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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 Sherman Oaks painters
Srini P.
Super responsive and accessible. Paint looks amazing!
Cesar TorresCesar Torres
Guy G.
Beyond happy with Abad’s paint job. He went above and beyond. He was on time, professional, extremely clean. We definitely will use him for all of our painting needs in the future. Highly recommend!
Asis Painting Inc.Asis Painting Inc.
Charles W.
Knows his materials for outdoor paintings. Will use items that can last in the sunshine & rain!
VIVACHE DESIGNS ✔️💯🥇🎨🎯VIVACHE DESIGNS ✔️💯🥇🎨🎯
Ali F.
Fantastic job painting our entire home. Absolute professionals and very high quality work. Would highly recommend!
Jade & S painting inc.Jade & S painting inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great guy, polite and very clean, great job, Nery paint my bedroom and kitchen and did professional job. Thanks Nery!!
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Xiaobing X.
Meish has done an amazing work to paint and clean up the wall. All issues in my house are resolved. I would work with him again!
Beverly Hills Audio & VideoBeverly Hills Audio & Video
Bonnie M.
Tony was awesome! He is extremely helpful and I love my new painted rooms. He did a great job. I would hire him again and highly recommend him!
Tony’s painterTony’s painter
Angelo K.
Great job from a great guy! Jarrod completely transformed our place with his painting skills. He was responsive, informative and thorough. And his price was super fair! Highly recommended.
Pistilli  PaintingPistilli Painting
Linh H.
Tony was great. Responded to all my messages. Was punctual and very polite. Stayed till the job was done. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family for interior painting.
Tony’s painterTony’s painter
Sherry H.
Wilmer has done a very good job with Painting my home. His crew were very clean and because I had a time restrain, they worked from 7:30 am to 7:30 2pm. Wilmer himself, spend many hours going through hundreds of paint samples and didn't give up on me until I was able to choose exactly the color I wanted. I am very thankful to him and his crew.
Wilmer's painting  Interior / ExteriorWilmer's painting Interior / Exterior
Ivelina G.
Ari did an absolutely amazing job repairing, painting and doing touch-ups of window, walls and baseboards throughout our house. He's a true professional: he is very responsive, confirmed our appointment promptly and is always on time. With great attention to the detail, the painting job was done to a perfection. My husband and I are beyond happy we found such a skilled painter like Ari and highly recommend him to anyone! On top of it, his work is so neat, there's no stains or spots to clean after he was done! His pricing was very reasonable too.
Ari, Drywall Repair and PaintingAri, Drywall Repair and Painting
Evelyn C.
Victor offered the lowest bid for the interior + exterior painting jobs I needed done, and he had great reviews, so I went with him and was very pleased with the result! There were a couple places I asked him to touch up before he was finished, and the paint job could have been a bit neater (not sharp edges near the trim and a couple drip marks here and there but nothing that noticeable), but overall the job was very good, and his work is truly an excellent value. He was super responsive and reliable and I would choose him again for future jobs!
paint &plaster masterpaint &plaster master
Lea W.
I needed my condo painted and utilized thumbtack to get estimates from several companies. Joe with Ghandour Builders was the only one to actually measure the rooms prior to giving an estimate. Joe's estimate was very competitive and I was impressed by the professionalism he showed when giving the estimate. Joe painted the condo in two days and it looks AMAZING! He contacted me each morning to let me know when he would be arriving and was very punctual each day. He did a great job and I would definitely use him again and will be referring him to all of my friends!
Window King - Los AngelesWindow King - Los Angeles
Sophie S.
I hired Fredy to paint portions of a house prior to putting it on the market. Cannot say enough good things about this company! We started with a few small projects and kept adding to the list because the team was so fast and did such great work. Seriously the best choice I made!
24HR Painting Services24HR Painting Services
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