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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 San Jose painters
Shaukat K.
Cruz Painting was very quick to respond to my interior painting request. Allen was very reasonable with the quote and sent his painter the next day on time. They did an excellent job painting and would definitely recommend Allen and Cruz painting for your painting needs. Thanks
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Arun K.
Rodriguez painting did a good job, painting our 4 bed 3 bath home. Cleaned up well after the painting work. The kitchen and bathrooms could have been painted better. It’s a big project so overall it went well.
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Maryann G.
Highly recommend FNA Painting for your painting needs. Fernando and his team provided great service with the highest quality of work. They painted my living room, kitchen and hallways. My family and I feel like we're in a new home. Fairly priced, timely and efficient. Would definitely hire again for future painting needs.
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Shonali B.
He did a thorough paint job on the high walls of our house, we'd definitely recommend him for interior painting jobs.
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Emilia L.
Aria Painting was very quick to connect! We scheduled an appointment for a quote the same day and they even offered to paint the day of our appointment.
Aria PaintingAria Painting
Arvind N.
Did a great job with the painting.
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Danny L.
Jesus and his dad did a great job with painting my kitchen cabinets. They were very detailed about cleaning the surfaces prior to painting to ensure that the paint would stick well. They work hard to hit the timeline they proposed. I would hire them again in the future.
Menera PaintingMenera Painting
Prag T.
Tim provided amazing paint service. We wanted the paint work done in the next few days. Tim was able to quickly send out a team. His team were so quick in getting the entire house painted. Liked his work. Will definitely recommend him.
TA PaintingTA Painting
Terence C.
Tom and his crew are very professional and top-notch in their work. First of all, Tom came on-time to provide a quotation for the interior painting of the house. He provided a no-nonsense quote, which covered complete painting of the interior of the house, plus the painting of the kitchen ceiling. He suggested an appropriate wall color to match the existing color scheme. Moreover, he also noticed some minor issues that he offered to take care of. Wow! I was impressed! What a caring person he is. On the scheduled day for painting, Tom arrived with his crew (total of 5 individuals) 30 minutes early at 7:30am. They meticulously prepared the house for painting and laid plastic covering over the carpet to protect it during painting. By 4:15pm, the entire house interior was completely painted as agreed. Tom did a walkthrough to make sure I was satisfied with his work. Indeed, the paint was carefully done and completed to my satisfaction. Overall, I am very pleased with selecting Tom and his crew for painting my house interior. I'm looking forward to working with him in the future for home exterior painting. Perfect score of 5/5 stars! Thank you Tom for the excellent work!
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Alan L.
Fernando is professional and done the great job for our townhouse interior painting. Quick response and great communication. Finished the painting efficiently and clean thoroughly after. Recommended!
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Iulia C.
We had a great experience with Cruz painting. He did a great job on short notice and we are now enjoying our freshly painted rooms. Thanks again!!
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Dana M.
Carlos did a great job removing mold, priming and painting my bathroom. He’s meticulous and very punctual. I would definitely hire him again for other painting projects!
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Denise G.
Cruz Painting did a wonderful job painting my wood interior walls. Allen and his team were very knowledgeable and skilled with much attention to detail. From start to finish, I was impressed.
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Kiran C.
Hired Douglas for painting our interiors. Very responsive and he was there to inspect the place on the same day I applied through thumbtack. He was able to complete the painting of entire house in just 1 day! That was super fast. He arrange the paints as well with some discount. We will hire him for all our remodeling work in the future ! Highly recommended.!
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Giovani P.
Truly outstanding job! Definitely will Use FNA painting again!
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Thumbtack Customer
Barry is wonderful!!! He helped us prepare our home for sale by doing many painting jobs around our house. He painted trim in 2 bedrooms, painted 2 closets with trim, painted the bathroom trim, and painted our kitchen and very large dining room. He did an excellent job not only painting, but also installed moulding (baseboard and quarter-round) in many rooms. He is great at problem-solving and came up with many solutions. He was enthusiastic about every task we asked of him and added extra time for us when we thought of tasks to add at the last minute. He worked for us for about 7-9 days. He was always on time, if not a bit early which was great. It was very nice to have him in our home.
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Young C.
Allan and his team are courteous and professional. They are also flexible and fit my schedule. He painted a 2 bd condo and took care of the little items I asked for such as installing the ceiling lights even though we only painted the walls and trim. His team is now painting the exterior of a large 4 bd house and things are progressing nicely. He's quick to respond too.
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Noel C.
Felipe did a great job repairing, texturing and painting a large area quickly.
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Amol H.
I recently hired Carlos for exterior painting and he did a very good job. He comes across as a very reliable person and his estimates are not over the top. I will recommend everyone to call him for any painting related work.
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Evangeline P.
Exterior Home Painting Hired affordable painters after going thru few more painters found them reasonable and they took care of painting the exterior including the paint and found some broken boards which was brought to my attention and taken care of and against all odds the rain and all they took there time and did a excellent job and communication was not a problem at all so was easy to talk to Michael and his workers as well
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Vanessa B.
Setting up the job was so smooth and communication was really easy through Thumbtack. I had my fences and a back wall painted and it took two days: the first for cleaning and the second for painting. My husband and I are very happy with the quality results.
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Hugo T.
Fantastic work!! Mike and team painted the exterior of my house, fixed a broken fence, painted the patio and even towed away some junk that I have. They went above and beyond for a competitive price, absolutely will hire them again for future work if needed.
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Bill C.
I had Cruz Painting paint the entire interior of my 1500 sq. ft. house. They did excellent prep work making sure that all drywall repairs were done first. The quality of the painting was excellent: now that they're done, it looks like a new house. I was very impressed by their professionalism and responsiveness. I made a few changes while the work was happening and they easily accommodated what I asked for. I highly recommend them!
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Kathy P.
James and his team painted our living/dining room and office walls (2 coats) + trim and baseboards in less than 8 hours. They were professional and reasonably priced. I especially appreciated how neat, tidy, and courteous they were. When we came home, all the furniture they had moved was put back nicely and there was hardly a trace they had been there (except for the brand new paint job)! James was very responsive via email, phone, and text and provided a very comprehensive consultation before we decided to hire him. I would recommend Style Painting to anyone looking for a speedy, friendly, and professional painting team.
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Andres V.
Carlos was very professional and did a great job for a great price. Thank you Osorio Painting!
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