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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for San Clemente painters
Sharon E.
The painter was meticulous and very thorough in preparing to paint. Great work!
B Modern construction & ElectricalB Modern construction & Electrical
Thumbtack Customer
Amin was very responsive and quick. If you have a quick painting job and want it done fast, he is your guy. He did not do well with the areas that needed to be patched and fixed. I would not recommend him if you have significant patch work needed before the painting. We had to have ours redone.
B Modern construction & ElectricalB Modern construction & Electrical
Lindley H.
Had my little studio apt painted inside-was awesome and worked quickly to finish the job in just a few hours! I’d recommend to anyone!
Professionals PaintingProfessionals Painting
Ariana D.
I am so thankful that I found Everlasting Painting Inc. for my interior paint project. This was my first home project and their company has set the standard very high! They were responsive, punctual, friendly and willing to start the project immediately. It was such a smooth process. The final product is so beautiful! Their painters were friendly and professional with very clean work. Again, I am beyond pleased with the final results.
Everlasting Painting Inc.Everlasting Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
David painted the exterior of an old gas station that we hadn't found Kemeny you didn't excellent job was on time and very professional you can do better.
Artistic PaintingArtistic Painting
Lorena M.
Contacted them Monday, he came out Tuesday to give me an estimate. Went out of his way to then go and get me samples of the paints. He then painted small areas so I could really see what it will look like in the room. Scheduled him for the next day!! He was punctual and professional. The room looks Great!! Very happy and pleased with the quality and completion of the project. Will definitely recommend and will use them again.
Jimmy's paintingJimmy's painting
Matt K.
Very responsive right from the start and eager to win the job. They showed up on time and did a great job on the project. Would hire them again for any painting needs!
Genuine PainterGenuine Painter
Ashley W.
James and his crew did a wonderful job if painting my entire house. They also sanded and repainted my banister. The whole job only took them 3 days! It was quality work at a reasonable price. GREAT VALUE. The projects came out beautiful. I highly recommend James!
James Handyman And Painting ServicesJames Handyman And Painting Services
Wendy B.
My experience with John was fantastic from start to finish. He was immediately responsive to all communication as we set up the job. He was right on time and worked incredibly full days to get the work done I’m a timely manner. The quality of his work was exceptional and he went above and beyond to ensure every finishing touch was complete. I highly recommend John for your painting needs.
John ShalJohn Shal
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