OnDemand Painters Contractor Pricing

How we price your work

We can often give you a ball park figure by phone if you are looking for a quick reference, or a full breakdown once I’ve inspected the project.

Our prices are cheaper than the biggest companies in St. Louis, but will cost more than a local handyman working without insurance or paying taxes.

We charge what it takes to do the job RIGHT.  Just consider that, since we warranty all of our work and it would only cost us more to have to come out and fix it!


Why is there a variance in pricing?

There are many factors that go into the pricing of a paint job. Here is a list of options and outcomes associated with them. Every item has a price – the outcome is the benefit received

  1. Workers comp insurance – If a worker is injured on your home without WC. their insurance company can sue you. This is not covered on your homeowner’s insurance

  2. Liability insurance – this ensures that if there is any major property damage you will be covered.

  3. Power washing – most effective way to clean a surface

  4. Scraping – ensure you don’t paint over flaking areas

  5. Sanding – feathering the edges ensures moisture cant creep up under lip where good paint meets bare wood

  6. Priming with PRIMER – paint has thin solvents and dries quickly – it is NOT designed for porous surfaces. The actual primer should be used

  7. Paint quality – drying thickness is the key ingredient

  8. Number of coats“two wet coats” is different than “two dry coats”

  9. The Crew – will your crew work consecutive days or bounce around projects?

  10. Customer Service– who is answering the phone when you have a problem?

  11. Warranty – does the warranty include LABOR? Or is it just a materials warranty?

  12. What if something goes wrong? Beyond your initial deposit, we don’t collect the final payment until the job is completed. If it isn’t done, we don’t get paid!


Every one of these things has some variance in pricing. The scary part about the prep work is it can be done minimally and still look good – so a good warranty is KEY to holding a painter accountable.

Want a Quick Estimate?

If you want to get a rough idea about the price range for interior or exterior painting on your house, we’ve developed this easy tool.  Altogether it will take around 2 minutes to generate the price range.  

If you have just a few more minutes, make sure to fill in our form below and in a 10 minute call we can get you an exact quote

What type of property are you in?
Condo / Apt
What is the approximate square footage of your property?
500 - 800
801 - 1300
1301 - 2000
2000 - 3000
Is this interior or exterior?
How many levels?
Walls are assumed, do you want baseboards and door casings?
Yes and they are currently wood stain
Are we painting ceilings?
How many windows casings do you want painted?
5 - 8
9 - 15
16 - 25
How many doors?
1 - 3
4 - 8
9 - 16
Prep work
Basic - nail hole and screw holes
Advanced - Cracks, seams coming apart or small fist sized patches
Complex - significant drywall cutout and replacing
Lastly, are we doing:
Your whole unit
Roughly half your unit
Roughly a quarter of your unit
Are we doing?
Your whole house?
Only Siding?
Only Trim?
How many stories tall?
What does the ground look like around your property?
Flat ground
Some slightly angled ground
Aggressive angle
What does your roof line look like?
No tiered roofing
Some roofing tiers
Multi tiered roofing
Are we doing?
Your full house
Half your house
One side of your house
Include or exclude doors?
Lastly, is your house
Victorian / Historic
English Tudor style
Multiple colors for trim and / or siding
None of these
Prep work
Light flaking, caulking
Medium peeling
Heavy peeling/rotted wood
Your Quick Estimate is:
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