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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Los Angeles interior painters
Ayde E.
Before and after pics. Great service and quality work! Will call them again for any other interior paint work for the house
Paints BeyondPaints Beyond
Zoe Z.
Johnny and his team did a great job painting the interior of my whole home. They did a thorough job of covering floors and prepping walls with repairs and sanding prior to painting. The painting was very meticulous and quality. I would definitely hire again!
Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.
Guillermo t.
Vlad did an excellent job painting the VERY DETAILED interior of my condo. He was super professional and the job was finished in the time quoted. Will definitely work with Vlad again!
Golden LvL RenovationsGolden LvL Renovations
Doug S.
Jarrod was fantastic. He helped problem solve a paint on stucco situation and impeccably painted the interior of my 4 story townhouse with vaulted ceilings. All for considerably less than the other estimates. Highest recommendation, would work with him again in a heartbeat.
Pistilli  PaintingPistilli Painting
Joyce M.
I found the work of Vladan Djukic to be excellent. Vladan is professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented and efficient. He leads his team in a straightforward way with clear information and the whole team was professional and pleasant to have in my home. Moreover, Vladan felt honorable and trustworthy to do business with. The job was interior painting for a two bedroom house and it had been a while since it had been painted. Vladan went over and above in making sure the prep ahead of the paint was thorough and the result in the house is a well painted fresh interior. I am delighted and can highly recommend Vladan based on my own experience.
H&M PaintingH&M Painting
Whitney C.
Antonio did a great job painting the interior of my house. He worked really hard and didn't stop until we thought it was perfect. He even did an extra job(painting our outdoor back steps) because he was concerned about a tiny amount of paint that was tracked there - by us! He is trustworthy and honest. Two thumbs up!
Gonzalez PaintingGonzalez Painting
Cillian O.
Bridgette did just what I needed her to do (which was to paint a single section of my wall) And at that went above and beyond to help me find the right color paint and at the right price, and also gave solid interior design advice. Can’t recommend her more.
Vintage Interiors by Bridget and LizaVintage Interiors by Bridget and Liza
Abbey H.
Fredy and his team were great! Fredy was super responsive and always available if I had any questions. The paint job his team did on the interior of my house was fantastic! So happy I got so lucky with them. Just moved into a new home and it is so nice to have beautifully painted walls. I would recommend them to anyone!
24HR Painting Services24HR Painting Services
Casey K.
I’m super happy with the interior painting Ari did for me. He texted me right back and showed up exactly when he said he would. After discussing the project he picked up the paint from Home Depot and got to work. Thankfully I made the right choice with Ari because I was in a hurry for him to finish before a furniture delivery. I’m already planning for him to return to paint the kitchen. A+ painter!
Ari, Drywall/plaster repair & Venetian plasterAri, Drywall/plaster repair & Venetian plaster
Thumbtack Customer
Johnny did a great job on an interior touch up job in our living room. He took a sample to match the paint for us & was easy to schedule a time with to get the job completed quickly. He was prompt and professional, and I would definitely hire him again!
Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.
Alexander D.
Olti and his team did a great job with an interior painting project at my house, and was able to finish all in one day. I appreciated his responsiveness to my request, extremely fair pricing, and communication throughout the day about the progress of the job. Would love to use him again for future work.
24/7 your Local Painting Services24/7 your Local Painting Services
Jamie S.
Tinguis painting have beyond exceed my expectations. I am having them do the interior and exterior of a project. They are super clean, punctual and hardworking. I will definitely use them again and refer them to everyone I know that needs a painter. You can't go wrong with Tinguis! I am so happy to have found these guys!
Tina E.
I would highly recommend Vlad as a professional painter. I hired him to paint interior rooms - a kitchen connected to a living room and a master bedroom with a walk in closet. He was quick to respond, he completed the job in a short time frame, and the rooms look wonderful. He explained about quality of paint and the types of finishes, and I picked the color. The wall colors were changing from a darker shade to a lighter color, which was no problem for Vlad. Great experience - I am very happy his work.
H&M PaintingH&M Painting
Sasha A.
Luis and his crew were wonderful to work with and took care of covering and moving furniture out of the way for our interior paint job. Pricing was better than other quotes I received, and the result was superb. Their presence was not disruptive at all, as they worked in one area at a time. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for courteous and professional painters.
Genius ProGenius Pro
Alex M.
Vlad's impeccable painting made my 20+ year old condo look brand new! I had a few walls with lots of big holes and other damage, but after Vlad was done they looked just as they did when my condo was first built. You can tell he really enjoys what he does and puts his full effort into every job, no matter how small. He went above and beyond my expectations, even making sure to fix everything that had to be removed from the walls and ceilings in order to paint. I cannot recommend him enough, not just for painting but also any other interior work as well.
H&M PaintingH&M Painting
James P.
I contacted Zuriel the night before I needed my new apartment painted after a previous interior painter cancelled. This was late Friday night, I was moving in on Sunday, and I needed the apartment painted before the move. Zuriel found a way to accommodate my needs to get the apartment painted in less than a day. This was a complete relief, but was even better was his work! He was punctual, humble, and I immediately knew the apartment would be in great hands. When the work was done it was sheer perfection. He transformed an apartment into a home. I will definitely hire Zuriel again. He is truly talented at turning your space into what you envision. I highly recommend him. Call now!
Zee's Painting & handyman service'sZee's Painting & handyman service's
Thumbtack Customer
Hired this guy on Thumbtack's recommendation to paint four rooms and hang two interior doors. Painted 60% of the job and then started not to show up telling me he didn't have a car. No tools, no drop cloths, etc. Unprepared for work. I paid him at the end of each day and paid him extra for tools. He never showed up again. Wanted to give me a refund but haven't received it or heard from him since. His phone is disconnected and has gone dark on us. No response whatsoever! This guy is a fraud! New painters say he never sanded or prepped the work. Opting instead to just paint over everything without primer or sanding. I have to now pay twice what I gave him to finish the job!!!
Desmon's Demo, Drywall & PaintingDesmon's Demo, Drywall & Painting
Ann G.
Loren and his workers including Felix did a great job painting the interior of my home! I couldn’t believe how good a job they did all in ONE day! And the price was very reasonable. He charged me a lot less than what most decent painters charge. So I’m very satisfied and will be using Loren and his crew for other projects as well. He is also is very skilled in handyman work! Thanks so much Loren!
Coast Construction & Paint Solutions Inc.Coast Construction & Paint Solutions Inc.
Tom C.
Obelio helped me with interior painting for two rental properties. It was my first experience using Thumbtack, he was the first to respond and showed up the same day, on-time, to provide an estimate. The bid he gave was extremely reasonable, so we scheduled the work for the following week. He worked alone and took two days to paint and do touch ups in two adjacent homes. There was an issue with an apparent misunderstanding of scope of work for the estimate provided, but Obelio was professional and understanding and we were able to agree on a fair resolution even after I already paid him. This is so important when working with vendors as misunderstandings/mistakes can happen, but how problems get resolved is a great reflection of the individual and company. Would not hesitate to recommend Obelio and work with him on another project.
My Quality PantingMy Quality Panting
Ann G.
I am totally impressed with Jarrod and his incredibly high quality workmanship completed at a very reasonable price. I hired Jarrod to paint the interior of my house. My walls were quite dirty! Jarrod was punctual, efficient and finished the entire project in one day! He’s also a really nice person and honest professional. He kindly repaired one of my doors at no extra cost. I’m so glad I found him because it’s not easy finding a good painter for a great price who is also such a decent person. I’ve used other painters in the past and none compared to Jarrod. Hire him!
Pistilli  PaintingPistilli Painting
Michael F.
Kevin was great. He did an excellent job on my apartment and made my life as easy as it could be during a remodelling. I had the entire living room and kitchen repainted, along with an accent wall and everything looks great. He was also very fair and affordable with his pricing but in no way did I get a bargain paint job. Absolutely professionally done without costing me a fortune. Definitely consider Kevin if you're looking for an interior painting job. I couldn't be more satisfied. I'm already planning on hiring him to do my hallway and bedroom. He also put up a tv mount for me. Kevin's great. Professional, kind, hard working. I got exactly what I wanted for a lot less than what everyone else was charging and I enjoyed having Kevin over to do the work. I'm not much of a photographer but I had swiss coffee colored walls and some poorly done accent walls that I had done myself. I wanted my walls to all be be painted a nice pure white color and I wanted to keep one accent wall but I wanted the color changed a bit and to be done professionally. Kevin helped me choose the paint and everything looks and feels exactly the way I wanted. He helped move and cover furniture. He was trustworthy. He didn't look for every opportunity to charge me more money for all the different little things that needed to be done throughout the job to get it done right. It was a good hire and I'm looking forward to having him do more work on my rent controlled West Hollywood sanctuary.
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