Paint aluminum siding
The job involves three basic steps: power washing the siding and trim to remove chalking, mildew and dirt; priming the surface; and then painting the siding. A painting contractor will charge $1,351 to do the job on a 1,500-square-foot one-story house, which includes labor and material. You can do the job for $285, which includes renting a power washer for a day, the primer and paint, and pocket a nice 78 percent saving. You'll need paint rollers, brushes and pans, drop cloths and ladders.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$1,351 -- $285 -- 24.2 -- 22.5 -- $1066 -- 78 Percent
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