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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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a painter when social distancing?

If you hire a painter, maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times, sanitize involved surfaces and spaces, and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. When contacting and consulting with a painter, make sure you discuss a plan that will keep everyone safe while the painter works on your project.

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 Pittsburg painters
Tosin L.
We hired Boba Painting for exterior painting and staining of our fence. They explained what they would do and were thorough in the preparation and the painting as well. I highly recommend Boba Painting!
Boba PaintingBoba Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Osbaldo did a very good job painting the interior of my house. He also helped fix a few minor issues (not related to painting) in my house. I'll hire him again in the future and I'll recommend him to anyone. Chidi
D&G General LaborD&G General Labor
Chris G.
I hired Ricardo to paint my living room/Dinning room. He did a excellent job considering he was by himself. I would definitely hire him again
Casiano's Handyman and PaintingCasiano's Handyman and Painting
Deborah N.
My husband and I have hired Jeff to paint nearly all of our home's interior. When he completed the living room/dining room it looks stunning. We have crisp white razor trim and smooth yellow walls. Jeff is meticulous in his work and a delightful person to have in our home. I highly recommend Church & Sons Painting Co. P.S. he is kind and loving to our four legged children.
Church & Sons Painting Co.Church & Sons Painting Co.
Rod W.
Keith is the best! He is always on time, he works hard, and his painting skills are excellent. I would definitely hire him again. His price is also very reasonable.
Elemeno PaintingElemeno Painting
Pat C.
Anne drew & painted a mural on a 3' circle of concrete, freehand. It is beautiful & just what I wanted. I had never hired an artist before so I am so happy to have found Anne.
Anne GiancolaAnne Giancola
Gerald K.
Juan is a very nice gentleman and did a great job painting our upstairs,helping us renew and make our newly purchased home truly our own. Our interior and cabinets came out amazing .He was always on time and met and exceeded our expectations! We hope he will have availability for our future projects. Thank you sir !
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Thumbtack Customer
Isaac did an amazing job of painting our office building! Not only did he do a great job, he went out of his way to improve some problems our walls had. He is well educated in his craft and also very easy to work with! His rates are reasonable with amazing results. I will definitely hire Isaac again for future projects! Keep up the great work. Ruben, Sybex Booths
Isaac J Pro PaintingIsaac J Pro Painting
Deborah N.
Do adequate prep before spraying. Over sprayed all cupboards huge drips. Paint on kitchen pots and pans, bakeware,crystal, silverware, utensils, canned goods, dishes, heirlooms, and wedding presents. He sprayed our 5 year old linoleum under the fridge completely and tried to hide it by putting the fridge on it and never said a word to me about it until I confronted him with it. He shorted out a fuse by cutting a wire, he did pay for that repair.
Church & Sons Painting Co.Church & Sons Painting Co.
Tyra N.
Not sure how all the previous reviews are so complementary the only thing I can relate to is him being able to start the project the next day but his attitude gave very sarcastic and argumentative. He agreed on a set price was told what all needed to be done than seemed upset with the price he gave me. What once was a 2-3 day job became over a week of excuses the first day he showed up with his wife and left early because of that. He suggested I give him the key to my apartment so that he can come back the next day. When asked if he came back He didn’t show up at all. When I asked if he can let me know what time he would be at the apartment and what time he would leave or if he can let me know if he wouldn’t be able to work on a day that he said he would be responded “do I have to let you know” when I had questions about the project he was interruptive & rude. I honestly wouldn’t recommend him to anyone if the good price means being chastised than yeah ok but honestly it wasn’t worth the hassle. He did paint fast though.
Luis painting and constructionLuis painting and construction
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