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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.

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 Los Angeles painters
Frank P.
Sloppy. Upon doing deep walk through discovered paint runs, drips, paint on handles, paint on windows. Specs on floor. Not interested in fixing or viewing. Poor prep.
BroCal PaintingBroCal Painting
Susan P.
Hired Lopez painting to paint my dads home - living room, dining room, hallway and bedroom were painted. Neri and team did an awesome job!!! They arrived early, and finished on time. All was on budget. Lopez painting knows their craft - they're excellent painters. I highly recommend them, and plan to hire them for future paint jobs.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Fiya D.
Was looking to have an accent wall painted in my room, and this company gave me a quote of $550 to paint a SINGLE bedroom wall. Seems a little excessive especially since I had an entire room painted for less.
Pope Cyril companyPope Cyril company
Dakota S.
Made quite a few mistakes on the job like getting paint on the walls because of not using painters tape and didn’t use enough paint on some of the corners where you can still see the previous paint color on the ceiling which I had to finish an I also had to finish painting the light fixture that wasnt completed.
Interiors by BrigitteInteriors by Brigitte
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.
Roberto M.
Very satisfied with Johnny's Custom Painting. Was easy to contact their Customer Service, and set up an appointment for an estimate. Needed exterior painted and also handyman work they help me on all. The work results and attention to detail are second to none. Definitely will use Johnny's Custom Painting again.
Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.
Matthew J.
Irvin and his team did an amazing g job painting my condo all white that I even hired again to my paint my old apartment back to the original white color. Very professional and the paint job turned out amazing! Highly recommend them!
Paints BeyondPaints Beyond
Brittany M.
The entire team was punctual and did an absolutely quick and phenomenal job on the wall I needed painted. Thank you SO much. Will definitely be calling again for my painting needs!
24HR Painting Services24HR Painting Services
Maribel R.
Happy with the paint job. Workers were very professional.
Magic hands paintingsMagic hands paintings
Colleen R.
Obe was able to paint our living and dining rooms with very short notice. We provided paint, but he had all other tools and necessities. He and his partner finished the job much faster than I'd expected and the space looks great. He will be my first choice for painting for any future projects!
My Quality PantingMy Quality Panting
Anne A.
Luis got back to me immediately, quoted a great price and arrived on time with his team. He finished the painting job in under the quoted time and did a fantastic job. My daughter was very pleased with the newly painted room! He is very professional and friendly, and I'll definitely use him again for our next painting project.
Genius ProGenius Pro
D.M. M.
I had an estimate for painting from Home 2 Renovate.
Home 2 Renovate, Inc.Home 2 Renovate, Inc.
Michael Q.
Nixon did great work with our interior paint job.
Nixon's New image stucco and paintNixon's New image stucco and paint
Chad Y.
Ryan did an amazing job on my garage, he worked hard and pushed through the project! I recommend LMG painting for anyone looking for great efficient work, with a fast response time! Ryan arrived early and barely took little to no breaks. It was a pleasure to welcome LMG painting into my space to upgrade the painting on my garage! Thank again Ryan
LMG Painting and ProjectsLMG Painting and Projects
Kristin B.
Johnny did a great job painting my bathroom! His team was quick to give an estimate and also quick to schedule the job. The painting was perfect. He has a good eye for detail. I highly recommend working with him!
Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.
Matthew U.
I hired Nery and his team to paint my bedroom and I could not be happier with how it turned out! The room looks great and it was done quickly. I highly recommend him for any paint job you may have.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Chris Y.
The service and job was just an overall experience. We had our bedroom painted from charcoal grey and yellow walls to white and the job was completed in less than a day. They provided the plaster to patch up any holes in the wall as well as the paint and generously threw in the trim for free! I've had 3 rooms now painted using different painters on ThumbTack, and although all were good, what really sold us on Nixon's New Image Paint was the level of professionalism and service. We trusted them to finish the job and they were able to do so without an issue!
Nixon's New image stucco and paintNixon's New image stucco and paint
Rikin m.
Nery was quick and performed the paint job with excellence. I would hire again.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
Freddy and I communicated via phone and text which was extremely convenient. I was able to schedule him a week ahead based on my renters schedule. He painted 2 exterior steel (structural) i-beams for me,he seemed to be very knowledgeable on how to prep them properly. He gave me the choice with his quote to include paint or I provide it. I wanted to get my own paint. He came on time with his supplies, prepped the area and finished within the day. I would highly recommend him and his company for painting projects.
24HR Painting Services24HR Painting Services
Candace S.
Jay was exceptional! I sent him inspiration images of a special paint job I wanted for our master. I had him paint our master bedroom ceiling and part of the wall in black. He did a fantastic job. I also had him paint our hallway and when I realized half way through I didn't like the color I originally chose, he was really cool about me changing my mind and getting a different paint I reselected. Very personable and easy to work with. Will be using again in the future. Highly recommend.
Austin V.
Hired Freddy to paint my kitchen and clean up the corners of a few very tall walls that were painted by a family friend. The corners had multiple areas of paint running onto the adjacent wall as well as some on the ceilings. Because the ceilings are 20 ft high, I had no desire to rectify the situation myself. Freddy had his brother come to my house the following morning to get to work, and with him he had pints of color matched paint for the walls and ceilings that needed to be touched up, and he brought a gallon of the white paint for the kitchen. His brother got to work immediately, and when I came out of my room 2 hours later I was shocked at how much progress he had made. All the touch up work was done and he was working in the kitchen. Couple hours later the kitchen was done and he was cleaning up. No muss no fuss for us. The quality of their cuts were excellent. Not to mention they were covering dark green paint with white paint, and the green is nowhere to be seen. Definitely recommend these guys for any paintwork.
24HR Painting Services24HR Painting Services
David W.
Nelson painted our custom cabinetry for us and did an outstanding job. He was wonderful at explaining his process and recommended we get a more expensive paint to get better results. When I noticed the paint started to settle in a groove, Nelson not only came back to fix it but preemptively treated all cabinets with a touch up to ensure there was no issue at all. I would and plan to hire Nelson again
Nelson PaintingNelson Painting
Corine R.
Robert from BroCal painting was a life saver. As soon as I reached out for a quote he quickly responded to set up a consultation and followed up with his availability to complete the project. I will definitely recommend BroCal for your upcoming painting needs!
BroCal PaintingBroCal Painting
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
Anne H.
Wonderful job painting! On time, hard working, fair price, good clean up!
24HR Painting Services24HR Painting Services
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