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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 El Cajon painters
Sheri S.
I wasn’t going to leave a review but after a month since the work, we’ve noticed more and more issues. Red paint bleeding through new paint, paint on sliding doors and on heater and floors. Door jams not finished. Paint in front and back yard walk ways. We paid $1500 for this job. We tried to get a finisher to fix the botched paid job but no one will touch it now. We now have to finish it ourselves.
Joiner Family Business (JFB)Joiner Family Business (JFB)
Jacqueline A.
Mando and his partner did a wonderful job painting our garage!! They showed up on time, worked fast and efficient, and did a quality job painting our garage. They are professional, personable, really nice guys. So happy we found Mando on Thumbtack, now we know who to call whenever we need something painted!
Alex s.
Great job!!! So happy with there work, will be scheduling exterior paint job this summer.
Todd N.
The painters did good work, but we lost trust in the boss of the operation. Communication on pricing was unclear and inconsistent when additions came up. They also added on paint costs when they weren't in the original quote. Would hire painters again, but not the boss, who didn't paint. He just created stress for both sides.
San Diego Premier PaintingSan Diego Premier Painting
Najiy f.
Gregg was awesome ,very punctual and professional. Paint was very neat and precise. Would definitely hire again Great price as well!
Pacific Painting ProPacific Painting Pro
Tareq P.
Mancillas Painting did an outstanding job for us. Very good quality job and a very reasonable price. Will look forward to using them again.
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Amy D.
Our exterior paint project became an exterior coating project with Jonathan's expert advice. The project is about to start. I am happy to post photos once it is finished.
Need For BuildNeed For Build
Thumbtack Customer
Donaldo and his team haven't even driven off yet and I am happy to be posting this review. The final results are beautiful; the painters were pleasant and neat. We are very happy with DM Painting!
DM PaintingDM Painting
Douglas S.
We are absolutely completely satisfied with Benjamin Greene's Painting. Work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value and punctuality were all excellent. Besides those accolades, Ben is a great friendly guy who will work with you and give advice when requested. He came to our home, listened and examined our outlined project and supplied a written estimate, that was of very fair value, on the same day. He estimated the job would take eight to nine working days and he finished in eight. I would recommend him anytime and I will definitely request his services again for our next painting project.
Benjamin Greene's PaintingBenjamin Greene's Painting
Alfred A.
We have had an amazing experience with this company. We needed to have our house painted and renewed as it is 30-year-old one. So I called Hire Pro Man as our friends suggested. And they turned out to be very professional. I was very impressed with the professionalism, patience, and attention to detail that they exhibited. The painters did a great job. We are very satisfied with the new look of our house.
Hire Pro Man Inc.Hire Pro Man Inc.
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