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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 Scripps Ranch painters
Thumbtack Customer
painting, he is very good at painting and easy to work with and fair pricing "in my opinion"
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Shirley M.
Left my house in shambles. Paint mixture buckets / trowels/brushes left behind. Paint on carpet. Time frame questimated was off by 7 days while we were staying in a motel. Broken light fixture. Paint on light switches. Paint on throw rugs. Must not have covered anything while painting/scraping. Of course I paid the balance due already...No recourse of action to take.
Development Dream Home INCDevelopment Dream Home INC
Andrea H.
The fence painting project was successfully completed on time and on budget. We highly recommend Benjamin Greene for your painting projects.
Benjamin Greene's PaintingBenjamin Greene's Painting
Maria P.
Painted bedroom. Antonio gave me good recommendations for the paint, he was on time, he was very professional and finish the job quickly.
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Shaun C.
Had a very good experience with DM Painting. They covered everything well, cleaned up after themselves, had very fair pricing and did a great job with the paint. Definitely recommend, and have used them for additional paint jobs already.
DM PaintingDM Painting
Adele R.
Delighted with their work... Worked fast, paid attention to details both in prep and in painting. We will certainly consider this team again for painting projects in the future!
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Kimberly B.
Oscar Painting had the best quote by far, painted our whole house fast, and did top quality work. Start your search here!
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
ERIC V.
Mondo and his crew did a wonderful job painting my condo. He responded quickly to my questions, showed up on time and completed the entire job in 2 days. Would recommend his painting services for anyone looking for a quality painting job at a fair price!
2 COATS PAINTING & SERVICES2 COATS PAINTING & SERVICES
Adam R.
Gregg and his team from Pacific Painting did an excellent job painting the interior of our townhome. The communication was spot on throughout and they did a very professional job.
Pacific Painting ProPacific Painting Pro
Claudio P.
They painted my garage and did an awesome job!
San Diego Premier PaintingSan Diego Premier Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Really quick turnaround. My paint looks great.
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Reena D.
Myra and Carlos were so nice to work with. We remodeled our home and had a lot of paint problems. They were on time every day, honest, and flexible as we worked through trying to fix the paint issues. They did a wonderful job, with great attention to detail. I will be calling them on my next paint project.
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Jamal B.
Amazing experience working with SouthBest SD for my painting needs. They showed up on time and my house looks amazing now. Highly recommend to anyone looking to get some painting done.
SouthBest SDSouthBest SD
Thumbtack Customer
Sam gave me a quote over the phone that I thought was fair. And his guys did a great job! The only thing that I didnt like was that closet painting was not included with painting the rooms.
Advanced Painting GroupAdvanced Painting Group
Thumbtack Customer
Johnny was amazing! He was able to come and give an estimate right away and start painting that week. Painting went great, fast and accurate. He was also very sweet to out little dog as well. The best part is he also offers complimentary window washing any time after painting. Id recommend him to friends and family. A+
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Thumbtack Customer
Steve is a great person to work with for your painting needs. He was prompt with his replies, accommodated my schedule and did a very good job on my painting. I would highly recommend him.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an excellent job and we will definitely ask him to paint our condos in the future when the need arises. He painted our 1 bedroom condo and kitchen within just a few days of hiring him and he provided us with guidance on the type of paint to use for each room (we chose to buy our own paint). Steve the condo looks great and you made a huge difference on our kitchen cabinets. Thank you again for the great job and timeliness of completion!
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Kelly D.
Did a great job of painting our outdoor retaining wall!
Nobel PaintingNobel Painting
Holly B.
Mancillas Painting did an incredible job, with excellent communication and professionalism.
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Veronica G.
This company painted my 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in Downtown Little Italy. Every wall I have is a different color so it was not easy! He even washed and painted the patio! He cleaned out my old ugly paint storage, disposed of it properly then matched all new fresh paint. So incredible to have him come by and help me out like this. They were able to address my concerns and provide a service that exceeded my expectations. This service was exceptional.
2 COATS PAINTING & SERVICES2 COATS PAINTING & SERVICES
Sonia R.
CG Pro Painting is the absolute BEST! Cristian and his team did a great job painting my place. Very accommodating and professional! Definitely calling him again and I highly recommend his work.
CG pro paintingCG pro painting
Katherine R.
I requested a quote on a Saturday, not expecting to hear back until Monday. Rudy responded within an hour, and was able to come to the house to give a quote that afternoon. He responded quickly throughout the entire process, and by Wednesday I had a fully painted house! I also thought the rates were very reasonable, and even came in under the projected amount (he had to buy less paint than expected). They did a great job, and I would have no hesitation booking Mancillas painting for any future painting needs!
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Rawy H.
I hired Royal Sparta Painting Co. to paint our wood lattice patio covers. Diego and his crew are very professional, friendly, courteous and hardworking. They also painted my front metal security screen door that my previous painter said they could not do and matched the color perfectly. After they finished, the crew did a final walk around to fix any issues if needed. The paint job was perfect! The patio covers and screen door look better than I expected. I would highly recommend them!
Royal Sparta Painting Co.Royal Sparta Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an amazing job on painting a room and bathroom for us. He was prompt to give us a fair bid, was able to do the work in a timely manner and is very professional. His work is top notch, he paints with clean lines and he cleans everything up nicely. I am planning to hire him again for additional interior painting jobs. Loved working with him.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Laura M.
Billy and his glares did a great job. They were thorough, clean, and very punctual. They painted the exterior of our home and repaired stucco in just a few days. The crew was respectful and fast. I definitely recommend Nobel painting.
Nobel PaintingNobel Painting
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