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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Duboce Triangle interior painters
Hannah R.
Perez Interior Painting was excellent! Communication was excellent and the quality of work was a 10/10. We had a bit of a unique ask and it was executed perfectly! We will definitely be using Perez Interior Painting for all of our future projects.
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Aniceto M.
Coyado’s Company did a good job painting our interior walls. The workers are very punctual and on time.
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Mark L.
They are highly skilled painters that work fast! I will be using Peter’s Interior Painting for all my projects going forward!
Peter's handyman & paintingPeter's handyman & painting
Koushik S.
Jymy and his team did excellent work painting the interior of our Victorian house. Would highly recommend their team!
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Tim W.
Albino did interior painting on a vacant apartment for me. Excellent work, excellent value. Will definitely use Albino again.
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Evan M.
Rudy did an amazing job matching and painting the interior of my business. It looks brand new. He is punctual, responsive, and fair priced. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing any painting done.
Marla P.
I am an interior designer and I hired Peter to paint an interior of an office lounge. He did an amazing job and everyone was so happy with his work. He installed wallpaper on an accent wall, he sanded the windows and painted the trim, his lines were incredibly clean and he was fast and super neat with the workspace. I would highly recommend his business for all of your painting needs and I will definitely be using Peter for all of my future design projects.
Peter's handyman & paintingPeter's handyman & painting
Nadia H.
Highly recommend Frank for interior painting! He was thorough, efficient, timely and made sure to look after every detail so that the finished product was perfect!
Fiona D.
Manfredo did a fantastic job painting our home office. Very professional and efficient. Excellent attention to detail and high quality interior paint work. Highly recommend for a job well done! Would definitely hire again.
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Lydia D.
I recently hired Chris to paint two areas on the interior of my condo. He was organized prior to the visit, on time, very friendly, and completed an excellent paint job! I highly recommend Chris based on my experience!
Jovel Quality paintingJovel Quality painting
Deniz G.
Dan did an incredible job painting my dark teal room back to white. His work is top quality, and he was a pleasure to spend some time with. Highly recommend him for any interior painting needs you may have!
Daniel DudleyDaniel Dudley
Sarah R.
Ben did a really nice job on an interior paint job at my house. He was very detail oriented, incredibly focused, and the final result was great. Highly recommend.
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Julia D.
I have found it difficult to find someone to take on small projects... like painting interior doors. Rudy was great - I appreciated both his patience and follow though as I figured out the paint color. Thanks Rudy for a job well done!
Paul C.
Alfredo did an amazing job painting the interior of our new condo! His price was very reasonable and his work was top notch. I would highly recommend him.
Loyola's Painting and Specialized InsulationLoyola's Painting and Specialized Insulation
Anne S.
Juan was easy to work with, and the quality of his work was terrific. Our HOA hired him to paint the interior spaces of our condo building. We would definitely hire him again!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with Albino's painters. Timely arrival, great work, and clear communicate throughout. I am happy with the results and the experience. I would recommend Albino for any interior painting job.
Albino’s house work and paintingAlbino’s house work and painting
Thumbtack Customer
All around excellent experience. Very responsive and professional, and did a fantastic job painting parts of the interior of my home. I will update when we complete phase 2 in a couple of weeks.
Renew Crew PaintingRenew Crew Painting
Deniz G.
I've hired Diego twice now for interior painting and have been impressed by his punctuality and quality of his work. He's a pleasure to work with and I'll absolutely work with him again in the future!
Jenny M.
Albino and his team did a fantastic job with my interior painting project. They were extremely meticulous with their painting and were incredibly thorough with the prep work before hand -- making sure to patch up holes and cracks in the walls. I will most definitely work with Albino again in the future!
Albino’s house work and paintingAlbino’s house work and painting
Mike g.
Painted the interior of a home we just purchased. Was extremely responsive to our needs and a few last-minute issues that came up. Started on time and ended on time. Very good communication via text.
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Nick S.
Fantastic job! Ever and his team pulled through with a last-minute interior paint job for my apartment, and it looks great. Good attention to detail, very responsive, and great to work with. Highly recommend.
Vikram R.
Christian was a great painter - very punctual, friendly, and appropriately priced! I had 2 interior walls painted back to their original color and they look good as new post-work. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Jovel Quality paintingJovel Quality painting
Melissa S.
We had one of our rooms painted and he did an excellent job! The job included a lot of trim, the interior of a closet, walls and ceiling. It was a fresh new space once he was done. He kept his painting gear organized, was punctual, efficient and friendly. We’ll definitely be using him again.
Parrales PaintingParrales Painting
Marley B.
I felt well taken care of by Cesar and his team. I’ve never hired painters before, and was nervous! Cesar’s attention to detail and communication were both exceptional, and I’m so happy with the interior paint job results. I strongly recommend hiring Cesar for new paint jobs - you will not regret it!
Cesar PaintingCesar Painting
Kara C.
Juan provided everything I could have asked for. His interior painting in my apartment looks fantastic and Juan went above and beyond (going out at lunch for another shade of paint that I forgot) to make sure everything was perfect. Excellent value, quality, and overall experience. I highly recommend working with him!
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