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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 La Mesa painters
Diann D.
Fantastic job! I had one wall on my home painted, which included stucco repair and painting an HVAC cover. I was quoted 1 day and that‘a all it took to complete.
A's Precision Coatings, Inc.A's Precision Coatings, Inc.
Manuel S.
I was able to get a quote that was a decent price and get my bedrooms painted.
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
Jerold y.
DMan painting (Alan the painter) just completed painting the South and West elevations of my house and I’m a happy customer. Work was done quickly and cleanly. No overspray and cut-in lines are clean. 5 stars! All that and he’s a nice guy too.
Dman PaintingDman Painting
Jerry Y.
Needed a bathroom painted. Quote was within our budget, and work was done professionally, and Charles was always on time.
Chuck Jr’s Handyman ServiceChuck Jr’s Handyman Service
Tricia K.
Johnny did a really great job painting my bathroom. I’ll be contacting him for future projects as well. Definitely recommend!!
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Cassi K.
Rudy was absolutely incredible! He was responsive, friendly, and most importantly: HONEST! He continued to ask me questions about my project to make sure he was providing the most accurate quote. He was able to squeeze me in within DAYS of providing me a quote and he arrived EARLY to look over the project once more. From there, he got started right away. I was extremely impressed with his quality of work and am so thankful for him and his service. He came to paint my fence and I was so impressed by his abilities, I hired him to come back and paint my whole house. If you have any painting project, Rudy is your guy! Trustworthy, reliable, professional and high quality work! 5 Stars!
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Elianna R.
I had needed someone to paint the inside of my house last minute. They were able to make it to my house as soon as the drywall finished drying, and did a great job! Would definitely hire again.
Francisco Vasquez Neri Painting & Cleaning ServiceFrancisco Vasquez Neri Painting & Cleaning Service
Emma N.
Oscar and his team were the best! We would highly recommend their work. We had our back and front fences, garage, and trim painted (three colors total) and we had a stellar experience!
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
James B.
Devon and his co-worker did an awesome job painting our walls. Very professional, reasonable pricing, and quality work. If you’re looking for an interior painter that’s willing to do the job right, this guy’s your man.
DB Painting and RemodelingDB Painting and Remodeling
Jeff G.
Francisco did a great job taping and finishing drywall, and painting two rooms, ceilings and some large built in book cases for me. He was on time every time, flexible with our schedule and did a great job keeping the work area clean at all times.
Francisco Vasquez Neri Painting & Cleaning ServiceFrancisco Vasquez Neri Painting & Cleaning Service
Joanne C.
Our experience with Wisk Construction, specially Eric and Johnny was outstanding. Eric took time to explain in detail what the job would include. He provided guidance with regards to type of paint and colors. He checked in with us several times during the project. Johnny was simply amazing. He was punctual and professional. Johnny provided quality service we had never experienced with other companies. Johnny's eye for detail was invaluable. The repairs completed are excellent. The preparation and painting were perfect. I will recommend Wisk Construction to all my family and friends. We have found our honest, competitively priced "go to" company for future projects. Thank you Eric and Johnny your wonderful teamwork!
Wisk ConstructionWisk Construction
Lucy V.
Antonio and his wife Ana were so professional and respectful. They did everything I asked and more. It was such a blessing to meet them. I will be using their services again very soon. They felt like family. I truly recommend him for painting. He takes his time and has no problems meeting your needs. Thank you for such a great job!
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Rick G.
My experience with Gregg at Pacific Painting was efficient and professional. He showed up as promised to give a detailed quote. Once scheduled, he and his crew showed up on time and conducted themselves in a professional manner. They were clean and detail oriented. Any corrections requested were immediately and professionally completed. Overall, this was an excellent experience. Thanks Gregg and team!
Pacific Painting ProPacific Painting Pro
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