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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 Folsom painters
Bonnie F.
Menera Painting did an outstanding job painting my kitchen cabinets. They arrived each day at the stated time and completed the job within the time frame stated in the bid. I would absolutely recommend them for any painting job. I've already given their name to several people interested in having some work done.
Menera PaintingMenera Painting
Gina N.
J Painting is exceptional!! Jose painted our white kitchen island a beautiful blue. He gave us a few choices and even painted one of our cabinets in three different shades in order for us to know exactly what it would like like before choosing the perfect shade of blue. Jose also stained our backyard fence that also turned out beautiful. Jose is a true professional who is an expert in his craft. Highly recommend!!!
J paintingJ painting
Thumbtack Customer
Brock did an amazing job painting our condo.- couldn't have done a better job! We would hire him again for another project.
Fehlman PaintingFehlman Painting
Sharanna C.
We had a very good experience with Pedro. He was very professional and accommodated several last minute changes. I would definitely recommend him for affordable and very high quality paint services
Pedros house paintingPedros house painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mike Cabe has done a great job for us. Our house in Folsom looks amazing. He took the extra time to explain all of the points of the painting project. He worked with us on the exact color of the paint and the look we were after. We had some wood damage on the trim and siding Mike was able to quote and repair these for us. Mike was always on time and finished the job as scheduled. He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services to others. Thank you again Mike, Phil And Vicky Matheus
Cabe's Premier PaintingCabe's Premier Painting
Jim S.
I can’t say enough positive things about this team! They were at our condo early each day and did a fantastic job! Pricing was very reasonable. They started and finished the job exactly as promised. I will definitely be calling them for future painting jobs!!!!
In-N-Out Pro PaintingIn-N-Out Pro Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Rodney did an amazing job on the exterior of my house. He was very responsive and punctual and the price was much less than a number of other bids I got from other contractors. I'd recommend, and have already recommended, Rodney to anyone looking to have their house painted.
A1 Quality PaintingA1 Quality Painting
Susie S.
Johnny was very professional, friendly and easy to work with!! He did such a great job for me on my stairs!! Then I hired him a second time to paint my fence.. My fence turned out awesome, and the same Johnny came to my house, prompt, friendly and professional!! He would not leave until the job was done RIGHT!!
Thumbtack Customer
BP Painting was super easy to work with. They were prompt, friendly, helpful, clean and very customer focused. They understood my project was very budget sensitive and worked with me on figuring out how I could get the most bang for my buck. They even followed up with a phone call after to make sure I was pleased with the work.
BPC Painting IncBPC Painting Inc
Alexander S.
Price was fair, response was fast. Downside, left several unpainted spots, didn’t mask so our wood floors have splatter around the entire house, light fixtures. Doesn’t cut with masking so it’s that soft line from your base to walls. Preference, but in a lot of areas just looks lazy and incomplete. I’ve got a high walk in the staircase that absolutely needed another coat. You see the white coming through the yellow he painted. A rail wall completely missed painting right in the middle about 1/4 of it. He took all the blinds down, then after saying he’d put them all back up left most of them down. A week later I’m still putting blinds back up and cleaning up after him. He won’t respond to my text since he got paid. Not confident I would use him again. Maybe in a pinch if I’m desperate. Just too many cut corners and seems to not care after the project to make anything right.
Pedros house paintingPedros house painting
Thumbtack Customer
Tim was outstanding! I was so stressed out with the color of paint I chose. Tim helped me to not only chose a better suited color for my main living areas, after he started the job, but designed a custom color for me at NO charge that was absolutely gorgeous!! He took all the stress and anxiety away with not one complaint as to what a pain I must have been in dealing with. Most definitely a challenging customer. But he took on the challenge and was so pleasant with a professional demeanor and great personality. I would highly recommend him to anyone whether you have a discerning eye or are easily satisfied. Tim is the guy. Great on price, too! And he guarantees all his work. Give him a call. I know you will be more than pleased with the quality of workmanship, care and concern he displays on the job. Five stars all the way...and no, I do not know him from previously or am related in any way. Just very happy and impressed.
Tim's painting services.Tim's painting services.
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