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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.

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 West Portal interior painters
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.
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 Quality paintingJovel 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!
Fiona D.
Manfredo did a fantastic job painting our home office. Very professional and efficient. Excellent attention to detail and high quality interior paint work. Highly recommend for a job well done! Would definitely hire again.
García house paintingGarcía house painting
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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 Quality paintingJovel 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
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
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 Quality paintingJovel 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
Thumbtack Customer
Todd and his team painted the interior of my house and did an amazing job. Aside from their beautiful painting, they were also extremely accommodating when it came to switching up the scheduling (I had multiple contractors doing different things at the same time). All in all, they were able to work around all the inconveniences, and managed to do a perfect job. Would definitely have them back to do other jobs, and wholeheartedly recommend Color Touch. Thanks!
Color Touch PaintingColor Touch Painting
Graham B.
Perfect Match did a real nice job painting an interior room, hallway and stairwell for me. The initial color I selected didn't work out , but Rudy took it in stride. We switched colors and everything came out fine. Did an excellent job of covering hardwood flooring to avoid paint getting where it shouldn't. Some parts of the ceiling and wall, which had been patched and sanded smooth, needed to be retextured. The retexturing came out great.
Angela S.
Rudy and his team are excellent, detail-oriented professionals and I am so happy I chose them to do our interior painting work. Rudy was able to provide me an estimate within a few hours of my Thumbtack request, which was awesome. His pricing is competitive and fair, and we are thrilled with the terrific job they did!
Vanessa N.
🎨Hired for Interior Paint: I’m very happy w the outcome!! Mauricio is very professional. Gave me a quote the next day and was available to paint on the days that I requested. Very fair price and he and his team patched up all the holes in the walls and put back the texture before painting. He was the only one of all the painters who offered to do that since he also specializes in dry wall. He gave a very honest and professional opinion of which walls should be the main colors vs the accent wall. His team paints very fast and accurately but they don’t cut corners. He painted my whole place in 2 days (to let the paint dry between coats) where as the other painters said they would only do it in 1 day... which I felt was too rushed. I’d definitely hire Mauricio and his team again!! 👍🏽😁
Mauricio's PaintingMauricio's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Johnny and his team did a lot of work at my house! They cleared an overgrown front and back yard, layed sod and painted the entire interior of my home. He is detail oriented and meticulous. I highly recommend Johnny Sanchez. He takes a lot of pride in his work and I would hire him again for future projects.
Johnny's General ConstructionJohnny's General Construction
Orla K.
Marlon has just completed day one of an interior paint project for my apartment. So far I am blown away by his responsiveness, level of professionalism and quality of work. I hired Marlon because of the great reviews online which so far seem completely deserving. I would hire Marlon again in an instant.
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