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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 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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Sacramento interior painters
Jennifer C.
I refer anyone who is looking to do some painting to DJ's painting. They did a great job on our home interior paint.
Dj's PaintingDj's Painting
Pauline B.
Austin was great to work with, and did a wonderful job painting the interior of our condo.
First Call PaintingFirst Call Painting
Bonnie D.
Pro Line Painters did a great job painting the interior of one of the properties I manage.
ProLine Painting Company, Inc.ProLine Painting Company, Inc.
Andrew S.
Great interior painting work and very professional. 5 star review and would hire them again.
Fresco PaintingFresco Painting
Olfat S.
GIC did a great job Painting the interior and exterior of my client’s house. A+ service. I do highly recommend them.
GIC PaintingGIC Painting
Madelyn L.
Austin did an amazing job painting the interior of our house. He priced fair and got the job done quickly and efficiently. The end result was beautiful. We will definitely be going to First Call Painting for all our future paint needs!
First Call PaintingFirst Call Painting
Cynthia R.
I used C&C painting to paint all my interior walls, kitchen island, cabinets, and lighting. The did an amazing job. I was very nervous about painting the cabinets but they came out perfect. I already have estimates for my next project;)
C & C PaintingC & C Painting
Ellajay J.
Luis and crew did a fantastic job painting my interior. Professional and friendly with reasonable quote. Willing to accommodate me with several changes. Thank you guys!
Dj's PaintingDj's Painting
Erick H.
Luis and his team did interior painting. Good communication. Honest, friendly, very trustworthy. Work was great and as expected. I would recommend this company to everyone.
Dj's PaintingDj's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
DJ's painting did an excellent job on our interior painting. We initially hired them just to paint two bedrooms (including our nursery), but they did such a great job, we hired them again to paint our hallways, bathrooms, and stairwell. They were fast and efficient and worked with our availability. We will definitely call them again for any additional paint jobs in the future.
Dj's PaintingDj's Painting
Tricia H.
Lenny was thorough in his painting of two new interior doors. He took his time to ensure the painting job was good quality. He also was accommodating in regards to the scheduling of the job. I appreciate his assistance in getting a last minute project completed!
McCoy's Handyman ServiceMcCoy's Handyman Service
James D.
These guys did a great job texturing and painting the interior of my house. I’m very well satisfied with the quality of the work and the professionalism. Hugo was very responsive and considerate of our concerns.
BPC Painting IncBPC Painting Inc
Betty W.
Luis and team did a great job with the interior painting of my condo. He listened carefully to my requests and made great recommendations on paint colors/textures. Luis and team were very professional, showed up on time and communicated their timeline well. Would definitely recommend and would hire again.
Dj's PaintingDj's Painting
Jessica C.
Vazquez painting was amazing! They worked so fast in painting our great room and kitchen. We wanted our rooms to be painted with a nice black and white interior and he went above and beyond by helping us choose the sheen for our paints and everything. He came on time and the color came out so clean and crisp! The lines are incredible! We will definitely be working with them again for the other rooms in our house! Thank you!
Vazquez paintingVazquez painting
Monique J.
George was very responsive, helpful throughout the entire process and I was able to get the job booked very quickly. The quote they gave was fair and worth every penny. Everyone on the GIC team were professional and meticulous while painting the interior on my house. I have more painting project and will use them again.
GIC PaintingGIC Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I solicited six bids to paint the entire interior of my new home. Selecting “A Better Choice Painting” truly was the BEST choice! Extremely organized, exceptionally professional, elegant work – I am genuinely satisfied with the services I received from A Better Choice Painting. Matt and Dominique are great communicators, and simply great people. After I install a new roof next spring, I am planning to contact A Better Choice Painting to paint the exterior of my new home. You should call them too! 
A Better Choice PaintingA Better Choice Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Brock painted the interior of our house and it looks great! He got the work done quickly and he was very nice when we decided to change the color after a little of our first pick went on. Would highly recommend him!
Fehlman PaintingFehlman Painting
Patrick O.
They came in and repainted the entire interior of my home (ceilings, walls, trim, baseboards and doors). I’m extremely happy with the results and how fast they got it all done. I would absolutely recommend this company for anyone who wants a quality paint job.
BPC Painting IncBPC Painting Inc
Erica J.
Chad (owner) has delivered a total and complete painting service/experience to us; onsite estimation, color suggestions based on his professional experiences/knowledge (he was like an interior designer!), detailed written contract, painting, and completion. It was a great experience. I must add this, "the entire process was STRESS FREE, every penny spent was worth it". It was a true professionalism. It's hard to find these days.
Westworld PaintingWestworld Painting
Tiffany S.
The GIC Painting crew was fantastic to work with! I needed some interior painting done quickly and they were able to accommodate me the very next day and finished the entire job at an impressive speed. As the work was being done I kept adding more paint jobs to the list and they never backed down. Their work looks phenomenal and we couldn’t be happier with our finished products. All staff were very friendly, communicative and professional the entire time. They prepped & cleaned up very professionally too. Definitely using them for all future paint jobs!
GIC PaintingGIC Painting
Cristina S.
We had a great experience with Liam! He was quick to respond, gave me a reasonable price and his work was very meticulous and professional. He painted all the interior of our house and not only did he finish on time, but his painting was flawless. More importantly, he is a very nice guy, easy going and good company. Also, he was very flexible when coordinating with the other people working at the house at the same time. It was a pleasure and will not hesitate to call him again for any painting job!
Liam Stewart PaintingLiam Stewart Painting
Thumbtack Customer
The interior of the house we're moving into needed repainting. Mario and his crew from the Marz Painting Company finished the job in two days and did a great job! I really appreciate how quickly and cleanly they worked. Mario was very pleasant as well as professional. I recommend this company and would hire them again!
The Marz Painting CompanyThe Marz Painting Company
Sarah M.
Manny and his crew painted all the interior trim on our craftsman style home. Manny was professional and the team was efficient in completing the project in less than a week. When we did a walk through at the end, we noticed some areas that needed to be touched up and Manny did it all without hesitation. Thanks Manny!
April N.
Carlos of CMS Painting came out to give me a bid to paint interior rooms. He said he could have a crew out tomorrow.. I was really impressed by him so they came out the next day and got the job completed in 7 hours. Carlos and his team are so great to work with. They are friendly, professional and the best part is that they are awesome painters!! They patched all the nail holes and taped everything off with plastic. I had taken a sample of my blue/grey kitchen wall paint to be matched and purchased the paint for the job. After the paint dried it was obviously the wrong color. It was more purple than blue. Carlos had one of his painters come back out and repaint the two kitchen walls with the correct blue/grey color free of charge!!we will always use CMS Painting from now on and will recommend them to our friends and family.
CMS PaintingCMS Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Larry was great. He called us to offer his interior painting services and was over to do an estimate in less than an hour. He primed all the walls the night before and finished in the morning. He was very professional and easy to get along with. He communicated with us very well through the whole process. I would definately recommend Larry and will be calling him in the future with any other projects I have. Highly recommended!!!
Larry Handyman: MasonryLarry Handyman: Masonry
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