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How to Save Money on Buying Paint

Painting a room in your house is a common project that many people take on to give part of their home a new look. The cost of the job can add up, though, particularly when it comes to buying the paint itself. It’s sometimes shocking how much a thin layer of color on your walls can cost. High-quality paint can easily run well above $30 per gallon. And with several gallons sometimes needed to paint a single room, the paint cost alone can top $100.

Fortunately, you don’t have to blow your budget to buy paint. Here are some strategies to buy cheap paint:

  • Be flexible on paint color.
  • Check your local hardware stores.
  • Visit your local recycling center.
  • Check local groups on Facebook, Craigslist or Freecycle.
  • Use a paint calculator.
  • Buy paint before a three-day weekend.
  • Purchase high-quality paint.
  • Buy paint in bulk.
  • Paint a single accent wall.
  • Add a coat of primer.
  • Paint a thick layer.
  • Cover your brushes and rollers with plastic bags.

Read on for strategies to buy cheap paint and some of the cheapest places to buy paint.

Sarah Goldberg
Sarah Goldberg

Sarah is a seasoned financial market expert with a decade of experience. She's known for her analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to communicate complex financial concepts. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance, is a licensed financial advisor, and enjoys reading and traveling in her free time.

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