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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Davis painters
Jacob A.
Antonio and his son did a great job painting our garage. They took care to get all of the corners and painted around the garage door and water heater with care. Would certainly use them in the future for our painting needs!
Vazquez paintingVazquez painting
Seetha R.
Ludin did an excellent job painting our exterior trellis especially cleaning and prepping it before repainting to ensure the paint job will last. Very knowledgeable and professional and we would use him again.
Ludin´s paintingLudin´s painting
Maria L.
Very punctual and professional with completing my house’s door paint project
Affordable painting serviceAffordable painting service
Thumbtack Customer
Interior painting of our rental home. Fair price, excellent work and good respect for time. Mario communicated well and did just what he promised. Thanks for a job well done. I'll call him again when I need painting done.
The Marz Painting CompanyThe Marz Painting Company
Larisa P.
Joel is a real professional! We are very satisfied with the quality of work he has done for us and planning to do next painting project with him.
Nancy L.
Isaac responded quickly and took on the project, interior painting of a rental property. Timing was very important and he got the job done. Highly recommend.
Isaac J Pro PaintingIsaac J Pro Painting
Chuck S.
Esteban did a real nice job. He repaired the drywall in our kitchen ceiling and painted about 60% of our 1600 square foot townhouse. He completed all the work in 2 days. The quality of his work was excellent.
alfaro's  drywall & painting ☎ 707 704 58 25alfaro's drywall & painting ☎ 707 704 58 25
Thumbtack Customer
Larry did an indoor paint job over wallpaper, which presented some challenges which he discussed with me as he progressed. Always early, open to discussion, eager to please. Very professional work ethics, clean and tidy, thorough.
Larry Handyman: MasonryLarry Handyman: Masonry
Jennifer B.
Juan was responsive, gave a fair price and was available for the job within a week. He was on time, professional and did a great job with the paint. He also finished within a day. I am really happy with his work and would hire him again.
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Savannah H.
This was my first experience using Thumbtack to find a painter and I'm so glad JB painting answered the ad! He was responsive, confirmed time/date the day before, efficient with his time, and the place looks great. 10/10 would hire him again!
Ilias T.
James is a great guy, came on time and worked with us to test the old paint and get the right shade. After we arranged a time to start the job, he was a no-show and for the next 2 weeks we couldn't find him (more than 10 phone calls), so we had to go with another shop. Great person, probably great painter, but might not be as punctual or responsive as you might want to.
Priced Right PaintingPriced Right Painting
Mike and John were terrific! They tackled a torn up-kitchen where I had taken down the cabinets but not repaired the walls. There were several different colors of paint to cover ( incl red and yellow). The final result was beautiful, smooth and flawless. The value was great. Even when a few problems came up they did not tack on extra charges. Arrived on time, great communication, worked long hours until it was done, came back to be sure clean-up was thorough. They went above and beyond, I would definitely choose them again.
Mike's Clean Cut PaintingMike's Clean Cut Painting
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