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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Vista painters
Sha R.
Painting the entire house was done well. I had to do some minor clean-up. I would recommend them for painting.
J Custom construction general contractingJ Custom construction general contracting
Mike D.
Luis painted all our exterior trim including windows, fascia and columns. He did an excellent job and was a pleasure to have around. His pricing is very reasonable, so much so, I paid him more than his original bid; it was my idea. I will definitely contact him the next time I need painting.
Luis VillaLuis Villa
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff came out to give us a bid within a couple days of initial request. He was friendly and professional. His bid came in substantially lower than other contractors so we decided to sign with him. His crew was punctual and polite and finished the exterior painting of our house within a week. We are impressed with his work and professionalism and would recommend him to anyone with a painting project!
Jeff The PainterJeff The Painter
Cailen K.
They did a great job painting our 20 ft vaulted walls. They estimated 1-2 days but completed it in a day with a light crew. Great professionalism and fair pricing.
The Paint BoysThe Paint Boys
David M.
Don McKay's Custom Cabinets did an excellant job on acquiring, painting and installing new cabinet doors (17), building new easy to close drawers (24), painting 30 year old existing cabinet frames, painting ceilings and walls for kitchen, dining room, living room, entry way and hall ways. In addition 31 pancake style (thin) lights were installed (requiring attic work in the hot summer) with easy to use dimmers. All of the work has given our home a more modern look and feel. We asked multiple times for additional lights and areas to be painted. Our requests were granted without hesitation. Every little detail we felt needed some touch up was addressed. We closed the project with all of our requests completed. Don provided a lot of excellent advice on cabinet doors and drawer selections as well as color recommendations based on his long number of years performing kitchen remodels.
Don McKay's Custom Cabinets and RefinishingDon McKay's Custom Cabinets and Refinishing
Sean M.
The paint job turned out great, all colors matched correctly and the stucco patching was really blended well. I didn’t ask for it but he sent pictures and updates as the job went along. Couldn’t be happier
Paint it up SD.Paint it up SD.
John K.
Scheduled to paint Wednesday at 8 am, requested off for a family emergency and rescheduled for Thursday. Thursday morning said he would be estimating until 9:30 am then see us about 10:30. Never showed.
Lacunas paintingLacunas painting
Thumbtack Customer
The service provided by Steve surpassed my expectations. Promply provided quote (very reasonable). The project was completed on time as promised. Steve arrived each day on time and was very neat, organized and professional. I would strongly recommend APAC (Steve Wong) for any painting project...look forward to hiring him again for future projects in my home.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Kenny C.
I got 3 quotes to paint the exterior of of my house. Erik wasn’t the only the first company that responded he was at my house the same day to give the quote. He was very professional and friendly. And his quote was the best for all of the work that he did. The house looks amazing thanks again. I will be recommending your company to all of my neighbors.
Reyes painting and handyman servicesReyes painting and handyman services
Jennifer B.
Absolutely fantastic experience with Ed and his brother! They did what they said they would, showed up when they said they would, and worked hard to make us happy. The day they painted we asked them to also do the risers on our stairs. They got it all done, and were very fair priced. If we weren’t moving out of state, I would definitely use them again!
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Jasmine D.
If I could leave Zac 10 stars I would!!! He took on my fun bathroom paint job and it turned out to be exactly what I was dreaming of!!!! It took a little bit longer than he expected but that’s is ok!!! His line work is so crisp and there are no bleeds!!! He was so thorough and answered any and all questions I had...and even gave me some trade tricks for future projects. I CANT WAIT for some fun jobs in the future!
HAVIRDO Design & Build, RemodelingHAVIRDO Design & Build, Remodeling
Martin f.
The team of J&P (Phil and Paul along with Kiri in the office) did a GREAT job of communicating with me during all phases of the effort. During the proposal phase, they were quick to respond to all of my questions and did very well on the pricing as well. The paint was a reimbursement rate set up and that didn't bother them. I was sent copies of their professional level pricing for me to see and use. The workmanship was top notch and all explanations and promises were kept. My home is not small and stucco makes it a challenge...but not for these professionals. Would I recommend them? I already have to an interested neighbor and am happy to that again here!
JP PaintingJP Painting
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