professional painters in Edmonton

Picture this: It’s springtime in Edmonton and you can’t wait to get your home all ready for the warmer months. You’ve got exciting plans for the summer and are having friends and family alike come and visit you in your home. The first home improvement project that you want to complete is a fresh coat of paint in your kitchen and living room. You’re so excited to see the final results but… all of a sudden, you realize that you don’t know what it’s going to cost you. 

That’s where this article comes in. We’ve got you covered. There can be many misconceptions about the cost of residential painting in Edmonton and today we’re here to set things straight. This way, when you’re ready to start on your next painting project, you won’t be confused about how pricing for residential painting services works! Let’s dive right in. 

bathroom and back door of a house painted very nicely
Now THAT is a high-quality paint job!

Myth #1: It’s best to go with the cheapest residential painting company in Edmonton. 

Debunked: Choosing premium residential painting systems is well worth the investment.

Here’s the thing about this first myth. If you’re just looking to save money, going with the cheapest residential painting company in Edmonton is probably your best bet. But, we understand that most people are looking for more. 

Sure, the cheaper service will save you some money. However, we know that our customers understand that their homes are their biggest assets. They also understand that their houses are worth more than the cheapest painting service in Edmonton. 

When hiring a residential painting company in Edmonton, if you go for the cheapest service, you’ll likely sacrifice the quality of the paint job. Premium painting companies, on the other hand, will provide an enjoyable experience from start to finish and will provide you with the high quality that you deserve. 

At the end of the day, you won’t regret investing in premium paint quality because you will be able to enjoy the benefits of it for years to come. Cheap paint services will not last and may force you to redo the paint job much sooner than you should have to. 

Whether you’re staying in your home long term or selling it, a premium painting service will offer you value and be worth the investment no matter what. 

kitchen and dining room in nicely painted house
These kitchen neutrals are perfect!

Myth #2: The only benefit of premium painting services is the quality of the paint job. 

Debunked: Painting companies in Edmonton that provide premium painting services will provide value from start to finish and in many aspects of the service.

Okay, so now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s chat about this next myth. We find that customers sometimes believe that their investment in premium painting services is just for the quality of the paint job. Although investing in premium painting services will absolutely guarantee a higher quality paint job for you, there’s actually much more to it than that. 

Premium painting companies in Edmonton should bring a lot to the table. The quality of their paint and materials will be higher, as well as the methods and tools that they use to paint. 

Additionally, premium painting companies such as Colour Envy Painting, are incredibly dedicated to customer satisfaction. You will get a project manager that will be dedicated to seeing your project through to completion and who will complete a satisfaction walk through with you prior to leaving the site. They will also provide you with the high quality customer service that you deserve. 

When you hire a premium residential painting company in Edmonton, you’re also investing in safety. Residential painting services often require professional painters to get on ladders to paint those tough-to-reach spots. It is, therefore, essential that premium residential painting companies have the proper safety measures in place and are WCB covered and insured. 

two professional painters painting and filling holes in a ceiling
Pricing depends on the complication of the paint job!

Myth #3: The cost of residential painting in Edmonton should be determined per hour or by square footage. 

Debunked: Pricing of residential painting in Edmonton is determined according to various factors of the paint project. 

This is one of the most common myths that we hear in the industry. Although it may seem reasonable to price residential painting services just by the hour or just by square footage, there are many more factors that need to be considered. 

Yes, square footage and time spent painting definitely do need to be considered in the final price. However, pricing needs to be much more detailed than that. For example: 

  • The required materials and paint for painting may be more or less expensive
  • The walls, baseboards, or ceilings that they are painting may require more or less fixing up prior to painting
  • There could be 6 windows and 4 plugins in a wall that have to be taped around or just 1 simple doorway 
  • The customer may want to go from a dark colour to a light one which requires more coats of paint 

Because of these various factors and complications, it is essential for premium painting companies in Edmonton to visit the site of the painting project in order to price it fairly. All of the above factors and more must be considered before offering a specific price to valued customers. 

Here at Colour Envy Painting, we provide free, on-site estimates for our residential painting clients so that we can ensure that we are getting them the best and fairest price. Additionally, by doing so, we ensure that our estimates are as accurate as possible so that our clients will not have to pay thousands of dollars more than they originally anticipated. 

man smiling at camera and painting wall
This makes touch-ups so easy!

Myth #4: If any damage occurs after the painting project, you’ll have to buy to paint for touch-ups yourself. 

Debunked: Premium painting companies in Edmonton will leave you with any leftover paint.

Contrary to popular belief, premium painting companies in Edmonton, such as Colour Envy Painting, will leave any leftover paint with you following the paint project. 

Why, you might ask? Because premium painting companies are dedicated to providing you with the best overall experience possible. Rather than saving a few dollars by taking and using the leftover paint, they want to set you up with a paint job that you can enjoy for years to come. 

Typically, professional painters understand that life can happen and that paint jobs in your home can get damaged over time with busy family life, moving furniture, and more. By leaving leftover paint behind, they allow you to have the means to do any touch-ups that become necessary over time. 

Rather than needing to buy a whole new pail of paint or hire a professional painter again, the customer will then be able to touch up any part of their paint job that they need to over time. 


So, there you have it: The cost of residential painting in Edmonton, DEBUNKED! If you have any other questions about how residential painting services are priced, feel free to leave them in a comment down below! 

Thanks for reading and we’ll catch you next time on the Colour Envy Painting blog!