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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 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.

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.

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.

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 Indio painters
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick did an excellent job painting an accent wall in my dining room.
Patrick OShea PaintingPatrick OShea Painting
Eric R.
Abel painted our 3 bedrooms exactly how we wanted, installed brand new ceiling fans, and touched up our kitchen all by himself! He is a quick worker with affordable prices and a great attitude Highly recommend to anyone looking for professional interior painting.
ARod Custom PaintingARod Custom Painting
Tyler K.
Amazing paint work, extremely detailed and great help for us while we were operating remotely
Jamal of All TradesJamal of All Trades
Rachel D.
Happy with how the painting project turned out. Would definitely use again. Thank you Steve.
Steve’s Landscape & Home RepairSteve’s Landscape & Home Repair
Orit A.
I can’t say enough praise on the painting Raul and his team did in my 3 bedroom 2 bath house . I had paint every room and cover up some dark walls with lighter colors . I talked him on Thursday and he was painting on Friday and done by Saturday! The work quality was amazing ! Clean lines ! They covered everything and worked very clean. They even caulked all the window edges which was not in our bid! The price was more than fair and i feel like i hit the painter jackpot !
Raul YepizRaul Yepiz
Amal Y.
Absolutely AMAZING!! Cori is not only a natural talent, but also extremely professional and a delight to work with. She painted my backyard fence and did several interior wall paintings. Everything turned out so much better than I could ever imagine. Whether you just spell out some words that she turns into a design and execute, or provide a photo of exactly what you want, Cori has exceeded expectations in both cases.
Cori Alsbrooks & Coloring Cali Murals & ArtCori Alsbrooks & Coloring Cali Murals & Art
Mimi L.
Abraham and his team were so awesome! We love their work - they clearly squeezed our large job into their busy schedule but got it done. We had about 37 outdated 18 year old doors/cabinets (kitchen/hallway) painted semi gloss white and it looks amazing. Will definitely use them for any other painting we need. We probably annoyed them with scheduling questions but we had to sequester our dogs which was no easy task for a week but we appreciated their patience! I highly recommend them.
Southern California pro paintingSouthern California pro painting
LaCar F.
The guys responded within 15 mins even though I messaged late at night and was at the property the next morning! Amazing work touching up a completely botched paint job in my rental property. Brought my house back to life!
Lux PaintingLux Painting
Sandy G.
George was very responsive and easy to communicate with. His pricing was transparent. He was able to start the project and complete it in a very timely manner. I plan to use his services again! He painted the entire inside of our house and installed new vinyl planks.
Pro Efficiency servicesPro Efficiency services
Jay K.
I worked with Abel for my interior painting for entire home and he/team was phenomenal. He completed the project on time, did not compromise on quality and was communicative through out the project. He was considerate about my budget constraints and what I was looking to get done from very beginning. His men worked tirelessly throughout the duration of the project and gave a perfect new look to the interiors of my home. Abel himself went to Sherwin Williams to look at the diff colors and sheen I had in mind to finalize the picks and that made my experience even better. Additionally, he was courteous to be present at home when I had appliances delivery show up and I was not around. I will highly recommend ARod Custom Painting for any future projects.
ARod Custom PaintingARod Custom Painting
Shelley B.
Dack responded to my query quickly, and was able to conceptualize the ideas we had for the mural in a short time. We agreed on the design, and schedule. On the day he arrived, my husband wanted to make an addition. Dack easily make the adjustments, recalibrated the size, and proceeded to paint. He was not fazed by the last minute change. A true professional, He worked in the broiling desert heat for two mornings and the result is phenomenal! . Before we started, he told us he wanted us to be able to walk out into our backyard and love what we see - to have no regrets, And that is exactly the result. We are thrilled with our mural.
Dacks Murals and Custom DesignsDacks Murals and Custom Designs
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