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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.

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.

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.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

Reviews for Dublin painters
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking for someone to paint the walls of my master bedroom and baseboards throughout the whole condo. Juan gave me the best quote and was quick to respond. His team did a very good job painting and cleaning up after. I would definitely recommend Juan and his team for any paint job.
Pandas Painting Handyman ServicePandas Painting Handyman Service
Eva H.
I first reached out to Luis to paint parts of our interior before moving into our new house. Luis had not only one of the most competitive rates but was also the most responsive and flexible. Luis completed the paint job within one day as he said he would and was friendly, professional, and easygoing throughout the entire process. The quality of the paint job was perfect. I would recommend Luis and his team for all of your painting needs.
LP PaintingLP Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Alex was excellent. He was very responsive before he came to paint our house and was punctual. He did a great job with the painting and he was also very helpful, courteous and passionate about his work. I'm so glad we went with him and I plan to use Usalbull Painting again in a couple of months.
Doris L.
After interviewing a few contractors, we felt that we made the right choice with Ordonez Painting. Arturo provided us with a quick estimate for a full house painting job, and the breakdown of costs, which was quite reasonable. He discussed what needed to be done in addition to painting (fill window cracks, trim, sand), and selected the paint finishes for us depending on the room. Overall, Arturo and his team did a fantastic job of painting our new home! Their professionalism, punctuality, and worth ethics made the project run smoothly from start to end. Would definitely use them again in the future and recommend to others in need of a painter!
Ordonez PaintingOrdonez Painting
Christine V.
I can only say wonderful things about JDJ painting. Excellent work. Very skilled. Super responsive. Absolute pro’s. Jose and his entire (huge) crew really know their craft. And not only that, they are a pleasure to have around, very flexible, and go out of their way to satisfy the customer. I highly recommend JDJ Painting for your next painting project!!
JDJ painting and restorationJDJ painting and restoration
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Big guy painters to paint my property interior with multiple color paints. Jose and his team did an excellent job in a clean manner. They arrived on time and completed the whole job within the time committed. The rates were reasonable. I would recommend Big guy painters to anyone interested in a paint job and would hire him again.
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Dinty D.
Milko's painting job was excellent! He was also very punctual and easy to work with!
Sugi V.
Camila gave a reasonable quote. She explained, helped us from the beginning. I definitely recommend her and team for painting projects. I seemed help from Camila and team to paint my condo when I was preparing for sale.
Icon Painting ServicesIcon Painting Services
Pankaj D.
Cesar did a great job for painting the wall flr our nursery. Highly recommended
Cesar PaintingCesar Painting
Adithya A.
Vincente and team did a great job painting our home. Looks fresh and clean. Would recommend!
Vicente QuintanillaVicente Quintanilla
Bheem A.
Arnold is a great painter, highly professional and always punctual. I highly recommend him for any painting work.
Melgar PaintingMelgar Painting
Puneeth P.
Alfanzo did a fabulous job painting our first home. As first-time homeowners, we were excited and nervous about picking the right colors for the right places and choosing the right people for the job. We couldn't be happier with how things turned out. For a fair price, Alfanzo painted virtually our entire home in couple of days and did so with professionalism, patience, and attention to detail. I can't say how much we appreciated their positive attitude in addition to their expert craftsmanship. We will certainly call again if we take on additional painting projects.
Alfonso's Construction ServicesAlfonso's Construction Services
Irfan P.
Jesse was great. He helped me with recommending types of paint that I should use for the bedroom and bathroom. Was on time and got the job completed perfectly.
J. Z. Painting & DecoratingJ. Z. Painting & Decorating
Vikas B.
He was very responsive throughout the process and kept me updated with his schedule. He did a great job painting the shutters of my exterior windows
Quintana’s paintingQuintana’s painting
Pooja K.
Edgar is very professional and punctual. We painted my sons room and the work was done on time with great quality . I will be reaching out to Edgar for future jobs
Jen B.
Fernando arrived on time and was great to communicate with. He did an amazing job painting our bedroom! I would definitely consider hiring him again. Highly recommend.
Essential conceptsEssential concepts
Gerhard M.
Maricela responded immediately to my request for a few potential paint related fixes to doorframes and a wall. Offered a free quote, together with Danielson, went out of their way to accommodate my schedule at 6 am in the morning. Assisted with determining paint color codes, getting material late on a Friday to start work at 6 am on Saturday. Completed the work on time and left the place as they got it, exceptionally clean. Thank you for excellent coordination and outstanding craftsmanship!!
Turcio's PaintingTurcio's Painting
Rama P.
Santiago was very professional and completed the project on time. There was a bit of confusion regarding the garage size but we resolved it quickly and proceeded as planned. Very easy to work with. Will definitely reach out to him again for my future painting needs.
Alzada paintingAlzada painting
Sarah M.
Danielson did an amazing job. He was super responsive and paid extra attention to detail. His work was very clean and his price was great. We’re so happy with his work. We’ll definitely be using him again for other painting projects!
Turcio's PaintingTurcio's Painting
Anh N.
Alfredo and his team did a great painting job for our whole exterior house project. He gave us the lowest bid for the project. They are hard workers, easy to communicate with, and was responsive to our needs. We would definitely call him back when it's time to do the interior of our home.
CR PaintingCR Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Painting of the cabinets..Looks good so far still waiting for the cure time to check whether it hardens properly. Timing was off as the job got started right away but things were not ready. Did finish it on the weekend but got very late for us. They had other jobs lined up and had to leave. After job cleaning was ok..
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Pratitee S.
Danielson and Maricela did such a great interior painting job for our new house. They were extremely responsive and communicated progress of the work throughout the entire project. They went above and beyond by sharing photos and videos of their work every single day and also cleaned out the trash. I would highly recommend them and would definitely use their service again in future.
Turcio's PaintingTurcio's Painting
Lynelle B.
Vicente is punctual and very professional. We needed a job done within 24 hours, He helped assist us with matching paint and completing the job in a timely manner. If I could give him 10 stars I would. I can’t thank him enough for the wonderful work. If you are looking for someone affordable, reliable, and hardworking call Vicente. Respectfully, Lynelle
Vicente QuintanillaVicente Quintanilla
Rachel K.
I had the pleasure of working with Fernando and I can't stress how grateful I am for him and his team. I was unable to set an exact date for Fernando and his team to start working due to complications with the close of my property but Fernando was so flexible and really understanding of the situation. He was really a blessing to me as I wanted to get the paint done right away and he delivered! I HIGHLY suggest you stop looking for other painters and just work with Fernando!
FNA Painting✅FNA Painting✅
Ragesh T.
!!! Beware!!! Do not hire this guy! He don’t know what he’s doing . Can’t fix a single thing which he committed. Apparently over promised and under performed !!! It’s a total waste of money . I regret hiring him . I hired him for paint touch up and some basic plumbing fixes like tightening kitchen sink faucet which he couldn’t do correctly. What annoys me the most is , I texted and called him for a response but he ignored. PATHETIC!!! Please do not hire him if you don’t want to waste your money!
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