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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

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 Barrio Logan interior painters
Mike Z.
Great experience and a job well done! Definitely recommend for interior house painting projects.
Level-Up Home ImprovementLevel-Up Home Improvement
Adam R.
Gregg and his team from Pacific Painting did an excellent job painting the interior of our townhome. The communication was spot on throughout and they did a very professional job.
Pacific Painting ProsPacific Painting Pros
Brian C.
Las Casitas was very professional, punctual, and reasonably priced! Definitely recommend to anyone who needs interior painting work done.
Las Casitas PaintingLas Casitas Painting
Cara A.
Dave is professional, flexible, and an efficient worker. I hired him to paint an interior room and he was a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Dave to anyone in need of a excellent paint job.
Quality SolutionsQuality Solutions
Harleen k.
We hired Mario to do the interior painting of our house and interior doors/trim. He did an amazing job. He was punctual and really focused at what he does and make sure he does it with perfection. He made sure that everything is covered well before starting painting. He was priced well and very affordable. Highly recommended.
M. A.
All tasks were completed as outlined. Very happy with the craftsmanship. The final remodeled area coupled with the excellent interior painting was a big plus.
iFix It Home servicesiFix It Home services
Patrick G.
Hired Zac and team for interior painting job. Competed on time, within budget. Good experience from start to finish. Workflow, process and communication was exceptional!
HAVIRDO Design & Build, RemodelingHAVIRDO Design & Build, Remodeling
Jorge M.
Armando was very organized and his work was excellent. Did my interior painting of my house in two days. Very satisfied with him and his workers. Will recommend him.
Thumbtack Customer
I had a terrible experience with Travis, he will never stick to his word as to what's been agreed upon before. He left part of interior of my kitchen un-painted even though we clearly indicated that want of the interior done. I would never hire him again.
military veteran Painting & Drywallmilitary veteran Painting & Drywall
Kay L.
I just had most of my home interior painted by Color of Faith painting. Our work included some drywall repair/replacement which was also done extremely well. They were total pros from the estimate process to the cleanup afterwards. I appreciate the care they took with our home furnishings and the quality of the paint work.
Ram K.
Luis had a competitive quote for interior painting and did a good job. He was very fast, and finished ahead of schedule. He was very responsive to address any requests that I had.
Luis VillaLuis Villa
Kristi C.
I can’t say enough about Jose and Zac. Such a pleasure to work with. Painted our entire interior of our home in 1 full day. So grateful to have connected with them.
HAVIRDO Design & Build, RemodelingHAVIRDO Design & Build, Remodeling
Irene A.
Did a wonderful job on my interior painting. They were able to to recommend a professional when a problem with drywall/ plumbing was discovered. Came back and finished up all details. Would use their services again.
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Sherilou B.
Loved the final look of our house. High quality output. They did both interior & exterior paint. Took longer than expected/estimated, but they made sure to double/triple-check all the walls and doors.
Development Dream Home INCDevelopment Dream Home INC
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an amazing job on painting a room and bathroom for us. He was prompt to give us a fair bid, was able to do the work in a timely manner and is very professional. His work is top notch, he paints with clean lines and he cleans everything up nicely. I am planning to hire him again for additional interior painting jobs. Loved working with him.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Susan A.
It was great from beginning to end with Cristian on the painting project painting the living room, dining room and hallway including the baseboards and interior doors for my rental condo, Cristian was very proactive on the job site and I really appreciated his willingness to go the extra mile for my requests and the job was completed earlier than originally quoted which was awesome. I will use CG pro painting with my future painting projects and also recommend to my friends and family.
CG pro paintingCG pro painting
Nathan M.
I needed to get my entire interior house re-painted and Cristian and his team at CG Prop Painting did a stellar job. Cristian and his team was extremely professional. They did a great job in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend him and his team to anybody and would hire them again.
CG pro paintingCG pro painting
Dan G.
Gregg and crew did an amazing job painting the entire interior of our house. From start to finish Gregg was very professional and clearly an expert. Friendly and reliable with great communication throughout, I would definitely use them again.
Pacific Painting ProsPacific Painting Pros
Kailey S.
I highly recommend these guys! Ed came out to give me an estimate and it was very reasonable. They came out and painted my whole interior in 3 days and it looks amazing!! Very professional and trustworthy. I would definitely work with them again!
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Yesenia r.
Igor and his team were great to work with. I am so happy we hired them to paint the interior of our home. They were very respectful, attentive and overall did an excellent job. They really went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to paint their home or business. They provided quality work in a timely manner and we can’t wait to work with them on any further project we might have.
ICV Painting Co.ICV Painting Co.
Jessica H.
AMAZING! I cannot say enough about this team of amazing painters! The quality was impeccable and the speed the job was completed in was astounding! We were concerned about timing as we had every interior wall and ceiling painted... and with our vaulted ceilings it was a big job I did not want to tackle! They did such great work!
Michelle M.
Extremely happy with my experience and the services received from Cristian. Hired CG Pro Painting to paint the interior of a 2,100 SF two story condo in Mission Hills. We were able to work remotely throughout the entire process and then met up at the end for a walk through. Cristian remained in constant communication with me and was both helpful and patient with me and the process. The job started on a Friday and was completed by Sunday. From start to finish, you could tell Cristian cared about the quality and services being provided.
CG pro paintingCG pro painting
Daniel M.
Christian and his team represent some of San Diego’s best. As an interior designer over 15 years I am experienced at working with contractors and tradesmen of all kinds and at the very least can say I am beyond satisfied with their work. The work was clean and consistent. They work with a wide range of paint brands and made the experience very easy for my client. They are highly recommended.
CG pro paintingCG pro painting
Penelope H.
I am so happy to have found Zac for my interior paint job. He is very professional, punctual, and does great work! From his initial assessment of the job to be done, I knew I could trust him to do it right. His work is very thorough. I will definitely contact him in the future for other projects. Thanks again, Zac!
HAVIRDO Design & Build, RemodelingHAVIRDO Design & Build, Remodeling
Leila O.
Ricardo and his team are great! I was very impressed and extremely happy with their work. They even touched up my staircase rail and used the extra paint to do more work. The value of service is a fraction of the price to competitors and they do a REALLY good job! I would definitely hire them again for my next project! Thank you guys I love my bright white interior home and also my beautiful turquoise door!
A&R Profesional PaintingA&R Profesional Painting
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