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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 Torrance painters
Cindy T.
Excellent work with really clean paint lines. Would definitely hire again and refer to friends!
Pistilli  PaintingPistilli Painting
Suzanne J.
This was a great experience, the brothers were pleasant, kind and very professional. They were punctual and the painting job of my living room is beautiful. They were a great help when I asked for advice regarding color shades and finishes. As a matter of fact, I was so pleased I asked them to paint my kitchen also!!
Handy BrothersHandy Brothers
Vicki S.
Thrilled with the paint job John did for us. Efficient and great quality. Looking forward to projects in the future. Would definitely recommend.
John ClavinJohn Clavin
John C.
Jarrod came out and painted 75% of our condo and did an excellent job. I definitely recommend him. Thanks for the great work!
Pistilli  PaintingPistilli Painting
Ketna K.
They did a interior painting for my living room and master bedroom. They started the job with a very short notice and They did a really good job.
M-R CoM-R Co
Becky T.
I had 3 walls in my bathroom that were severely damaged. Nery came in and sanded, prepped, primed and painted. My walls need two extra coats Nery gladly did without charging extra. He did an excellent job. I will call him for any future painting job. I highly recommend him to friends and family.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
Johnny and his crew were friendly, on time, and did a fantastic job at a fair price. Will definitely hire them for my next paint job!
Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.Johnny's Custom Painting Inc.
Tom B.
Jay was very responsive and followed up! We ended up doing our own painting so we can’t really comment on work quality
JayJay
Don B.
We looked at several painters to paint the exterior of our home and we are so glad we chose Richard and Home Renew Painting Services! He gave us a very fair estimate for the amount of work we were asking him to do. On top of that, their prep work is the best I have ever seen: they meticulously prepare every surface for paint, including trenching down about six inches to paint! Throughout the process, Richard continually updated us on the progress and if there was a problem, he gave us a couple of options to fix. He walked us through every step of the process and completed the job within the time frame he originally gave us. He and his crew (Richard is there the whole time) worked long days to get the job done and it did not phase them when we asked them to do something that was outside of the scope of the original bid. When all was said and done, we were charged exactly what we agreed upon. In the end, we have a beautifully painted exterior and are extremely pleased with the work Richard and his crew did on our home. We truly feel that we could not have had a better experience than we did with Home Renew Painting services. If you are looking to hire a painter for your home, hire them now - you won't regret it! Thank you Richard and crew for all of your great work.
Home renew Painting servicesHome renew Painting services
Gloria D.
What a delight working with a professional with regarding my drywall and painting projects. I appreciate Ari’s regular timely communication and attention to detail. I hope to use him again in the future.
Ari, Drywall Repair and PaintingAri, Drywall Repair and Painting
Liza K.
Casey was able to fit us in for a last minute job painting three kids' rooms. We needed this painting just after a home purchase but before moving furniture in. Casey was on time for the estimate and the work day, and brought one other team member to help paint. They left everything very clean (my best experience with a painter in this regard), and the work showed great precision and attention to detail on the trim, which we wanted kept white. They did this job very quickly but carefully. My kids had selected very different colors (bright yellow, a pale aqua blue, and a cream/light yellow). These colors are Behr English Daisy, Seaglass, and Calla. All three rooms were beautiful. I even liked the bright yellow, which I was very resistant about but my daughter insisted she wanted! We have already reached out to Casey for another non-painting job, now that we know he can do many other things and is very reliable. We highly recommend him for any household projects you may have.
WorkerMinators (Home Improvement/General Services)WorkerMinators (Home Improvement/General Services)
Thumbtack Customer
H&M Painting was the best decision we have made so far on our newly purchased home. Not only is Herbert and his team reliable and professional. Their work was over and beyond meticulous and he walked me through the process step-by-step. Not only did Herbert assist in choosing the exterior color, his professionalism and honesty prevented me from picking a color that would have created curb UN-APPEAL! Herbert is hard working and honest as they come and we not only appreciate his attention to detail but hard working attitude. Thank you to H&M Painting and I can wait to use you again and REFER you to all my friends!
H & M PaintingH & M Painting
Devin B.
Outstanding quality and attention to detail. Gustavo and his crew did an amazing job going above and beyond my expectations. They finished on schedule and even cleaned up every piece of trash and painting debris before they left. They were very polite and I would recommended them them my friends.
G|P profesional paintersG|P profesional painters
Thumbtack Customer
HAPPY HAPPY, Fantastic Job, Nery Did a very nice job, Prompt courteous, professional, polite, Very friendly. He painted a bedroom, kitchen, a closet, bathroom, doors, he is a very good painter. highly recommended.Tomorrow he is going to wash my windows exterior and interior, He is a professional. I would hire him again in the future.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Xochilt M.
Tony was simply amazing. I had him paint a kitchen and bathroom for a house I’m putting on the market in a few days and he did a marvelous job. He worked so hard and his work was stellar. So professional, gracious and kind. I’m saving his number because I now have a go-to painter! I would recommend him to everyone!
Tony’s painterTony’s painter
Tiffanie m.
I couldn’t have ask for a better experience than what I got with Mo . He worked so hard on getting the perfect details on my sign . He didn’t mind spending more time and it was as important to him to get the work done perfectly . He is a perfectionist and lucky for me he would stop painting until he was overjoyed with the outcome . That is the sign of a true artist . Not only do I now have the perfect business sign and logo but I have an artist I will to access for a lifetime . Thank you Mo , you are the best
Orange County fine Art StudioOrange County fine Art Studio
Thumbtack Customer
There is not enough I can say about Cardell. He made us feel so comfortable from the moment we met him. He has a way of being professional yet making you feel like you are dealing with a member of your own family. He understood what I wanted, he took under consideration my budget and created a unique color and pattern for my home. I am going to have him come back and do a muriel for my son's bedroom and also a custom painting. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
INTERIOR ILLUSIONS Decorative ArtistryINTERIOR ILLUSIONS Decorative Artistry
Terrence t.
Hands down, the best decision we could have made for our project. We hired Vladan and his team to paint our house exterior. I got estimates from several different companies, and I was immediately certain that Djukic was the right choice after meeting Vladan. The end result of our house was absolutely perfect down to every last detail. Vladan is very knowledgable, detail oriented, honest, trustworthy, and has an exceptional work ethic. The team was able to quickly finish the project for a fair price. I honestly could never run out of positive things to say. I look forward to other future projects together!
Painting ServicesPainting Services
Lisa G.
All I can say is great things about Casey and Pato. From the estimate to the end of the project, they delivered quality work and satisfied the timeline. We had some small challenges but they tackled it with knowledge and care. Anything I needed, they were there to make us happy. We have vaulted ceilings and a wood beam that had been painted white before we moved in 9yrs ago. We have wanted it to be back to its natural state for years and finally did it. It looks beautiful! Even more than we anticipated! He was the only expert that knew what he was going to do with it from day 1. His pricing is amazing and we will be using him again for a future project. Thank you Casey and Pato! We can’t wait to work with you again!
WorkerMinators (Home Improvement/General Services)WorkerMinators (Home Improvement/General Services)
Evan L.
I was very lucky to discover Ryan for our cabinet painting project. I got multiple estimates and ultimately chose Ryan because of a couple traits that set him apart from the rest. For one, he promptly came to the house to view the project in person. He was very knowledgeable about options to deal with our yellowing cabinets and provided a clear, detailed estimate. When it came time to do the work, Ryan himself was the one doing a lot of it. He showed up with his team very early every day and stayed a full day until the project was completed. Had we gone with a larger company we wouldn’t have received this kind of service and have an expert on site doing much of the work. The results are proof we went with the right person. Highly recommend!
LMG Painting and ProjectsLMG Painting and Projects
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