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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 Oceanside painters
Valri K.
They were on time, but did not paint all the trim or the walls behind my washer and dryer. Touched up a spot and let the paint run. Also quoted me a price for sanding my cabinets, but since I had paint w primer they didn't sand and didn't give me a discount. And they did not paint the door frame.
Paints BeyondPaints Beyond
Leisl A.
We had black cabinets and Don painted them a beautiful white! The cabinets look like they are custom made and never painted. He was also great about keeping the paint smell down because we have a baby. Thank you Don!
Don McKay's Custom Cabinets and RefinishingDon McKay's Custom Cabinets and Refinishing
Dave M.
Great job painting our house
Jeff The PainterJeff The Painter
Thumbtack Customer
We hired William to paint our place & he did a great job! He is a hard worker & got the painting done quickly! We would definitely hire him again.
Williams Painting & DeckingWilliams Painting & Decking
Jennifer A.
DB painted my home, it turned out great!!
DB Painting and RemodelingDB Painting and Remodeling
Brittany C.
Mario and Leo did a great job painting the entire interior of our house. They provided excellent advice as well. We will definitely hire them back when we need our exterior painted.
PAINTING SOLUTIONSPAINTING SOLUTIONS
Ray A.
Oscar and his crew know how to paint - we’re so happy!
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
Marcia S.
Ed and his team were a pleasure to work with. Very professional. He came to my home to provide my final estimate. I knew the color paint and brand I wanted and he had the color paint wheel for that brand and we were able to find my paint. He gave me a great deal on the paint as well as the fee to paint my home. We scheduled the appointment he was on time with his team and they were able to complete the job in one day. They even had to do 2 coats in the two bedrooms as we were using a lighter color over a darker color. The protected all my furnishing and flooring and did a great clean up when the job was done.
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Thumbtack Customer
Matthew has taken great care to ensure my interior wall repair and paint job is done right. I'm very impressed with his work and would recommend his company to anyone in need of interior paint services.
MP ConstructionMP Construction
Hooman K.
Reyes painting gave me a good price and they did a good job. Thank you!
Reyes painting and handyman servicesReyes painting and handyman services
Cindy A.
Ed and his team were friendly, easy to work with and did an excellent job painting the nursery.
Mikrobiss PaintingMikrobiss Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Clinton to paint the interior of my house. He was prompt in responding and showed up as scheduled. I had a couple of extra requests; one: to remove a heavy wood valence on two sliders in the living room and two: to replace some moulding in the bedroom where the dog had chewed through. He did this without complaint and it turned out great. The painting went very well. The paint varied a little from what was selected but that was the fault of Home Depot who's colors were off a little from what was requested. It still turned out fine and I would hire Clinton again when I have another painting job.
PaintingDunnRitePaintingDunnRite
Luke S.
I would have given an excellent rating had household items been put back in their original places. For instance, I found items originally on a hallway table stashed in a cabinet under a bathroom sink. The actually painting was very good. I recommend William for your painting projects.
Williams Painting & DeckingWilliams Painting & Decking
Denise A.
Andres and his team did a beautiful job on stucco repair and exterior paint. He was very thorough with attention to detail.
Fresh Start Painting Service’sFresh Start Painting Service’s
Donald R.
Ellen was a pleasure to welcome into our home and paint an awesome mural on our wall. Very open and honest and an amazing artist.
Ellen K. Gladis OriginalsEllen K. Gladis Originals
Sierra G.
Raul did a great job painting our new office! He was very proffesional and the quality of his work was 10/10.
zurteck companyzurteck company
Patricia G.
Eagle Finishing Services did great work. I LOVE my new painted kitchen cabinets. I would recommend them to anyone.
Eagle Finishing ServicesEagle Finishing Services
Danyel C.
William and his crew did a great job. He always showed up when he said he would and his prices are excellent. They power washed our entire house and painted the trim, garage door, front door and shutters and finished in less than 2 days and left everything very clean and neat. I would definitely hire them again for any painting job.
Nobel PaintingNobel Painting
KYLE B.
They did such a great job. They were very affordable and were able to work around our schedule because we were crunched for time. Definitely recommend for any paint project.
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Marissa T.
Oscar and his team did a fantastic job painting the exterior of our house. He responded quickly every time and his team was professional and polite. We are very happy and highly recommend.
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
Carlos J.
Just wanted to put in a good word for MANDO’s Painting work force. They provided excellent service in painting my two story home as per HOA bylaws. An outstanding job by a group of men who were efficient, courteous, and accommodating in working around my schedule. I highly recommend them highly for continued service to our community. The prices are very reasonable for San Diego county plus I specially like that Mando the owner is observant of the job and his staff. Thank you Mando!
Mando's PAINTING & SERVICESMando's PAINTING & SERVICES
Mike R.
Eddie’s work quality was awesome! Value & punctuality was great, would have gave him 5 stars if he would’ve painted behind the stove! I would totally recommend his services! Thanks Eddie
Eddie's Professional PaintingEddie's Professional Painting
Darren C.
They did a wonderful job painting our kitchen cabinets and communicating. They were flexible with small changes and hardware issues and got the job done in the amount of time they said it would take. All around wonderful experience.
Merida's PaintingMerida's Painting
Jena C.
Carlos and Myra did an amazing job painting our two bathrooms, bathroom cabinets and nursery. They came on time, were very flexible with scheduling, and worked very quickly. We will definitely be hiring them for more projects in the future!
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Bill C.
While i did not end up going with Simon (but most definitely would’ve), I was overwhelmingly impressed with his professional nature, knowledge of the business of painting, and his patience and follow-up. I’d have no problem hiring him at all.
Simon's CarpentrySimon's Carpentry
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