oil in water brand; brushes washed. Low odour. Prep in scuff sand. taping; moving furniture. Looking at a price approximately $2400 - $2800.00

User Icon
Date/Time12/17/2019 at 10:51:15 AM


Theres different factors, is there crown molding? Chair rail? What type of trim is it? Photos would help with a decision. Square footage is the easiest way to get an accurate estimate. Is there a color change involved? Is there damage that needs fixing? Any caulking involved? Lots to think about to start.

User Icon
Date/Time1/9/2020 at 11:35:18 AM

Hi Dave,

Everyone here is right. We simply lack the info to make a informed number.

I would use an aprox number of $.60 a Linear Foot for a VERY ROUGH Budgeting Number.

Get a few quality quotes, remember the way to high, and way too low companies are to be avoided.

A great finisher is worth their weight in gold.

Good Luck on Your project,


Calgary Area Renovations and Handyman

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get quotes from top-rated contractors