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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 Livermore painters
Ryan C.
CR Painting was fantastic to work with. Alfredo was always on time and the quality of the painting was top notch. I would highly recommend them.
CR PaintingCR Painting
Cheryl l.
I had an urgent interior paint project and Sunset Painting and Restoration were able to accomodate my project. The crew is professional and they did a great job on wall and cabinet painting. I highly recommend their service and will contact for future projects!
Sunset Painting & RestorationSunset Painting & Restoration
Thumbtack Customer
Big Guy painting did a wonderful job painting my kitchen. I will have him return to do future projects also!!!
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Carolanne P.
Ferguson Painting did an excellent painting our kitchen cabinets. They were very professional and easy to work with. Their prices are reasonable and they will go the extra mile to please their customers. Recommend them highly.
Ferguson paintingsFerguson paintings
Christina M.
The painter was highly unprofessional. He left my house in a mess(paint splatter everywhere) and proceeded to say my husband made the mess. Then he started to threaten me with putting a lien on my house if I didn’t pay him. He talked a lot of nonsense about karma coming back at me. What professional business person speaks like this. They painted over nails, left paint on my bathroom vanity, paint on the floors, didn’t patch a small hole in the hallway. The list goes on. Do not use this painter!
Big League PaintingBig League Painting
Lisa K.
We were looking for a painting company to do a small job at our new home. I contacted several companies that wouldn't even give me the time of day because our job "wasn't big enough." My friend recommended Sunset Painting to me. I reached out to them and received a response extremely fast. They came over to do a visual inspection and quote me for the job. We decided to go with Sunset Painting and I'm so glad we did. The painting job took a few hours and it looks great. Would definitely recommend to others!
Sunset Painting & RestorationSunset Painting & Restoration
Rajdeep S.
Quote was more than double or other quotes .$500 to paint one room
Douglas Services HandymanDouglas Services Handyman
Allen j.
Absolutely terrible experience. I had my garage painted by Douglas and was extremely dissatisfied with the quality of work. There are globs of unfinished mud, gouges, tape lines, screws. He has left paint marks on my cabinets, door handles, fan, light fixtures. See the photos.
Douglas Services HandymanDouglas Services Handyman
Carl H.
Danny painted the interior of our house. He did an amazing job and the price has been affordable. Danny arrived on time and ready to work, we are very happy and satisfied with him. We would definitely use him again. We highly recommended him for any painting job.
Covenant CoveringsCovenant Coverings
Carl H.
Douglas and his crew painted the interior of our house. They did amazing job and the price has been affordable. The painters arrived every morning at the same time, we are very happy and satisfied with them. We definitely use them again. We highly recommended them for any painting job.
Douglas Services HandymanDouglas Services Handyman
Kurt S.
Jose did an excellent job painting our old oak kitchen cabinets..They look like brand new.
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
James L.
Flakes... came out for a paint quote.. NEVER got any price, call back, nothing... Thanks guys...
Prosper construction developmentProsper construction development
Kristen B.
RR Pro Painting was very prompt with their response and appointment. They did great work and I will definitely use them again!
Rr Pro PaintingRr Pro Painting
Tom G.
Gerald and team were fantastic. Extremely professional, timely, hard working and made the painting experience a great one. Highly recommend!
Big League PaintingBig League Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Marvin from Thumbtack to paint our kitchen. Marvin and Danny did a fantastic job. Their lines were straight and they paid attention to small details. I would definitely suggest using Marvin for your painting needs. We liked their work so much, we will be having him come back to complete our kitchen cabinets.
Good Color PaintingGood Color Painting
Michael G.
If you need your house painted. These are the guys. They do exactly what they say they are going to do and absolutely no mess! I will definitely hire them again.
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his crew did an excellent job on our kitchen. Their pricing was fair and they demonstrated great workmanship and professionalism. I strongly recommend Big Guy Painting.
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Susan P.
We really enjoyed working with Aria Painting. This company consists of honest hard working people and do quality detailed work. We will definitely hire again or refer to others.
Aria PaintingAria Painting
John C.
We had Big Guy Painting repaint our whole house exterior. Jose was very easy to work with, and made a number of excellent suggestions that we adopted. He and his crew worked very hard, and kept to their schedule very well. I asked for some work on our attic vents if it was feasible, and Jose gave it a valiant try, but it turned out not to be possible, so he didn't charge me. I would be delighted to use Big Guy painting for the next job.
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Thumbtack Customer
Marvin was friendly, on time, professional, & completed painting our room & hallway (plus ceiling) in less time than we expected! He charged a fair price & we couldn't be happier with the results. Highly reccomend him & definitely plan to use him for future projects 😊
Good Color PaintingGood Color Painting
Dawn C.
Carlos and his crew were attentive and professional. They did a beautiful job of painting several rooms in my home. I had a few requests and Jacqueline was most obliging and willing to get the tasks done. I would highly recommend there service and would call upon them again for future projects.
Sunset Painting & RestorationSunset Painting & Restoration
Priyanka a.
Pedro helped to paint the walls of our living and dining area white. His work is good and he very professional and responsive in communication. And he did all the work very fast, within 3days it’s all done like a brand new house. Would work with him again in the future. I would recommend him.
PERAM PAINTING Interior & ExteriorPERAM PAINTING Interior & Exterior
Debbie C.
Keith did a stellar job with painting our bedroom. He arrived on time, came with all the materials needed, and finished early. His policy is to provide an initial charge of x amount per hour, and he gives an estimate on how many hours he feels it will take. If he finishes earlier than his estimated time, he gives the savings back. But I felt his total charge was very reasonable so I ended up paying him the full amount, even though he took less time. Will definitely hire him again and refer him out. Including my before and after photos.
Elemeno PaintingElemeno Painting
Jen S.
I highly recommend using Aria Painting! From the day Milad came over for an estimate, he was flexible. I had to reschedule the consultation last minute and he worked with me. The same evening, he sent me a follow up quote that included all the details of what to expect, an overview of the project, including a bio of the company which also included their bonding/license info. During the project which only took 4 days, he would update me on the progress and was open to any last minute decisions/ requests we made along the process. More importantly, they were very kind and always kept the area clean each day and even put everything back at the end. Great communication and follow up as I highly recommended👍
Aria PaintingAria Painting
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