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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 Riverside painters
Laura C.
Great job painting iron fencing!
Cheap plumbing & handyman servicesCheap plumbing & handyman services
Samantha A.
Al did an amazing job painting our new offices. He was available on short notice and accommodated our restrictive schedule. All we had to do is provide the paint and he provided all other supplies. His price was reasonable and we will definitely call him in the future for our painting needs.
Pick a Paint 🎨Pick a Paint 🎨
Thumbtack Customer
Tapias painting painted 2 bedrooms for us. They did an excellent job. I had received varoius quotes and Tapias was very reasonable. I will be hiring them again and refer them to family and friends.
Tapias PaintingTapias Painting
Harold J.
G.H. Development was very professional and finished the painting project in a high quality manner!
G. H. DevelopmentG. H. Development
Chris B.
Allan and his team did a great job painting the doors and fence at my house!
LOR PaintingLOR Painting
Brittnee M.
Ryan painted 2 bedrooms for us, they did a fantastic job! They worked quick and very efficiently, went out of their way to prep and cover new carpet we just had installed. Already plan on having Ryan paint multiple areas of our home, highly recommend.
Top Gun Painting ProfessionalsTop Gun Painting Professionals
Jisun K.
Carlos painting is the best! Very responsive, professional quality, and best of all, at an affordable price! I would highly recommend to anyone who needs a paint job and would hire again for any future needs. Thank you so much for the great work at a great price!!
CC’s Painting ServicesCC’s Painting Services
Bill F.
Quick to respond and fair quoting. Done the entire painted areas requested in a super efficient manner. Recommend!
VICO’S painting conceptsVICO’S painting concepts
Jason r.
These guys are awesome! They did an amazing job painting the exterior of my house. I highly recommend using them!
Professionals PaintingProfessionals Painting
Rolanda H.
Vincent was absolutely AMAZING in all regards. On time, super professional. He works fast but does excellent quality work. Super responsive to all communication. He did a fantastic job on the rooms he painted. He event vacuumed up the room after he painted, WHAT! How awesome. I would absolutely recommend him. A+ quality work!
Inland Painting professionalsInland Painting professionals
Luellen P.
I would never hire these “professionals” again! They didn’t do the drywall correctly around the hood in the kitchen. They painted the mail slot in the door and it was stuck shut so I didn’t receive mail for a few days. The guy mixed up too much stucco so he poured the extra out in my backyard. They painted the exterior wooden trim with flat paint. I asked the guy to remove the shutters from the window at the garage he said he thought they looked better with the shutters. Whee dang it I am paying you to take them down so take them down!
Professionals PaintingProfessionals Painting
Thumbtack Customer
DMD did an excellent job painting and all the preparation that went along with it. They paid a lot of attention to detail. From now on,I will not use anyone else.
DMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland EmpireDMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland Empire
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job extremely satisfied. Very professional arrived on time painting excellent did everything I asked for and more. Clean professional and prompt.
Loveridge RemodelingLoveridge Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job. Debbie was quick to respond to questions. Her team was courteous and did a great job. They painted the exterior of our home, our patio cover and pool fence
DMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland EmpireDMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland Empire
Bill A.
After receiving and reviewing 3 bids for our interior painting we decided on Pick A Paint. While there bid was the lowest what really sold us on this contractor was Al the owner and contractor. He came out and provided the bid himself, the other 2 companies sent estimators, which is not a bad thing, but getting the chance to speak with Al and get his input on the project and hear the passion he has for his work truly put him over the top for us. While Al was doing the painting we asked him if he knew any contractors that worked on cabinets as we had some damage in the kitchen and luckily for us Al said he was able to do that type of work which he did and his repairs were fantastic. He ended up helping us with a few other small repairs around the house as well. We feel that we were extremely lucky to have found and worked with Al and we would hire him again with out a doubt. We cannot recommend Pick A Paint highly enough.
Pick a Paint 🎨Pick a Paint 🎨
Judith J.
Excellent price, pleasant, clean, finished in a timely manner, and more importantly his painting skills among the best I'd strongly recommend him and his painter's, I'd hire him again
Rich Painting ContractorRich Painting Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Diego and his family did a great job painting the interior of my home...They were very professional, showed up on time, and completed the job in a timely manner...I would definitely recommend them to others...
Diego's Painting and DrywallDiego's Painting and Drywall
Thumbtack Customer
I had faux painting on 11 outlets in two different material settings in my kitchen and game room. The outlets disappeared into the quartz material just like I wanted. This turned out to be a fantastic job!
Ellen K. Gladis OriginalsEllen K. Gladis Originals
Thumbtack Customer
We bought a new house and needed some rooms painted prior to the furniture being moved in. Rich worked with our tight schedule and got the job done. The rooms look great and we couldn't be happier.
Rich Painting ContractorRich Painting Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful job! She was quick and productive. The whole team is very professional.The price was very fair. I will recommend them to my friends. I will hire DMD Painting for my future projects. Thank you! - Marie
DMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland EmpireDMD Painting, Your #1 Painter in the Inland Empire
Frances I.
This was my first time using thumbtack and I have to say I am very thankful. I came across R.E. Temple Painting and the response time was almost automatic. Robert came to the house to provide an estimate. We set a start date and time such a smooth process. Robert and his sons were very punctual, professional and delivered excellent results. Our neighbors came knocking on the door inquiring as to who I hired to paint the house. It was such a pleasure working with Robert and his sons. I highly recommend their services.
R. E. Temple PaintingR. E. Temple Painting
Jade B.
Al the Painter did a great job painting my door! He provided everything and worked like a real professional. I’m very happy with the results, the door looks brand new! I would recommend him to anyone for any project.
Pick a Paint 🎨Pick a Paint 🎨
Michelle A.
Did a quick google search and found M&R on Thumbtack. Edwin was very responsive from the beginning and was willing to do an on-site quote. I received several estimates via email and M&R was not the cheapest nor the most expensive. From the first meeting I felt comfortable working with his company. We hadn’t moved in to our house yet and trusted him with the house keys and security gate clicker to work on our home. I’m particular about color and provided his crew with Benjamin Moore paint and ended up spending over $1K more than his estimate using Sherwin Williams; both are quality paint. Next time I will probably use Sherwin Williams. Edwin was easy to work with and always communicated by calling, text or email. We decided to paint our exposed wood beam ceilings after his initial estimate and he fit the additional work into his tight schedule. His crew was very polite and respectful. Towards the end of the paint job we did a walk through and pointed out any areas that we felt needed a touch up or spots that needed more cleaning, and those areas were taken care of without any fuss or problems. Overall they were committed to completing the job to our satisfaction and we love the results. We will definitely keep M&R as a contact for future projects.
M-R CoM-R Co
Alla K.
I helped set up the painting project for my parents. They told me Ernie/Eric was a real pleasure to work with. He and his crew was prompt, responsive, professional and my parents are very happy with new exterior color! Thank you again
E & E PaintingE & E Painting
Donah S.
Robert and his crew finished my project today and I could not be happier. They were on time (early, actually) every single day. Everyone was super respectful and accommodating. They were neat and clean and left no hint of paint anywhere it should not have been. They worked very hard in triple digit weather and never complained. Even when I had them doing specialty faux effects that were tedious and time consuming on a 20 foot ladder; they still smiled. . . and they did it exactly right. I will hire R.E. Temple Painting again without reservation (if he will put up with me again).
R. E. Temple PaintingR. E. Temple Painting
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