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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 Encinitas painters
Alex K.
Raul did a great paint job
zurteck companyzurteck company
Patrick L.
A painting job well organized & completed in a timely manner.
Sanchez Painting Inc.Sanchez Painting Inc.
Margaret V.
Pedro came last minute to help me with painting 24 hrs. Before the close of my house. He was meticulous, professional and skilled. He’s my new “go to” for all my painting needs!!
Sanchez Painting Inc.Sanchez Painting Inc.
Jennifer S.
Yarin was great to work with!! He was punctual, easy to talk to, made suggestions, and did a great job painting! He also had an assistant who was very hardworking! I highly recommend Yarin and his team for painting!
Development Dream Home INCDevelopment Dream Home INC
Gary G.
The best experience ever. When they started the job there was no interruptions. They worked constantly. They moved furniture for us. At night everything was cleared out of our way . They started at 7am and finished at 5pm everyday. We had 6 rooms and a hallway painted plus doors and trim. Walls sanded, doors primed and two coats of paint on everything. Wow this house has never looked so good. We will have our kitchen cabinets done next. We wouldn’t have anyone else paint for us. Highly recommend Sanchez Painting.
Sanchez Painting Inc.Sanchez Painting Inc.
Ryan M.
Benjamin did a great job. I’d recommend him for any paint gig.
Benjamin Greene's PaintingBenjamin Greene's Painting
Clark G.
Mario was extremely professional and his workmanship is excellent. I hire a lot of subs and Mario will definitely be my first call when it calls for painting. He painted baseboards and walls inside my house. The work was neat, clean, and professional. Mario would ch
Thumbtack Customer
Manuel and Donaldo painted my downstairs, ceilings and baseboards included. They always arrived on time, did high-quality work, were very nice and pleasant to be aound. They painted the kitchen, didning room, pantry, family room and office. I would definitely use them again. The price was right and I felt good about them being in my home.
DM Affordable Custom PaintingDM Affordable Custom Painting
Ruth L.
Mr. Rios was on time, his crew was very hard working and neat. They finished my job in 2 1/2 days. They did an excellent job painting the exterior of my home and the awnings.
Royal Sparta Painting Co.Royal Sparta Painting Co.
Ellen F.
Eddie was very reliable and was great at communicating with me. My house looks like a new house after they finished painting it. Very happy with the final result and I would use Eddie again.
Eddie's Professional PaintingEddie's Professional Painting
Jeannine M.
I hired Luis last minute to do a paint job at my clients house. He showed up and did a fantastic job and was excellent with communication. He also brought his own supplies. I highly recommend him.
Luis VillaLuis Villa
Thumbtack Customer
Nicholas was hired to paint our backyard fence. He responded to my questions in a timely manner and kept in contact with me until the job was completed. He did an excellent job. The fence wasn't in great shape but it looks terrific now! I would not hesitate to hire Nicholas again.
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an awesome job painting our entire garage. He was really nice, easy to communicate with, super prompt, and did a stellar job. His pricing was also very fair, and he even patched a big ceiling hole for us that wasn't even in the original scope of the job without charging us. Would recommend without reservation!
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Kim M.
Steve did an amazing job painting our garage. We hired someone else, who failed to show up. Steve responded to my request quickly and was able to squeeze our job into his busy schedule. Despite the rush, he did great work. We are very pleased with the finish product and would highly recommend hiring Steve.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Han P.
Johnny did an excellent job paining our high ceiling and walls in living room. He was the first one responding on my request and the price was reasonable. He came early and was so detail to his job. We could tell how well his job was by looking at the cut-in line between walls. It took him more than estimated hours completing the job because of the high ceilings. He even helped paint our hallway on second floor for free! I would highly recommend him to my friends!
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
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