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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 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 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 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.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for Laguna Niguel painters
Nick J.
I feel that we got really lucky finding Juan on here. Juan responded to my inquiry for painting work within 10min, showed up the next day to provide an estimate for the work and began working the following day. His work quality is top notch and a very good value! He is extremely respectful and nice. We couldn’t be more happy with Juan and his paint job at our home. He painted two bedrooms and painted our outdoor bricks white! Highly recommend Juan!
J&B Quality Custom PaintingJ&B Quality Custom Painting
Suki W.
Gilbert did a fabulous job painting my IKEA kitchen cabinets. It was hard to find a professional with experience painting IKEA products so I was very happy to connect with him. Did a great job, was punctual and trustworthy!
Merida's PaintingMerida's Painting
Adan was very responsive and punctual. Great job painting my son’s bedroom.
cosmos Paintingcosmos Painting
Sigrid H.
Ultimate home painters did a great job painting my recently remodeled bathrooms
Ultimate Home PaintersUltimate Home Painters
Ha M.
Mr.Jerry did a great job on painting our door, he was quite professional and he’s definitely recommended.
Thumbtack Customer
Will was friendly, worked with us on scheduling and did a great job painting our new interior doors. Would definitely use him again.
Lake Forest HandymanLake Forest Handyman
David N.
Roberto is the best, the absolute best. He did a fantastic job on all parts of my remodel including the bathroom, windows, exterior painting, plumbing and carpentry. Listen to Roberto.
R.B. remodeling servicesR.B. remodeling services
Mo S.
HIGHLY recommend! Edwin and his team were RELIABLE, professional, honest and very hardworking. They painted my 3b/3ba home from top to bottom. He completed it all and applied the new baseboards with quick turn around. He was reasonably priced compared to several other quotes that I got. He also helped with some minor handyman work. I would most definitely hire him to paint again. He was wonderful to work with!!
M-R CoM-R Co
Dana S.
Ed did a great job painting the full interior of our new home. He was professional, responsive and provided high quality work. We'd hire him again in an instant for any future project.
Mikrobiss PaintingMikrobiss Painting
Suzi B.
Luis did a great job painting our garage. He took care of all the details covering everything and using the right methods for each part. On tune, pleasant and takes pride in his work. Highly recommended.
Veronika S.
Jimmy did an excellent job. He is punctual and very professional. He was completed with the job in a timely manner and i am very satisfied with the with my painting. I will use him for any future projects that i may have.
Jimmy's paintingJimmy's painting
Molly F.
Edwin was responsive and punctual - he always communicated when he would be arriving to our home and what the process would be for our project. He did a great job paining our kitchen cabinets and delivered exactly what he said he would in the timeline he had initially given. I’d highly recommend hiring him if you’re looking for any painting!
Laila I.
So impressed and happy with Jerry's work! He was the first vendor to respond. I had a bedroom and partial bathroom paint project, which he completed with utmost quality on the Fourth of July. I had many questions about several other projects and he was more than willing to spend the time to show me resolutions. I look forward to hiring him again very soon!
Patricia T.
I seriously cannot say enough great things about Jose. He not only showed up the very next morning after contacting him… he did an amazing job at our house hanging a door. There were issues with the size (which I had no clue I literally thought it was just changing the door and painting it) and he gave me all the different options and made it absolutely perfect! He’s extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented. Very clean and professional job. No cut corners whatsoever!! He also hung a sail shade for me in the atrium last minute. I will definitely be hiring him again very soon for my other projects. Thank you so much!
Jose lopezJose lopez
Tana M.
A great company to work with. Very responsive right from my initial request with Thumbtack. James responded right away. I set up an appointment to review my house needs. He arrived on time and was prepared to discuss what they could (or could not) do for me in detail. I was impressed with his approach. After walking entirely around my home and pointing out my concerns, we drew up a simple contract on the spot. I hired his company to do some soft house pressure washing where needed and some repainting and touch up on our exterior trim areas. They also did a great job cleaning our old bird nest areas under our eaves. Our neighbors all walked by to look at the results and let me know how good it looked after their work. They were pleasant, professional in their approach, good workers and eager to do everything well. I was especially pleased with our communication and that they did exactly what they said they would and within the specific timeframes we both established together. The price was satisfactory for the amount of work required. I would recommend giving them an opportunity to show their professional exterior house cleaning/pressure washing and painting skills. Thanks James.
D&M Painting and Pressure Wash. We do Custom Fi...D&M Painting and Pressure Wash. We do Custom Fi...
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