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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.

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.

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 long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for SoMa interior painters
Tim W.
Albino did interior painting on a vacant apartment for me. Excellent work, excellent value. Will definitely use Albino again.
Romero's house workRomero's house work
Koushik S.
Jymy and his team did excellent work painting the interior of our Victorian house. Would highly recommend their team!
All Five Star MJAll Five Star MJ
Evan M.
Rudy did an amazing job matching and painting the interior of my business. It looks brand new. He is punctual, responsive, and fair priced. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing any painting done.
PERFECT MATCH PAINTINGPERFECT MATCH PAINTING
Lydia D.
I recently hired Chris to paint two areas on the interior of my condo. He was organized prior to the visit, on time, very friendly, and completed an excellent paint job! I highly recommend Chris based on my experience!
Jovel’s Quality PaintingJovel’s Quality Painting
Nadia H.
Highly recommend Frank for interior painting! He was thorough, efficient, timely and made sure to look after every detail so that the finished product was perfect!
F.k.H HOUSE RENOVATIONSF.k.H HOUSE RENOVATIONS
Deniz G.
Dan did an incredible job painting my dark teal room back to white. His work is top quality, and he was a pleasure to spend some time with. Highly recommend him for any interior painting needs you may have!
Daniel DudleyDaniel Dudley
Travis T.
Fantastic work at a good price. Juan brought his crew and they did a ton of great quality interior painting in just a day and a half, including some difficult skylight and ceiling painting, even expanding scope for a bit extra to include an extra small room. Will ask him to paint again for sure!
J.P'S PRO PAINTINGJ.P'S PRO PAINTING
Ram J.
Hired Antonio to paint the living room and 2 bedrooms (interiors). He understood what we were looking for and delivered on it. Very punctual and professional. Did an outstanding job.
Antonio painting And Restoration Interior And E...Antonio painting And Restoration Interior And E...
Julia D.
I have found it difficult to find someone to take on small projects... like painting interior doors. Rudy was great - I appreciated both his patience and follow though as I figured out the paint color. Thanks Rudy for a job well done!
PERFECT MATCH PAINTINGPERFECT MATCH PAINTING
Paul C.
Alfredo did an amazing job painting the interior of our new condo! His price was very reasonable and his work was top notch. I would highly recommend him.
Loyola's Painting and Specialized InsulationLoyola's Painting and Specialized Insulation
Deniz G.
I've hired Diego twice now for interior painting and have been impressed by his punctuality and quality of his work. He's a pleasure to work with and I'll absolutely work with him again in the future!
ULLOAS PAINTINGULLOAS PAINTING
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with Albino's painters. Timely arrival, great work, and clear communicate throughout. I am happy with the results and the experience. I would recommend Albino for any interior painting job.
Romero's house workRomero's house work
Jenny M.
Albino and his team did a fantastic job with my interior painting project. They were extremely meticulous with their painting and were incredibly thorough with the prep work before hand -- making sure to patch up holes and cracks in the walls. I will most definitely work with Albino again in the future!
Romero's house workRomero's house work
Nick S.
Fantastic job! Ever and his team pulled through with a last-minute interior paint job for my apartment, and it looks great. Good attention to detail, very responsive, and great to work with. Highly recommend.
EVER’S PAINTINGEVER’S PAINTING
Mike g.
Painted the interior of a home we just purchased. Was extremely responsive to our needs and a few last-minute issues that came up. Started on time and ended on time. Very good communication via text.
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Vikram R.
Christian was a great painter - very punctual, friendly, and appropriately priced! I had 2 interior walls painted back to their original color and they look good as new post-work. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Jovel’s Quality PaintingJovel’s Quality Painting
Kara C.
Juan provided everything I could have asked for. His interior painting in my apartment looks fantastic and Juan went above and beyond (going out at lunch for another shade of paint that I forgot) to make sure everything was perfect. Excellent value, quality, and overall experience. I highly recommend working with him!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Ruchi B.
Juan is absolutely amazing! He and his team were so wonderful to work with. From responsiveness to punctuality and most importantly the end result! If you are in need of interior painting, don't think twice about calling Juan. PS: He's an expert with paint colors and quality too. Make sure to ask him for advice if you're stuck.
J.P'S PRO PAINTINGJ.P'S PRO PAINTING
Susan P.
We needed someone ASAP to fix the DIY painting job that we attempted. Mauricio and his crew finished the job in time and the results were great. He did the entire interior of the house. Would hire him again.
Mauricio's PaintingMauricio's Painting
Elizabeth J.
Rigoberto and his team did a great job on our interior paint project. We live in an old building that required a lot prep work on the lath and plaster walls but they were very efficient and the end product looks great!
Coyado's CompanyCoyado's Company
Chris B.
Adan (pronounced Ah-DAHN, not Aye-Den) was a lifesaver for me when I needed a last minute requested for an interior paint job. He painted 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for me at such a great deal and he was worth the price. He and his crew took very careful time to make sure everything was right on the dot. I fully recommend Adan and his team for your paint jobs.
Adan Molina HandymanAdan Molina Handyman
Sharon P.
Humberto and Gabriel did a wonderful job painting the interior of my San Francisco Victorian. I highly recommend them as they are professional, cooperative and quality-oriented. I plan to call them back soon for another job. You will be happy.
Max painting ProMax painting Pro
Alicia L.
Can't say enough great things about Albino's work. His team painted almost the entire interior of our house over a several day period in very hot temperatures. The quality paint job completely transformed our house. Albino was very good about quickly taking care of any touch-ups. Would highly recommend.
Romero's house workRomero's house work
Mara M.
Christian was great! He has a warm, friendly, professional personality - I felt comfortable inviting him into my home. The walls he painted turned out perfectly, and the cost was by far the best I was able to find anywhere. It turns out I didn't buy enough paint and he even drove to two separate paint stores (the first was out of what I needed) to get more, and didn't charge me more for that. It's rare to find such a strong combination of quality work, professionalism, value and attentiveness in one person. We are now considering Jovel's Quality Painting to paint the entire interior of our home. I highly recommend Christian based on my experience!
Jovel’s Quality PaintingJovel’s Quality Painting
Alana P.
Jose repainted the interior of my condo and back deck last month. He was professional and provided excellent guidance on colors and style. Further, his bid was very reasonable and he completed the job on time. Working with Jose was a very pleasant experience! I would highly recommend him for other painting projects.
Old school painting & wallcoveringOld school painting & wallcovering
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