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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 Tustin painters
Mehrdad H.
I had Nelson paint my house twice. He is a nice guy and does a great job. He is fast and the paint work fully satisfied me. Highly recommend!
Nelson PaintingNelson Painting
Rajan S.
I hired this guy based on the reviews to paint 8 doors and 3 closet shelves. I agreed on a price and said I would buy the paint. The day before the appointment he pings me to buy tape which I declined as that is not what we agreed to. This is just the kind of nickel and diming that I hate. I agreed to his price with the understanding that he will bring another painter to help. On the day of painting he showed up all by himself. When I asked him about it be said he can complete the job all by himself. He rushed through the job with no attention to detail. You are supposed to paint doors with a brush. He used a roller to get it done as quickly as possible. I repeatedly pointed out the uneven paint coverage and runs. He made no effort to correct his work. He did not paint the bottom 1 inch of the door frames. After the paint dried I can see so many runs and uneven coverage on the doors. He did an even sloppy job on my closet. The paint coverage is poor and parts of the closet were not painted at all. I also notice several runs. When I asked him to paint the sides of the wood trim in the closet that he missed he said he did not paint it because I did not buy the painting tape for him! I was paying this guy more than $100 an hour and he wants me to but the $10 tape too! One of my bedrooms has a double door that opens to the balcony and has different colors on both sides. I asked him to paint the interior side white. He did such a sloppy job that allowed the paint to bleed to the exterior side of door which has a dark paint. He was constantly on the phone all the time paying little or no attention to the job I paid him to do. I cannot believe all the five star ratings. The two 3 star ratings are more accurate about the work this guy does and they were probably being generous.
Paints BeyondPaints Beyond
Ricky V.
Cesar and his wife Robin arrived on time and completed the job to my satisfaction. They painted six interior accent walls in my new home. They were professional and went the extra mile to paint the bathroom which was a difficult space to paint. They were very thorough and all the rooms were clean when they left. They were also nice and fun people which helps in these situations. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get some painting done at a reasonable price.
Handy Dandy HandymanHandy Dandy Handyman
Maddie R.
We had our risers & railing painted by Louis. He did a great job on our project!
i-art Studioi-art Studio
Andrew B.
Thank you Robert for the interior paint job for my insurance agency office. We are very happy with the results.
R. E. Temple PaintingR. E. Temple Painting
Candy M.
Jerry just completed painting our kitchen and we couldn’t be happier with the job he has done. The cabinets came out beautifully and are so happy we went with having them painted instead of being replaced. Jerry was very punctual, extremely neat on the job, and a pleasure to have in our home. Would highly recommend and will definitely use him again in the future.
Thumbtack Customer
I recently had Ed paint two bedrooms in my house and he did an excellent job! I would definitely hire him again.
Mikrobiss PaintingMikrobiss Painting
Danny B.
I can't recommend Home Renew Painting services enough!!! Richard and his staff's professionalism and craftsmanship is superb!!! See the pics. You won't regret hiring them!
Home renew Painting servicesHome renew Painting services
Alan Z.
Nery arrived right on time, was very pleasant, did a great job painting and cleaning-up and completed the job quickly. I will definitely use his services again and very highly recommend him
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
I found Carlos on Thumbtack. We live in Tustin and hired Carlos for painting of walls and door, crown molding and interior veneer work. By the nature of the job, it was complicated because we wanted multiple contrast colors and above all perfection in a period of 2 weeks. Carlos and his colleague Fernando did a phenomenal job and completed an near impossible work (schedule wise) on time. They work extremely hard, are very experienced and capable and above all very nice people. I would definitely recommend and hire Carlos again for other home improvement work.
C.C MonzonC.C Monzon
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