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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 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 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.

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.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

Reviews for San Leandro painters
Kerry F.
Fernando Delgado is great to work with. He is professional, considerate, does great work and works fast. I highly recommend him for your painting needs. He painted three rooms in my home and they look great!
Delgado PaintingDelgado Painting
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I are extremely pleased with the indoor paint job. Jose is very professional and very respectful and understanding. He listened to us and did a wonderful job. I have to give a special thank you to his lovely wife Marybel attention to detail is important to her and is a great painter as well. Also thanks to little Jose. I would recommend big guy painting to anyone that needs painting done !
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Joo A.
Henry did an AMAZING! Job! We had him paint our shed and he made it look better than we even dreamed of! He was extremely meticulous with all of the work he did and protected the areas around him to ensure no paint got on other places. We are planning to hire him for other paint jobs around the house in the future and highly recommend anyone looking for a reliable professional!
Santos Professional PaintingSantos Professional Painting
Kathleen C.
Carlos was very easy to work with and went above and beyond to satisfy my painting needs
Sunset Painting & RestorationSunset Painting & Restoration
Suzanne W.
Boba Painting did a great job painting the exterior of my home. Their workers were very professional. They were prompt, detailed orientied, careful with not getting paint on other surfaces (making sure to cover up any exterior items like lights and shrubs that was next to the house) and neat. I appreciate how they tried to get the work done as soon as possible and when it was possible since it was raining off and on when I schedule them. Can never tell with the weather. Anyway, I am very happy with the work they did and would highly recommend them to family and friends.
Boba PaintingBoba Painting
Heidi A.
These gentlemen worked really hard! Left a few issues, paint where it shouldn't be, tape hanging off off house... but the price couldn't be beat.
keso Paintingkeso Painting
William S.
Really enjoyed working with Big Guy Painting. Jose was professional, friendly, and offered good advice that helped us when we needed it. Would definitely recommend.
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Amuche C.
We contracted Marvin to paint the entire interior of our house- living room, family room, kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms and all the doors and trims. Our living room has high ceilings with a lot of corners. and his crew did an excellent job. He suggested colors and brought us some samples to choose from. He was very patient with us. I would give him 5 stars for his patience. A few times, we became undecided about the colors to paint and he gave us some time to think about it. I am very detailed oriented and have to make sure that every corner line is straight and there are no paint streaks or anything like that. Marvin and his crew paid attention to my every request and made sure they got everything perfect. I am completely satisfied with his work and would hire him again when we are ready to paint our celings and do some exterior job. I would absolutely recommend him.
Good Color PaintingGood Color Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mauricio came to my home and provided an estimate to paint my Master Bedroom, Closet, Bathroom and Family Room. The price was very reasonable and Mauricio gave me a detailed explanation on how the job would be completed and a time frame. Mauricio and his crew showed up on time and completed the job in record time! They were very professional and neat! He also completed some repair work for me outside of painting. A Big Bonus! I am definitely pleased with the outcome and would hire them again!
Mauricio's PaintingMauricio's Painting
Susan N.
Coyado Company did an excellent job painting the exterior of our house. The house needed a lot of prep work. The quality of the prep work and final exterior paint job was fantastic. We have cement stairs leading to the entrance of the house. The cement needed patching and repairing, and the crew did a good job repairing the cement. We were very impressed with the amount of work included for the quoted price. I was in the front yard tonight and a neighbor who was walking by stopped and said how beautiful the house looks.
Coyado's CompanyCoyado's Company
Nhien L.
Enox construction did a wonderful job painting my kitchen cabinets. They were very thorough, professional and always showed up ready to work. They transformed old cabinets to modern looking ones that works well with my kitchen.
Enox constructionEnox construction
Moussa Z.
Jose and his team did a great job painting the exterior of my house. I have since hired him to do the interior. He is very knowledgable, explains the project well and gives good advice, and prices fairly.
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos did an amazing job painting some accent walls and interior rooms for us. He was professional, punctual, and courteous. We look forward to using his services again once our sunroom has finished construction. Thanks Carlos!
Carles J PaintingCarles J Painting
Joseph N.
Did an excellent job painting the interior. They started within 2 days and even were flexible when i realized i needed more done. Also on time and nice crew they had to work around my contractor who was finishing.
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Kathy B.
Filo came through for us! Our tenant moved out, and we needed the interior painting to be done before we went out of town a few days later. Filo got it done within the short timeframe, and we were quite pleased.
filo's paintingfilo's painting
Shyla B.
Thank you Victor and Marvin for doing an excellent job on my cabinets. I especially appreciated your professionalism You are very punctual and responsive. Thanks. Thanks again and I will definitely be contacting you for all my painting needs for my condo.
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Alex C.
Juan was excellent, he completed the project ahead of schedule. Juan will clean after himself each day. He left everything nice and clean, and Juan made sure everything was placed back on its original location. He covered all our furniture, floors, marble counter tops and outlets. Juan even perform additional work he suggested at no additional cost to ensure the work was done properly and most importantly that we felt satisfied. My family and I love the end result. We are extremely happy to have hired Juan to paint the interior of our home’s kitchen/living-room, master bedroom, and hallway. Our places looks amazing!. As a result of his honest work, craftsmanship and professionalism we have now scheduled Juan to paint the exterior of our home. Plus referred him to our family members and dear friends.
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Thumbtack Customer
needed small bathroom, bedroom and kitchen and laundry room completed. I have never seen a hard worker as Corey Lee is. He arrived every day at / around 8am, worked until 8pm - 9pm. Quiet, respectful and courteous. Was meticulous in his painting, and always made sure my family had access to the rooms. Particularly interested was my dog, Corey treated him as if the dog was his own. I offered to keep him in the kennel, and Corey had no problem with the dog. once dog felt comfortable with him, the dog laid down and rested the day away. I would recommend Corey to anyone who needs painting done. I plan on hiring him again in the near future as i have more work to be done. Oh, did i tell you he is reasonably priced and that always makes me happy, and his craftsmanship is superior. jt
Corey LeeCorey Lee
Victor C.
Hernan and his team did an amazing job with our exterior paint project. Right off the bat, Hernan impressed me with his professionalism. Of the three contractors I called to estimate the work, his assessment was the most thorough. He walked the property with me and pointed out areas of concern. Just one example,over time, some of the eaves had developed some mold, which Hernan pointed out and gave suggestions on what he would do about it. I was very impressed that he noticed this, not as dirt that had accumulated over time, but as a potential problem that could come back if not properly addressed. On his second visit, Hernan provided us samples of potential colors and gave my wife and me a chance to see what the samples would look like on the walls. On Friday, he provided samples of potential trim colors. Hernan’s project estimate was very thorough and specific. It detailed all the work he and his team were going to perform. Hernan’s team began the project on Thursday, July 7th with pressure washing and repairs. The patching and painting took place between Friday, and Saturday, with as many as four team members working on the house. (Thanks Jessie, Noe, Rolly, and John!) The team members were every thorough and professional. At one point, they even covered up my neighbor’s vehicle as a precaution against splatter from the paint spray. By Sunday, Hernan and team member, Rolly, we’re back to do the final touch ups. My spouse pointed out a few minor areas of concern and Hernan took care of all of them. What a great experience! Hernan was easy to talk to. He was responsive to my texts. His crew members were polite and always asked before entering the house to use our bathroom. They were careful to remove and replace our deck awnings! If anyone is looking for a very reasonably priced, and thoroughly professional painter, we highly recommend Hernan and H.A. Painting!
H. A. PaintingH. A. Painting
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