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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 Santee painters
Megan H.
Edwin and his team were great to work with! We got a few different quotes to paint four bedroom walls and baseboards but we chose Edwin because he offered to also paint all the ceilings for an extra couple hundred and used his own paint he had extra of. His team of 5 came and painted all four bedrooms in a day and did a great job! It was nice to get it all done in a day and at high standards, they didn't cut any corners! We hope to use them again to put up dry wall and paint our garage 😊
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Danielle P.
Louis and his crew did an amazing job painting my tall and difficult to reach walls. The work is excellent, the response was prompt and professional, and the consultation was thorough. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for interior paint work.
SolidWood Handyman ServicesSolidWood Handyman Services
Michael V.
We genuinely can't recommend Gregg and his team at Pacific Painting enough. My girlfriend and I wanted to repaint the interior of our new home. Gregg was incredibly nice, professional and did an outstanding job and for a great price. We didn't even have the paint color name that we wanted, but Gregg figured it out and then got the job done in and out within a day. Then he went above and beyond and even touched up things that needed it that were outside of our initial request. Getting a house painted can be stressful, but Gregg and his crew made it simple, alleviating any and all stress. And the quality of the work is absolutely excellent. We're truly so happy we worked with Pacific Painting. If you're considering getting your home painted, then this is the team to do it!
Pacific Painting ProPacific Painting Pro
Rae G.
Johnny was very responsive and professional. We needed a very last minute job to paint the downstairs of our new home and he was able to come out and get it done quickly and it looks great!!! Would hire him again for any additional interior painting needs.
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Ron W.
Excellent job painting my fence. Quick response. Quick getting the job done. Thank you.
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Thumbtack Customer
D&M Affordable Custom Painting did a great job on our house. We had a difficult area to reach that needed repainting. D&M came in and completed the project in just a few short hours with great attention to detail. I will hire D&M for future painting projects.
DM Affordable Custom PaintingDM Affordable Custom Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired A Fine Touch Painting (Jill Roach) to paint the exterior trim on my house and stain the patio cover. She did an excellent job. I have had the the house and trim painted several times in the 37 years I have lived here, and never has a painter paid more attention to detail than Jill. My neighbors have commented on how great the house looks! She is a dedicated professional with an incredible work ethic. She is also a perfectionist. Staining the patio cover turned out to be a bigger job than she anticipated, but she diligently worked at it until it looks like new again. I will definitely hire her again when I need a painter, and I highly recommend A Fine Touch Painting. It truly lives up to its name.
A Fine Touch PaintingA Fine Touch Painting
Yvonne P.
The contracted work was completed in less time than expected and they did beautiful work. I was impressed that they decided to use an oil based paint which will lessen the possibilities of chipping and cracking down the road. Really nice guys.
Rebecca T.
I would select all options above if possible. Oscar was fantastic. Very responsive, timely, provided written estimates as promised, punctual, very reasonably priced, job completed as projected, excellent work and I love my new home with all the work Oscar did. It looks amazing. He did all new laminate flooring and all new paint in every room. Plus some other random work I wanted done and we are having him do some additional work as well plus I'm having him back to do some other projects I decided I want done to the original job. Oscar was thorough and conscientious and he and his team cleaned up the inside and out on their last day. He also provided me his insurance and bonding information the first time we spoke which is very important. I am very pleased with Oscar Lopez Construction and would definitely employ again and definitely recommend.
Oscar Lopez ConstructionOscar Lopez Construction
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