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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 Carlsbad painters
Sarah p.
Great experience with JC Painting! Justin was extremely well versed in planning, color recommendations and handyman tasks that came up with the painting. We had the entire interior of the house painted, our moulding repaired and several of our handyman list items checked off. We were so impressed with his work that we already booked JC for our exterior painting.
JC PaintingJC Painting
Becky P.
Dave was easy to work with and did a great job painting interior rooms on our home. We will certainly use Dave for future painting jobs!
Dave Cash Quality PaintingDave Cash Quality Painting
Richelle R.
We got a good vibe from Greg and his wife. They were super nice but would not recommend for business. We had them come back after they were “done” to fix missed spots, paint drips, etc. We keep noticing more and more as the days go on! Paint is chipping, spots they missed, paint drips, not enough coats and worst off our paint is already chipping!! We are very disappointed with their work.
Spates PaintingSpates Painting
Kym S.
It is clear that Fred takes pride in his work. He exceeded our expectations. He prepped the area to be painted thoroughly before expertly applying the primer and paint. We couldn't be happier with the result. The price was right and he is a really nice guy. We'll call him for our next painting project.
Fred Reitman Wallcovering and PaintingFred Reitman Wallcovering and Painting
Kari H.
Edwin did a fantastic job painting our kids’ playhouse. He was very responsive and helpful in determining the best paint. He was professional, meticulous and detail oriented. Overall, we were very happy and highly recommend.
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Michael F.
Great painting job on exterior of my house. Very nice guy
JC Quality PaintingJC Quality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Steve of APAC Painting! We bought a house and thought we only needed two rooms painted but it turned out the previous owners touched up walls with the wrong color which created a lot more work than expected. At the last minute I asked Steve if he could take on more than we had planned and if he could do it before we moved in. Steve was able to re-paint the walls (some had high ceilings) and two rooms in just 2 days! His work is impeccable and he's friendly and easy to work with. If you are looking for quality Painting and someone who's great to work with you should hire APAC Painting!
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Michael R.
Pedro Sanchez is a highly skilled painter and a true professional. He responded promptly with a very fair and reasonable price quote based on my photos, and then over-delivered on his quality of work and personalized service. He threw in an extra coat of paint at no charge to ensure that I was completely satisfied. I will definitely recommend Sanchez Painting to my friends and neighbors who need expert painting services. Thanks Pedro!
Sanchez Painting Inc.Sanchez Painting Inc.
Lauren R.
Quick response, great value, amazing work!! Will hire for ALL upcoming painting projects.
David B.
Best home painting experience ever. EVER. I have worked with Mando and his team multiple times for all types of painting projects. Each one has been exceptional. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Best quality and value anywhere.
Gabe W.
We hired Nick and his crew to paint the interior of our house. He responded quickly with a competitive quote and started the next day. He showed up on time and even worked on a Saturday to finish within our timeline. He painted our cielings, walls, trim, baseboards, doors, and closed doors. His attention to detail really shows and is a pro painter. We highly recommend hiring him for painting the interior or exterior of your home.
Thumbtack Customer
Had my stairwell painted. Two stories, 20 ft tall. Price was fair. Work was done while we were on vacation. Excellent work, crisp edges, everything was clean when we got home. Trustworthy, will hire again if we another painting job!
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Colleen R.
Ed and his brother were so so great! Very professional, quick to respond, the quote was under our budget (and in my opinion very affordable), and the quality and timeliness were excellent. We met Ed on a Friday and on that Tuesday morning he painted our entire 650 square foot apartment in only a few hours. They helped us to move the furniture and he even picked up the paint for us. Would highly recommend this Ed’s custom painting!
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sam and his crew did a fantastic job. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for an exterior paint job.
Advanced Painting GroupAdvanced Painting Group
Nancy P.
Tuan & crew painted my upstairs on very short notice. He is trustworthy with a positive attitude and a knowledgeable handyman.
Katelyn W.
Overall a good job and a nice guy. Several "minor" issues, poor painting and/or drips within the job that were addressed during the walk through that never were remedied. Price point was also good, but having to fix several areas myself or sand paint off my wood hand railing was disappointing.
Spates PaintingSpates Painting
Beth P.
Ryan was amazing! I look forward to using him again for more painting jobs. What was important to me was for a quick response time and someone to be skilled and professional. Ryan was all of that and more. He even made several trips to paint store to ensure the primer was the best for the outcome he expected. What a pleasure he was to work with!
Ryan's Home Painting Co.Ryan's Home Painting Co.
Katherine B.
Ryan did a great job painting our new house. My husband and I were a little indecisive and ended up changing plans a few times. He was so flexible and worked with us effortlessly through changes. He painted the ceiling of our stairwell which was a difficult job. It looked great! He also painted the walls, ceiling, doors, and base boards in our master bedroom. Everything looks perfect. Ryan and his team will do a great job on any project! We already have plans to have hime return for our guest room.
Ryan's Home Painting Co.Ryan's Home Painting Co.
Diana M.
Eddie and his team did an excellent job painting our house. He offered great suggestions and we couldn't be happier with his work!
Eddie's Professional PaintingEddie's Professional Painting
Susan L.
We had a last-minute room painting job before we moved in and he was very accommodating to our rushed schedule and did a great job!
Sanchez Painting Inc.Sanchez Painting Inc.
Samantha C.
Matthew did an incredible job on our painting project. It's pristine. He's kind, personable, professional, and got the job done so, so quick.
Matthew PerdoniMatthew Perdoni
Olga K.
Eddie was responsive, provided fair price and fixed mishaps right away. We will hire him again when we are ready to paint outside of the house.
Eddie's Professional PaintingEddie's Professional Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jose's crew did a very good job. They painted 3 rooms, a ceiling and baseboards and were prompt and courteous. I wouldould definitely use this contractor again.
J Custom construction general contractingJ Custom construction general contracting
Diane E.
Mather was excellent. He was quick to respond, came over 30 minutes later to give me a quote, and did the painting the next morning. I would happily recommend him to friends.
MP ConstructionMP Construction
Kristin S.
I highly recommend Level-Up Home Improvement. John was easy to work with, professional and responsive. Xochil & Fernando painted my entire downstairs and did a fantastic job. They were organized, efficient and had a great attention to detail. They also worked seamlessly around myself and my family all while working remote and distance learning. I’m so happy with how the project turned out I have them coming back to paint our upstairs.
Level-Up Home ImprovementLevel-Up Home Improvement
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