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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 Laurel painters
Sarah S.
The Affordable Painting team truly went above and beyond with this interior paint job. I had very specific paint colors in mind, which they worked hard to match perfectly. They worked extremely hard and efficiently without sacrificing quality. And they are incredibly professional and responsive. In fact, I dinged the paint job on my cabinets (completely my fault), and they stopped by to fix it the same day. Truly can’t recommend Affordable Painting enough!
Desmond K.
It was a pleasure to work with Keith at Elemento painting. His work was superb, and fast. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends for any painting needs.
Elemeno PaintingElemeno Painting
Starr H.
Ever did an AMAZING job painting my bedroom. He was on time, patient, and thorough. I’ve already planned to have him back to paint my bedroom!
Rebecca H.
Jesus and his brother were great arrived on time painted the cabinets and retrieved the paint. Job finished pretty quickly. I will probably end up hiring them again.
Menera PaintingMenera Painting
Lindsey B.
Alzada painting did a perfect job painting my cabinets, put up with my annoying dog and we’re just very accommodating in general. Will use them again! Thank you!
Alzada paintingAlzada painting
Daniel S.
Diego did a great job painting accent walls at my home in the Oakland Hills! I will be hiring then again! They showed up on time, confirmed paint colors with me, and asked good questions.
JD & Son's PaintingJD & Son's Painting
Denny B.
Luis and his crew from LP Painting did a phenomenal job at painting one of the apartments in my mom’s 4 unit building in Oakland. The job was tough because the previous paint job was dark gray, basically black. It took them a day to do the work and it looks great. The new tenant is very happy. Will definitely hire them again.
LP PaintingLP Painting
Brandon B.
As a first time user of thumbtack Rudy has really impressed me. He suggested paints and was flexible with my iterations. Rudy is a true professional. I will only hire him for my painting needs.
David C.
Job hasn't started yet, but I very much appreciated the research that Boba painting went through to help me decide on the best paint and prep options for my >100 year old house
Boba PaintingBoba Painting
Michele P.
Great service! Will hire them again for my next paint job.
Residential Painting ServicesResidential Painting Services
Megan G.
Juan and his team did an amazing job painting my apartment! I reached out and got a response in a few minutes with a great quote for my budget. He promptly responded to questions I had and kept in communication until the day of painting. I needed the walls painted in a different color and the trim painted in white and Juan got both done in a 750 sq. ft. apartment in one day! Whoever painted the space before did a terrible job and Juan had his work cut out for him, but he did a fantastic job...clean lines, no drips or mess, full color coverage. He was very professional, friendly and on-time. 10/10 would recommend!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Jordan g.
We hired Icon painting to paint the exterior (stucco and clapboard wood siding) of our 100+ year old house in Oakland. Very satisfied with the result. Camila was very personable, approachable, and flexible throughout the process. Tremendous value.
Icon Painting ServicesIcon Painting Services
Haroon L.
I contacted Bruno about a paint job and he was able to schedule something right away. He painted my bedroom and finished in one day. The quality was great and I couldn’t be happier with his work. Definitely recommend!
Opus PaintersOpus Painters
Richard B.
Eddie is extremely friendly, professional and responsive. It’s not a small house and we asked him to paint almost the entire home. He did a great job on estimating and painting, especially small details. Definitely recommending to my friends.
Boris L.
Juan and his team did a great job! The new paint looks amazing and he took extra care to make sure everything came out just as we wanted. Highly recommend Juan for any painting needs!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his crew painted the interior of our house and are now painting the exterior. We originally chose him over other people because he gave us a very detailed quote, including how many hours he thought each part of the job would take, and because he insisted on including paint in his quote because he wanted to use high quality paint. Working with Jose has been very easy. He is easy to communicate with and clearly cares about the work he does. I highly recommend him!
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Leslie F.
Milko was very informative and patient. I tend to ask lots of questions. I found his pricing to be competitive and fair. The quality of his work is good. He started and finished on time and left things neat and clean. My only criticism would be that he have some attention to detail like cleaning paint spots left after the paint tape pull. I brought attention to paint on edge of entertainment cabinet where it meets the wall and it was not removed. Overall great job, professional, personable and extremely responsive/on-time. I would highly recommend this painting service.
Dorian B.
We hired Coyado's to paint the back wall of our house which gets a lot of sun exposure and had started to peel. He was incredibly responsive and his team was fast and very detailed. We will definitely hire him again for our painting needs!
Coyado's CompanyCoyado's Company
Sheika L.
Our experience with Filo was average. He was responsive and communicative and got the job done quickly. For the most part things looked good, however paint splattered was left on furniture, the toilet, the vents, and the painted shut crucial things like our access to our electric box.
filo's paintingfilo's painting
Dominique F.
Danielson was amazing! I appreciated the work product and my paint job came out wonderful.
Turcio's PaintingTurcio's Painting
Karen G.
Omar and his crew were awesome to work with. We had him paint our exterior and install and paint new shutters. Super easy to work with and very good value. Have recommended him to many of our friends and will use him for future projects. Thanks Omar!
Flores paintingFlores painting
Ellen D.
We have nothing but positive things to say about Thomas and Top Choice Painting! He was punctual, pleasant to work with, completed the job on budget and did a great job. We will definitely call him again if we need another painting job done. Highly recommend!
Top Choice PaintingTop Choice Painting
Chelsea T.
Albino, Juan, Rigoberto, and Alfredo did a wonderful job on our new home! We decided last minute that we wanted to paint the interior of our home just about a week in advance of our move in date. They came out for a free estimate within a day, told us where to call to purchase our paint, picked it up, and got the whole house painted in time for our move in. Very trustworthy and punctual. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, team!
Albinos’s house workAlbinos’s house work
Carrie S.
I can’t say enough great things about Turcio’s Painting. From the moment they started until they finished; they have been incredibly responsive, professional, and detailed. We hired Danielson to paint, caulk, and power wash our home and he completed the entire project in about 4 days. Bonus points for receiving status photos each day of the work completed. They are incredibly responsive and super transparent. Hire this company for your next paint job, you won’t be disappointed.
Turcio's PaintingTurcio's Painting
Anne Marie F.
Helped me with painting and it looks great! Thank you! The price was very good for my budget too.
Residential Painting ServicesResidential Painting Services
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