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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for San Mateo painters
Herman Y.
Ulloas Painting is amazing. Courteous, professional and very accommodating of mid project changes. Would recommend for any painting project, big or small.
Murph F.
I needed some section of my house painted after other construction. Mario showed up, helped me get the right paint to match my house, and did it affordably - he didn't try to convince me to paint the whole thing (like others did). Thanks.
MG Lopez   PaintingMG Lopez Painting
Asaf B.
Alex is great! Did a painting and paint fix job in the rental house we moved out of. He's super nice, super honest, great value for the money, very clean job. Hard worker, professional, pleasure to work with. I will definitely hire him again for any future painting project.
Unique ColoursUnique Colours
Amy C.
Flawless Painting did a great job! Will work with him again!
Flawless PaintingFlawless Painting
Linda B.
Gustavo did a great job painting three bedrooms for a good price.
Domínguez paintingDomínguez painting
Dong C.
Chris responded quickly to my inquiry for painting my bedroom. His quote is very reasonable and scheduled the work right away. The team’s work is amazing and we love our new bedroom! Will consider Chris for future painting projects.
Jovel’s Quality PaintingJovel’s Quality Painting
Esmeralda P.
I would recommend Perfect Match Painting to anyone. Their attention to detail was on point! And although you may get lower quotes from others, the quality of their work speaks for itself and worth every penny! Rudy was professional, on time and responded quickly. He even helped me find a paint color as I was unsure which paint color I wanted, as you know finding the right paint color can be overwhelming with all the color options. I felt comfortable with Rudy from the start and confident that he knew what he was doing. I entrusted in him and let him do his magic while I ran errands throughout the day. I will definitely be using them for my future painting needs! Thank you again Rudy for a stellar job!!!!
Stacy S.
The Meneras team showed up daily no later than 7AM and worked until after dark daily to complete our kitchen cabinet painting and 1100 sq. ft duplex painting all in about a week. There are no extraneous paint drips anywhere because they took extra care to cover everything that needed to be covered. They are extremely dedicated to quality work using quality materials. The final outcome is excellent quality overall. They did a great job painting over stained wood window trims, too. They made good decisions when needed which were based on their experience and asked questions when needed. In other words, they get it about painting and they are very professional. We are pleased to work with them and will work with them again. Thank you, Meneras
Menera PaintingMenera Painting
Elien W.
The painting project was urgent, and Adan was able to have it done the next day. Amazing!
Adan Molina HandymanAdan Molina Handyman
Nicole P.
Johnny did an excellent job painting three of the rooms in our home for a reasonable price. He and his assistant were meticulous not to get any paint on our hardwood floors, trim, or exposed beam ceilings. And they finished in a day! Great work!
Johnny's General ConstructionJohnny's General Construction
Molly O.
Rudy was kind and responded quickly. Looking forward to completing this job with Perfect Match Painting.
Lauren B.
Would highly recommend RR Pro Painting. Their attention to detail and the quality of their work was very strong.
Rr Pro PaintingRr Pro Painting
Hemmy S.
Mauricio did a great job painting our baby room, which turned out beautifully. He was responsive and arrived early for the job. He offered recommendations for paint and covering specific areas of our room, and Mauricio honored my decisions kindly. I never felt pressured or uncomfortable. Highly recommend!
Mauricio's PaintingMauricio's Painting
Brian C.
Israel completed the job promptly and with high quantity. It involved power washing, sanding, and finally painting our deck and fence.
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Interior painting. The job went really quickly. James was very knowledgeable about paint colors and type. The color came out beautiful, just as he said. The three workers were very fast and efficient, neat and courteous. A return trip was needed for some details that were not done properly. James arranged it and they quickly fixed the problems
Style PaintingStyle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
JO Painting with the first outreach I received after posting the project. The correspondence was professional and provided excellent information that seemed trustworthy.
Mike W.
James and his team did an outstanding job painting all of our exterior fencing. I recommend him without any reservation
Style PaintingStyle Painting
Lauren W.
Gustavo was very quick to respond to my project request. He was actually able to come the very next day to do a small half bath paint job. He got right to work fixing the mess I had made in trying to paint it myself! The end result looks great and I would recommend him to anybody looking for quick and professional service.
Domínguez paintingDomínguez painting
Sara y.
California Custom Painting and Design was wonderful to work with and we could not be happier with our kitchen cabinets. I was torn between a few grays and Jen was helpful in walking me through the perfect shade that would work with my kitchen lighting. Their customer service is also great and Jen is quick to respond to all emails, texts and calls. Then when it came time for the actual painting Joe was awesome. He was professional, friendly and paid very close attention to detail. His work speaks for itself and our cabinets look beautiful. We could not be happier with our choice to go with California Custom Painting and Design.
California Custom Painting and DesignCalifornia Custom Painting and Design
Al A.
We had a great experience with F.N.A. Painting. Fernando, Angel and their team are very professional and did a great job painting our kitchen cabinets, baseboards, crown moldings, trim and our entire family room. Not only did they do a great job, they did it in a timely manner and for a good price. They love what they do and it shows! I highly recommend these guys and will refer them to my family and friends.
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Ramiro M.
I would hire Arnold and his team again. His work is outstanding, very professional and friendly. He was originally scheduled to just paint the downstairs living room and small room. He was able to accommodate us by painting the stairs and upstairs and additional bedroom. He was able to make the timeframe work..did all the work in 2 days when other contractors were telling us a week and a half.
Melgar PaintingMelgar Painting
Jacob O.
Rudy got right back to me and finished the project in a very timely manner. He was clear in describing my various options for paints and I trusted his recommendations.
Sam M.
We are very impressed with the how the home looked after Leanardo and his team painted the walls, ceiling, trims and door. We would recommend him for the quality and value.
HM drywall and paintingHM drywall and painting
Min T.
Fernando is super responsive and patient with our questions. His team showed up on time and is friendly. We will hire them again if there’s any paint jobs in the future.
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Kathryn M.
This was just painting a bathroom and he gave me an estimate based on a picture (no extra visit involved) and was able to fit me in within a week (on a Sunday -perfect for me). Highly recommend.
Lux PaintingLux Painting
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