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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 does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a painter when social distancing?

If you hire a painter, maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times, sanitize involved surfaces and spaces, and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. When contacting and consulting with a painter, make sure you discuss a plan that will keep everyone safe while the painter works on your project.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

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.

Reviews for Burlingame painters
Chad K.
Needed a quick paint job and they did the trick.
Lucas MattosLucas Mattos
Thumbtack Customer
What a phenomenal paint job. Rudys timeliness, professionalism, artistry resulted in a beautifully painted space. I can't recommend him enough!!! Thank you Rudy-I will be recommending you to everyone.
Thumbtack Customer
On time, fast and amazing job painting two of our rooms. Highly recommend!
Callie T.
We had a great experience working with Rudy to re-paint my daughter’s room! From the start, he was very responsive. He came to give us an in-person estimate and made himself available the next day to get the job done. He showed up on time, with the paint I had selected and all the needed tools. He worked carefully but efficiently, and the room turned out great! We will definitely hire him for future paint needs.
Ilke K.
I needed to get the window trims painted after retrofitting, before it rained. Quintana did a great job, he was able come very quickly, was on time, the price was very reasonable and he even painted an extra window that I forgot to mention earlier. Would definitely recommend him.
Quintana’s paintingQuintana’s painting
Robin R.
Punctual, professional and friendly. He did an excellent job. My husband said to oay him more than he asked. He was so grateful. He climbed on the roof and painted our black, metal passive solar panels used to heat the pool. He also painted all the black trim and exhaust pipes.
Alejandro’s PainttingAlejandro’s Paintting
Thumbtack Customer
Corey was on-time, conscientious, easy to work with----and a very hard worker----to finish the paint job, he worked twelve+ hours straight through.
Corey LeeCorey Lee
Amy D.
Working with Christian has been a great experience. He’s responsive, provides lots of guidance throughout the process, easy to work with and did a phenomenal job painting our son’s nursery and hallway. We have many other projects coming up and Christian will be the first guy I call. I highly recommend Jovel Quality Painting, you won’t be disappointed.
Jovel Quality paintingJovel Quality painting
Sanjaya S.
Luis did an excellent job in painting the interior of my home. He finished on schedule as discussed in the beginning. I am highly impressed by his work.
Luis PaintingLuis Painting
Grace A.
Cesar saved the day when the previous painter couldn’t make it. They did a great job painting my bedroom in a couple of hours. Glad I found them.
Cesar PaintingCesar Painting
Michael D.
Rudy was excellent from start to finish. From the contracting process to the actual painting job itself, he was outstanding and a consummate professional. I could not endorse him more strongly.
Puneet G.
Yoni exceeded my expectations on the quality of work. Very clean paint job (it was for our garage that we converted in to a play room) - both inside and outside. I will hire him again!
Y&A Painting inc.Y&A Painting inc.
Stephanie B.
I can’t begin to tell you what a great job Pedro did painting the exterior of our home. It needed quite a bit of prep work and his attention to detail was amazing. He went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and was extremely neat. He knows what he’s doing that’s for sure...I will definitely hire him again soon for more painting and other jobs as they come up. Such a pleasure to work with as well. Thank you Pedro!
Neha P.
Highly recommend Luciano! He charged a fair price, was very responsive, professional, and did quick but very high quality work. Would definitely work with him again for painting or other home projects.
Tom K.
Carlos painted the hallway and waiting room of our office suite. He was punctual, did a solid job, was within our budget, and completed the job very quickly. Quality of work was very good and I would use him again.
Osorio paintingOsorio painting
Sachin K.
Recently had my in-law unit including the bathroom redecorated by Henson Drywall & Paint Services. Floyd initially met me at the property to chat and carry out a survey so he could provide an accurate estimate. I was very pleased with his attitude and his approach. We got along very well. On the day, they arrived on time, moved and protected the furniture before preparing the walls and then painting as we had agreed. Floyd did a great job and I'll be calling him again to schedule more work. I would happily recommend him. He's a very likeable guy, listens well and is good at what he does.
Henson DrywallHenson Drywall
Njon W.
Dave handled our paint job with a level of professionalism that far exceeded expectations. He was extremely responsive and patient in helping to determine the best colors and application for my project. I'd have him back again. He was the easiest vendor I had the pleasure of working with on this project.
Dave Tipton DesignDave Tipton Design
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mauricio to paint a single interior wall in an office building. He did a great job, and came by a day early to confirm the color choice. He was very professional and was easy to communicate with via text (we all know its the easiest way). I highly recommend Mauricio!
Mauricio's PaintingMauricio's Painting
Carole S.
You always take a chance when you hire someone new. Alexander's Painting will now be our painter for all our interior and exterior needs. He responded to my request for a bid immediately, gave us a competitive price, was clean, quick and moreover, did a flawless job. I am grateful
Alexander’s paintingAlexander’s painting
Liana G.
Christian was a pleasure to work with in every way. He had truly excellent communication, was very punctual, is very reasonably priced, and really knows what he is doing. He quickly transformed our condo by noting and patching and painting expertly. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend him.
Jovel Quality paintingJovel Quality painting
Melissa Z.
Victor was a pleasure to work with. He was on time for the estimate and gave us a great price! He is super responsive and answers all your questions/concerns. He told us he would start on Tuesday, he showed up on time and completed the job in 2 days. I will be definitely calling him again for a paint job.
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Ashley M.
Luis and his team did a great job painting our playroom, doors and door trim and doing some touchups. They arrived on time, worked efficiently and cleaned up after themselves. Luis inspected all the work and made sure that it met our quality standards. Thank you for making this project easy to complete. Great job!
Luis PaintingLuis Painting
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