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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 Lakewood painters
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Mikrobiss Painting to paint all the living areas...even the fireplace. Ed Cardenas & his team were always on time, professional & polite. They did an amazing job & we were very impressed with their quality of work. If I need anymore painting I will definitely call them!
Mikrobiss PaintingMikrobiss Painting
Alyssa A.
They did a great job! Communication was quick, and they were able to finish the job quickly and completely. All the rooms they painted look great.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Jessica M.
Printed a quote right there at my home after seeing the space. Had the most competitive offer and we had something scheduled for the following week. Work was done in 1 day instead of 2. They showed up a few minutes before the arranged time, and were very kind. The top half walls were damaged so they resurfaced them and then painted using a paint we owned already.
Tristine D.
Donti was extremely communicative right off the bat. He worked within the timeline he quoted and did an amazing job. We will be using him for future paint projects.
The Paint GuysThe Paint Guys
Jim H.
Adrian did an awesome job on all the trim of my house, he is a very friendly person and attentive to his work, I will definitely hire him again for future painting projects. 👍
"All Paint" by Adrian"All Paint" by Adrian
Jonathon R.
Nery did a fantastic job painting my first floor room (10x20). He was punctual, professional, and did great prep work & cleanup. I’d highly recommend him as his pricing was also very competitive.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Denise S.
Home renew was very professional, the quality of work was very satisfactory. Richard was very responsive to text and changes that we needed. They completed the job in timely manner. I have no complaints. I will be considering them again for my next painting project.
Home renew Painting servicesHome renew Painting services
Nery was on time and ready to go. He came prepared and was off to the races immediately. He did a wonderful job and save my wife and I a ton of time and effort painting. I hired him because we were in a crunch to move in and I recently got sick and did not have the energy to do it myself. I let Nery into the home, and left shortly after. He was alone in the house for about 4 hours while painting the living room. Once done he texted me about 10 pictures of the finished product. He is a trustworthy man, and I would definitely hire again.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Donna C.
Highly recommend Max Paints! They were professional, clean and super fast! The quality of work is amazing and I could not be more satisfied with the final outcome! They transformed my kitchen and it is now absolutely beautiful! Perfect! I will definitely use them again for my next project!
Max Paints & MoreMax Paints & More
Rose S.
We loved working with Ernesto! He priced us very fairly and went above and beyond in repairing our walls and ceilings (major cracks and holes). He was prompt and responsive, answering any questions we had. Would definitely hire him again if I’m ever in need of a paint job.
Sophan I.
Zuriel was extremely professional. Any questions, complaints, or favors i asked was answered and accommodated to the best of his ability. He explained why he could and couldn't do certain things and made sure I was satisfied. I would recommend zuriel to anybody looking to get a good paint job with transparent pricing!
Zee's Painting & handyman service'sZee's Painting & handyman service's
John B.
Juan was a pleasure to work with during the painting of the exterior of my house. He was punctual, hard working, and one of the most honest individuals I've ever had the pleasure to meet. He is flexible in that I added more work to his schedule by asking him to stucco my lengthy back wall which wasn't something I considered doing at the start of the job. He not only did a fantastic job on the wall, I was so impressed we had him re-stucco our whole house. His hard working crew of Manual (his son), Juan Manual, and Pancho were considerate, professional, and got the job done on time and without complaint. They are all self-starters and work non-stop (except for short lunch breaks) all day long until late in the afternoon. My neighbors were impressed with the work ethic and results of JC Services, and my wife and I love the way they made our house look. Thanks Juan and crew!
JC ServicesJC Services
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