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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 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 does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Venice painters
Samy M.
Nery came to paint my home day of and provided exceptional service. He was extremely professional and painted the space with attention to detail.
Nery’s Painting ServicesNery’s Painting Services
Edward R.
We have a small production studio in Venice. Our dividers and desks are made of reclaimed lumber. We wanted it all painted white to brighten up the place. Tony came by and quoted me a good price within our budget. He helped us pick the correct paint finish for the job and we love the white we went with. Tony is a real pro when it comes to painting. He took the time to Sand, Prime and perfectly paint our space. He was responsive and started the job a day after the quote...I would highly recommend Tony and hope to get a chance to work with him again. Eddie
Tony’s painterTony’s painter
Debbie C.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND VIVACHE DESIGNS!!! Looking at the art mural as I am writing this... And I am just enamored with your wall mural that you designed and painted. Thank you very much. Michael is a true masterful artist (a modern day renaissance-man), and his technical artist skill-sets are as vast as his mural painting art work. He is just a wonderful person. Thanks again to Michael and his team at Vivache Designs for my mural painting.
Kristen M.
Christopher was very quick to respond, pleasant to deal with and did a great job painting our room. I would definitely hire him again.
Paintcity Studio LAPaintcity Studio LA
Kristen J.
Highly recommend! Dontí was perfectly on time, brought his own materials, and very experienced. Excellent paint job, so happy with the outcome! Would definitely hire again. Thanks so much 😄
The Paint GuysThe Paint Guys
Kathleen C.
Carlos and his team did a phenomenal job with our exterior house painting! They were extremely detailed, generous with tips for any aspects we could do ourselves and were overall terrific to work with on this project.
Think PaintingThink Painting
Oliver T.
Loren was awesome in getting me all set within one day to have a painter come out. The painter, Felix, was perfectly on time and worked quickly and efficiently. All the painting looks great. Couldn’t be happier with the results.
Coast Construction & Paint Solutions Inc.Coast Construction & Paint Solutions Inc.
Caroline E.
There is none like Bill in this trade. He came to give an estimate on serval projects that weren’t easy. He was upfront about the potential outcomes and when pushed to do things like re-sand a rare wood vanity he said he would try his best to get the original color back (I sealed it with a sealer that destroyed the color). As far as this vanity, not only did he re-sand to smooth and restore its natural colt, but he came back to re-sand again when we decided we wanted even lighter. He couldn’t have been nicer about re-doing and working at it until we were happy. He then lacquer painted a wood dresser turned bathroom vanity. It had a wavy pattern on the drawers so it wasn’t a straightforward paint job and working with lacquer paint to add. It came out absolutely and can I repeat absolutely gorgeous. It’s now as though it came that way as no imperfections with the paint job. And our favorite, if we can say there was a favorite outcome as all turned out perfect, was the re-staining of a 100 yr old mahogany built-in desk. We had had pieces of redwood installed on areas that needed patching. We were then concerned as to how to match the stain to blend in. Well Bill did such! He blended several colors testing and re-tested to touch it up until it matched EXACTLY! We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. You would never know those areas had a different type of wood nor were patched at all. Lastly, Bill is the kindest most easy person to work with. And a person of his word, schedule and price wise. We are super happy with everything he did.
Valley wood renewalValley wood renewal
Aria 2.
We own a multi unit building and use painters all the time. Vladan is by far the best one we have ever used. He is now our go to for all of our painting needs. He is detail oriented, always on time. Extremely clean and goes way above and beyond. He answers all questions in a clear and console way and we are very happy with the way things look! Highly recommend
H&M PaintingH&M Painting
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