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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 does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

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.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

Reviews for Mira Mesa painters
Thumbtack Customer
painting, he is very good at painting and easy to work with and fair pricing "in my opinion"
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Venkat B.
I used Max Paints & More for painting our kitchen cabinets. Max came on time to give us the estimate and his crew did a professional job of painting our kitchen cabinets. His price was also very reasonable. I will definitely use Max Paints & More in the future if I need any painting job in our house.
Max Paints & MoreMax Paints & More
Shirley M.
Left my house in shambles. Paint mixture buckets / trowels/brushes left behind. Paint on carpet. Time frame questimated was off by 7 days while we were staying in a motel. Broken light fixture. Paint on light switches. Paint on throw rugs. Must not have covered anything while painting/scraping. Of course I paid the balance due already...No recourse of action to take.
Development Dream Home INCDevelopment Dream Home INC
Andrea H.
The fence painting project was successfully completed on time and on budget. We highly recommend Benjamin Greene for your painting projects.
Benjamin Greene's PaintingBenjamin Greene's Painting
Maria P.
Painted bedroom. Antonio gave me good recommendations for the paint, he was on time, he was very professional and finish the job quickly.
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Daniel S.
Johnny reached out to me and gave me a fair quote for my paint job. Not only did he do a great job painting my walls, but he also did great painting my popcorn ceilings (yikes for still having those, I know). I would recommend Johnny to anyone needing a paint job.
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Shaun C.
Had a very good experience with DM Painting. They covered everything well, cleaned up after themselves, had very fair pricing and did a great job with the paint. Definitely recommend, and have used them for additional paint jobs already.
DM PaintingDM Painting
Adele R.
Delighted with their work... Worked fast, paid attention to details both in prep and in painting. We will certainly consider this team again for painting projects in the future!
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Yahya K.
Greg and Stephen from Pacific painting did a great job painting my baseboards. They also offered to pick up paint which I was short of. Showed up on time, were respectful and.completed the job on the same day as promised. Overall a seamless experience
Pacific Painting ProsPacific Painting Pros
Kimberly B.
Oscar Painting had the best quote by far, painted our whole house fast, and did top quality work. Start your search here!
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
Kirstin H.
We needed exterior windows trim painted, and Luna Painting was quick to come take a look and provide an estimate, and was able to get the job scheduled and done promptly. He did a great job, and we’d happily hire him again in the future for more painting needs!
Luna PaintingLuna Painting
ERIC V.
Mondo and his crew did a wonderful job painting my condo. He responded quickly to my questions, showed up on time and completed the entire job in 2 days. Would recommend his painting services for anyone looking for a quality painting job at a fair price!
2 COATS PAINTING & SERVICES2 COATS PAINTING & SERVICES
Emerly L.
Igor was very thorough in his painting. Additionally, he made sure to cover our garage with plastic covering while he was painting our cabinets to prevent any spillage in our garage. Very professional and great work! Highly recommend Igor for your painting needs.
ICV Painting Co.ICV Painting Co.
Angelo E.
Tim was very professional and personable. This was my first time contracting paint service. I had the living room and kitchen painted which included high ceilings and painting around French shutters. Tim was helpful throughout the process. I am very pleased with the quality of work.
Brooke PaintingBrooke Painting
Adam R.
Gregg and his team from Pacific Painting did an excellent job painting the interior of our townhome. The communication was spot on throughout and they did a very professional job.
Pacific Painting ProsPacific Painting Pros
Liz J.
A&R did an excellent paint job. They are reliable and get the job done in a timely manner. I will always hire them for my painting. Their prices are very reasonable.
A&R Profesional PaintingA&R Profesional Painting
Danielle O.
They did a great job! They showed up exactly on time and were very efficient with my painting project. The finished product looked great, with no dripped paint or mistakes.
Mayz servicesMayz services
Claudio P.
They painted my garage and did an awesome job!
San Diego Premier Painting & Decorating ServicesSan Diego Premier Painting & Decorating Services
Daphne G.
A&R did a beautiful job. They covered a darker paint color with a lighter one and it looks fantastic. I appreciated that they bought and picked up the paint and had all their own tools. They carefully protected the floors and their paint lines are perfect. They even covered up the mistakes I had made on the ceiling when I had painted the room myself a few years ago. They are communicative, punctual, and professional. I highly recommend them!
A&R Profesional PaintingA&R Profesional Painting
Khushbu M.
A and R did an amazing job with painting our house. They were very responsive from the first day and answered all my questions. They are affordable and did a quality job. They also painted the door and matched it with my walls. They were always on time to start work. I will highly recommend them for next painting project.
A&R Profesional PaintingA&R Profesional Painting
Babak R.
Working with San Diego Premier Painting was an amazing experience. They are professional, deliver a high-quality job with a decent value. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for cabinet or interior painting.
San Diego Premier Painting & Decorating ServicesSan Diego Premier Painting & Decorating Services
Thumbtack Customer
Really quick turnaround. My paint looks great.
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Elizebeth P.
I was not going to give any review but, it appears Thumbtack will not let me off that easy. Briefly, I was scheduled to have four rooms painted and a tub turned into a shower bath. Very sloppy and poor quality workmanship, did not do a complete job, whole shelves and a window not painted, paint on windows, used my shower and basin in my bathroom to wash brushes and get water leaving paint on my bath rug and floor tile, mirrors, and shower doors, scraped window tint off closet window when removing paint, paint on silk blinds and offered to use my vacuum but otherwise, did not pick up after themselves. Used my toilet instead of asking for the guest bathroom. I would not recommend.
Top home ImprovementsTop home Improvements
Susan A.
It was great from beginning to end with Cristian on the painting project painting the living room, dining room and hallway including the baseboards and interior doors for my rental condo, Cristian was very proactive on the job site and I really appreciated his willingness to go the extra mile for my requests and the job was completed earlier than originally quoted which was awesome. I will use CG pro painting with my future painting projects and also recommend to my friends and family.
CG pro paintingCG pro painting
Kay L.
I just had most of my home interior painted by Color of Faith painting. Our work included some drywall repair/replacement which was also done extremely well. They were total pros from the estimate process to the cleanup afterwards. I appreciate the care they took with our home furnishings and the quality of the paint work.
COLOR OF FAITH PAINTINGCOLOR OF FAITH PAINTING
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