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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should interior painting cost per square foot?

You can expect a 12x12-foot average room with 8-foot ceilings to cost $100 to paint, while a 16x16-foot room with 9-foot ceilings could cost around $175. 

To calculate the cost of interior painting per square foot, measure the square footage of wall space and ceiling space of your room. From this, you can estimate the number of gallons of paint needed to cover the wall space and compare it to these figures. You can also ask interior painters near you to provide an estimate before you hire them.

How much do painters cost?

The national average cost to hire an interior painter ranges between $200-$2,700. Interior painters can tackle everything from complete color makeovers in each of your rooms to touching up an accent wall to painting pieces of furniture. The square footage and complexity of the project, along with the materials needed, are the main factors that will affect cost. Other factors include whether you supply the paint yourself or want the painter to do so, whether you move the furniture and do the prep work or ask them to do it, and whether any repair work is needed on the walls.

Painting the ceiling and the trim will also have an effect on cost. The type of paint you choose can also raise or lower your house painting cost. A gallon of paint may range from $20 to over $100, depending on quality and brand. Ask your painter if they charge per hour or per square foot, and how much you can save by doing prep work (moving furniture, etc.) yourself.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of a house?

Interior house painting costs are calculated on a few key factors. Nationally, interior house painting projects range from $917 (for one room) to $4,893 (for eight rooms). The wide price range indicates how much square footage, paint selection and labor can affect cost. One pro uses a laser to measure each room, subtracting the size of the doors and windows, and then bases the quote on the square footage of the actual surfaces to be painted.

Painters may provide you with savings if you opt to paint your entire home rather than just having one room or an accent wall painted. For example, the average house painting cost for an 8x12 room with 8-foot ceilings is roughly $200, when contractor-grade paint is used. Painting ceilings, baseboards and frames can also affect cost. Pros may charge per linear foot to smooth and paint baseboards.

In one area, pros might charge 50 cents per linear foot to paint baseboards, while pros in another part of the country could charge $1.50 per linear foot for the same task. Painters may charge flat rates for painting door and window frames, with one charging $20-$25 and another $60 per door. Geography and regional costs to do business play a major role in the cost of interior painting. The same painter in a rural region has less to pay in taxes, transportation, insurance and overhead than they would in a major city like New York.

How much do interior painters charge per hour?

You can expect to pay $50 per hour for interior painting. This price will change depending on a number of factors and may range between $30 and $160 per hour. Some factors include the height of the rooms, the complexity of the painting and more.

For an accurate cost estimate, request quotes from local painters and contractors.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

What should I look for when choosing a painter?

When choosing a painter, pay attention to online reviews and ratings. Reviews with pictures are especially valuable, as these showcase the painter’s work. It’s also important to check whether your state requires licenses for painters — if it’s required, your contractor should be able to present their license. 

Finally, compare estimates and quotes from multiple painters near you. Take into consideration what each one guarantees with the job, including factors like higher-quality paint, extensive preparation and a good warranty.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Oro Valley interior painters
Jake C.
Highly recommend. He painted the interior of my home and did an excellent job. On top of that they were very professional and on time, not to mention a great value. I will use this company again.
Trinidad Custom PaintingTrinidad Custom Painting
Katie F.
Luis did a fantastic job painting the interior of our house. He worked extremely hard and it showed. Our house looks amazing! He gave great advice on amount of paint and types to get, had lots of painting gear, and just never stopped until it was done. He had very fair and competitive pricing as well. We would 100% recommend him to anyone (and will be posting reviews everywhere!) photos to come!
Serrato’s PaintingSerrato’s Painting
Susan A.
This company removed the popcorn ceilings and painted the entire interior of my home. Hans is a very hard worker who is timely both in keeping appointments and the time estimated to complete this project. He did a good job and I was pleased with his painting. My only concern was lack of overall and continuous protection of the floor. There are some paint drips, smudges and dried paint/drywall mud flakes that have been tracked over unprotected floors after the plastic was removed, but the work was still in progress. Hans gave me an excellent price and was able to begin the job in a timely manner. I would hire SW Painting again for any future projects.
Southwest Painting.Southwest Painting.
George G.
I have hired Silva Diversified Construction Co. LLC. To Paint the Interior of a rental property in the Midvale Park Area. I have been very impressed with this company; the owner is very professional and will work with your budget. I will have an updated review after the completion of this job. 7 to 10 days!
Silva Diversified Construction Co. LLC.Silva Diversified Construction Co. LLC.
Sydney C.
Agustin and his partner painted 19 interior doors for my husband and me! Agustin came to our home to look at the job first and get a quote in order. His quote was extremely reasonable so we decided to move forward. He was extremely communicative, arrived ON TIME and finished same day. He and his partner worked over 12hrs to complete the job without any complaints. The quality of the work is great and would highly recommend him for any sort of paint job!
Agustin RiveraAgustin Rivera
Brianna G.
Luis is an amazing painter! He painted our entire interior upstairs which included master bath, 2 kids bedrooms and hallway. He did it all in one day! He is very talented and cares a lot about his work! I would recommend him to anyone! I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Serrato’s PaintingSerrato’s Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Hired for interior painting job: foyer, stairwell, and loft. Oscar came out to do the estimate himself, gave us a competitive quote, and impressed us with his expertise and personal concern. He stayed in touch throughout the project, and his crew was quick, careful and considerate. I'll definitely come back to him for any other projects that come up.
Silva Diversified Construction Co. LLC.Silva Diversified Construction Co. LLC.
Brandee Z.
Solid Work Painting did an amazing job on the interior of my house. Fransico and Daniel were professional, friendly, efficient and detail oriented. They made sure all my furniture and floors were covered properly. They put 100 percent effort and turned my 20 year old home into new home again. To say how grateful I am is not enough, they put life back into this house and made it a home again. I’m beyond happy and will use them when my exterior needs painted. Thank you Solid Work painting for all your hard work, time and dedication. I’m truly grateful!
Solid PaintzSolid Paintz
Angel V.
Augustin did an amazing job. He painted the interior and exterior of my 3bd 2bath 1170 sq ft town home. The price was competitive and he has connections with other labors to do additional work. He is great at communicating, was punctual, meticulous, detail oriented, and professional. I highly recommend him. By far one of the most honest tradesmen I’ve ever worked with.
Agustin RiveraAgustin Rivera
Daryn H.
Jim and Anthony were quick to respond, and they came out the next day for a quote. We just bought our house and we were in a time crunch to get the interior painted. They had painters come the very next day! The entire project took about 3-4 days to complete. Painters did a good job, and they had to come back to do touchups per our request.
Ace Elite Painting and CoatingsAce Elite Painting and Coatings
Thumbtack Customer
Gabe is responsible and trustworthy. He is a man of his word and keeps his commitments. I had him paint the interior of my home. There was plaster to be repaired and lots to be caulked. Many nail holes to be filled. He got it all done in the timeframe he committed to and the work was done well. The price was very reasonable. I've used two other painters in the past, I wish I'd known Gabe then as his work, reliability, price and timeliness exceeded both other painters I've used.
LGP Painting, LLC.LGP Painting, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Gabe and his crew did a great job on our house and I highly recommend him for your painting needs. He responded to a request for quotes quickly and clearly explained what he was offering, the estimated quote, and the paint he would use, which is the high quality paint we would have selected for ourselves. We had a very big job, almost 3,000 sq ft, the whole interior including doors, trim, and ceiling, and he fit us in right away so we would be able to move into the house and not have to worry about the furniture or living with paint fumes. He showed up on time and did a great job of communicating with us. He and his crew are very nice guys who worked really hard, and even helped make recommendations about what we should do with some style issues in our house. When we added a few different colors and styles, Gabe again let us know what the cost difference and time difference would be, which was no problem. They finished a ton of work in less than a week and the house looks amazing. Our new neighbors even ended up hiring him after seeing our house! Gabe’s pricing is incredibly fair and he did an awesome job.
LGP Painting, LLC.LGP Painting, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
2,700 sq. ft. interior paint job, including two bathrooms. Gabe's quote was competitive, but what really separated LGP from others was his professional and courteous manner. Gabe took the time to bring samples back, let us look at them overnight, and seemed to really care about the quality of his work. His crew was good, friendly and professional. No spills, no slips, and at the end of the job they walked us around to help point out any areas we wanted touched up. We will hire LGP again for future projects. They showed up early and worked full days, keeping the total project time to a minimum. Honest and hard-working, with careful attention to detail. We couldn't have asked for more. 5 stars across the board.
LGP Painting, LLC.LGP Painting, LLC.
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