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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 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 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.

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.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Reviews for Lake Forest painters
Shawna C.
So very happy with the results! Project completed in record time and looks amazing...will definitely be recommending and using Moser Painting again!
Moser Painting & ConstructionMoser Painting & Construction
Cindy C.
Jimmy was great to work with, he kept in contact throughout always on time and did a fabulous job painting and finishing my stairway.
Jimmy's paintingJimmy's painting
Harsh V.
Matthew and his team were excellent and they painted the whole house with some designs which my wife wanted at a very fair price
Everlasting Painting Inc.Everlasting Painting Inc.
Gary T.
Irvin did a great job restoring a few walls and kitchen cabinets in my house. They were able to get the colors to match existing paint finishes.
Lux PaintingLux Painting
Thomas D.
Andrew and his team worked the weekend painting kitchen and bathroom cabinets to help us meet our house listing deadline. They were super responsive and easy to work with.
Moser Painting & ConstructionMoser Painting & Construction
Renee F.
When we decided to have our 50 year old wood cabinets painted I contacted 3 companies on Thumbtack for an estimate. Of the 3, LMG was the only one who brought a sample cabinet door to show us their work and explain the whole process. Ryan was very friendly, professional, and made us feel very comfortable that his employees knew their craft well. Jim and Bill, the men who did the painting, are also friendly, professional workers who did an excellent job. All were very responsive to our many questions and concerns. Ryan stopped in every day to make sure we were happy with the progress. We love our new cabinets and we recommend LMG Painting without reservation.
LMG Painting and ProjectsLMG Painting and Projects
Debi F.
Jerry painted the downstairs area and one bedroom in my new condo. He was always on time and on schedule and did an excellent job. I’m proud to recommend Jerry to others and I will work with him again in the future.
JerryJerry
Erika R.
Amir was such a pleasure to work with. I had the best experience, and would definitely hire him again. I had requested for pricing to paint some of the interior of our house. He was able to provide fast and quality service at a very reasonable price.
AAA Construction prosAAA Construction pros
Ann N.
Very professional and friendly at the same time! He gave me a very good price and I never even had to show up at the scene. I totally trusted him and his crew to do their job diligently. They did such a great job painting the home and were in and out in a less than a day! Thank you so much guys!!!
Mikrobiss PaintingMikrobiss Painting
R. "Gonzo" G.
I would also add value if they allowed a fourth. Natalia listened to me describe what I had in mind to be painted across 5-sound 2'x4'panels for the back wall of the TV room. She came up with a concept sketch that captured what was in my mind but poorly verbalized. The final product is absolutely perfect. I luv its clean simplicity and gentle flow of movement.....perfect for movie night!!
Natalia Aandewiel Fine ArtNatalia Aandewiel Fine Art
Laura F.
Jimmy is awesome. He knew that we had to move to our new house soon and his paint had to be done on time. He did everything that he could to make it and also did a lot of extras to make our house perfect. Jimmy is very proactive, always responds to text messages, give updates regularly, his work quality is great and the most important thing, he is an awesome person. I would definitely work with Jimmy again. Thanks for the great work Jimmy!
Jimmy's paintingJimmy's painting
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