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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 Palm Springs painters
Kyle G.
Excellent communication from the start. Arcuri painting did an excellent job, used excellent quality paint, and offered many helpful suggestions on paint sheens and helpful tips that resulted in a beautiful finished product. I’d highly recommend him.
CARE Carpet & Tile CleaningCARE Carpet & Tile Cleaning
Elin w.
Samuel did an interior painting job for us. He responded quickly to meet us on short notice and get us scheduled in the near future. He kept in great communication through the painting process with photos and texts/calls as needed. They took great care to protect the contents from paint and cleaned up nicely. The paint looks great! We would love to work with Samuel again and will definitely be calling him when we need additional work done.
Sam's GraniteSam's Granite
Beth R.
I was a good experience and I highly recommend The Reliable Paint Company
Reliable Paint CompanyReliable Paint Company
Scott H.
Repaired and painting patio walls and front of condo. The job was done on time and the finished job exceeded my expectations. I will hire them again.
Quality Factor PaintingQuality Factor Painting
Paul D.
We had a preliminary meeting and he had some great ideas o not just painting but remodeling my kitchen. Look forward to working with him.
FLOORED ! MCPSFLOORED ! MCPS
Joe Y.
I contracted George for a full range of projects from painting to knocking down a wall to putting in recessed lighting. George has tons of connections to get the job done from plumbers to electricians to cleaners. This enabled him to be efficient in getting the job done and also covering a range of services rather than looking for individual contractors to help with specific items. One of the projects that George helped us on was painting the entire interior of the house from dark colors to white. The paint job was high quality and the house looks good. George was also very professional and responsive to our requests and questions. I would highly recommend him!
Pro Efficiency servicesPro Efficiency services
Christina M.
Jorge from ProEffiency is outstanding. He responded to my request quickly and was professional and easy to work with. The paint project was completed on time and looks great. I highly recommend his services!
Pro Efficiency servicesPro Efficiency services
June W.
Frank did an excellent job. He was very conscientious, and finished our painting job very quicly. He also patched a hole in our wall. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Handyman frankHandyman frank
Thumbtack Customer
Ellen was fantastic to work with. I wanted to do a couple of outdoor murals. She was the most responsive muralist I interviewed. And she was enthusiastic about the job and full of ideas! The job evolved a bit and every step of the way she was most concerned about using a technique that would produce the best finished product. She researched several alternatives to hand painting and when we weighed the options she felt strongly that custom stencils would work best. In the end, I paid for her design/consultation but was able to take the stencils and paint them myself. Bottom line, in addition to being very talented, she was incredibly helpful. If I have a painting project in the future I would not hesitate to hire her. I have already referred her to friends who are interested in murals for their homes.
Ellen K. Gladis OriginalsEllen K. Gladis Originals
Denise E.
EVERYTHING! She is fantastic and final product was nothing less than spectacular. Great listener, so talented and an absolute pleasure! I will never hire anyone else again...for as long as she'll be painting she has a client for life!!!!
Allison Brown ArtDesignAllison Brown ArtDesign
Warren G.
My partner and I just moved from dc and found DMD painting on here. We just bought a new house and wanted it painted. Debbie came with color samples on a Saturday and she and her team were here first thing on Monday to start. We have a 3000 sqft house and they finished in 3 days. Debbies team was always on time, worked in 100 degree heat and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend Debbie and already have friends that are interested in using her company. I will definitely have her back to do some additional work on our new home. Love love love the job that was done. I have attached a before and after pics we went with an all grey in two tones on the outside.
DMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland EmpireDMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland Empire
Pam A.
George is a true professional. I hired him to do some painting and ended up using him for all the projects I had on my to-do list. He can do just about anything and does a quality job at a fair price. He just did my backsplash in my kitchen and it looks amazing. I recommend him 110%.
Pro Efficiency servicesPro Efficiency services
Justin P.
We had painted most of the house but lost steam with the trim. They responded quick and came out to quote the job. The pricing was very fair and they started the next day. The job took a few days longer because we weren’t happy with the results. Upon voicing our concerns they offered to come back out the next day to put some additional coats on. Aside from the hassle of pointing out the areas we were concerned with a few times they addressed our concerns quickly and didn’t hassle with going back and forth. Their concern was that we were satisfied. After the return trip there were still some areas that weren’t addressed to our satisfaction. The crew came back out the next day and completed everything. Although the initial quality wasn’t what we expected, they hung in there to ensure we were happy. We are absolutely fine with it taking a little longer than expected as long as the results are positive. Very friendly and responsive. Even if they felt we were being difficult, they didn’t stop listening, responding to messages, or working to complete the job. Their perseverance is commendable. This was our first ever hire out for painting so nothing to compare it too but overall we are happy with the outcome and it saved us the hassle of prepping, pulling out the sprayer and doing it ourselves.
Southern California pro paintingSouthern California pro painting
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