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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 Orinda painters
Liz L.
They did a great job painting 3 bedrooms. They were able to come on short notice and gave me a great price. They accidentally got paint on my window, but were honest about it and made sure to remove the paint. I’d hire them again.
Perez PaintPerez Paint
Ben D.
Esdras was awesome. Very responsive, great quality work, and a very nice guy. Definitely recommend him for any paint job. He did great work painting our baby nursery- my wife and I are thrilled!
Linda K.
Opus Painters was amazing to work with. I was in a time crunch and he fit me in and did everything I needed done with my paint and even took the time to do another staining job! Fantastic!
Opus PaintersOpus Painters
Jessica B.
I don’t even know where to start. I never leave bad reviews because most of the time things are repairable and there is some reasonable reason or they make things right. We were give a quote of $2000 to paint our relatively new kitchen cabinets. They had been prepped for them prior and all they needed to do was paint. The first time the kitchen was painted, there were visible holes where the hardware had once been, streaks of paint and doors put back on wet. We asked him to fix and said he could take the doors home and take his time to make them right. When they were returned the were still wet and when the plastic was removed they were damaged completely. The last time they came back it was to fix everything. They did not fix anything but instead damaged the cabinetry more. Including drilling holes into the tops of them so they could hang dry outside. There were long runs on the sides of the panels, paint on the countertops and when we asked the gentleman to fix he walked away got on the phone and left. He left the door to our home wide open (we have a small child), left a mess both in our yard and in our home including, paint on our hardwood floor, wet doors leaned against furniture, the countertops and our newly installed wallpaper. When asked to make things right and receive a partial refund they complained about it and gave us $500. We have been told it will costs $1200 at a minimum to fix because the job was done so poorly. I am not the type to leave a review but I would hate for another family to be taken advantage of like that again.
Turcio's PaintingTurcio's Painting
Richard G.
Just really top-notch, meticulous work, with no fuss. They handle whatever needs to be handled while you go about your business. I hope to hire them again for more painting in the future. Fantastic!
Calebe oliveira painting and decorationCalebe oliveira painting and decoration
Jessica B.
Milko is amazing! He is our go-to guy for everything! He has single handedly painted our entire house inside and out. He also has helped us with all sorts of other projects. He is truly the best and I cannot say enough positive things. Thank you for everything Milko!
Thumbtack Customer
Juan painted a bedroom for me. He was very responsive and I give him credit for coming back the next day to finish what we both thought was just going to be a one-day project. I can't give him anymore than three starts, though, because after really looking at the job (after Juan was gone, which is my fault), I found that he hadn't taped the trim around the windows or closets and had just free-handed that part (though he did tape other areas). The problem was that he got paint along the edges of all the windows and the closet. I spent a decent amount of money for him to do the job and I don't feel like I got as professional a job as I paid for. Had he taken the time to tape the additional edges, I would have been five-stars happy.
JP PaintingJP Painting
Matthew M.
If you're anything like me, the second you submitted your painting project to Thumbtack you were inundated with bids from 10+ painters. It's overwhelming! Well, you can simplify the process dramatically by just hiring Gustavo! Trust me. He was so good that we just kept adding rooms! What started as a three room project, ended up as a five room project. We also had him fix some crappy caulking left behind by a prior painter. He was punctual (arriving 10 minutes early, but waited patiently in his car until it was time), kind (my kids LOVED him! He was so nice to them and patient even when they kept interrupting him like kids do) delivered quality work at a fantastic price (I've included a few photos of a couple of the rooms for reference). We have more to paint in the future, and there's no way we're going with anyone else! I think you'd feel the same.
Domínguez paintingDomínguez painting
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