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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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
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.
PERFECT MATCH PAINTINGPERFECT MATCH PAINTING
Thumbtack Customer
On time, fast and amazing job painting two of our rooms. Highly recommend!
USAL PAINTINGUSAL PAINTING
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
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!
PedroPedro
Thu N.
Great work by Tiquico and team! The work was very thorough and meticulous. Marlon's communication was clear and timely. The entire crew was fantastic and we would highly recommend JO Painting. Thank you again.
J O BUILDERJ O BUILDER
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.
LucianoLuciano
ZHAO W.
Tim reached out regarding a room paint job that I had posted. He was able to work right away and the quality of work was definitely on par with my high expectations. Would recommend him for sure!
Mobius SolutionsMobius Solutions
Margo M.
These folks did a super job painting our house. They arrived on time, were friendly, professional and neat. I would recommend them without hesitation. Thank you to Marlon, his Dad Joel and the rest of the crew!
J O BUILDERJ O BUILDER
Kim G.
First time on Thumbtack and I'm glad I found Marlon's company to work on a quick paint job in my office. Basically this one wall needed some patchwork and repainting. Marlon and the painter Aron were punctual and professional. I requested a copy of certificate of insurance, W-9 form, and an invoice and Marlon provided them in a timely manner. Aron ensured the areas around the wall that required painting were covered/protected and he cleaned up after himself. I asked for a business card for future reference. Very pleased with the outcome.
J O BUILDERJ O BUILDER
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 Drywall & Paint ServicesHenson Drywall & Paint Services
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
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
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