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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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
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.
Greg L.
Omar did a great job painting the interior of my new home. The walls look fresh and new. I patched all the holes and even painted the ceiling. Such a great job
OS Handyman ServiceOS Handyman Service
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Blair Rowland painted the interior of my Tudor home, consisting of chalet type ceilings. His work is very professional, his pricing fair and his responsiveness above the norm for contractors. I will be using him again for future painting projects. I recommend him highly.
Blair Rowland PaintingBlair Rowland Painting
Christy C.
Painted the entire interior of my new house in just 2 days. Completely satisfied with the quality of work! Good communication and attention to details. Would definitely hire again. Thanks so much Joseph!!!
JS Painting LLCJS Painting LLC
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
Kaitlin C.
Blair did such an amazing job painting two interior rooms for us. He was very punctual with his response after I submitted a request for a painter through Thumbtack. He responded within about 20 minutes. His price was very reasonable and was great in working with our schedule. We had a couple of timing conflicts on our end and he was nothing but flexible with us which was great! Blair even touched up some paint from the previous paint job, which was not even part of our request. I would highly recommend Blair Rowland Painting for any paint job!
Blair Rowland PaintingBlair Rowland Painting
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
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!
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
Thumbtack Customer
Osbaldo just finished a big job at our house that included interior painting (on some very tall walls), replaced the baseboards, repaired some drywall damage and he installed two ceiling fans (one using a 14' ladder -- I couldn't watch!) The house looks gorgeous, the quality of the work was excellent, and Osbaldo and his crew are exceedingly pleasant and professional. I will definitely hire Osbaldo again and will recommend him to my friends and family!
D&G General LaborD&G General Labor
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